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How to Make a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier

Want to know how to make a mason jar chandelier for your home or office? Mason jar crafts are always fun to make. If you want a mason jar lights project, this would be the tutorial for you. Add a home decor that everyone will talk about. A DIY mason jar chandelier will make a great addition to any home.

Mason Jar Chandelier | DIY Chandelier

Rustic chandelier adds that warm glam to any room but can cost you an arm and a leg to get one! Now you can DIY your own unique rustic chandelier using mason jars! Yes, mason jars are not only great for yummy treats! You can also use them to make functional and cool DIY projects for your home!

I just love to use mason jar for my craft projects. If you can get your hands on some wood and mason jars, you can make one too.


Materials for your Mason Jar Chandelier:

  • 2 x 12 x 3(ish) African Mahogan
  • Minwax Espresso Stain
  • Rustoleum Chalk Board Paint
  • Kerr Mason Jars
  • One Large Pickle Jar
  • Westinghouse Pendant Lights
  • 14 gauge Romex
  • 3 – 7 contact grounding bars
  • wire nuts
  • 3/4 inch maple plywood
  • 1/4 inch ply
  • 1×2 birch


  • Skil corded hand drill
  • Hitachi 18v cordless driver
  • Skil direct drive Circular Saw
  • Ryobi 9 inch Band Saw
  • Kreg Jig
  • Kreg 90 degree clamp
  • dewalt trigger clamps
  • Spring Clamps
  • C Clamps
  • Wire Stripper/Clipper
  • Dewalt 1/4 drill bit
  • Dewalt 1/8 drill bit
  • 3M Blue Tape
  • Kreg square driver bit
  • 1 1/2 inch course thread Kreg Screws
  • 1 1/4 inch course thread Kreg Screws
  • 1 inch course thread Kreg Screws
  • Gardner Bender Spray Liquid Electrical Tape


Step 1

Trace the fixture size on the top of the mason jars.


Step 2

Then cut out the holes.


Step 3

Once the holes are cut, you are going to remove the ring from the end of the fixture. Twist the top of the jar, where you cut the hole, including the outer ring onto the fixture.


Step 4


Once that’s on, return the black ring to the bottom portion of the mason jar lid and twist to secure the lid to the fixture.


Step 5

Put the Minwax Espresso Stain on the Mahogany.


Step 6

You’re almost done with your DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! You need to wait for about 10 minutes of soak time before you can wipe the excess off to get a great finish. The dark stain will match the rest of the mason jar light fixture in your living or dining area.


Step 7

Drill vent holes to allow excess heat from the Edison bulbs to escape. The jars don’t heat up dramatically but still, it’s better to take precautions, right?


Step 8

The Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint has a satin finish close to the pendant lights of your Mason Jar Lights so you can paint the lids to match!


Step 9

DIY Mason Jar Lights

Measure and mark where you’d like your jars to go and drill holes in the marked areas. Make sure you make them large enough to fit the cords through.

Thread the wires from the top into the box and pull through. Decide and measure the length that you want each light to hang.

Now you can turn the wall switch on and enjoy the great satisfaction of a job well done!


Congratulations! You have just made your DIY mason jar chandelier!


Here’s the full video tutorial for the DIY chandelier from Donald Stockton below:

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    • Hello Elizabeth! That’s a great question! Here are the wiring steps below:

      1. Wire the keyless sockets. Just make sure to pass one end of the wire through both parts of the lid. Before wiring to the two screws on the socket, you need to strip the wire covering with wire cutters. There’s a positive & negative wire. It depends on the wire you choose as to which is which.

      2. After the wire has been passed through both parts of the lid and the nipple, you need to screw the keyless light socket onto the underside portion of the nipple. It’s the part of the nipple that goes inside the jar. Then, screw the bulb into the keyless socket. Remember that before you attach the other end of the wire to the ceiling wires, you need to unscrew the lid and take the glass jar off.

      3. Attach Electrical Grounding Bars. You can use it to’piggyback’ all ten of the wires into two. Those two wires will connect to the lead wires in the ceiling. The grounding bar is screwed into the junction (ceiling) box bottom. You need to place the bars close enough to the lamp cords but far enough away from each other as not to create a short. The corded lamp wire is poking through the pre-drilled holes. Next, you’ll bring each of the ten lamp wires through the pre-drilled holes in the box’s bottom.

      4. Next step is to split the corded lamp wire so that the two wires are separated from each other, enough to reach each bar. Strip away 1/2″ of the wire’s insulation and insert into an open hole in the bar. Hand tighten using a Phillips screw driver the bar screws so that each wire is screwed to one side of the bar as pictured below. Then cover any exposed wire using electrical tape.

      5. Finally, you’ll need to construct and mount Ceiling Box. Creating a box for the wires to be housed is the most difficult part of this project. We suggest you make something as narrow as possible but deep enough to hold the wires and hardware. Cut a basic rectangle shape using a 1″ x 8″ pine board for the bottom of the box and 1/2″ x 2″ poplar for the sides. Next, screw the sides to the bottom using pre-drilled and countersunk holes and then screwed six 1/2″ brackets to the inside portion of the box sides. The brackets were then screwed to the ceiling using a concrete drill bit and drill. At this point you or a licensed electrician has completed all of the appropriate wiring in the ceiling and on the wall switch. Have someone help you to lift the jars towards the ceiling as you place the box’s bottom into place then screw the box’s bottom to the four sides. Cover the holes and screws with wood putty.

      Now, screw the jars back onto their lids and turn the wall switch on.

  1. Nice, I’ll do a much larger one with various heights. But you should really look at LED decorative bulbs. 480W of lights is such a waste of energy! You could easily use 10x less.

  2. Did you find that you needed some kind of vent holes to let the bulb heat escape from the jar?

  3. Im sorry if this is a dumb question, but is that a hollow box all the wires went into? It looked like a solid piece of wood and I’m wondering where all the wires go? How did you attach to the ceiling? Thank you!


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