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Frame and Jar Functional Wall Art, Hanger or Organizer

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With the knowledge of my second child’s arrival pending, my husband and I had to make a choice of which one of “our” rooms one of us was going to lose.
My room was filled to the brim with craft materials, scrapbooking paper and yarn.
His room – an office.
Needless to say, I gave up my craft room so that my second child could have a nursery and bedroom.

It’s been close to three years and I still have not organized my tools, crafts and stuff like I should have by now.  Not having my craft space organized makes it harder to find things when I HAVE TO HAVE THEM, you know, right that minute.

Determined to eventually have my craft space organized by the time my last child leaves the house, I started off with a cute project that I originally found from Pinterest.

The original photo came from this site, (Balancing Beauty & Bedlam Blog) and it’s located in the middle of the page: 50 Ideas for Mason Jars

There was no link for the photo as far as a set of instructions to create this jar hanging frame, and I based what I did to make this framed jar hanger off of that singular photo.

My purpose was to use these jar holders as a means of getting dangerous (such as scissors) or potentially messy items (like permanent markers) out of little hands, while having those everyday items handy.   Not to mention the “wow” factor of having the cool frame hanging in my hallway….
But the possibilities of use for this wall hanger are numerous, including hanging purses, hats, using the jars as candle holders as shown in the photo, etc. etc.

I used a $5 frame I purchased at the flea market and cleaned and recycled food jars that I already had.  I also used champagne corks, something I had seen on another website, for the “hooks.”  I had to buy the screws that go into them, but everything else was in my craft stash.  The whole project cost about $8 and took just over 8 hours (including spray paint drying time) to complete.

One final tidbit of completely useless information – When my father saw the finished product, he called it “functional wall art.”  I like that term.  I really had a hard time giving this instructable a name that would describe the uses and purpose for this framed jar organizer, and I think “functional wall art” is one of them.
 
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slice_rulz1 year ago
very nice work. i love your finish on the frame.
DeandrasCrafts (author)  slice_rulz1 year ago
Thank you VERY MUCH! It was the first time distressing anything other than paper. =)
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