Make an Outdoor Mason Jar Chandelier for $10

Hey there!  I just have to cut to the chase and show you the outdoor chandelier that I made this week…I’m too excited to wait!

Mason-Jar-CraftsI get giddy just looking at the picture!  This cutie was soooooo easy to make and it only cost me about $10!  Its the kind of project you can do with your friends on a craft night or you can have your kids help you because it’s that quick and easy!

Here’s how!

Let’s start with the Mason Jar Lanterns 🙂

suppliesI purchased a box of 12 mason jars at Wal-Mart for about $8.  We only need 4 for this project but it’s nice to have extra 🙂  I also purchased 16-gauge wire and small black chain from Lowe’s.

Cutting-Chain-LinksStart by cutting a chain with 13 links.  To cut it just bend the link, with pliers, until you can pull it off.

Chain-and-WireNow, cut about a 12″ piece of wire and thread each end of the chain on the wire.

Attaching-Wire-to-LanternWrap the wire around the neck of the mason jar

Twistingand twist the wire until the wire tightens snuggly around the mason jar.

Cut-Excess-WireThen, clip the wire with your pliers.

Mason-Jar-LanternBAM!  We have a Mason Jar Lantern (with many possibilities)!


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  1. YAYYY!!! I built my own using the plans at www. – highly recommended you check those out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha

    Head on over to www. if you want to learn more – click the pink link above for some more plans! Best of luck on your building adventures! ✌✌✌✌✌✌✌✌✌✌✌


  2. Tabatha Jones on September 3, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I love this! I just need to find a way to use it inside now that summer is almost over!

  3. TexasDrew on August 9, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Cool job.Love this idea.

  4. Lea Neale on August 7, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Love this. Thank you.

  5. Mindi on August 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    You should be giddy, this is so stinking cute! Pinned!

  6. Linda Crandall on August 7, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Too cute! I need to put in my covered patio to use this one! Next spring!!! Thank you for the great share! Happy Wednesday!

    • Shanty2Chic on August 7, 2013 at 9:02 am

      Awesome Linda! Thank you so much 🙂

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