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MAKE Project 1: Mason Jar Wall Unit

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This is a project I found and adapted from a craft website.  The original project called for the use of pipe clamps, but I decided to use what I had.  Wire, nails, and mason jars.
 
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Step 1: Step 1: Gather needed materials

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For this project I used a hammer, wire cutters, needle-nose pliers, a picture hanging kit that had nails and wire in it, and a piece of scrap wood that I found in Home Depot.  Instead of the wire and nails, you could use metal pipe clamps and screws by drilling a hole through the pipe clamp and simply screwing it into the wood.  The pipe clamps are adjustable so that they fit snugly around the mason jars.

Step 2: Step 2: Measure and Hammer in Nails

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For this step, you just decide how many mason jars you want to use and then measure out where you want them to be placed on the piece of wood.  I found the middle and then the halves of the two side sections and then went about an inch on either side of the jars' measurements.  I then nailed in the holes and wrapped the wire around the nails making sure not to make them too short or too long.

Step 3: Step 3: Insert Jars & Fill Them with Stuff

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This is the best step because you just insert the jars into their wire holsters and fill them with whatever you want.  I like that the jars are removable for cleaning and re-stocking.
sammyjo242 years ago
I love this! I am moving to a townhouse w/ really strict rules on decor/putting any sort of things on walls....what are some suggestions as to what I could use to not cause any sort of damage to a wall?
I use 3M picture hanging strips for everything. They are the kind that are velcro-y. My headboard has been hanging with them for years.
awesome! thanks. I had no idea they were that sturdy! now I can go crazy (:
Great idea! Looks really handy. Since you are reusing things, you should consider entering this into Scoochmaroo's Weekly Challenge Reuse.