How to Turn a Canning Jar into a Lamp

So you’re browsing around a yard sale and you find this alluring vintage canning jar. Just got to have it, right? But what do you do with it? Guess what! I know a easy and cheap way to turn that old canning jar into a useful lamp for the home! That’s right and I am going to share it with you.  

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How to Turn a Canning Jar into a Lamp
A few summers back I happened across a garage sale that had two large half gallon blue canning jars. This was before Ball had re-introduced the throwback blue color for sale once again. Of course I bought them, but besides using them to hold flowers I wasn’t sure what to do with them. When the smaller blue jars were introduced this last summer I bought several of them to use for drinking glasses as well. Now I was even more determined to find a way to incorporate these jars into my homes decor. 

Ball Canning Jar Blue

But what to do with them?
Ok, this is just going to blow your mind (like it did mine) but you can actually buy a canning jar lid that will easy and quickly turn any mason jar into a lamp. Wow, right? You wouldn’t think it was that easy, but it really is! Just screw on the canning jar lid, put in a bulb and find a lampshade that you like. 
Canning Jar Lamp

Canning Jar Lamp Raising Dick and Jane

I love my new lamp so much I just had to share it with all of you. I mean, who knew it could be so easy!

If you want to know where to buy this kit to turn a canning jar into a lamp I have listed an amazon link below. You may be able to also find this at a craft store, but none of the stores around me carried it. Just need to know if your jar is a small or wide mouth jar before purchasing.

 So now is the time for your opinion. 🙂 
What, if anything, should I put inside my new canning jar lamp?
<3 Dick and Jane

4 thoughts on “How to Turn a Canning Jar into a Lamp”

  1. Wholy Guacamole, a girl after my heart, I'm in LOVE with this! So beautiful!!! I see a personalized lamp shade and Ball Jar Lamp in my future!THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

  2. I'm planning on making a new shade for this one too, but for the pic I used what I had on hand. I was just so excited to start using it! lol. I tend to work and re-work things all of the time. So glad you like it. 🙂

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