Does anyone else have an obsession with mason jars? I don't know what it is about them...but they are just so freakin' adorable. I suppose I imagine myself with a different life when I hold one. I'm sitting on a porch, drinking sweet tea, and sitting in a rocking chair. #livingthedream
Okay, enough day dreaming. Let's just agree that mason jars are the bomb, and there are so many ways to incorporate them into your home.
Like perhaps for some unique bathroom storage...
Here's what you'll need for this project.
-8, 12, or 16oz. Mason jars (I found a case of 12 at Walmart. You could order these ones online too.)
-Hose clamps (found in the plumbing section of any home store)
-Wood (Mine is about 2 ft by 7 in. and I found it in Lowe's lumber department)
-Picture hanging kit
-Drill & screws
These are the hose clamps. I had never heard of them until this project, so do not be afraid!
Just ask someone at your local home improvement store to point you in the right direction, and buy a size that will fit around your mason jars.
Okay so now that you've got all of your supplies, it's time to stain the wood.
I just used some left over stain from my coffee table project. You can find that staining tutorial right here.
So stain it up and let your wood fully dry.
Then get out that electric drill of yours. Okay, now I'm not gonna lie. At this point I was on a roll and I was all ready to finish this project and get it on the wall. However, I did run into a few troubles. Here are my tips so you can avoid any mistakes.
Tip 1: Use a drill bit to get a hole started in the wood, where you'll eventually screw in the hose clamp.
Tip 2: Also use the drill bit to make a hole in the hose clamp. You'll definitely need to put your back into it, because it can be difficult to create a hole in the metal.
After you've created the hole in the wood and the hole in the hose clamp, line them up and drill the hose clamp into the wood.
Voila! Repeat 3 more times until all hose clamps are attached.
To hang this bad boy, I just nailed in 2 picture hangers on the backside of the wood.
I am loving the way it turned out! It's farmhouse chic to me, not to mention it stores all kinds of bathroom goodies.
I think this mason jar organizer would work great ANYWHERE! Maybe in your kitchen for knives, forks, and spoons? Perhaps in a craft room to hold colored pencils, scissors, and glue? The possibilities really are endless.
P.S. This project was featured in 22nd Century Media's Home & Garden Issue, which came out yesterday! Check out all 11 of their papers to see how I made an herb garden for our kitchen. (Fingers crossed I keep the herbs alive long enough to make a few good meals!)
Any spring planting on tap for you this weekend? Whether you'll be knee deep in blooms or maybe knee deep in DIY, we hope this weekend brings you lots of springtime sunshine. We can't wait to see you back on Monday morning.