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…
Materials you need:
- 8, 12, or 16oz. Mason jars (www.jarsinmalaysia.com)
- Hose clamps
- Wood (Mine is about 2 ft by 7 in.)
- Wood stain (I used the color “Jacobean”)
- Brush or rag
- Picture hanging kit & hammer
- Drill (pilot & screw bits)
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.
So stain it up and let your wood fully dry.
Then get out that power 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.
Rookie Tip #1: Use a drill bit to get a pilot hole started in the wood, where you’ll eventually screw in the hose clamp.
Rookie 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 screw the hose clamp into the wood.
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.
This same mason jar organizer could even add some serious freshness to your kitchen, patio or city balcony.
And if you’re worried about the mason jar getting dusty or dirty, here’s an easy way to clean it.