During this hot summer I had lots of time on my hands. I wasn't going away on vacation or back home to Germany and so I kept myself busy with painting and DIY projects. It was so nice to have time to do these things again after having been so busy with school and work. I love creating new things or revamping old things. There is something really satisfying about seeing the before and after of a painting project or the end result when creating something new.
One of the things I made this summer is a mason jar light string. I saw different versions of this on etsy and immediately thought: "I can do this myself!" So off I went to get the materials I needed. And voila! in a really short time I created these lights.
These lights really are an easy project for a lazy afternoon hour. They are quick to make and give off a really nice light. I was going to hang them outside but unfortunately we can't hang them there. They do still look fantastic in our bright blue living room though. And here are the instructions in case you want to make your own:
Materials: String lights (10 on a string- target), 1/2 pint mason jars (amazon.com, they come in a pack of 12 which leaves you two for jelly making!), wire (1/16" thick about 11' long depending on the length of your light string), drill (I used a 3/32" bit), stops and ferrules (you need to put a stop on each side of the mason jar, so you need 20 stops), super glue
I hope these instructions where helpful! Good luck with your project! I hope you love your lights as much as I love mine.