How to Create a Mason Jar Organizer
Does anyone else have an obsession with Mason jars? I don’t know what it is about them…but they are just so freakin’ adorable. I suppose I imagine myself with a different life when I hold one. I’m sitting on a porch, drinking sweet tea, and sitting in a rocking chair.
Okay, enough daydreaming. Let’s just agree that mason jars are awesome, and there are so many ways to incorporate them into your home.
Perhaps for some unique bathroom storage…
You can see the tutorial on how to create a Mason Jar Organizer by reading this post or you can check out our Mason Jar Organizer Video Tutorial here.
Video – How to Create a DIY Mason Jar Organizer
Supplies for DIY Mason Jar Organizer
Here’s what you’ll need for this project.
- 8, 12, or 16oz. mason jars
- Hose clamps (found in the plumbing section of any home store or online)
- Wood (Mine is about 2 ft by 7 in. and I found it in Lowe’s lumber department)
- Wood Stain (I used the color “Jacobean”)
- Picture Hanging Kit
- Drill (this blog post walks you through my best tips to use a power drill)
- Titanium Drill Bit
These are the hose clamps. I had never heard of them until this project, so do not be afraid! Just ask someone at your local home improvement store to point you in the right direction, and buy a size that will fit around your mason jars. You’ll find these in the plumbing aisle.
Okay so now that you’ve got all of your supplies, it’s time to stain the wood.
I just used some leftover stain from another project in the color “Jacobean.”
So stain it up and let your wood fully dry.
Then get out that power drill of yours. Okay, now I’m not gonna lie. At this point, I was on a roll and I was all ready to finish this project and get it on the wall. However, I did run into a few troubles. Here are my tips so you can avoid any mistakes.
Rookie Tip #1: Use a drill bit to get a pilot hole started in the wood, where you’ll eventually screw in the hose clamp.
Rookie Tip #2: Also use the drill bit to make a hole in the hose clamp. You’ll definitely need to put your back into it, because it can be difficult to create a hole in the metal. I suggest using a titanium drill bit like this one that is designed to drill through metal.
After you’ve created the hole in the wood and the hole in the hose clamp, line them up, and screw the hose clamp into the wood.
Repeat three more times until all hose clamps are attached.
To hang this bad boy, I just nailed in 2 picture hangers on the backside of the wood.
I am loving the way it turned out! It’s farmhouse chic to me, not to mention it stores all kinds of bathroom goodies. I think this mason jar organizer would work great just about anywhere. Maybe in your kitchen for knives, forks, and spoons? Perhaps in a craft room to hold pencils, scissors, and glue? The possibilities really are endless.
This same DIY mason jar organizer could even add some serious freshness to your kitchen, patio, or city balcony.
Worried about cleaning your DIY mason jar organizer? This blog post walks you through the easy process.
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.