July 27, 2010
Mason Jar Chandelier
July 27, 2010
Recently, I have been giving my first floor lighting a makeover. Last week I showed you my cage shades and wire basket pendant. This week, I will show you my Mason Jar Chandy! But first, let’s review my inspiration…
Anthropologie had these mason jar lights in one of their stores two years ago. (Found via apartment therapy.)
Design Sponge gave us a tutorial on how to make these lights back in 2008.
Pottery Barn currently sells their Exeter Pendant made of canning jars for $129.
And I really liked these numbered jars from Pottery Barn.
So here was my 1st floor chandy before. I know you hate it, but it was the very first chandelier I ever purchased and it’s sentimental to me.
No harsh words please. (I got your back chandy even if you do look a bit dated….)
And here is the after!
This is so easy that you’ll be wondering why you hadn’t thought of it before! So here is the “how to”: Buy a box of mason jars (if you don’t have enough sitting in your kitchen cabinet ). I bought mine at Walmart for around $7. I used the pint sized jars. Simply remove the lids and pop out the tops so your jars are open and can fit on your candles.
If you are a lucky owner of some type of vinyl machine, go ahead and rub those babies on. I am not said lucky individual, so I used more primitive methods. I printed out the numbers on cardstock using Engravers MT font sized at 350 and cut out all of the number.
Then, I held the numbers in place on the jar and traced around them using a dry erase marker.
Next, I filled in the numbers using black craft paint. I used a cloth to carefully wipe away the marker outline.
Once you’re happy with your numbers, simply place them on your chandy and admire how cute it looks! I didn’t bother adhering the jars onto the chandy. If they are bumped, they don’t fall off easily so I think they’ll be safe.
And here it is all lit up. I might go back and spray paint the lids to match my chandy, but for now I kind of like the two tones.
Let me know what you think!
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