As part of an attic cleanup a friend found a bunch of antique mason jars that just so happen to be a perfect match to, oh, pretty much half the stuff in my house. She gave me ten as a housewarming present. Now the fun part is deciding what to do with them!
There are lots of craft projects using mason jars. The other day I was looking at a project to make mason jar pumpkins that were just adorable. Of course I can’t find the link anymore.
But the project that is most outstanding to me right now is the mason jar pendant lamp. Have you seen these?
This was a display at an Antrhopologie store featured on Apartment Therapy a couple years ago. Don’t you love it? It takes the mason jar from country casual to modern industrial. Amazing.
Design*Sponge has also featured a DIY project for a pretty similar pendant lamp, which seems remarkably easy.
And I found this single bulb selling for $199!
I think a lamp like this would look amazing in my kitchen, and with a little work I’d have something completely unique and interesting, something I could be proud to say I’d made myself.
Or, because I’m lazy, I can just use the jars to drink some old-fashioned lemonade… mmmm…