Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hanging Mason Jars from PB

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 :)

From that inspiration, I made my own. Not hanging on a branch just yet (mainly because we don't have any trees in our yard) but this will do fine for now:
hanging mason jars

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?)


And taada!

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!
hanging mason jars
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 :)

hanging mason jars

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.


21 comments:

  1. I love these! I've seen them around blog land, so I asked my friend Cathy if she had any she didn't want. She gave me 8 (4 small and 4 large) she said there's plenty more where they came from!
    I love them! I hung mine on a short shepherd's hook on my patio!
    yours look great!
    gail

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  2. I love these! I have wanted to do these when we move into our new house because we too have NO TREES. It is depressing. My plan was do both flowers and candles when we entertain. You did a fabulous job. As always, you inspire girl! And on the cheap too! Yeah. You totally rock.

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  3. Great knock-off!! I have a bunch of these jars stuffed into my cupboard, time to clean them out and use these little pretties outside. I like your hanging post too, did you make that as well? Do share!!

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  4. I totally agree...Love PB, Hate their prices!! These hars are so cute. I think I might have to make a couple to hand on my back porch for summer parties!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Amy
    www.thebutcherthebakerthecraftmaker.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow--what a great project. Thanks for showing how you linked the wire--I like that. How cute these would be on a front porch--so welcoming. Thanks so much for linking up to my Under $100 party!

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  6. They look great! I love the little posts they are hanging on! Wonderful!

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  7. Super love this idea! The stands are fabulous! What a creative and clever idea! Would love to have you stop by The Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance! I just adore these! Thanks so much for sharing! Great job.

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  9. I saw these in the PB catalogue and clipped it for future craft project. I'm glad you tried it...now I'm going to try it!

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  10. Love these! And WHAT are those adorable posts?!? Such a nice diplay!!

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  11. love your ideas!!! i definitely need to be more crafty and make my house a lot girlier w/ some cute mason jars

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  12. Where did you find the posts you hung them on?

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  13. I can't wait to do this and put them on my porch thanks for the how to.

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  14. Love these, too! Have to make some for our deck. Thanks for yet another great toot!

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  15. p.s. I don't have a blog yet, but I just shared a link to this tutorial on my Facebook page for all my friends to see. :)
    http://www.facebook.com/ShoppeDeziLu

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  16. The hanging mason jars with candles are great, you can also get creative with the hanging posts, using vintage hooks with a more ornate design would be neat.

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  17. I've been wanting to do this...your way is the easiest that I've found!

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  18. Love love this project.. we certainly have a lot in common and if you DO NOT want snow and very little if any cold weather move to south east Texas on the Gulf. You can go to the beach all year or 98 percent of the year and you can be creative 24/7..love to have you..Dale Lillian Mills pinterest and Facebook.. my hubby Donald loves all the wonderful things I make :)

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  19. great idea I will try this..if you used a citronella candle in it do you think it would help with the bugs?

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  20. Sweet and easy! I love the versatility that these mason jar candle holders offer. You have done a beautiful job! Thank you for sharing!

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  21. I absolutely LOVE Mason Jars. In part because My cousin was a Mason (Recently lost him at age 40 to a life long heart defect, ILU Cuz) But I also like that they are clear and go well with almost ANY décor! I've been wondering how to implement them into my half bath which is like 4'X6' and only thing in there is a small closet a small vanity/sink & mirror, and the other 2 Obvious things we need in a bathroom, the toilet and shower! I did it all in Palm tree's b/c JCPenny Happened to have that style on sell when I needed the curtain and mats and decorations (pics, accessories, and other various bathroom items). Now that I have some Palm tree knobs I'd LOVE to do this but would like to stencil, or Paint (hopefully not free hand b/c when I try to even start with free handed painting my hands shake Like CRAZY) But What would you suggest? Leave them alone and clear or try to put the trees on the jars? I was going to use the jars for cotton balls, Q-tips, and maybe toothpaste. Mainly stuff we use a LOT but that I DO NOT want sitting on the TINY counter space that I DO have around the sink! As the Hubby says, "Less is More!" But he isn't allowed in the craft/office or in my building because that mantra has never been one that I follow until I am staging an area of the home. And only then do I feel he "MIGHT" be right, MIGHT! So tree's or no trees on the jars and if so use Glass paint? Or will regular Acrylic do?? thanks for your post and possible help!

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