I hope to inspire you to make your own mason jar vases, just like I was inspired by my friend Sharon.
Have you seen the projects I’ve made from all this old picket fence I saved from the burn pile? Seriously why would anyone throw out all of this yummy fence wood?
Scrap Picket Fence Pieces
I had these pieces left over after I made the potting bench seen above. I used some to make the coat rack, but still had a few left over. Aren't these going to be perfect for my mason jar vases?
Then I remembered seeing this great mason jar wall sconce from Elizabeth & Co.
Automotive Hose Clamp
I wasn’t able to find the set of clamps that Sharon used. So I bought 3 of them singly from Home Depot. They were too large, so I had to cut quite a bit off the end. After fitting them to my jars, I snipped off the ends with my tin snips. then I marked where I needed to drill my hole.
Mark and drill a hole to attach clamp to picket
I drilled the hole into the metal using a scrap piece of wood. This will allow me to attach the clamp to the mason jar vases.
The clamp onto the whitewashed picket scrap with a screw.
Secure Mason Jar
Finally I attached the jar by tightening the clamp, but not too tight.
A “d” ring allows it to be hung on a wall or fence.
These mason jar vases are very versatile. You can use the indoors or out. Would you use flowers or candles?
A little sand helps elevate a candle
This mason jar has been spray painted blue, then lightly sanded with an emery board to allow the light of a candle to glimmer through the words. Of course, I used picket fence pieces, but you could use any reclaimed wood, especially old pallet wood!
I think these would be great for an outdoor party or wedding!
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.