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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Mason Jar Porch Light Update

My Mason Jar porch light, that I first posted about last Fall, is definitely one of my more popular posts, still to this day. That's mostly because of pure dumb luck and because it's been pinned on Pinterest like a bajillion times.

Here's the original photo of it:




And here's how it's looking these days:


The same, pretty much. Only with a ribbon!

Anyway, since so many people have seen and pinned this idea, I feel kind of responsible for it, you know? I don't want to lead anyone astray.

I don't want anyone to go and try this out and discover it doesn't work and think this is just another Pinterest Fail. Just like I did when I tried to change the light bulb in there recently!

I discovered that the reason I was able to fit the jar over in the first place is that there was a teeny tiny baby version of a regular light bulb in there. Who knew there was such a thing? I didn't even notice it was small until I went to replace it.

Off to Walmart I went to try and find these baby bulbs and discovered that they were, in fact, appliance light bulbs.

So there you go, the info is out there! The appliance bulbs fit right into the normal sockets, but the overall size is smaller so they fit nicely inside a Mason Jar.

There. Now my conscience just feels so much better. And hopefully everyone who's tried this since last year and had it not work for them can stop cursing at me under their breath now too!












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30 comments:

Inspire Me Heather said...

Looks fabulous daaahling!

Ginger said...

Soooo cuuute! Love the ribbon! Pinned. :)

Amanda said...

Such a great idea, looks lovely!

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Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

I love, love, love this project! Pinning!

Janel from NellieBellie said...

It's the ribbon...it makes all the difference :). No really, this is too cool! Pinning for sure!

LiveLoveDIY said...

Man! You are one smart cookie!!! Really turned out so awesome! LOVE!

Calista @ A House and Yard said...

Such a fun idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

Stuff and Nonsense said...

what a fun
and simple idea
for gussying up
your entryway

thanks for sharing
at Fridays Unfolded!

{alison}

The Bold Abode said...

I love leading peoples astray...

just sayin'.

It's super cool...like you.

Have I mentioned that lately?

Craftberry Bush said...

I can see why this is one of your popular posts...its just soo cute...I'm glad you'll be able to sleep better tonight...:) so glad to see you again friend...I've been a little MIA ...hope you've been well...hugs
Lucy

Jaime Lyn said...

Well no wonder it has been pinned about a million times, it is SO DARN CUTE!!! I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!!
Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

This is absolutely adorable! It looks so cute on your porch! It such a simple project that makes such a big difference!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

I love Mason jars what a great idea.
Denise

Kim said...

Oh I swoon over any mason jar. Love it. I have a black metal lantern in front of my step that I add a orange ribbon to around this time of year....so your ribbon made me giggle! Nothing a ribbon can't jazz up :)

beachcomber said...

a great idea! love your entry area. found you via scandicoasthome.
cheryl x

Scandi Coast Home said...

Well, I think this is just plain talented. And you have a conscience too!
What a lovely person......you're my kind of blogger......;O)
Have a HaPPy WeeKenD!!!
Tania xx

Ashley said...

Great idea! My space for a porch light is really limited and this would be perfect. Looks gorgeous!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Love this...and thanks for the scoop on the light bulbs, so sweet of you :)

Sarah @ 20 State said...

Yayyyy, I love it when I crush over a Pin then finally find it's original home...I'm hoping to try this idea today...well let you know how it works out

sew sweet vintage said...

This is so cute. It's amazing how something sweet like ribbon is a great finishing touch! I posted Halloween Chalk board to At the Picket Fence! Following you now. Follow me too at www.sewsweetvintage.com

Designing Domesticity said...

Such a cute idea! Thanks for detailing the bulb. No one wants a pinterest fail! Thanks for sharing, liz

Crystelle said...

Mason jar light fixture.....???

Now why didn't I think of that! I am going outside right now to see if mason jars fit on my fixtures... Thanks for sharing! It looks absolutely awesome!

hugs ~ Crystelle

Jess said...

I must try this! I have a similar light fixture & I broke the glass outer to it last year. Duh..mason jar!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Fantastic idea!

Richella said...

Good to know what makes this work! They really ARE so very cute!

Micki Sellers said...

It's still adorable :) I'd love for you to share this at my party :D http://www.addhousewife.com/2012/10/pin-inspiration-1101.html

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Love the addition of the ribbon, another Pinterest fail, priceless. Hope you haven't had any cursing come your way.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

So cute! This would look perfect on my front porch :) Thanks for sharing!

Visiting from coastal charm :)

Pamela said...

This is a cute idea! Does it get really hot?http://www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.com/2012/10/treasure-hunt-thursday-80-highlights.html