This Old Colonial Home

Filling our house with love and a lot of DIY

Mason Jar Sconce


In our entryway we have a doorbell niche. It’s a long, narrow cutout in the wall with only the chime at the top. It’s a plain feature that’s been begging for a little pizazz. (Sorry, I forgot to take a “before” picture.)

I toyed with the idea of tiling it or painting it a different color. I still may do the latter someday. But for now, I decided it would be a good place for flowers. I thought maybe a nice, faux orchid … but while scouring Pinterest I stumbled upon a mason jar sconce. It seemed like an easy and inexpensive DIY project and one that would go with our vintage style décor.

Simple jar sconce

Found on Pinterest

For this project all we needed was a mason jar, a piece of wood, a pipe clamp, stain, and flowers. We already had a mason jar and we used a piece of scrap wood as well as stain left over from Jamie’s awesome coffee table. I picked up a pipe clamp from Home Depot for only around $1.50. More on the flowers in a moment.

Jamie ended up taking the lead on this quick DIY while I worked on another project. He cut the board, sanded it, rounded the edges and stained it. Once it was dry, I simply hand sanded the corners a little to make it look worn. He added a sawtooth hook to the back and then nailed the pipe clamp to the board and tightened it around the mason jar.Nail pipe clamp to wood

Attach mason jar to wood with pipe clampAs for the flower part of it, I found some clear, vase filler gems at Target for under $5 and I chose a fake hydrangea from A.C. Moore for under $4. You could really fill it however you want. But I like how this adds a little pop of color to the room!Easy DIY wall sconce

Shabby chic decorBall jar with hydrangeas and vase fillerPop of color in entrywaySuch a simple solution that helps make the entryway feel a little more welcoming.

We’re adding a few more additions to the foyer … so look for that soon!



Linking to:

Serenity Now | DIY on the Cheap | The Shabby Nest

5 thoughts on “Mason Jar Sconce

  1. Looks Great! (BTW – you obviously didn’t spend much $$ – yay! but don’t forget the hidden gems of the dollar store – I have found large bags of those glass gems there for a mere $1 🙂 Great project – looking forward to see what you do next.


    • Thanks Renee! Good call about the dollar store. I do frequent the one near our house and can find some good stuff there (though their fake flowers aren’t as nice). I think the gems at Target were an impulse buy. I spotted them while looking for something else and decided to just get them. Too many times I talk myself out of getting something I like 😛


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