I have had this project on my mind for several weeks now but just hadn’t had the motivation to get it started. The more and more I looked at my boring wall the more I realized that this was a project I needed to get done and fast. I first saw this on Pinterest but it lead me to an Etsy shop where these things were being sold $30 per sconce. No way would I be willing to pay $60 plus whatever shipping is for something I can make myself. So…I made it myself.
Since my husband is a contractor, my yard more often than not looks like this.
I can’t stand when he brings his work home and tosses it in the yard. This time it worked in my favor. I asked him about wood and he told me he had plenty and I just needed to go look at the pile (pictured) as there were plenty already cut to the size I most likely needed.
Boy was he right! I found two pieces cut to near exact same size. Since they had been outside I brought my pieces in and wiped them down with a wet rag, I let them dry under the fan for about an hour while I worked on some other things.
Before I get ahead of myself, let me go ahead and tell you what you will need for this project.
- Wood ( I used cedar 12.5 height x 7.5 length x 7/8 width
- Stain (I used Rust-Oleum Kona)
- Robe hooks or hooks of choice
- Saw tooth hangers
- Mason Jars
- hot glue
Prep your wood for staining. Take an old rag or paper towels and rub stain along top and all sides of the wood. Wait 2 minutes before taking a clean paper towel or rag to wipe off excess stain. Depending on what type of wood you used you might get away with only one coat. Using cedar I only needed the one coat and the color was perfect. Let it dry. I dried mine in front of my fan, it should be fully dry in one hour.
Grab your mason jars and remove the lids. Take your twine and figure out what length you need to make you jar hang the length you desire. I initially started with 24 inches but when I was done I ended up shortening mine. Tape your twine to each side of the jar and replace the lid. I then took my hot glue gun and ran a strip of glue along the neck of the jar. I wrapped twine around the neck until I was happy with it and glued it down with hot glue as well. I grabbed an extra piece and tied a bow around the neck.
Once your wood is dry you can add the saw tooth hangers to the back. I used two on the back of each wood piece. My wonderful husband added all of my hardware because getting things perfectly straight frustrates me for some reason. When those were on he added my robe hooks to the front and hung my wood pieces on the wall in the appropriate place. I came along and hung my jars finally adding my hydrangeas!
This project was fun and easy to create. Since we had the wood on hand it was inexpensive too. Even easier because I didn’t have to cut any wood. I love the way it dressed up my this boring wall.