There is no better combination than mason jars and burlap, so check out this cute idea using both! Make your very own wall decor or storage piece in just a few simple steps!
So about a week ago, I ordered some burlap. I keep seeing so many things on pinterest using burlap and I had to get my hands on some! And I did, oh yes, I have enough burlap to last me for many craft projects!
This was the first project I made using it and I love how it turned out!! I set out to make a hanging wall piece using mason jars at first. I was just going to paint the board with chalkboard paint and then it dawned on me…. burlap!!!!
So by now you may wondering be how to make one for yourself and let me start by saying, it is so easy! So before I start in on all the details lets just have a look at it once more!
To start making your own you’ll need to grab these materials:
- A wooden board of some sort. I used a shelf from an old piece of furniture I had and it worked just fine, so it doesn’t need to be fancy or expensive. It’s a little on the heavy side, but it’s sturdy.
- 3 wide mouth mason jars. You could use a different sized jars of course, but I liked how the wide mouth jars looked.
- 3 pipe clamps, 3 1/2 in. in size. You can find these at Lowes in the plumbing section. If your going to be using a different sized jar, you might need a different clamp size so just be aware of that and if your not sure, just take your jar in with you and see if it fits!
- Drill and screws
- Staple gun
- Decorative accents
1. To start, grab your board and measure the amount of burlap you’ll need. Be sure you have enough to cover the edges of the board at least.
If you don’t cover the back fully it’ll be ok. I fully covered the back of mine, mainly because I was excited to be using burlap!
2. Once, you’ve done that, secure it to the board with the staple gun. Hot glue would probably work if you didn’t have or didn’t care to use a staple gun, but I haven’t tried that method so don’t take my word for it!
You can go ahead and attach your piece for hanging now or wait until you have the jars secured on. I used two pieces of twine and attached them with the staple gun.
3. Next you’ll need to screw in your clamps to the board. I just kind of eyed the distance between each one, but you could measure to be sure it all comes out evenly.
This part was a little tricky and I needed a helper to hold the clamp for me while I screwed it in, so if you have an extra set of hands around you might need them!
4. Now this is the fun part! Get to decorating! Once I tightened the jars in place, I poured a few white pebbles in each jar. I kept adding more and more until I got this result! I’ve also been recently on this flame less tea candle kick with my Christmas decorating, so I loved the idea of having the bears holding the tea candles!
And candy cane sticks!
And that’s it! You can decorate for every season by changing a few things and you could even use it for decorative storage. I think it would look great hanging in a bathroom storing make-up brushes or hair accessories, or even in the kitchen storing commonly used utensils. Really, the possibilities are endless! I can’t wait to make another!
Here is a look at it with the lights out!