My title may have gotten a little out of hand. But first off, I have to introduce my lovely collab partner, Sarah, from Vintage Tea Rose! I had wanted to do a DIY collab, and Sarah seemed like the perfect partner. She has a huge number of DIY posts under her belt, including but not limited to, a terrarium, a desk calendar, marble jars, and more!
We emailed back and forth and landed on this as our inspiration. Be sure to check out how Sarah did hers as well!
There were no real rules, we just had to do our own spin on the wall hanging. This did require a decent bit of DIY though. I even used a drill. It took a while to plan this out. I wanted to get it as close to the original, but this proved difficult. I didn’t know where to find leather, and then how to use it to bolt the jar to the wood. I also couldn’t find mason jars. So finally, I looked around at other DIY’s. Some mentioned hose clamps to attach them, so that’s what I went with.
Here’s what I used to make my wall hanging.
- Wood Squares
- Stain & Varnish in Jacobean
- Hose Clamps
- Mending plates
The first step was to get those lids and clamps off my jars, which was pretty easy. The second step was to stain the wood. This took a few days, as I had to wait 12 hours between each coat. I did three coats, and was really happy with the final look!
My original plan was to drill through the hose clamp so I could attach it to the wood. But that proved incredibly difficult. We broke through two drill bits trying to make a hole in the hose clamp. Finally, I came across a post that suggested using a mending plate, which was so much easier! You screw in the top part first.
Then before it’s all the way in, slide the hose clamp into the middle. Finally, drill it in at the bottom as well. That hose clamp is jammed in there.
Next, is to add in the jars. Just loosen the bolt, wiggle the jar in, then tighten it, so it doesn’t fall out. But don’t tighten it too much or that could crack the jar.
Finally, you have to get them on to the walls. We had a whole pack of picture hanging assortments which came in handy. I screwed in a sawtooth at the back, then figured out how and where to hang them. We went with the entrance area in our living room as we had a nice empty space. Here they are on the wall.
Finally, here they are with some nice fresh flowers. I’m really happy with this! I may sometimes put in fake flowers, but mostly I’ll try keep it fresh.
It’s a cute, rustic piece of decor in our house. I’m so proud of myself for doing this!!
Here’s how Sarah did hers:
Isn’t it adorable?? I love how we each did our own spin on the original inspiration. Check out Sarah’s post if you want to find out how she made hers!
What DIY have you put in your place lately?
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