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How to make a pendant light with a mason jar

Elegant light fixtures can be expensive, especially trendy pendant lights like this one. However, you don't have to spend a ton of money to get a light that you love. Instead, upcycle a mason jar and make one yourself. You'll save a ton of money, and you'll have fun.
Don't be intimidated by the fact that this is a lighting project – you don't need any electrical skills to complete it. Watch the video tutorial and read the instructions below to learn exactly how it's done. The end result will be a charming light fixture to brighten a dark corner.
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Materials
- Mason jar with lid and band
- Jute twine
- Hot-glue gun
- Scissors
- Small block of wood
- Clamps
- Electric drill with boring bit
- Permanent craft adhesive
- Hanging pendant light cord
- Light bulb
Instructions
1. Remove the lid and the band from the jar and set them aside. Wrap the top third of the jar in twine, securing it with hot glue as you go. Trim off any excess twine.
2. Clamp the flat lid of the mason jar onto a small block of wood and use the drill to make a large hole in the center of the lid.
3. Place a line of permanent craft adhesive around the inside edge of the mason jar band and press the flat lid into place inside the band.
4. Thread the hanging pendant light cord through the hole in the top of the lid. Use the permanent craft adhesive to glue it to the lid.
5. Screw a light bulb into the socket and put the lid back onto the jar.
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