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DIY Mason Jar Chandeliers: Easy Combo & Great Results

DIY Mason Jar Chandeliers: Easy Combo & Great Results
Mason jars! Is there anything they can't do? From beautiful solar-powered lanterns for your back yard to whimsical lights for your home, to the mason jar light fixtures Allison showed us earlier today, these jars have many uses and you should always strive to keep them around, even if it's just to keep some food in them. Laura and David Elden from Georgia were trying to come up with a nice way of lighting their place, when they decided to use Mason Jars and some IKEA bits to hack together a chandelier. They used an IKEA Kroken ceiling-mounted utensil rack, IKEA Hemma black light bulb sets, some Mason jars, and CFL bulbs to get an awesome result. Once the Kroken is mounted on the ceiling, you need to install the Hemma cord sets.

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