Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mason Jar lighted lamps


Mason Jars lamps

Mason canning Jars have become very popular, not for canning green beans or peaches, but, have caught the imagination of lighted bottle artist. You can now buy Mason canning jars in a wide array of colors, as well as a wide choose in size. For our discussion we went to focus on Mason jar lighted Lamps.

Mason jar lamps are a growing craft trend and seem to be growing. I expect the lighted mason Jars will be a very profitable item comes this fall craft shows. I would think that you could easily get between $20.00 and $30.00 dollars for a pint size Mason jar lamp with a shade.

The creative imaginations  with crafting a Mason Jar lamp is that you can fill the Mason jar with any quirky thing that you have around the house. How about colored buttons. marbles or beach stones, sea glass, wooden spools, maybe beans, just about anything that you would love to have displayed in your lamp. Here are a few important safety tips to keep in mind.

Do not over load you Mason jar. Do not place anything over 1 lb. inside the jar.

Use a low watt light bulb.

Be sure your lamp socket and card meet safety standards.

Hobby Lobby has great selections of Mason Jars and small shades. They also have a colorful pamphlet  “Mason Jar Light Kits”  that you may want to pick up the next time you visit there store.