Friday, May 10, 2013

Hanging Mason Jars

I should buy stock in Mason Jars.  All different shapes and sizes are literally stock piled in our garage.  They're so versatile... and cheap!  You can pretty much find them at any hardware store sold in packs of 12 for around $10.  We use them in the kitchen for storing cut up fruit and leftover marinara sauce, we also use the 8 oz size as drinking glasses for water, milk, beer and wine.  We use the pint size jars outside as candle lanterns to light the patio and porch.  They're also great for storing leftover paint in the garage.  I could go on and on.  But today, I'm using a large pint size mason jar to hang some flowers in the guest bedroom.


You don't need major skills to make a hanging mason jar.  All you need is a jar and some wire.  For this project I used some rustic wire from the craft store.  It's easy to bend into all kinds of shapes and strong enough to support a relatively heavy item.


First, cut about 2 feet of wire.  Fold it in half and twist it making a little loop.  Then wrap it around the bottom lip of the mason jar.  Twist the wire around so that it fits nice tightly around the mason jar.


You can keep twisting or trim it like I did here.  Lastly, bring the wire around to make the hanging part and pull it through the original loop you made.  Twist it tight around the loop.


It doesn't get much easier than that!




Hope all you moms out there have a fantastic and relaxing Mother's Day!

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15 comments

  1. Such a cute idea! Mason jars are so versatile.

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  2. Sweet project!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  3. Love this idea. The mason jar with the flowers is so pretty.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes
    PS-Would love to have you link this up to Saturday Sparks

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  4. Absolutely beautiful!!! I love ranunculus...have been wanting to plant some of my own for a while now. :) Would you mind editing the link-back to my blog? Right now, it's directing readers to one of my posts from April. Thanks! :)

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    1. Thanks Amanda - fixed the link. Sorry about that!!

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  5. I love this simple and elegant hanging mason jar idea! The color of the blossoms is perfect and the look in your room looks great! I have some peony's getting ready to bloom I think I'll try this out :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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  6. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for the easy tutorial.

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  7. Pinning! And coming over from Give Me the Goods party. I'd love for you to come share it at the link party I am cohosting right now!
    http://thefirstyearblog.com/2013/05/12/link-party-with-titi-crafty/

    Beth @ The First Year Blog

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  8. Love this idea. Thanks for showing us how to hang it.

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  9. This is so pretty. I love mason jars and ranunculus. I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond. It is live right now. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  10. So pretty! I love this-thanks for the tutorial! I found you through Anything Goes Fri linky Party with Bacon Time.

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  11. I absolutely love how this looks! Elegant, simple and beautiful.

    You are being featured over at Huckleberry Love today! Stop on by and grab our featured button. :-)

    Thanks for linking up at Much Ado About Monday. We hope to see you next week!

    Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  12. What a great idea! It is beautiful!

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  13. That looks so pretty in your bedroom. I love jars too and save them from spaghetti and jelly....all kinds of things. Just found ranunculus for the first time the other day at the grocery store. :)

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