Mason Jar Lighting Structures

10425363_10153540479052565_7705345861590347925_n10516881_10153929685447524_6042239368183623497_nI am always amazed at peoples creativity – and these are two prime examples of that. If you are able to wire these structures would make a great addition to your home and it would be at a great price. The second picture shows usage of two different types of mason jars being used which creates an even better presentation in my opinion. You might think that these would only work in a country or cabin decor but i think if used in even a modern home these could be a very interesting piece and conversation starter. Almost like a piece of art.

Tiered Lamp Shade Project

89e78f3230d1fe82b2c0137ced743e26What a great inexpensive way to build an awesome chandelier.

You will need:

Popsicle, craft sticks (a lot)

Hot glue gun

Hot glue gun sticks

3 round loops (large, medium, small)  (think embroidery circles)

Light kit

Light bulb

String

What to do:

With your largest loop you will need to tie three strings equally spaced apart. Join those three strings together above the top loop. This will tie to the electrical cord for the light fixture. The medium loop will need to be attached similarly to the largest and the smallest to the medium. Hot glue Popsicle sticks that have been died or painted a color of your choosing. We choose a nice blue dye that the sticks were soaked in for about ten minutes. The alternative is painting each stick (and each row could be a complimentary color or after you are completely done you can spray paint the whole thing in several very light coatings. You will need to assemble the light fixture as per its instructions. Do not use more than a 40 watt bulb. If the light fixture comes with a chain it makes this process easier to attach the light shade to the light fixture. if it doesn’t have a chain your tying skills be what makes the shade stay where you want it. Hang from ceiling.

Alternative: This could be made to fit a standing lamp that you could get from a thrift store/yard sale. The top of your new creation will start with the part of your lampshade that attaches to your lamp. The whole lamp could be spray painted to match, or use a complimentary color.