Mason Jar Pendant Light Tutorial





Here is another sweet light from Yanet at 3 Sunkissed boys.  I love these old blue mason jars!  Here is what she had to say:

I’ve had this hideous light over my kitchen sink for way too long.
I wanted something unique in that spot and since my love affair with mason jars continues, I decided to make a pendant lamp with one.  I used a similar procedure that I did for the Anthropologie inspired lamp.  Here are the things you will need for this project.


I always forget something when I’m taking the things-you-will-need pictures.  I sprayed painted the white parts of the pendant with Rusteoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze but I realized later that I really didn’t need to because you can’t see them.
It is much easier if you get a metal drill bit the circumference of the socket.  

I didn’t have one so I jiggered it got creative.

I know, it looks sloppy.  But you can’t tell once it’s put together.  See?!
Once this part is done, install the pendant following package instructions.  Put in a lightbulb, then screw on the jar.
This is what the space looked like before.


Here’s after.

I took away the wreath because I thought it would take away from the pendant.

I love how unique it is!


Now I need your help.  With or without curtains? 

Won’t you please leave me a Sunny Note letting me know which one you think looks best? I’ll let you know what I decide on a future post.


When working over a kitchen sink, be sure to cover the drain (especially if there’s a garbage disposal). I didn’t and now there’s a screw stuck in the garbage disposal.

Update (06/30/10):

Just wanted to let yall know that I’ve decided to take the little curtain off. I think it showcases the lamp more. In the future, I want to perhaps put a bamboo curtain but for right now, it’s naked!! Thank you all for your suggestions. BTW, I had to have a plumber come out and take out the screw from the garbage disposal. I was not happy about that. So PLEASE follow my You-Can-Learn-a-Lot-from-a-Dummy-Tip!!!!

Isn’t that a great way to give yourself a fun pendant light?
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. Love this idea! I would go with a prairie curtain. I think it would “frame” your light, while at the same time letting plenty of sunlight in during the day. I hope to try it myself!

  2. I did this over my kitchen sink as well, but I put up a lace valance instead of a solid one, and I loved the look.