Everyone loves mason jar lights… they holds a sense of nostalgia and are a versatile decorating element in any style garden! Here are five great ways to turn the inexpensive and easy to find mason jar into great outdoor garden lighting for your yard or patio! Photo by ‘Sweet Tea Clothing‘.


Mason Jar Outdoor Lights

mason jar diy outdoor garden lights project


Hanging Mason Jar Candle Lights

Fill mason jars one third full with sand, beans or gravel, and nestle a small candle into the sand. Hang from trees and rooftops with heavy twine. Looks best in groups hung at different heights. Great if done over a dining table under the trees! Try this DIY mason jar light tutorial from ‘Instructables‘.


Mason Jar String Lights

Got an unused clothesline? Hang mason jars randomly along the clothesline with wire. Now string white mini lights along the clothesline, wrapping as you go. When you reach a mason jar, wrap lights down into the jar, then back out again, and continue along the clothesline. Back yard bbq’s will never be the same! From ‘Christmas Lights Etc.‘.


Mason Jar Light Chandelier

Create your own mason jar chandelier for outdoors with this easy tutorial from ‘DIY Inspired‘! We love how she used a branch to create a base to hang from!


Mason Jar Oil Lamps

Make a mason jar oil lamp with these easy instructions from ‘2 Bees in a Pod‘. They even show you how to use citronella oil to make these pretty mason jar lights mosquito repellant, too!


Solar Mason Jar Lantern

This DIY mason jar light project is easy, and inexpensive! Simply buy those small inexpensive garden solar lights at the dollar or discount store. Take the top “light and battery” section off of the stake. Place the light into the jar. Make sure the jar is positioned so that the solar panel gets lots of sun during the day. This is especially gorgeous with frosted glass jars. Check out this tutorial from ‘Not Martha’.

mason jar outdoor lights

Five easy, inexpensive mason jar outdoor lights anyone can make! Enjoy your outdoors! Try our post on 12 Inspiring Backyard Lighting Ideas! We think you will also want to check out out post on indoor DIY mason jar light fixtures over on our sister site, OhMeOhMy, or our very own Mason Jar DIY Luminaries over at TBD!!

Image Credits: sweet tea clothing co., Instructables, Christmas Lights Etc., DIY Inspired , 2 Bees in a Pod, putitinajar.com

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  1. RACHEL March 8, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    beautiful very inspiring to work more in the garden, more ideas presented, just enjoying all.

  2. Denise May 15, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I WOULD like to know how i can group several lights together and plug into one outlet.

    how do i make 3 plugs into one??????

    no one shows the end of the plugs, only the pretty group

  3. DIY Lighting February 24, 2014 at 7:35 am

    LOVE these ideas. I hope you guys don’t mind if I put this on my site.


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