Today I am showing you how to DIY your own Decorative Hanging Mason Jars. There are multiple different ways you can decorate or use these once made, and they would make a lovely addition to any home. Plus, as they are a wall hanging, you don’t have to worry about requiring storage space for them.
Today’s post came later in the day than my normal upload time due to coordinating with someone who, literally, lives on the other side of the world to me.
As you might already know, one of my blogging goals for February was to put some time aside to think up collaboration ideas. I over-succeed in that by not only thinking up some exciting ideas but finding multiple bloggers kind enough to collab with me.
The first person to agree, actually she offered herself up
(as a victim) was Angela from The Life Of Angela. Angela suggested a DIY collaboration as we both love trying our hand at different Pinterest-style DIY’s.
So after some Pinterest searching I came across these wall sconce DIY’s and we agreed to give them a go. The idea was we’d base them somewhat on the picture examples below but there weren’t any rules to specifically follow, which allowed us room for
messing up and pretending that’s how we intended it to look creativity.
Links to my previous DIY posts
- Cork Board Travel Map
- Cactus Terrarium
- Lip Scrub
- Wall Hanging Terrarium
- Marble Tumblers
- Christmas Wreath
- Desk Calendar For Any Year
Links to Angela’s previous DIY posts
This is Angela’s amazing version. I really love how hers ended up. I’m not going to lie though, when she first sent me a picture of her finished product I thought,
“Ah crap. I should’ve chosen someone less DIY capable, she’s going to show mine up”,
but I’ll try not to hold her brilliance against her. If you want to find out how she made hers please follow this link here over to her blog.
What You Will Need: For Decorative Hanging Mason Jars
(All items are linked)
- Wood (I purchased the sample sized floor laminates for £2 each, if you are curious these specific ones are called Lismore)
- Hooks (I used coat hooks costing £1.90 each) | SIMILAR ALSO FOUND HERE |
- Twist Top Jars
- Command Strips
- Decorative Pieces
How To: Decorative Hanging Mason Jars
- The first step is to cut your wood down to size.
As I bought sample sizes I was already happy with the length of them, all I required was the removal of the jigsaw pieces along the sides that allow you to fit the pieces together. Places like B&Q will do this for you for free if bought the wood from one of their stores. The only downside of this for me was the wood got cut wonky, but I just went with it.
- Wrap twine into place.
– Firstly I sellotaped some of the twine, that will be used as the handle, to either side of the jar. This doesn’t need to be perfect as you will edit length later but ensure you have cut off enough twine for handle length, and to tie multiple knots.
– Wrap twine around the head of the jar once, on top of the twine for the handle. Knot this in place and then continue to wrap round until you have the desired effect. Knot into place with remainder tail from previous knot.
– Remove the sellotape from the twine handle and knot into place, ensuring the handle length is as you require.
- Position hook.
Double check the position of the hooks to ensure twine length will allow the jar to hang at the correct height.
- Hot glue twine into place.
Once you are sure that the hanging length of each jar is correct for the hook height, you can hot glue the twine into place. This is optional but will neaten up the appearance of the knots. Although, a benefit of using twine is you can get away with it being slightly imperfect as it will just look rustic when slightly flawed.
- Place Command strips onto hook.
For ease, and because I don’t own a drill, I used black command hooks to place the hooks onto the wood. This would limit the amount of weight you could place on the hook, but for this DIY it’s more than suitable.
- You could also use command strips if you don’t want to drill more holes for hanging on the wall.
- Now you can decorate the sconce how you’d like.
Ideas include; fake flowers, real flowers, candles, mini terrariums, fairy lights. You could store spare change in them by the front door. During holidays you could even decorate them accordingly; Easter eggs, mini baubles and tinsel etc.
Additional Step: Marbling
If you want to go a step further you could do the marble effect that I’ve previously shown you how to do in this post here. It just adds an extra layer to the final look.
Definitely let me know if you give this a try, I’d love to see them. And remember to go and check out Angela’s version over on her blog here.
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