Thank goodness for Pottery Barn for inspiring us to be creative and make for pennies what they are selling for gobs of money, huh? Where would we be without PB? I don't know...but I don't want to find out. I have found sooo many inspiring things to make from their website :) Thank you Pottery Barn.
~Now to another Pottery Barn inspired project~
Hanging Mason Jars. Here are the ones from Pottery Barn (you can see the close up on their website).
I absolutely loooove this idea of having hanging mason jars on some twine or even a tree branch.
Uh. I just wish I had the beach that close to me too :)
To make these, I was going to go through my jar collection, but I didn't have quite the ones I was looking for. Then I was going to go to the thrift store and get some, but I went to Hobby Lobby first, and on a whim I went down an aisle, and I found some for 50% off....and not used...and I didn't have to clorox them...I was totally sold :) They ended up being 60 cents each :)
So, first, I got some picture hanging wire that was lying around the house (I think I bought this at Target for like $2 for a whole slew of it). I got my handy dandy little jewelry making wire cutter/wrapper thingy and cut the wire a little bit longer than circumference of the mouth of the jar.
Then I cut that piece of wire in half and rolled the wire in on itself on both sides of both pieces of wire:
I then connected them together around the jar:
Next, I cut a longer piece of wire and did the same thing to both sides, then connected one end to the already connected circumference wire, and the other end to the other side: (did that make any sense?)
PB has two wires twisted together to create this same look. I did this....and decided that it wasn't the look I was going for. But if you want the twisted look, just do the same steps as above just make sure you twist your two wires together first!
I loooove how they turned out!
I found the sand at the dollar store, it came with 1 1/4 lb of yellow (orange?) sand. The votives are also from the dollar store, 4 to a pack. So, this project cost me only $3.80. Eat your heart out PB! lol :)
I'm going to create these using larger mason jars and hang them on our front porch railing.
I can't wait for good weather!!!
Update: Here's another fun way to hang your mason jars! Click the picture to go to the tutorial.