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Mason Jar Wall Planters

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Mason Jar Wall Planters

We posted this adorable mason jar wall planter craft before (thanks to our super-hip friend Amber) – but with Spring around the corner it seems like a good time to mention it again!!

Hi! I’m Amber Anderson, I am a pastors wife, mom of 3, and an avid DIY’er.  I post regularly about DIY projects, crafts and family life on MotherhoodMusings.com. Check out Amber’s Etsy Store!

This DIY is a little bit different than my normal crafts because it involves some power tools! One thing I’m not the best at, so you’ll notice my handy husband in the pictures. :) But if you like this look, go for it. It’s definitely worth the effort.

What you need:

  • Old pallet or any other weathered wood
  • Wide mouth Mason jars
  • 3.5 inch diameter metal clamp
  • Screwdriver with drill bits
  • Screws
  • Handsaw
  • Flat head screwdriver

Directions:

1. Start with your pallet, we used a crowbar to separate the wood from the pallet.

2. Using your handsaw cut a plank of the pallet wood to a desired size, I usually make mine around 16 inches long.

After you have it the length you want, measure how where you want to place the jars. I like to keep mine 3 inches from each end and about an 1-2 inches apart. (If any of you are like me, this is the hardest part, I don’t specialize in mathematical measurements)

3. Drill hole in clamps to prepare for the screw, to do this I used a drill bit proportioned in size to the size screw I would be using to attach clamp to wood. Below is what your hole would look like.

4. Once your holes are cut, drill your clamps in your measured areas. I would suggest using shorter screws to avoid poking out the back side of the wood.

5. Last step! Place your Mason jars in the clamps and tighten with a flat head screw driver.

Tips:

Don’t worry if your measurements are off, just unscrew and try again. You can probably eye it better than you can measure.

If you are using these as planters; hang the plank where you want, put your soil in the jars separately, then tighten them into the clamps.

I absolutely love these planters, Enjoy!

 

Jamie here – I see discarded pallets around town all the time – and now that I’ve learned how to use a drill on metal (check out my DIY Oil Pan Sled!) – I’ll definitely be giving this one a try and maybe gifting them to family!


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