How to Make a Mason Jar Light

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A step by step tutorial on how to make a pottery barn inspired mason jar light. All supplies can be found at your local hardware store in the lighting repair section.

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DISCLAIMER: I am not an electrician and cannot assume responsibility if you burn your house down trying to follow these instructions. Hire someone if you feel uneasy about this.

DISCLAIMER: I am not an electrician and cannot assume responsibility if you burn your house down trying to follow these instructions. Hire someone if you feel uneasy about this.

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Cut wire to around 4 feet

Cut wire to around 4 feet

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Use wire stripper to split the plastic coating and reveal the wire underneath.

Use wire stripper to split the plastic coating and reveal the wire underneath.

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Pull wire through the keyless socket and tie the wire in a knot to hold in place.

Pull wire through the keyless socket and tie the wire in a knot to hold in place.

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Separate the wire onto each side of the keyless socket.

Separate the wire onto each side of the keyless socket.

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Loosen the screws wrap the wire around clockwise and tighten the screw.

Loosen the screws wrap the wire around clockwise and tighten the screw.

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Replace cardboard wrap to protect the wires.

Replace cardboard wrap to protect the wires.

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Time to cut the lids for the mason jar. Using the 11/32 drill bit drill a whole in the center of the lid.

Time to cut the lids for the mason jar. Using the 11/32 drill bit drill a whole in the center of the lid.

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Paint if you please.

Paint if you please.

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Screw the nipple into the lid.

Screw the nipple into the lid.

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Thread the wire through the nipple and screw the nipple into the keyless socket.

Thread the wire through the nipple and screw the nipple into the keyless socket.

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I found a lighting kit at my local hardware store that had these washers in it. I used them here to add a better look.

I found a lighting kit at my local hardware store that had these washers in it. I used them here to add a better look.

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Male sure you drill holes in the lid to release the heat from the bulbs.  I used a 5/32 drill bit here.

Male sure you drill holes in the lid to release the heat from the bulbs. I used a 5/32 drill bit here.

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Screw in the lightbulb. I used 25w chandelier bulbs. Complete!

Screw in the lightbulb. I used 25w chandelier bulbs. Complete!

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To mount the lights I used a 3' price of ebony wood I found in my fathers basement. I used a router and after hours of cutting I was able to get a dip in the wood where I could make all the connection

To mount the lights I used a 3' price of ebony wood I found in my fathers basement. I used a router and after hours of cutting I was able to get a dip in the wood where I could make all the connection

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Pull the wire through the holes drilled in the wood and at your desired height tie the wire in a knot to hold in place.

Pull the wire through the holes drilled in the wood and at your desired height tie the wire in a knot to hold in place.

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To wire all the lights together I connected two lights at a time to a pigtail wire and continued until I got down to one connection.

To wire all the lights together I connected two lights at a time to a pigtail wire and continued until I got down to one connection.

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Here I connected the final wire to a plug to test. Yay! It works.

Here I connected the final wire to a plug to test. Yay! It works.

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Connect the same wire to the wires in the ceiling mount the wood to the I beams in the ceiling. Enjoy!

Connect the same wire to the wires in the ceiling mount the wood to the I beams in the ceiling. Enjoy!

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