May 5, 2012

Mason Jar Wall Holder

I've seen these clever Mason Jar Holders all around blogland.  One in particular that I like I saw here at Shanty 2 Chic - and the idea has been floating around my head for a while.... until I recently found an excellent need for my own Mason Jar Holder ;)

We have a very small bathroom - and it has a vanity with no drawers.  So, we have installed a shelfing unit for some of our necessities - but it isn't always easy, just using the shelves.  Particularly, I am often annoyed when I need to brush my girl's hair after a bath, or put it up quickly before running out the door, and I can't find a hairbrush!
Enter my brilliant idea: a Mason Jar Holder, just for the brushes!

I took a scrap piece of wood, and gave it a wash with black paint (acrylic paint, really watered down).

I decided that rather than screw through the pipe clamp (found in the plumbing section of the hardware store...these are 4" clamps), I would secure it with two screws around it....

Below, you can see how I put the screws very close to the edge of the metal, and tightened them down as much as I could.  That baby isn't going anywhere :)  Before you finish this step though, make sure that the clamp is positioned how you want it, and just big enough to slip the jar in and out.  You don't want to be tightening the clamp itself too much after it is screwed onto the board. 

I did that on both sides of the board - to hold two mason jars. (I measured my first/top screw the same distance from the edge and the top of the board, so that the jars hung at the same height.)
These are wide mouth, 1 pint jars - 5 inches tall - and the board itself is 4.5 inches tall.  The jars hang off the bottom of the board a little. 

After that, I screwed a hook into the middle, and some hanging hardware onto the back (as usual I used the d-ring picture hangers.  They are screwed into the back of the board, and very secure.  I might ultimately prefer to screw the whole board itself into the wall though ... we'll see.  For now, this works great.)

And now, I don't have to go pawing through the shelves to find the brushes - or the hair ties!  I love it!

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  1. Cute idea! I LOVE mason jars and all the fun things I see people doing with them on pinterest! Do you worry about the metal end sticking out?
    Don't know why, just seems like its waiting to snag on something or someone!? Good job though,
    thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Melissa,
    Good question ... I have this hanging up pretty high, and in a nook in the bathroom, so there is nothing that would swing past it to get caught. I think I could have spun the clamp to tuck the extra metal behind the jar too - which I might have considred more if I had been putting it in a spot that had traffic past it.
    Clipping it off would have created a sharp edge, so I think I would avoid that if possible.
    Thanks for your comment!