This mason jar chandelier was made from thrift store finds and fairy lights to create beautiful accent lighting for your home.
I love to shop at Goodwill, antique malls, and other interesting thrift stores. In fact, it's one of my favorite things to do with my girlfriends when we go away for the weekend.
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Making a Thrifty Mason Jar Chandelier
On my most recent trip, I found a whole stash of these lovely vintage mason jars. They were priced at $6 each, or 5 for $25 so I bought five.
I wasn't sure what I was going to make with them but when we were in Goodwill I found this basket and it looked like they just might fit inside. Even if they didn't I was sure I would find some use for this $2 basket in the future.
As luck would have it they fit perfectly. I decided to spray paint the basket gray to look like old metal and I tossed the rubber rings. Most of the rings were crumbling anyway.
At first, I thought it might be nice to fill the jars with pillar candles and sand or pebbles. But it might be hard to light them and you would have to remove the lids to burn them. Then I remembered the battery operated fairy lights I used in my Christmas centerpiece and used them instead.
You can tape the battery pack to the bottom of the basket. Just make sure that the switch end is placed at the bottom for easy access.
There's just something a bit wonderful about repurposing discarded goods to create something beautiful. Don't forget to check below to see what other inspired thrifty goodness the others have created.