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DIY Rustic Farmhouse Mason Jar Wall Sconce

Using some glass jars and a piece of pallet wood, we’ve made ourselves a farmhouse inspired DIY mason jar wall sconce. Follow the tutorial below to make one for your home as well!

Mason jar wall sconce filled with flowers.

Adding a Touch of Modern Farmhouse

Ever since my sister made these hanging jar lanterns I’ve wanted my own farmhouse inspired wall sconce. I love the versatility with the glass jars being able to hold fresh or faux flowers, candles or just twinkle lights. I’ve seen similar wall sconces online like this one at Wayfair but instead of buying it, I thought why not try to make one instead. We are crafters afterall!

I’ll admit, I’m a little obsessed with the Designer Finishes product line from DecoArt which takes any surface and creates a rustic, farmhouse finish with it’s simple 4 step process. Take this wall sconce as an example, I just used a brand new wood pallet I picked up from the craft store and transformed it in to a weathered and worn looking piece of barnwood. I used the same technique to finish a wooden trinket box, which I’ll share the project soon.

Materials Needed

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Materials needed to make a wall sconce including a wood board, mason jars, paint, paintbrushes and hose clamps.

How to Make a DIY Mason Jar Wall Sconce:

Preparing the Pallet

You could also use a piece of barnwood, beachwood or other scrap wood for making this mason jar sconce. But if you don’t have access to weathered wood, you can make your own! For the basecoat, paint the surface of the pallet in Grey Sky and let it dry.

Painting the wooden pallet grey.

Mix 1:1 Grey Sky and Texture Sand Medium. Brush onto the surface leaving parts of the baseboat showing. Leave the paint to dry fully.

Mixing grey and texture sand paint on the pallet.

Load the brush with Vintage Effect Grey and lightly brush in random areas. Leave the paint to dry fully.

Adding vintage grey paint over the painted pallet wood.

Next, load the brush with Vintage Effect White and lightly brush in random areas. Leave the paint to dry fully.

Adding white paint in random places over the painted pallet.

Measure and mark location to attach mason jars. Start with the center jar and then space the other two evenly apart on both sides. I placed mine 3″ away from the center jar. 

Measuring and marking spots on the painted pallet wood.

Using a drill with a small drill bit, make small pilot holes where marked.

Drilling small holes into the pallet wood.

Attaching the Hose Clamps

Size one of the clamps on to the jar to check where the clamp will be attached to the pallet.

Holding a hose clamp.

Predrill a larger hole through each of the hose clamps before screwing them to the pallet. 

Drilling a hole through the clamp hose.

Once predrilled, add wood glue to the hole and position one hose clamp onto the pallet aligning with the predrilled holes. Screw the hose clamp in place. Work from left to right with clamp tightener facing towards the right for all three clamps. 

Screwing the hose clamp in place with the mason jar.

Place the neck of the jar within the hose clamp and tighten around the neck of the jar until secure. 

Tightening the mason jar onto the hose clamp.

Repeat for the remaining jars. 

Finished mason jar wall sconce.

Now that the jars are securely attached, hang the piece on the wall and fill with some water and fresh flowers. I personally love the idea of being able to change out the flowers as they bloom in the garden or put a bunch of wild flowers inside. Alternatively, you could fill the jars with twinkle lights and artificial flowers like my sister did with her hanging lanterns.

I’d love to know, where would you hang your DIY mason jar wall sconce and what would you display inside? This project originally appeared on DecoArt’s project gallery.

Mason jar wall sconce filled with flowers.

Looking for more mason jar craft ideas?

We’ve got you covered with more creative ways to turn mason jars into vases and wall sconces. From hanging mason jar lanterns, summer table centerpieces, chalky painted flower vases and flower vases with decoupage paper napkins.

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Mason jar wall sconce filled with flowers and text overlay.

DIY Mason Jar Wall Sconce

Jane and Sonja
Create your own modern-farmhouse mason jar wall sconce with this step by step tutorial.
5 from 1 vote

Materials
  

  • 16" Wooden pallet
  • DecoArt Designer Finishes Salt Wash Farmhouse
  • 1" flat Paintbrush
  • Mason jars 8oz, smooth with shoulders with lids
  • Hose clamps to fit jars
  • Screws and screwdriver
  • Drill and drill bit for pilot holes
  • Wood glue

Instructions
 

  • For the basecoat, paint the surface of the pallet in Grey Sky and let it dry.
  • Mix 1:1 Grey Sky and Texture Sand Medium. Brush onto the surface leaving parts of the baseboat showing.
  • Load the brush with Vintage Effect Grey and lightly brush in random areas.
  • Load the brush with Vintage Effect White and lightly brush in random areas.
  • Measure and mark location to attach mason jars. Mark the center and then measure 3” away from both sides.
  • Using a drill with a small drill bit to drill pilot holes where marked.
  • Predrill a larger hole through each of the hose clamps before screwing them to the pallet.
  • Once predrilled, add wood glue to the hole and position one hose clamp onto the pallet aligning with the predrilled holes. Screw the hose clamp in place.
  • Place the neck of the jar within the hose clamp and tighten around the neck of the jar until secure.
  • Repeat for remaining jars.
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