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Canning Jar Pendant Light Tutorial - Oh My Goods!

Canning Jar Pendant Lights! Who KNEW!

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these pendants in my kitchen!  Not only did it provide much needed task lighting in that area of my kitchen, but “I heart” the look and feel that they bring my hot beverage and prep area.  It was relatively easy to do and I was really stoked to get the actual light cords from Ikea in the “As Is” section for $1 each, because the were floor models.  So for under $5 (excluding the bulbs), I made 2 great pendant light fixtures that will last for a long time and I can put them anywhere :)

Here’s How I Did It:

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(Looking back on how I did it, there are some steps you probably don’t have to do or you can choose between two different ways)

Option 1

1.  Measure and draw a circle on the underside of the canning lid.

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I measured the circle based on the circle around the socket

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2.I opened up the jar and put something soft inside and then screwed the lid back on.  I did this so that when I drilled through the top of the lid, the drill bit wouldn’t hit the bottom of the glass and break it.

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3. Very carefully drill through the center of the lid and then use the wire cutters and cut out the pre-measured circle

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4.  Cut a slit in the lid perpendicular to the cut out circle

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OR

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Option 2

1.  Measure and draw a circle on the underside of the canning lid.

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2.  Use the wire cutter and cut the lid perpendicular to any point on the pre-measured circle.  Cut a little bit past the circle so that you can get the wire cutter to be on the line that you marked for the circle.

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The pre-drilled hole allows the wire cutter to get in there!

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Now the instructions are the same:

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3.  Once the circle is cut, use strips of duck tape to cover up the sharp edges of the inner circle.  Cut little slits in the duck tape using scissors to allow the tape to lay flat on the circle.

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Cover up that sharp inside edge

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4.  If your Pendant cord is set up where you want it, then put the two piece lid above the little lip near the socket of the pendant light cord.  Screw in your bulb and then screw on the glass jar to the lid and make sure everything is secure.

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These are the lights I used.

5.  Plug in the fixture and watch it shine!

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Oh YEAH!

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