Forget expensive store-bought lights. Try this cheap DIY version instead

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.
Don't be intimidated by the fact that this is a lighting project – you don't need any electrical skills to complete it. The end result will be a charming light fixture to brighten a dark corner. Style this light in a reading nook or bathroom to add that extra rustic charm to your room.
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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.
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2. Wrap the top third of the jar in twine, securing it with hot glue as you go.
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Trim off any excess twine.
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3. 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.
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4. Place a line of permanent craft adhesive around the inside edge of the mason jar band.
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Press the flat lid into place inside the band.
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5. Thread the hanging pendant light cord through the hole in the top of the lid.
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Use the permanent craft adhesive to glue it to the lid.
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6. Screw a light bulb into the socket.
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Put the lid back onto the jar.
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Hang it up, and enjoy!
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