Monday, January 16, 2012

Mason Jar Monday ~ Oil Lamps!

Today we are going to make super cute Mason Jar Oil Lamps.

You can make this wintery by using pine cones, greenery, berries, holly, etc. or you can put shells, flowers, fruit, etc for a spring/summer look.

I have seen these here and there and figured they can't be too hard to make... and I was right!  They are so easy and versatile.

All you need is:

Mason Jar
Lamp Oil from Walmart or the Hardware Store
A drill to make a hole in the lid
Lamp wick with glass sleeve (Michaels, Hobby Lobby or online at the

First, you are going to remove your lid.  Take an old piece of scrap wood and place your lid on top of it.  Now drill a hole in the center of your lid.  Insert the glass wick.  If your wick doesn't fit you may need to widen the hole a bit, I used a large nail.

Now fill your jar with whatever lovely items you would like.  Potpourri, Pine Cones, Greenery, Cranberries, Nuts, Lemons and Limes, Flowers, Glass Beads, etc.  

Now fill your jar up with the Lamp Oil and put your lid on and light.  

So pretty and so simple.


jennifer768 said...

Thanks for the great tutorial!Hugs,Jen

Anonymous said...

What's the scrap wood for? Does it go inside the lamp, or is it for something else?

Anonymous said...

the scrap wood is for drilling the hole so you don't damage good furniture or something.

Anonymous said...

Can you use real pine cones and evergreens or should it be plastic?

Bittersweet and Ivy said...

I use real items... pinecones, evergreen, flowers, etc. Hope this helps!