DIY LAMP KIT Make a Jam Jar lamp – 12 part kit


(9 customer reviews)

A Jam Jar lamp kit with step by step instructions download included.

It’s a super easy-to-use kit of lamp parts that have been tried, tested and specially sourced for you – so you can concentrate on making beautiful lamps safe in the knowledge that the Salvage Sister has done all the leg work to find you British Safety standard parts that all work perfectly together. If you’ve ever tried making a lamp before you will know how incredibly frustrating it is to find that half your parts don’t work with the other parts, or you have muddled up 2 and 3 core wires, or the threads don’t match!

So here it is – the answer you’ve been waiting for at a really decent price.

You can use this kit in two ways to harness your lamp fittings in your jam jar dependant on what size/type of jar you are using, check out the images to see some of the lamps made with this kit and samples from the instructions.

Why not gift this kit? Last minute presents have never been so creative!

(You may also be interested in my ‘Turn just about anything in a lamp’ DIY kit)

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Add a flex grip to your order – please select the colour and quantity you require. Flex grips are designed to hold lighting flex so there is no pressure put on the internal wiring components of your lampholder or ceiling rose when creating lighting which will hang rather than sit. If you ordered a pendant light kit or jam jar lamp kit you will have a flex grip included, if you ordered my ‘Turn Anything into a Lamp’ kit or ‘Bottle Lamp kit’ that come with a plug and switch and you want to hang your lamp in someway you should add a flex grip here. Flex grips are supplied with a 10mm long M10 hollow threaded rod to attach it to your lampholder.

This hollow threaded rod is made to attach to the m10 thread on our lamp holders. Because it’s hollow it means you can pass your lighting flex through it to secure to your lampholder. Sold in 120mm (12cm) lengths, if you add more than one I will supply in one continuous length – ie: order a quantity of 5 you will receive 600mm (60cm) in one length. My lamp kits usually come with a piece of hollow threaded rod, length is dependant on the kit, please check this in the listing & order more here if you require it.

Lampholder rings – to secure lampshades or similar to our lampholders. Choose the colour you require below.

Add fabric flex here by the meter, you will receive all your fabric flex in one continuous length. My lamp kits come with 2 meters of fabric flex included. My pendant kits come with 1 meter of fabric flex included – if you need more add it here.



After being asked repeatedly over the years how to make a lamp safely I decided I had to source all the parts you need to make an awesome lamp and create an instruction manual because there were too many people to help and only one of me!

Technical specification

All parts are made to British Standard and are made with 3 cores for UK mains electricity – meaning they are earthed & as safe as you can get.

When you purchase your lamp kits you will also receive a downloadable step by step guide with everything you need to know to make amazing lamps yourself at home. Kits are designed to be used by adults, anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised by a competent adult.

Tools are not included.


Usually a few days depending upon post service, outside mainland UK & at busy times of the year please allow a week.

Postage of this item to mainland UK is £2.99 

Shipping is calculated at checkout – discounts automatically calculated for multiple purchases. I ship to The USA, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland and British Highlands and Islands – if your location is not listed please contact me and I will add it for you.

Why not gift this kit? Last minute presents have never been so creative!

Additional information

Weight .4 kg
Dimensions 190 × 160 × 80 mm
lampholder colour

Aged brass, Aged Copper, Chrome

Fabric Flex colour

Black, Black and White, Navy, Olive


Shipping Details – DIY KITS /Lamp parts

Postage price is calculated automatically when you input your postcode at check out – if it does not recognise your area code or country please get in touch here.

Any item that is not handmade by me –  ie; lamp kits, bottle cutters, lamp-parts will be shipped out within 24-48 hours

Courier – Hermes usually 2-5 days.

Postage for small items like lamp kits & bottle openers – £2.99 – for one or more lamp kits

Fully insured & tracked – you will receive a notification when it ships with the details.

Shipping Details for Handmade items

Postage price is calculated automatically when you input your postcode at check out – if it does not recognise your area code or country please get in touch here.

Handmade items usually need to be made for you before shipping out, unless I have some stock left from the previous handmade batch.

Items showing as ‘in stock’ – this means this item is ready made & will be shipped within 24 – 48 hours (Please add shipping timescale below)

Showing as ‘backorder’ or ‘out of stock’ – means this item will be made after you order it, please view batch dates tab for this item in the short description.

On ordering your items are added to the next batch, expect your item to be ready for shipping 2-5 days after the batch date (dependant on item).

Please add the shipping time onto the batch date to work out your delivery date.

National shipping (UK Mainland)

I usually use Hermes postal service which takes 2-5 once sent. All items are fully insured, tracked & packed securely.

Postage for medium size parcels, ie: pallet pullers (unpainted) £6.99 to mainland UK

You will receive a notification when your item ships with tracking details.

International shipping (Anywhere outside UK mainland) 

Depending on the size of the item I may use Hermes, ParcelForce or another courier to get you the most economical price.

Your postage is calculated automatically when you input your postcode, please get in touch if you have queries or would like a shipping quote.


There are various items you can add onto your lamplit order. For instance extra fabric flex, or more lamp holder rings.

View the items available as add-ons below and choose from the drop down options.

  • flex grip
  • extra fabric flex by the meter
  • lampholder rings
  • hollow threaded rod 120mm

Included in the kit

Comes with:

  • 2 meters of fabric 3 core flex
  • plug
  • inline switch
  • flex grip
  • Metal 3 core lampholder
  • Rings, washers and fittings for securing lamp parts in a jar
  • Detailed step by step instruction download

Super Easy way to Use - No drilling

The easiest way to use this kit is with a standard mouth preserve jar that the centre lifts out of – this means you don’t even need to drill a hole for your wire! You will use the two lamp holder rings provided to clamp to either side of the preserve jar lid (with the centre lifted out – see images for example). Full instructions are provided with detailed imagery of the step by step process to guide you seamlessly through this exciting build – download the instructions on purchase, the lamp kit will be with you a few days.

This, and my ‘Turn anything into a lamp’ kit are the kits we use at all my lamp making workshops, I have helped hundreds of people create awe inspiring lamps – just add your own unique jam jar!


9 reviews for DIY LAMP KIT Make a Jam Jar lamp – 12 part kit

  1. Charis Williams

    Super excited to make my lamp, just had to comment on how fast this turned up & how well packaged it was! All the parts look really high quality too, I’m really pleasantly surprised. Di, Kent

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  2. Charis Williams

    I made an amazing jam jar lamp with this kit! I still cannot get over it, well worth the money! Sasha

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  3. Charis Williams

    This is awesome!! Really enjoyed finding the perfect vintage jar to use with it too. Instructions & quality fittings made this a doddle! In the past my attempts haven’t been too great! Fantastic and well thought out product – would recommend. J.P

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  4. Charis Williams

    Can’t believe how easy this kit has made my life!! Thank You Sista! xx

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  5. Charis Williams

    Very nicely surprised with the quality of parts and packaging! About to start making :)

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  6. Charis Williams

    Oh Lordy, where has this been all my life?! Instructions are awesome! I have difficulty following some directions, but these make it all so simple. Fantastic piece of kit, Thanx

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  7. Dawn R.

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  8. Helen Gent

    We love it, thank you!

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  9. Mr M T James

    As expected , my wife is looking forward to completing this project

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