Hanging Mason Jars Wall Art
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′)
Wax and sealer
5 Mason jars
Wired jute twine
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.
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.
The skinnier boards were cut to extended 1″ beyond the wider boards at the top and bottom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.