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Hooray! April showers are a thing of the past and with Summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to really spruce up your outdoor patio space.
If you’re thinking about hosting a party to welcome the warm weather, you’ll want to create an outdoor atmosphere that your guests will rave about. Whichever decorative approach you choose, your space needs to encourage good vibes and maintain a cozy, natural ambiance. Well, it just so happens that we have the perfect homemade craft to complete and perfect your outdoor scene. The best news? This fun, simple and cost-efficient craft can provide dim lighting and a rustic outdoor look that’s suitable for any patio setup.
DIY Mason Jar Chandelier
When it comes to crafting, mason jars are by far the number one staple of DIY. These simple glass holders are extremely useful and important to keep in mind for even the most experienced crafters. Yet even with their extreme versatility, did you ever think you’d be able to use mason jars to craft a chandelier? Yes, that’s right, a chandelier!
With just 6 supplies and 5 simple steps provided by Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can create this bright and sophisticated masterpiece to give your patio the glow it deserves…and it’s so easy!
But wait…that’s not even the greatest part about this craft. Blain’s want’s to encourage your artsy tendencies by offering 10% off the below supplies. Access the coupon code at the end of the post and start getting crafty!
What You’ll Need
- 7 Regular Mouth Tapered Pint Mason Jars
- One (1) 11.5 Quart Canner Jar Rack
- 7 Flameless White Tea Lights
- Koch Industries Single Jack Chain
- 1 Teske Mfg. S-Hook with Clasp
- Duracraft Pro Long Nose Pliers
Additional tools used: Tape Measure
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Step 1 – Measure
First thing’s first, you’ll need to measure out three even pieces of chain. The chains will act as the support for your finished product and the base of the chandelier will hang from them. Use either a tape measure or a yard stick to measure the length of each chain and use your long nose pliers to separate the links.
What’s great: The length of the chain is completely up to you, just make sure you end up with the same measurement for all three chains! Depending on where you’d like to hang your chandelier and what from, the length of the chain may need to be adjusted in order to suit your preferred location. A general rule of thumb: the length of each chain should not be too much shorter or longer than 3 feet.
Step 2 – Remove Handles
Although your 11.5 quart canner jar rack comes equipped with two handles, they aren’t exactly useful for this particular project. Simply remove the handles using your long nose pliers.
Step 3 – Attach the Chains
You’ll probably notice that your canning rack consists of six vertical bars that form what look like triangles toward the center. You must attach the chains to these bars to keep them in place and prevent them from sliding around. Take the open end of one chain and hook it around one of the vertical bars on your canning rack. Take the other end of that same chain and open it with your pliers. Attach it to the vertical bar on the opposite side of the canning rack.
Repeat this process with the remaining two chains. At the end of this step, you’ll have a canning rack with chains that connect to six evenly spaced attachment sites. Yay!
Step 4 – Remove the Mason Jar Lids
Remove the lids from all seven of your Ball regular mouth tapered pint mason jars. Then, place a flameless tea light in each mason jar. Since your chandelier will live outside, you’ll want to replace the lids to protect each candle from dirt, water or bugs, because…yuck.
Place your seven mason jars with tea lights into the wire rack. Six should fit in a circle with one remaining jar placed in the middle.
Step 5 – Complete your Project
Pull the three loops of chain together to meet in the center and attach them to the s-hook with clasp. Ta-da! You’ve just made your own chandelier!
To really make this craft your own, you can fancy your finished product up by spray painting any of the metal parts on the chandelier or by using colored mason jars to make the light from within really pop!
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