How to Make Mason Jar String Lights

Our anniversary is just a few days away and this time, I was thinking of a budget-friendly decoration theme for my party that I could DIY rather than breaking the bank. Luckily, my sudden tryst with a simple tutorial on mason jar string lights on The Backyard Blog made my job easy as I had a huge stock of those versatile jars, almost on the verge of disposal. The supplies were right on my table, and I followed the procedure given below to light up my porch.

Materials Needed

  • 24 pint-size mason jars (The more, the better for enhancing the decor)
  • String lights (I bought around 24 large transparent bulbs)
  • Steel cable- 25 feet (The length was apt for my big lights)
  • Ferrules and stops
  • A large drill bit (I used tri-flute drill bit)
  • Hooks
  • A wooden plank
Mason Jar String Lights Picture 1

Mason Jar String Lights Picture 1

Directions

  1. Pull the rings and lids off the jars and drill two small holes into each lid.
Mason Jar String Lights Picture 2

Mason Jar String Lights Picture 2

  1. Nail the drilled lids to the long wooden plank and carefully cut a hole in the center according to the size of the light socket. (I wore eye safety goggles as the scraps of metal were flying here and there while drilling)
Mason Jar String Lights Picture 3

Mason Jar String Lights Picture 3

  1. Place the lids in their respective bands and slide the cable through the two small holes made in each lid.
Mason Jar String Lights Picture 4

Mason Jar String Lights Picture 4

  1. Clip the string light to the cable. (Insert the sockets into the holes of the lids if you don’t have clip lights.)
Mason Jar String Lights Picture 5

Mason Jar String Lights Picture 5

  1. Detach the bulbs to avoid an accidental breakage.
Mason Jar String Lights Picture 6

Mason Jar String Lights Picture 6

  1. Fix the hooks to the area where you want to hang the lighting using a screwdriver machine. (I used 3 hooks of which one was placed at the center)
Mason Jar String Lights Picture 7

Mason Jar String Lights Picture 7

  1. Create a loop by inserting the ends of the wire through the ferrules and stops (As no stops were available, I managed with only the ferrules)
Mason Jar String Lights Picture 8

Mason Jar String Lights Picture 8

  1. Tighten the ferrules using a crimp.
Mason Jar String Lights Picture 9

Mason Jar String Lights Picture 9

  1. Hang the cable and lids fixed to the light strand making sure that the lids are equally spaced.
Mason Jar String Lights Picture 10

Mason Jar String Lights Picture 10

  1. Cut the cable in the middle to make two loops using the ferrules for strengthening the light string.
Mason Jar String Lights Picture 11

Mason Jar String Lights Picture 11

  1. Place the lights bulbs on to the sockets and secure the mason jars to the lids.
Mason Jar String Lights Picture 12

Mason Jar String Lights Picture 12

My mason jar string lights left no stone unturned in making my house look ravishing. And when I surprised my husband with this humble creation he just couldn’t stop praising me. (Smiles)

Mason Jar String Lights

Mason Jar String Lights

Few more decoration ideas for your homemade mason jar string lights

If you do not have string lights, then drop tea light candles into the mini mason jars to recreate the same luminary effect.

Small Mason Jar String Lights

Small Mason Jar String Lights

The vibrant glow of solar bulbs illuminates the mason jars, making the perfect addition to any backyard party.

Mason Jar Solar String Lights

Mason Jar Solar String Lights

I just hope my mason jar lighting steals the show on my upcoming anniversary party and makes me feel proud. So if you too want to create a warm and homely ambiance, either indoor or outdoor, then give the project a try.

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