Last November, I made the decision to move my desk upstairs to my bedroom because I needed more room in my main living area pending a Thanksgiving visit from my brother and his dogs. When we first moved in last year we’d sectioned off a full wall with all my bookcases (miraculously they all fit) which would serve as the backdrop for my workspace. Once my desk was upstairs, I scavenged in the garage for frames and a cork board I’d used in my office in Italy to make my new workspace both prettier and more functional. I’d given the lamp I used in Italy to my son Michael so for the last few months I’ve been working with light from lamps by our bedside. Fast forward four months and this cute DIY mason Jar hanging pendant light lamp was my solution. I could have squeezed a lamp onto my desk, but I really didn’t want to crowd my workspace with a lamp and since I have no space surrounding the front or sides of my desk for a floor lamp, the only usable space left was the ceiling and the wall. I didn’t want to hang something from the ceiling and I knew a lamp hanging from a hook on the wall would be both purposeful and also serve to give me some visual dimension from a design point. I wanted to go the DIY route, but I wanted this “DIY” to be simple to do and quick. This easy DIY mason jar pendant lamp is both of those things. It’s also pretty to look at and it didn’t break the budget. All my supplies came from Michaels. Thanks to a great sale, and a few coupons, the entire project came in under $20.
How to assemble your DIY Mason Jar Pendant Lamp:
1. Gather your supplies:
For this project you’ll need: a pre-cut mason jar, a string “pendant” light and a light bulb. Because this jar is clear glass I opted for a decorative light bulb too, but you can use a regular one.
The pendant light string comes with a small hook and instructions on how you could hang it from your ceiling, so you don’t necessarily need a hook like I used here. Since I was hanging this from my wall I wanted something more decorative. I have a few antique hooks like this one already in use in my home, so this new – vintage looking one (also from Michaels) fits right in. You could also use decorative planter hooks, a coat rack, pegs etc.
2. Place the light-bulb side into the lid section. The great part about these “mason jars” is that the hole has already been drilled and the bottom of the jar cut, so this project is as easy and as it gets.
3. If you’re choosing a different method to hang your pendant properly secure your hook. Otherwise follow the instructions on the box.
4. Hang your pendant lamp.
What’s on my desk?
I went back and checked my old posts for “what’s on my desk” and I only found one. I could swear there had been more, but there wasn’t. So this is my second.
I’ll start from the left and make my way to the right. Pointing out the obvious too I guess. Haha…
- On the upper left hand corner you’ll find a tiered tray I use to keep my office supplies like paper clips and staples as well as smallish things I use regularly or want to keep within easy reach such as stamps and stamp pads, and extra pair of ear buds (they’re pink) and a measuring tape.
- Below that on the right is my large journal. I keep that handy for any brilliant ideas. I bought it in Florence in this little stationery shop that was so cute just outside of the Duomo. When I see it I think of Florence and I long for Italy. I wish I’d captured a picture of it, but sadly I didn’t.
- Going to the center – against the wall is my inspiration board. Here I pin story ideas or pictures, bits of string, anything that inspires me or may be relevant to a story I’m writing or thinking of writing. You’ll also see a ceramic skull, some rosary beads, a jar of washi tape, a favorite photo of my husband and I, a swan pencil sharpener I bought in Germany and a, Funko POP Movies: Pride, Prejudice & Zombies Elizabeth Bennet Action Figure doll. Finally in the center is my laptop still going strong in my decoupaged lap top cover.
- Moving to the right are some craft books, markers, and pens and pencils in cute little scalloped cups.
I did a little bit of research and the supplies I found at Michaels can also be found online.
Here is a complete kit
And another kit
Here is a jar…
A black cord like the one I used in this post…
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