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!



  1. James smith on September 22, 2022 at 2:31 am

    That is a really great idea! I love it..
    Thanks for sharing.

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  3. avneet holiday on July 18, 2014 at 3:50 am

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  4. Bethany on January 24, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Where is the paint post?

  5. Sam M on July 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    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.

  6. Lizzy M. on April 5, 2012 at 11:00 am

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

  7. rachael on March 23, 2012 at 11:17 am

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

  8. meggieelyse on February 23, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    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!

  9. jessica dodd on February 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on February 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      Michael’s! They are cherry blossoms 🙂

  10. Kara on January 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    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!

  11. Emily (Edible Psychology) on January 7, 2012 at 9:40 pm

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


  12. Ashley on December 29, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    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.

  13. Kristel on December 28, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    This is so darn cute!

  14. Kim @ Cheap Chic Home on December 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm

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

  15. kalamazoo on October 13, 2011 at 4:14 am

    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!

  16. Kristel T.M. on September 21, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    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!

  17. Mrs. Limestone on August 7, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Love this.

  18. The Redneck Princess on July 25, 2011 at 5:47 am

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

  19. Dawn on July 24, 2011 at 3:07 pm

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

  20. Sandi on July 18, 2011 at 1:05 am

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

  21. Indie Thrifter on June 10, 2011 at 5:33 am

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

  22. Chel on June 8, 2011 at 3:02 am

    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! 🙂

  23. Kamilla on May 23, 2011 at 5:52 pm


  24. SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime on May 23, 2011 at 2:28 am

    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 🙂

  25. Lisa on May 23, 2011 at 12:46 am

    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! 🙂

  26. Flea on May 18, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    LOVE this! You’re a genius!

  27. Jamie on May 17, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Love it. Linked your project on my blog!

  28. Dena on May 14, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    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.

  29. angie on May 14, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    love this idea very smart come see what I shared

    • Shanty2Chic on May 16, 2011 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks so much Angie!

  30. kcamp2121 on May 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on May 16, 2011 at 1:49 pm

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

  31. Gold Party on May 12, 2011 at 10:34 pm

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

  32. RadiomomRhetoric on May 11, 2011 at 11:42 am

    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)

  33. Alison on May 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm

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

    Thanks for inspiring!

  34. Rachel on May 10, 2011 at 6:11 am

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

    • Shanty2Chic on May 10, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      Thanks so much Rachel!! It’s good to hear from you 🙂 !!!

  35. Cindy on May 10, 2011 at 3:55 am

    What a sweet idea!!!

  36. Jessica on May 9, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    What a neat idea! I love it!

  37. [email protected] on May 9, 2011 at 6:12 pm

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

  38. Gillian on May 9, 2011 at 8:35 am

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

  39. KK on May 9, 2011 at 2:07 am

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

  40. dani on May 7, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    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.

  41. Trina on May 5, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    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!

  42. Lynn on May 5, 2011 at 11:15 am

    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!

  43. Amanda on May 4, 2011 at 11:12 am

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

    Thanks for inspiration!

    If you would like a “featured by” button, you can grab one here:

  44. Elisabeth on May 4, 2011 at 3:31 am

    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.


  45. Jane on May 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    This is so romantically beautiful!

  46. Sibylle on May 3, 2011 at 4:01 am

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

  47. tina on May 3, 2011 at 3:22 am

    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

  48. Olga on May 2, 2011 at 7:36 pm

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

  49. Kelli on May 2, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    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!

  50. Esther on May 2, 2011 at 4:47 pm

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

  51. Holly Day on May 2, 2011 at 8:04 am

    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.

  52. Holiday Snob on May 2, 2011 at 4:18 am

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

  53. The Tattered Cottage on May 2, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Darling idea. Love it!!

  54. Erin on May 2, 2011 at 3:20 am

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

  55. Kelly W on May 1, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Love this!!

  56. Chelsea on May 1, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    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?

  57. Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating on May 1, 2011 at 5:35 am

    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!

  58. Kari Sweeten on May 1, 2011 at 3:29 am

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

  59. Kari. on May 1, 2011 at 2:43 am

    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!

  60. Simply Bungalow on May 1, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Love this! What a wonderful idea.

  61. Christina on April 30, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    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!

  62. Charlie on April 30, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    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!


  63. [email protected] on April 30, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Really cute…makes me happy too 🙂 [email protected]

  64. Andrea on April 30, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    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! = )

  65. [email protected] DIY Spot on April 30, 2011 at 5:36 pm

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

  66. Kerry (newlywedcooks) on April 30, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    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.

  67. tammy @ not just paper and glue on April 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm

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

  68. JeNae on April 30, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    What a cute idea!

  69. [email protected] on April 30, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I love how this turned out!

  70. Abby on April 30, 2011 at 2:38 am

    So rustic and pretty! Great idea!

  71. RhettDidntGiveADamn on April 30, 2011 at 2:21 am

    This is going on my to-do list!

  72. Yanet of 3 Sun Kissed Boys on April 30, 2011 at 2:14 am

    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.

  73. Amy @ Positively Splendid on April 30, 2011 at 1:57 am

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

  74. Betsy C. on April 30, 2011 at 12:27 am

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

  75. laura on April 30, 2011 at 12:16 am

    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!

  76. Lisa on April 29, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    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!

  77. krystal on April 29, 2011 at 2:37 pm

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

  78. Brittany on April 29, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Love this! So cute! Thank you for sharing!

  79. tracy on April 28, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Fantastic!! Great house warming present.

  80. Dolly on April 28, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    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

  81. Alison on April 28, 2011 at 8:12 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on April 30, 2011 at 7:37 pm

      Thanks so much for stumbling Alison! We’ve had a huge response 🙂

  82. Stef on April 28, 2011 at 6:20 pm

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

  83. Chuck on April 28, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    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.

  84. Hawthorn and Holly on April 28, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    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!!

  85. Jen on April 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    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.

  86. Melisa on April 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm

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

  87. Amanda on April 28, 2011 at 11:13 am

    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!

  88. lynn on April 28, 2011 at 9:44 am

    i just adore this-tfs!!

  89. mom24boys on April 28, 2011 at 8:55 am

    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.

  90. Connie Huntington on April 28, 2011 at 5:29 am

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

  91. Jamie R. on April 28, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Hello cuteness!!!!

  92. jenni roseland on April 28, 2011 at 4:36 am

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

  93. pamela on April 28, 2011 at 3:09 am

    what a great idea!

  94. Patty on April 28, 2011 at 3:01 am

    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!

  95. tiffany on April 28, 2011 at 2:48 am

    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!

  96. Rachel Teodoro on April 28, 2011 at 2:37 am

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

  97. Kristie on April 28, 2011 at 2:33 am

    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.

  98. Sarah @ The Birds Papaya on April 28, 2011 at 2:32 am

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

  99. Jodi on April 28, 2011 at 2:28 am

    So pretty, I just love jars!


  100. emily @ the happy home on April 28, 2011 at 2:21 am

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

  101. Lindsay on April 28, 2011 at 1:53 am

    The hanging jar is darling! Very creative:)

  102. Joanna on April 28, 2011 at 1:49 am

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

  103. Lindsay on April 28, 2011 at 1:47 am

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

  104. Becky on April 28, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Love it–come by and link it up!

  105. tina philips on April 28, 2011 at 1:40 am

    This is mighty cute!!!

  106. Meghan on April 28, 2011 at 1:26 am

    Love it!

  107. Julie on April 28, 2011 at 1:26 am

    How cute!

  108. Anjie B. on April 28, 2011 at 1:08 am

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

  109. Christina @ Christina's Adventures on April 28, 2011 at 1:08 am

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

  110. Linda P on April 28, 2011 at 1:08 am

    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.

  111. Lauren on April 28, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Wow how pretty is that! I love it 🙂

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