Sunday

Ball Jar Lamp

I'm sure a lot of you have seen these before, but I thought I'd share mine with you. I have a friend who hunts milkglass for me and she mentioned she liked lights made with ball jars. So, on a recent trip to an antique mall, I picked up an old Ball jar and decided to make her a lamp. These are so easy to make. You can buy a kit to make them like this one from amazon, or you can do like I do and just buy an old lamp from goodwill and take out the "innards." Check out my lamp wiring tutorial HERE for more info.  Total cost for this project was under ten dollars.  The Bell Jar was $5.99, the lampshade was $0.49 at Goodwill, and I used the parts from a $2.99 lamp from Goodwill.



Here is the one that I made...





I'm really starting to like Ball jars, the pretty blue color, the simplicity...and it seems a lot of other people are liking them too.  Here are some great DIY ideas using Ball jars...

Cute pendant light from Etsy.


how cool is this!



6 comments:

Christina said...

Wow, I just stumbled across this blog today, and I'm LOVING it! Definately putting it on my blogroll. You are so creative, and I adore seeing what you make! I have about 2 billion ideas going through my head now for my house and blog! Super!

-Christina :o)

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you so much Christina! You are so sweet to say that. I'm glad you enjoy the blog!

Katherine said...

Where is your Goodwill??? It has some of the most amazing finds I've ever seen!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Katherine, it is pretty good. We have a few in our area that are good. I do have to check 3-4 times a week and sometimes leave empty handed. I think the key is checking frequently. Although, I know some Goodwills are definitly more pricey than others, even in my area.

Holly Myers said...

Bethany,

Just this spring we were helping my mother in law clean out her house and she gave me a ball jar lamp that her grandpa made filled with marbles! I thought it would be so cute for my little guy's room! Just another thought!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thanks Holly! That is a great idea!

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