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!