DIY Mason Jar Chandelier

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DIY Mason Jar Chandelier

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Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

If you are looking to add some romantic or vintage-inspired lighting to your wedding or home why not consider a mason jar chandelier? We made one to use in our wedding reception decor, which we hung right above the sweetheart table and it was one of my favorite decorations!

DIY Mason Jar Chandelier

Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

I found the chandelier at a thrift shop a while back for a mere $5! Here is a before photo that was taken with my phone so I apologize for the quality:

Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

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Materials Needed for DIY Mason Jar Chandelier:

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Globe Bulb Lights – I used some I already had on hand

1 can of Valspar Tropical Oasis Spray Paint & Primer in One

Blue Heritage Mason Jars and Lid Rings

Painter’s Tape

Clear Fishing Line or Thin Wire

E600 Glue

6ft Clear Crystal Garland

10 Teardrop Crystal Prisms

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Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

The first thing I did was put some bulbs in it and connect it to a wall plug in converter {which we already had}, just to make sure it worked. It did – yay!

Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

We actually didn’t use the bulbs you see in the photo above though because the mason jars didn’t fit on top of them. We used globe chandelier bulbs instead which we already had on hand.

Afterwards I cleaned up the chandelier and even vacuumed out some of the dust before gluing the mason jar lid rings to it with E600 Glue.This way the mason jars can be easily screwed into the lids and are removable if the bulbs need to be changed.

Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

I went around and glued the lid rings to all 5 sections of the chandelier lights, cleaned up the excess glue and then let it dry for a few hours.Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com
Afterwards I used frog tape to cover up any sections I didn’t want paint to get on.

Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

I then used some of Valspar’s Tropical Oasis Spray Paint & Primer in One. I sprayed on a few coats, letting the paint dry in between and also moving the chandelier around to ensure the entire thing was covered.

Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

This is where it may get a bit confusing. You see Eric and I actually added the crystal garland and prisms a couple days before we left for North Carolina for our wedding, and I transferred all the images to my computer before we left so that I would have tons of space for photos. Only now I can’t find the photos we took that day and searched my computer everywhere! :(

Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

I will try to explain what we did, which I thought worked pretty well, although I know there are certainly other {more professional} ways to get this done.

Once the chandelier had the mason jar ring lids glued on, was painted and dry we screwed in the light bulbs and then screwed the mason jars into the lids.

Wanna know what I used to attach the crystals? Fishing Line. Yep. I am sorta obsessed with this stuff as it got me through A LOT of wedding projects! I especially love that it’s clear. You can also use thin jewelry wire.

Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

So we basically attached the crystal prisms where we wanted using clear fishing line and then triple tied it off. It doesn’t need to be 12lb but that’s what we had so that’s what we used.

We hung the crystal garland around some of the chandelier curly hook areas, but wound up removing it for when we transported it in the car and then re-added it while we were in North Carolina. Actually, my sister stood on a ladder and added it while we were setting up the space for the reception. I love her!

Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

My only regret is not buying more of the crystal prisms, which would have looked awesome had I added them to the section where the mason jar lid rings were attached. I would have done that when we got back home, but the chandelier found it’s permanent home at the venue we were married at {Memory Mountain at Wolf Laurel}, where other brides will be able to enjoy it during their wedding as well :)

Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

Here is what it looked like during the reception:

Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

Have an old chandelier just sitting around? Well, turn that thrift shop chandelier into a DIY Mason Jar Chandelier! MountainModernLife.com

So what do you think of the DIY Mason Jar Chandelier? I am so happy that we were able to make it a part of our big day, and since I left it at the venue I plan to make another one in the near future. Do you plan to make your own DIY Mason Jar Chandelier?

(Update: check out my second one here)

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