Hanging Mason Jars

Hanging Mason Jars Wall Art

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I have fallen in love with all things Mason jars! There have been countless adorable projects incorporating Mason jars popping up all over my Pinterest page. The is none that I’ve loved more than the hanging mason jars wall art that I saw pinned from Cottage Home Decor’s Esty shop.

There is a spot over the headboard in my bedroom that has just been begging for some sort of wall art to complete the wall that the bed sits against. When I saw this pinned to my profile I thought it would be perfect. I wasn’t sure of the measurements of the example that I saw so The Mean Man and I just took the wall measurement and headed to Lowe’s.

Here are the materials we used:

1- 1 x 8 whitewood pine board (6′)

1- 1 x 4 whitewood pine board (6′)

Pocket jig

5 hooks

Chalk paint

Wax and sealer

5 Mason jars

Wired jute twine

Silk flowers

2 Picture hanging hooks

We debated the sizes of boards to use. This project takes two different widths of boards to achieve this look, we just weren’t certain of HOW wide. Using a 1 x 8 board for the wider of the two, and a 1 x 4  for the smaller of the two worked out perfectly. The wide boards were cut to 14″ and the thinner boards are 16″ long. The piece ended up having 5 of the 1 x 8, 14″ boards and 4 of the 1 x 4, 16″ boards.

Hanging Masons Jar Wall Art

The Mean Man sanded the edges of the boards to give them a nice curved edge. This gives the boards a more finished, almost beveled look after sanding down the edges.

Hanging Masons Jar Wall Art

The skinnier boards were cut to extended 1″ beyond the wider boards at the top and bottom.

Hanging Masons Jar Wall Art

Dry-fitting the boards before you start screwing them together is important. You want to be sure it looks like the size you want and that it all really fits together well.

Hanging Mason Jars Wall Art

To attach the boards together, we (and when I say we, I mean the Mean Man) used a pocket jig to cut pockets for screws to be able to attach the boards together.

Hanging Mason Jars Wall Art

We used some cream colored chalk paint that we had leftover from the farmhouse table project. The boards were painted and allowed to dry overnight. A wax topcoat was added and allowed to dry. To protect the finish, a matte enamel sealer was then added. The boards were lightly sanded to give a nice smooth finish.

Hanging Mason Jars Wall Art

It was hard to find the kind of hooks to give the look I wanted. Most hooks curve at the bottom of the hook – but I wanted a hook at the top. I found some hooks that would work, but I had to turn them upside down. It worked great! These were dry fitted with the Mason jars placed where I wanted them to fall. After getting the measurement, each hanger was drilled into the 1 x 8 boards.

Hanging Mason Jars Wall Art

Now, this is a long piece of art work- about 52″ so it needed a strong method for hanging. We used two picture hangers. Just be sure you make these even on the back of your piece. We placed them on the outside two skinny boards.

Hanging Mason Jars Wall Art

To attach the mason jars, I used a wired jute twine. This stuff is great! The wire that runs through the twine makes it possible to twist the jut tightly around the neck of the Mason jar. I use one long piece and wrapped it around the neck of the jar and twisted it lightly on one side. Then I took the long side and attached it to the other side by slipping it through the side of the loop I had wrapped around the neck. It’s easy to adjust and tighten.

Hanging Mason Jars Wall Art

I think the results are fantastic! There is a sweet romantic look to this project that I simply adore. Its has just the right amount of country charm.

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24 Comments

  1. Christine

    Love how you used those mason jars…they look wonderful above that beautiful bed!

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    • Kelly

      Christine- Thanks so much for stopping by and for the lovely compliment! Blessings- Kelly

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  2. Janet Vinyard

    Hi Kelly, This is a great way to use mason jars! The finished piece looks so attractive over the bed! Well done! Blessings, Janet

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    • Kelly

      Janet- Thank you so much! I really loved this project too- it just turned out so nicely elegant but not pretentious- I mean, it’s mason jars… to think, some people just use them for canning! Thanks for stopping by. Blessings! -Kelly

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  3. Diana L Budreau

    Love this project and it looks perfect over your headboard. I too have become obsessed with Mason jars. I am in flea markets and antique stores looking for vintage ones all the time. The projects are endless, although I don’t want to decorate my whole house with mason jars, they will lose their charm. I have had friends ask me to make some for them.

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    • Kelly

      Diana- Thanks so much! And yes- you can really only go so far with the Mason jars as decor. I’ve done two project in two different rooms. I just love their versatility and their country charm. I think making them as gifts is such a great idea! I love easy and beautiful projects. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings- Kelly

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  4. Tana Mason

    This is the best thing done that I have seen with Mason Jars!! Please come share this at our party we would love to have you! https://www.floydfamilyhomestead.com/2016/09/07/the-homesteader-hop19/

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    • Kelly

      Tana- Thanks so much! I’d love to share. I’ll be joining the Homestead Hop weekly! Blessings- Kelly

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  5. Jess

    Oh gosh…I SO love this!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    • Kelly

      Thanks so much! It was a fun project. Blessings! Kelly

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  6. Ruth

    These are really pretty! You did a great job!
    Visiting from that Friday blog hop.

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    • Kelly

      Thanks so much! Blessings- Kelly

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  7. Katy SkipTheBag

    These are so beautiful and perfect as decoration above a headboard. Posts like this would be perfect for the Waste Less Wednesday Blog Hop! Check it out: http://www.skipthebag.com/2016/09/waste-less-wednesday-blog-hop-5.html #wastelesswednesday

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    • Kelly

      Katy- Thanks so much! I’m happy to share. Blessings!- Kelly

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      • Katy SkipTheBag

        Thanks for posting on the #WasteLessWednesday blog hop! Can’t wait to see what you post next week!

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        • Kelly

          Katy- Thanks for the forum! Blessings- Kelly

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  8. Janet Trieschman

    Those hooks are to die for and your sanding is amazing – look at those corners! Thanks for sharing with us at #CCBG.

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    • Kelly

      Janet- Aren’t those hooks the cutest?! And OMG I’m so laughing right now. The Mean Man was obsessed with sanding those edges!! He’ll be really happy to know it’s appreciated!! That just made my day. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings! -Kelly

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  9. Ann

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    • Kelly

      Ann- Thanks so much! Blessings! -Kelly

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  10. Sharon

    Love the Idea – thanks for sharing – I have my “mean man” working on this – I found the hooks and would love to know what size mason jars you used – was thinking about using the blue color jars.

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    • Kelly

      Sharon- Don’t you just love having a “mean man” who likes to help?! The mason jars I used are 7″ tall. I bought them at Hobby Lobby. They have a great variety. Blue jars would be beautiful. I thought about distress painting them, but decided the clear would also work. If you’re painting them and have any question as to how- I have a tutorial on distress painting Mason jars also. I’m so glad you stopped by. Blessings- Kelly

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  11. Linda

    You and ‘ mean man ‘ did a beautiful job. Where did u find the rustic hooks
    would u kindly let me know. The tutorial is great.

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    • Kelly

      Linda- Thanks so much! He’ll love hearing that he’s getting some love as well. We picked up the hooks that I used from Hobby Lobby. I inverted the hooks to make them hang from the top. I’m glad you liked the tutorial. Blessings! -Kelly

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