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Mason Jar Centerpieces

Hey guys!  I built a super fun and functional vintage-looking soda crate this week.  I got my inspiration from Ana’s!  I modified mine quite a bit and I just LOVE it!

mason jar craft ideasHere’s how I made it for $12!

mason jar centerpieceI purchased 1 1×6 @ 8ft. and cut it down.  You can use a hand saw for this!

4 @ 11″

3 @ 9.5″

2 @ 4.25″ (cut these after you build the crate for a snug fit)

finishing nailsI joined one 9.5″ piece, with the two 9.5″ pieces, together with Gorilla Glue Wood Glue and my battery nailer.  If you do not have a battery nailer, a hammer and finishing nails will be awesome!

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Then, I added two 11″ pieces on each end and followed with glue and nails.

wood crateI flipped it over and attached the last two 11″ pieces to form the bottom of the crate.

dividers

After measuring for the dividers, I pushed them down inside to form 4 cubbies.  These will need to be snug so measure before you cut!

hobby lobbyFor a fun handle, I purchased a bag of little candle sticks and a glass knob from Hobby Lobby (knobs are always 1/2 off now ~ WHOOP!)

unfinished woodI then drilled a hole in the center of the candlestick (just large enough to squeeze the knob screw in)

Epoxy on candle stick

attaching the knob to candle stickA little Gorilla Glue epoxy on both ends, I attached the knob at the open end of the candle stick and attached the base of the candle stick to the center of the crate.

I filled the cubbies with 32 oz. wide mouth mason jars and had a little fun:)

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What a fun way to shanty up silver ware for a cook-out!

mason jar craft ideasOr a fun centerpiece full of fresh flowers!

diy jars

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mason jar craftWant to know how I finished it?  Check out my tutorial on how to weather wood!

Thanks so much!

~Ashley

58 Comments

  1. ceekee on March 7, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Started this as my first project building something with wood as I thought it looked the easiest! NOPE. I got the wood cut at home depot – mistake as they don’t cut cleanly and I had to do a lot of sanding and there were lots of splits at the edges. Then of course they are not pinpoint accurate so I am having a real job aligning it all to be as near square as it can be. Thankfully it should look rustic so the bits that aren’t square won’t look to out of place. I am keen to try more out but think I need to invest a bit more into the tools of the trade so to speak! 🙂

  2. Karen Berg on March 26, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Just found this on Pinterest. I love it!! Pinning and sharing on my FB page too. Fabulous!

  3. Katie Sabin on August 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Super love this! If it weren’t so late, I would go chop saw some wood right now and get started! Tomorrow will be soon enough… 🙂

  4. Alex on July 3, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Hey. It really looks amazing …but how do you make the painting??

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