Making Beautiful Mason Jar Lanterns in 12 Easy Steps

6. An Optional Step

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If you’d really like the socket to blend in with the lid, you can use a metallic spray paint!

7. An Important Step

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You still have to do more with the lid before you can move on. It’s necessary to perforate holes around the outside of the lid so that heat can escape from the lantern.

8. Putting It Through

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Once you have your lids set up, it’s time to put the socket through them. It may take a little work depending upon the size of the hole you made.

9. Attaching the Lid

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In order to keep the lid attached to the socket, you’ll use the ring, which would normally be used to attach a lampshade.

10. Twisting a Light Bulb

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After that, it’s time to put in your light! You can use whatever kind you’d like, but the long, thin one that these DIYers have selected is beautiful.

11. Screwing It All Together

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With the light attached, you put the lid on top of the mason jar, and then use the mason jar’s ring to put it all together!

12. The Finished Product

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And that’s it! You’ll end up with a beautiful mason-jar lantern that looks like this. The only question that remains is: “Where will you hang it?”

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