DIY – Rustic Wall Hanging Sconce (Collab with Vintage Tea Rose)

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!

DIY Wall Bathroom Decor on a Budget | DIY Rustic Mason Jar Sconce by DIY Ready

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
  • Jars
  • Screws
  • Mending plates

materials

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!

wood staining

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.

bolt 1

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.

bolt 2

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.

jars

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.

wall hangings

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.

flowers

flowers 2

It’s a cute, rustic piece of decor in our house. I’m so proud of myself for doing this!!

living room decor

Here’s how Sarah did hers:

Sarah's Sconce

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!

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44 comments
  1. Wow that is hours of work for one post.

    1. It’s not just for a post though! Now I’ve also got a piece of home decor that I love and made myself ?

  2. Love these!

    1. Thank you! I love it too ?

  3. These turned out great Angela! Decor that you’ve made yourself is so rewarding, and you can look back on it and the time spent feeling proud. I’ll have to check out Sarah’s because it IS adorable ??

    1. Thank you so much! It really ia rewarding to make your own decor! I’m so happy with what we both made! Definitely check out Sarah’s post too! ?

  4. OMG Love them and Sarah is adorable! The turned out so great

    1. Thank you!! I’m so happy with what we came up with! It’s definitely the biggest DIY project I’ve ever done and im so happy with the end result ?

  5. They turned out awesome, Angela!

    1. Thanks Diana! I think so too ?

  6. Yours and hers are lovely (: beautiful DIY

    1. Thank you! They did turn out really well, I’m so proud of both of us ?

    1. Thanks Carly! I love how they turned out in the end ?

  7. Omg Angela this looks amazing!!! This is such a cute idea and you did so so good xx

    1. Thanks Anni! I’m really happy with how it came out in the end! Along the way, it was hard to tell how it would look, but the final look is exactly what I wanted ?

  8. Looks great 🙂

    1. Thank you! ?

  9. Such a beautiful idea! I am totally in love!! Great collab post!!! <3 xo

    1. Thank you! Its such a beautiful piece of decor! I’m so proud I can say that I made it myself ?

  10. This would make a great idea for an office too! You could store pens and stationery in the jars 🙂

    1. Totally! I saw a few other jar wall hangings which did that! They were on in one long piece of wood, with four jars. Each was filled with different stationary ?

  11. Very creative and it turned out so well! 🙂

    1. Thanks Maha! They turned out way better than expected ?

  12. Loveeee these! Cute wall decor is the best xx

    1. Thank you! They really are the best!! ?

  13. Thank you again Angela for collaborating with me! Means a lot 🙂 And I really do love how yours turned out, a great addition to the home you’ve been making 🙂

    1. It was so much fun! I’m totally keen to collab again some time! I love how yours turned out too! Now we both have wall hangings to keep for good ?

  14. I love this! Good job on the DIY, Angela 🙂

    1. Thank you! I’m so proud of what I was able to make ?

  15. This is such a cute diy!

    1. It really is! I’m so happy with how it came out 😀

  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I might actually try it!!

    1. You should! It was so much fun and it looks so nice people hanging on the wall 😀

  17. Loving this diy it’s so cute ? I’m really bad at diy and craft but I can definitely see how rewarding it is to make some home decor yourself xx

    1. I’m so happy with how it came out! I love trying my hands at little crafty things, and for the most part they tur out great! The ones that don’t, I store away ?

      1. Awww yeah you should be it’s so cute!! That’s good and yeah you have to do something with them I guess ? xx

  18. DIYs are so strangely satisfying. They make us feel like such ninjas, no? Love your work of art there, off to check Sarah’s now 🙂 xx

    1. They really are! Especially when they come out well! I love how Sarah did hers as well ?

  19. I haven’t done any form of DIY in a while, but it’s always great to make a piece of home decor with a personal touch! I love this idea, in particular how the flowers contrast with the wooden background and how you and Sarah gave it an interesting twist 🙂

    1. I really agree! I haven’t made anything like this before and I’m so proud of how it came out ?
      I liked that too! It’s always nice to put your own spin on things ?

  20. These are so cute!! Such an easy way to add some decor to the wall as well as some fresh flowers to the house! ?

    1. They are! I’m so happy with it! 😀

      1. You get the satisfaction of having done them yourself too! 🙂 xx

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