5-Minute Mason Jar Lamp

Today’s project is one of those great quick-and-easy ones that you can personalize in any way you like.  Crafting with mason jars isn’t a new idea – but you may not know just how many things you can make with canning jars.  Today, I’m going to show you how easy it is to turn a mason jar into a lamp!

5-Minute Mason Jar Craft LampSupplies needed to make your own mason jar craft lamp:

Mason Jar Lamp at craftsunleashed.comThe adapter makes this project so easy that I should probably call this a simple assembly project and not a tutorial.  All you need to do is to fill your jar and screw on the adapter:

Mason Jar Lamp at craftsunleashed.comThen, add your shade and bulb, and it’s ready for use!

Mason Jar Lamp at craftsunleashed.comI love the look of the coffee beans in mine – for one, I am of the firm opinion that coffee helps in every situation, and the warm brown tones blend right into my decor.

5-Minute Mason Jar Craft Lamp - Crafts UnleashedBut this project can accommodate any theme: seashells and sand could be added for a beachy or nautical look, fill it with floral pebbles, marbles, buttons, or craft supplies for your craft room, add colorful candies, leave it empty, dye it, wrap it with twine – or you could even make your own terrarium or humidity garden in there!  You can also change the contents to match the season, if you enjoy seasonal home decor!

What other ideas do you have for making your own lamp?  Leave them in the comments below!

About Adrianne

Adrianne is a writer, artist, designer, wife, and mom of 2 kids. She blogs at happyhourprojects.com where the theme is tutorials and recipes that can be made in an hour or less. Her favorite projects are jewelry-making, paper crafts, and recycled crafts. She participates annually in ArtPrize, an international art competition, and she's the author of the book DIY T-Shirt Crafts: 50 Ways to Recycle a T-Shirt (August 2015).


  1. I filled mine with corks I’ve collected over the last several years. Kind of nautical.

  2. I don’t like the electrical cord hanging on the outside of the jar. Is there another way to do this? Maybe drill through the bottom of the jar and use a different adapter somehow?

  3. Butterfly920 says:

    Hi, I am a DIY person and super crafty. I love this idea, and the coffee beans wow… nice touch. I will podge mine inside the jar of all different little pics of my little dog that passed away. She will shed some light on us, so to speak. Absolutely brilliant idea. :0)

  4. Wish they had some kind of fixture like this for wine bottles, I break or cut myself everytime I try and drill holes for the lights….

  5. This is amazing, never knew you could get the adaptor kits. Pinned it to my Jam Jar Recycle Reuse Board – http://pinterest.com/vickymcreations/jam-jar-re-use-recycle/

  6. John Frost says:

    Could you put water in it?

  7. Wow, this is amazing. I am sure it smells like coffee too. Will share this right away!

  8. This is perfect for my fairy garden! I can see one in every room in my house. I would totally put the coffee bean one in the kitchen, Nightlight at the top of the stairs with sea shells ( I have been looking for a lamp that I could fill with my collections) AWESOME!

  9. Do you have a source where the lamp adapter kits can be purchased?

  10. This is a great idea – I never knew those converter kits existed! I have a large glass decorative container and a few small candle holders that I use to display the shells and stones I collect on my vacations – this would be an excellent way to display them – and one that has a purpose (not just to collect dust!). Thank you for sharing how this was made! Rhondda

  11. This is much quicker and easier than the way I used to do them. No drilling involved…


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