I love, love, LOVE the canning jar lights that have been seen all over Pinterest and Facebook. Love them. Seriously. In like an obsessive way.
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So I puttered around my craft room, wondering if I had the things to make them.... and I did! Hooray for those little nail decal jar things at Dollar Tree. :) Woooooooooo!
I also had a few packs of battery operated LED lights that I bought off of ebay. This particular set was 4 lights for a 9volt battery. Love them.
So I pulled out three and opened a package of the nail decal thingies and dumped out the jars.
Then, it was time to prepare the rubber plug. I used an exacto knife to cut a hole in the top big enough to feed the wires through and the bit of heat shrink tubing that was on them. I will later on paint this all to look like metal and I didn't find a thing to attach them to-just rammed them up through the ceiling for right now. What? I work on a tight schedule thanks to kiddos. :)
Anyway, once the light was through, I wired it up to see if it worked right.
Success!! But, too blue.
Off to find Gallery Glass and paint....
Mixed them together a little bit and then dabbed the mixture on the LED.
Then make the other two and temporarily install them to take pictures. :)
Next time you see these, they will look more like canning jars and maybe even have chains going up to the medallion on the ceiling. The medallion I still have to make....
But for now, it's time to get my fix of Walkers and plan out the kitchen. Eeeeeeeeeee!!!!