How to Make a Paper-Cut Mason Jar LED Light

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By creating an original design on a piece of construction paper that you can place in a mason jar you too can make this fun project. This page contains photos and instructions for making a paper-cut mason jar LED light to use at your next outdoor party or as indoor decor.


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This LED light fixture is fun and easy to make, and will look beautiful outside at your summer barbecues when the sun starts going down. They also work great indoors. I like to put some around the bathroom for bath time. :)

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 light


  • mason jar
  • black construction paper
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • X-acto knife
  • wax paper
  • LED lights


  1. Measure your black paper against the jar to see how high it should be cut. Allow 1 inch in excess so we can cover the bottom of the jar nicely.
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  3. Roll the black paper into a tube and place in the jar. Mark where it will need to be cut so it's just a couple millimeters in overlap.
  4. Cut to size, then fold up the excess 1 inch upwards. This 1 inch of paper will not be drawn on nor cut with design.
  5. Use your pencil to draw your design of choice onto the black paper. I went with random wave shapes.
  6. Use your X-acto knife to carefully cut out the shapes you drew. Make sure you have something between your paper and your work surface. I used an old pamphlet.
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  8. Carefully cut out any fuzzy/rough bits from the edges.
  9. Take the excess 1 inch fold of the paper and cut little notches into it. These will overlap when you roll the paper and create a nice base for the bottom.
  10. Cut out a piece of wax paper the same size as your design segment. Lay it on the design.
  11. Roll the 2 pieces of paper into a tube and stuff into the jar. Turn on your LED lights, place inside, and screw the lid onto the jar.
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