DESIGN YOUR HOME
Mason Jar Light Fixtures
Architect Mason Kirby Inc.
Mason jars, traditionally for canning summer's fruits and vegetables as jams, pickles and preserves, are also popular for storage and decoration. The utilitarian aesthetic of antique or new Mason jars can also be put to use to create lovely and unique light fixtures. In the projects below, Mason jars are transformed into chandeliers, candle holders, holiday decorations, overhead lamps, and romantic patio lighting.
Custom Fab Mason Jar Light Fixture
The gentle blue of these antique Mason jars creates a beautiful contrast with the orange of the custom bulbs. This particular chandelier was designed by the project architect specifically for the loft space.
A wider view of the same chandelier shows how the Mason jars take advantage of the space's high ceilings and mimic the room's mixture of raw and polished surfaces.
This Mason jar chandelier takes a simpler form, with the lamp cords themselves forming the hanging light's structure.
Unlike the hanging examples above, this light fixture makes use of an existing chandelier, employing Mason jars instead of glass globes or bells. The end result is a quirky mix of traditional and DIY.
A simple wood box, some sand or salt, and a few candles are all it takes to create a homey centerpiece or holiday decoration. Seashells, small stones, sea glass, gravel, or soil would also be lovely bases to turn Mason jars into inspired candle holders.
If you use tea lights, then a sand base is not necessary to make a Mason jar a candle holder. The plain glass of the jar is also the perfect palate for added decorations or shadow-casting cut-outs.
The Mason jars in this wall hanging fixture are made into light sconces, and fit beautifully with the wooden base behind. This piece stretches the boundaries of what can be a light fixture, and becomes also a piece of wall art.
This outdoor chandelier recycles an old ladder, several small Mason jars, a few lengths of chain and a paper sculpture. The end result is much greater than the sum of its parts!
Seen in context, the staggered levels of this patio light add interest to the outdoor dining area, and make the table feel more intimate.
The jar lights high above this hallway show that Mason jars can function as typical light fixtures as well as custom chandeliers and arty installations.