DIY: Ball Jar Light

How to Add a Ball Jar to a Basic Light Sconce

How to Add a Ball Jar to a Basic Light Sconce

Doesn’t that light look awesome?!!!  Last night after we put the kids to bed Jason helped me create this beautiful Ball jar light.  for our basement hallway.  It was so simple to do and QUICK (only took about 10 minutes)!  Ha!  It took more time deciding which Ball jar I wanted to use than making the light :).  All you need is a Ball jar, a lid, a basic sconce light, and a tool to cut the lid (we used Jason’s handy-dandy rotozip…similar to a Dremel).

Here is the wall sconce we bought at Lowes a few months ago to replace the light that was here previously.   At $18.98 it definitely is a good deal:).  Click here for the link.

How to Add a Ball Jar to a Basic Light Sconce

Here is what we did to add the Ball jar to the wall sconce:

First using a butter knife, Jason pull out the milk glass insulator at the top of our old zinc lid. Any Ball jar lid would work.  If you didn’t have an old lid use a new one:)….it would probably be easier to cut!

 

How to Add a Ball Jar to a Basic Light Sconce

How to Add a Ball Jar to a Basic Light Sconce

Jason then traced the threaded piece that holds the lamp shaped in to the light.

How to Add a Ball Jar to a Basic Light Sconce

He then cut the opened with his Rotozip drill while I held down the jar.

How to Add a Ball Jar to a Basic Light Sconce

The we put it on the sconce and screwed on the threaded shade holder.

How to Add a Ball Jar to a Basic Light Sconce

Add your light bulb (I definitely want to add an Edison bulb soon).  Make sure the bulb will fit inside your jar!  This was our first Ball jar choice we later decided the vintage blue looked better:).  This pic was taken at about 10:30 last night… I was determined to get this done!  Ha!

How to Add a Ball Jar to a Basic Light Sconce

Figure out what Ball jar looks best (I chose a vintage blue one and screw it on!) Done!

How to Add a Ball Jar to a Basic Light Sconce

 

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4 thoughts on “DIY: Ball Jar Light

  1. Neat idea – one caution would be to use a low heat producing bulb similar to the compact florescent you have use – better still would be a LED bulb.

  2. I would drill a few tiny “air holes” in the zinc cap if I were you…..just to make sure heat doesn’t build up in the glass jar.

    1. Thanks so much for the tip Sharon. I think that would be very important if you were using a normal incandescent bulb. We have found that the florescent bulb we have in there only warms up the jar a teeny bit even when it’s been on all day…but maybe we will drill holes in the lid anyway…you can never be too safe:). Happy Thursday!

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