Create your own mason jar wall organizer. An easy DIY project you can use anywhere in your house!
Who doesn't love a mason jar post?
If you've been following my blog or my Facebook page for any length of time you'll know that I have a slight obsession with mason jars. For some time now I've been sharing photos of a mason jar wall organizer on Facebook and thinking, it couldn't be that hard to put one together and wouldn't one of these make a nice gift for ME! Well, I guess my hubby took the hint because he made one for me for Mother's Day and I can't wait to share with you how to make your own Mason Jar Wall Organizer. This is an easy DIY project that you can use anywhere in your house.
My Mason Jar Collection
Here's a photo of the collection of antique mason jars I have in our house. I display them on top of the cabinets in our kitchen. In fact when we redid our kitchen a few years ago we made the decision not to have the cabinets to all the way to the top of the ceiling so I could continue to display my beautiful blue mason jar collection.
Here's what you need for the project:
Phillips head screwdriver
Drill with 1/16th inch bit
Flat head bit
Phillips head bit
One Plaque (24” x 6”)
Three pint sized mason jars
Three 4” hose clamps
Three ½” wood screws
Three picture hangers with nails
1. Fit the hose clamps around the mason jars, using the drill with the flat head bit or flathead screwdriver.
2. Mark the center of the back of the mason jar on the tightened hose clamp. Also mark where the extra hose clamp slack starts. Remove the hose clamps. Use snips or some other safe cutting tool clip the ends of the clamps.
4. Gently brush the stain onto the plaque to create the right look for you.
5. Fasten the picture hangers on the back of the wood. Line them up with the top edge of the wood to make sure they’re even.
6. Measure and mark the center of the wood, then measure and mark the center of each half.
7. Drill a shallow pilot hole into each mark.
8. Open each hose clamp and hold the marked center over each pilot hole. You may need to use the flat head screwdriver to nudge the slot open a bit more. Screw the hose clamps into the wood with the wood screw using the drill with a Phillips Head bit.
9. Place the mason jars inside the hose clamps, and close and tighten the hose clamps with a flathead screwdriver.
10. Fill the jars with tiny plants, flowers, or supplies for the bathroom kitchen or makeup table. Let your creativity be your guide!
Let's get started:
Screw the hose clamps into the wood with the wood screw using the drill with a Phillips Head bit.
Place the mason jars inside the hose clamps, and close and tighten
the hose clamps with a flat head screwdriver.
Now, where to hang my organizer?
I originally thought this would be great in our bathroom so I can store my makeup brushes and other beauty items in the jars, but we don't have too much wall space in our bathroom and the mason jar organizer just didn't look right. Besides, I wanted everyone to see this and not many people visit our master bathroom.
We found the perfect spot in our dinning room right under my grandmother's sampler that I have framed. My grandmother was the one who started me on my love of mason jars and I actually have a few that were hers among my collection.
What to put in the jars?
I decided to put colored glass stones with votive candles in the jars and then a burlap flower that we used from the decor at our daughter's wedding last year.
I also tried putting fresh flowers in the center jar and think I'll do this when we have company come over and sit in the dinning room for dinner.
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