My craft room has consistently been one of my never-ending projects. Because it is often a place where I’ll make a mess, and then get distracted and walk away (whoops!), there are often some little piles of clutter here and there…and everywhere in the room. But I’ve committed to making my craft space a tidier, more functional space to work in. And so I decided to investigate some lighting ideas to brighten things up a bit and came up with this DIY mason jar task lighting!
The room has a lot of natural light during the day, but at nighttime, it can get a bit dark. When I’m working on my computer, cutting fabric, or doing some die-cutting, I notice that the single track of lighting (le sigh – yes, there is track lighting still in this room) just doesn’t cut it.
I picked up a couple of these fabulous Cleveland Vintage Lighting canning jar lights and created work space DIY mason jar lighting using an old curtain rod!
DIY mason jar task lighting supplies:
- Cleveland Lighting Canning Jar Lid Socket Cords (two or more).
- Mason Jars with a Standard Mouth.
- Cleveland Vintage Lighting Edison Bulbs (one for each light fixture).
- Curtain Rod and Fasteners.
- Black Spray Paint.
- Black Permanent Marker.
This old rod had once been used to hold buckets of supplies on a wall. I knew that it would be perfect for suspending the light fixtures from the ceiling. If you don’t have this particular rod, which many will not, a curtain rod will work beautifully.
I spray painted the rod and then hung it on the ceiling using anchors and screws.
The screws were disguised with the crafty use of a permanent marker.
I figured out fairly quickly that I liked the look of the mason jars being even with each other. I’ve seen groupings of three or more mason jar lanterns that are all at different lengths, and I also like that look.
For two lights, I think that the parallel look is just perfect.
It was challenging to capture the look of the lights at night, mainly because cameras hate doing their jobs in low light. But in “real life,” I was pleased with the amount of extra light that was broadcast over my work space.
And I’m loving the industrial feel that these DIY mason jar lights lend to the space. I’d like to bring in more industrial touches (and perhaps add a cluster more of these lights over another corner of the desk) to make my space feel that much more finished and inviting. Or, make yourself an adorable shabby chic mason jar lamp DIY!
Where would you add your industrial-inspired mason jar lights?
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble.com. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making”!), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what she’s up to!