Mason Jar Key Hook

Hey guys!  Hope you all had a great Wednesday :-)

I have a fun project to share today!

I started with a 1×8 board from Lowe’s that I cut to about 2′ long.  I used a different paint method on this board and I love how it turned out so I am going to share it with you in my next post.  So for now… Here is my board after it is painted and ready to go.

I also purchased 3 hooks and a pipe clamp from Lowe’s.  You can find the pipe clamps in the plumbing section.  I bought the smallest 3″ clamp and it was under $2.

My next step was attaching them to my board.  I used my drill to attach my hooks first.

Then it was time to attach the clamp.  After attempting to drill a hole in the darn thing for 30 minutes I decided to hammer a hole in it instead.  I just put a thick nail on one of the little openings and hit it hard with a hammer. Done.  I then wished I would have tried that 30 minutes ago.

I used a 3/4″ wood screw to attach it to my board.

Finally, I added to picture hangers to the back of it and hung it up.  Mine is on the wall leading just into the garage.  I dropped a mason jar into the ring and added a few cotton blossom twigs I found at Michael’s.

I love it.  It makes me happy when I look at it. :-)

I’m thinking these would be super cute hand towel hooks for the bathroom.  What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

I will show you my new paint method in my next post so stay tuned.  It’s super easy and distresses perfectly… Whoop!


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  • avneet holiday

    How to do get such amazing ideas!!! beautiful it is.

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  • Bethany

    Where is the paint post?

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  • Sam M

    thanks for the tutorial… I was wondering how people attached the hose clamp to the wood. I’d seen pictures but couldn’t find a tutorial.

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  • Lizzy M.

    Did you ever post how you did the paint? Looked through your site and couldn’t find it!

  • rachael

    Thank you for this awesome project idea! Here is mine inspired by YOU!:

  • meggieelyse

    I made this tonight and it turned out beautifully. I actually glued a few of the flowers onto the screw of the pipe fitter. Looks great!

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  • jessica dodd

    where do you get your fake flowers? They look amazing and i can never find any that look so real!

    • Shanty2Chic

      Michael’s! They are cherry blossoms :-)

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  • Kara

    HI! I just found your blog through the girl creative and I love it! I especially love this project, I’m hoping to try it out for myself! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Emily (Edible Psychology)

    What a wonderful idea! It looks beautiful, and easy enough for me to do! Thanks for sharing!


  • Ashley

    I just made this (minus the mason jar) for the guest bathroom. No more towels on the floor, yay! Thank you so much for inspiring so many of us to create and beautify our homes. I am grateful for you two.

  • Kristel

    This is so darn cute!

  • Kim @ Cheap Chic Home

    That is just darling. I like the surprise vase at the end.

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  • kalamazoo

    i saw something similar in a store recently…no hooks just three of the rings with a bright flower pot in each with herbs for the kitchen. I like your idea with hooks too!

  • Kristel T.M.

    I loved this when I saw it! I Pinned it when I found it and finally got around to making one of my own. Thank you so much for the great idea!

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  • Mrs. Limestone

    Love this.

  • The Redneck Princess

    I so love that!! My tomorrow project for sure!! I need something like that in my bathroom :)

  • Dawn

    Just gorgeous! Thank you Whitney for the directions on this one :) I used this for inspiration for our own mason jar coat rack here…

  • Sandi

    I LOVE it! I’m really liking the rustic pained wood too! Thanks for sharing!

  • Indie Thrifter

    Fantastic! I’ve just bought one online, wish I’d seen this first!

  • Chel

    This is great! Thanks for posting such detailed pictures and info about where you got things. I think this would look perfect next to my front door…if only the thermostat wasn’t in the way! :)

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  • SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime

    Hi, friend! I’m admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  • Lisa

    Found you on Stumble Upon a few weeks back, and just made a modified version of this today — it’s going to make a great birthday present for my mom next week! Thanks so much! :-)

  • Flea

    LOVE this! You’re a genius!

  • Jamie

    Love it. Linked your project on my blog!

  • Dena

    I Love this. I found some old fashion hot and cold knobs and I am going to put them above 2 hooks and use it in my new bathroom.

  • angie

    love this idea very smart come see what I shared

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much Angie!

  • kcamp2121

    This looks great! What size Mason jar did you use?

    • Shanty2Chic

      Mine are wide mouth pint jars. They are Kerr brand and I purchased them at Walmart. Hope this helps :-)

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  • Gold Party

    That is so pretty!! I think it would make a really great statement at my front entryway.

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  • RadiomomRhetoric

    Ohhh–That is just BEAUTIFUL!! I love it! I have been looking for something cute for my entryway. this may be just the thing! Thanks for sharing it! (I popped over from One Pretty Thing)

  • Alison

    This project is amazing as always! I just featured you on my blog today. Here is the link:

    Thanks for inspiring!

  • Rachel

    I love, love, love it! Thanks so much for sharing the how-to, I’ll be linking.

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much Rachel!! It’s good to hear from you :-) !!!

  • Cindy

    What a sweet idea!!!

  • Jessica

    What a neat idea! I love it!

  • Lindy@ItsyBitsyPaper

    OMG this is fantastic! I love the way it turned out. What a great gift this would make.

  • Gillian

    By still my heart–simplistic perfection! Definitely gorgeous in a bathroom. And your took great pictures–thank you!

  • KK

    i WANT one of those. you did a great job.

  • dani

    How did you hang it on the wall? Would it be secure enough to hang towels on? I love it, but would be nervous of accidentally pulling it off the wall when I grabbed a towel.

  • Trina

    I’m thinking about putting one of these in my pool house to hang towels. Of course, I will fill the jar with shells and sand dollars that we have found on the beach!

  • Lynn

    I love the combo of the jar and the hooks on the same board. You could also do one to hang above it with all jars and fill with sand and candles for a beachy look for summer. Change out seasonally to other things like dark colored beans and candles for the fall, fake cranberries and candles for the winter, etc. Would be so cute!

  • Amanda

    Love this. I’ve featured this post on Craft Gossip here:

    Thanks for inspiration!

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  • Elisabeth

    I love this and you make it look so easy. This is my first visit to your blog so I’m off to read some more.


  • Jane

    This is so romantically beautiful!

  • Sibylle

    looks awesome! Could have painted the hooks white as well;-)

  • tina

    I’m totally doing this!
    I am starting my own linky party tomorrow! It’s the first one. I would love it if you would participate! It’s called $10 Tuesdays and it’s for things that cost less than $10 and take 20-30 mins (ish) to complete. I love inexpensive and quick projects and I’m guessing others will too 😉 Thanks so much for considering.
    Tina Watschke

  • Olga

    Very cute idea and so many uses! Thank you for sharing. I’m visiting from Thrifty Decor Chick.

  • Kelli

    This is SOOOO cute!! I swear I have to stop being scared and just try it. You come up with the best ideas ;-)!! Thanks so much for sharing them!

  • Esther

    This is so cute. My mother would love this. Bright idea mothers day gift.

  • Holly Day

    I have the hooks, the pipe clamps which I bought a dozen earlier but didn’t now what to do with the remaining ones, I have wood, paint… why on Earth didn’t I think to make a key hook??? Thanks for the idea.

  • Holiday Snob

    Love this! Stopping by from TTand J and decided we better follow!

  • The Tattered Cottage

    Darling idea. Love it!!

  • Erin

    I am a new follower to your blog! :) Love it! Erin

  • Kelly W

    Love this!!

  • Chelsea

    This is a cute idea. Did you use fake flowers or do you have to keep replacing the flowers all the time. Maybe this would be a cute idea with a candle in the jar?

  • Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating

    I love this!! The little jar of flowers is the perfect touch. I recently started a link party on Sundays at A2D. I hope you’ll come link up!

  • Kari Sweeten

    LOVE this Whitney!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Kari.

    This would be great for office supplies! Paper clips, rubber bands, and something else?! :-) Just add another mason jar on the other side! love it!

  • Simply Bungalow

    Love this! What a wonderful idea.

  • Christina

    WOW! I love it! We are redecorating our bathroom and I have everything but a way to hang my towels. This is beautiful and amazing! Thank you so much! I can paint this to match the rest of my bathroom, its great! Thank you Thank you!

  • Charlie

    Oh, this is take-my-breath-away gorgeous! I just love it!!! I have a question, though, how do you keep it balanced? Did you have to put more than two hooks on the back?

    Aloha and thanks for the inspiration!


  • Laurel@chippingwithcharm

    Really cute…makes me happy too :) laurel@chippingwithcharm

  • Andrea

    LOVE this! I’ve got some old barn wood that I needed to find a project for. This will be perfect! So excited to give this a shot. Thanks so much! = )

  • Joselyn@The DIY Spot

    Visiting from FJI. How beautiful! I would describe this as rustic Pottery Barn.

  • Kerry (newlywedcooks)

    I don’t know what I would use this for, but I will use it for something….. because it’s too beautiful to pass up!! Oh my. I’m in love.

  • tammy @ not just paper and glue

    Oh my! this is just way too gorgeous!!!

  • JeNae

    What a cute idea!

  • amy@maisondecor

    I love how this turned out!

  • Abby

    So rustic and pretty! Great idea!

  • RhettDidntGiveADamn

    This is going on my to-do list!

  • Yanet of 3 Sun Kissed Boys

    It looks so sweet with the little mason jar and flower! Thanks for all the pictures of the tutorial. Being a very visual person, I really appreciate it.

  • Amy @ Positively Splendid

    So fabulous! I’ll be sharing this in my Saturday Seven lineup tomorrow. :)

  • Betsy C.

    Cute, simple idea! I love it…very flexible idea and simple tutorial!

  • laura

    whoa! this is amazing! i was actually just buggin my husband to make me something like this! i saw one on etsy as an idea. This might just be easier! thanks for the tutorial!

  • Lisa

    I blogged about your super cute wall hook today-gave you full credit with a link to your site. Thought you might want to know. Thanks for the great idea!

  • krystal

    I just wanted to let you know that I am featuring this on Sassy Sanctuary today. Love it!

  • Brittany

    Love this! So cute! Thank you for sharing!

  • tracy

    Fantastic!! Great house warming present.

  • Dolly

    Achei a idéia genial e a aplicação dessa braçadeira para vidros conferiu requinte à peça; passou de um simples porta chaves a um romantico suporte para chaves, chapéus, guarda chuva etc… Parabéns

  • Alison

    WOW I love this! I just tweeted, pinned it, and stumbled it! Thanks so much!

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much for stumbling Alison! We’ve had a huge response :-)

  • Stef

    Wow! That is a really great idea! I love it.. <3

  • Chuck

    Pretty cool. I would think a copper bracket around the jar might look a little more antique-ish but a good idea none the less.

  • Hawthorn and Holly

    OMG I never know you could find the ring in the plumbing section! I had no idea what those things were or how they hung from these shelves. Thank you!!

  • Jen

    Looks great! I LOVE the paint job!!! can’t wait to see the directions on how to do it. I’ve been struggling with the distressed technique and can’t seem to get it to turn out right. Keep up the great work.

  • Melisa

    This is so cute! I haven’t seen them before. I like Emily’s idea of a toothbrush holder for the bathroom.

  • Amanda

    This is such a great idea! Would look great in the bathroom or back of a bedroom door to hang dressing gowns / bath robes on. Thanks for sharing!

  • lynn

    i just adore this-tfs!!

  • mom24boys

    I love this! My dear SIL has a vintage look in her decor and this screams to be done for her. I am shooting for a homemade Christmas this year. I will be making a couple of these. Thanks so much for sharing! I am linking to this on my blog: 4growingboys.blogspot.

  • Connie Huntington

    So cute!! I’m crushing all over this!!

  • Jamie R.

    Hello cuteness!!!!

  • jenni roseland

    wow. that is so pretty! i just keep looking at it and say, awhhhhhhhh! i love it!

  • pamela

    what a great idea!

  • Patty

    Very cute! I can see making mason jar votive holders from these for my porch columns … such a clever idea to use stuff like this from the hardware store!

  • tiffany

    Looks so easy and I’m digging the chippy paint job, can’t wait to find out the scoops on how to get ‘er done!

  • Rachel Teodoro

    It’s beautiful! I just love it and the paint technique….can’t wait to find out how to do it!

  • Kristie

    I want one! It’s so pretty. I’m in love with mason jars. & cherry blossoms. Great post, I can’t wait to find out about this new painting technique.

  • Sarah @ The Birds Papaya

    I’ve been spotting these on etsy and was wanting to make my own. Great tutorial! thank you!!

  • http://[email protected] Jodi

    So pretty, I just love jars!


  • emily @ the happy home

    yes! oh, it would be so cute in a bathroom, especially to use the mason jar as a toothbrush holder 😉

  • Lindsay

    The hanging jar is darling! Very creative:)

  • Joanna

    I love this! I saw one of these on Etsy and loved the look! Thanks for sharing! :)

  • Lindsay

    I am in love! That is the cutest little craft I’ve seen in a long time!

  • Becky

    Love it–come by and link it up!

  • tina philips

    This is mighty cute!!!

  • Meghan

    Love it!

  • Julie

    How cute!

  • Anjie B.

    So CUTE! And that is something I can accomplish with my minimal crafting skills.

  • Christina @ Christina’s Adventures

    I LOVE this SO much!! What a great idea…I’ve never seen this before! Love love love!

  • Linda P

    Very very cute. Being a floral designer I love anything for flowers, but this is sooooo sweet. Thanks for mentioning Lowe’s my hubby is a proud employee of Lowe’s.

  • Lauren

    Wow how pretty is that! I love it :)