Introduction: DIY Mason Jar Planters

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This DIY is quick and requires only a few materials, most of which you already have. Deceptively simple, endlessly customizable, and looks good enough to display anywhere, Enjoy.

Step 1: Supplies

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  • 1 piece of scrap wood (we used a 4"x14" piece of particle board)
  • 2 mason jars
  • 2 mounts
  • 2 metal clamps (plumbing section)
  • 4 screws


  • Drill

Step 2: Mount Clamps to Wood

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  • Mount clamps to wood.
    • TIP: screw down one side of the mount, slide the clamp under the mount, screw down the other side

Step 3: Tighten Clamps on Jars

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Slide the mason jars into the clamp. Then, tighten the clamps either by hand or with a screwdriver.

Step 4: Add the Plants!

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We planted succulents layering soil over loose stones. For a kitchen planter, herbs would also be a great choice. After you choose your plant, hang it up on the wall or keep it by a window for light.


MichaelJ167 (author)2016-03-10

Nice idea, but what about drainage?

gransasso (author)2016-01-19

I like that it's portable. You can move it wherever there's sun. You can plant microgreens,and then you can eat them in a salad.

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-01-19

Great way to get some more green around the house.

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