We have one large bathroom in our home. In the bathroom, my daughter and I share a vanity area. Though my son and husband need some stuff, we also store it in our vanity, like cotton balls and Q-tips. I recently added all her makeup to my vanity in the bathroom, which made it a little tight in the vanity drawer. So, after rearranging the vanity drawer, I realized I needed to find a place to store the cotton balls and Q-tips that couldn't fit in the drawer any longer. So, here's what we did with our wall mason jar organizer to help remedy this issue.
First, I went and picked up 3 Mason jars from the nearby craft store. I plan on using them by hanging them from the wall so my husband and son do not need to go into the vanity drawer. I also wanted to make it decorative, looking like a piece of art on the wall.
What supplies and tools are needed to make a wall mason jar organizer?
Let's get the supplies we need to do this project. So, here is what I bought.
Three colored mason jars wide mouth (link is from Amazon Affiliate)
Copper thick gauge wire 16 gauge (link is from Amazon Affiliate)
Wood panel board from the craft store (link is from Amazon Affiliate)
6 Wire hook - picture frame hooks. (link is from Amazon Affiliate)
Black stain or black chalk paint (link is from Amazon Affiliate)
Stain clothes or rags
Newspaper to put down to protect the surfaces
Plastic gloves (link is from Amazon Affiliate)
Three keyhole hangers for the back of the wood frames.
Three drywall screws and anchors for the wall.
How to make a customized wall mason jar organizer?
First, I set up the wires and wrapped them around the jar's mouth. I tried different thickens of wire, and it seems copper wire 16 gauge works the best. I started with a thick silver gauge, but it was not sufficient. Then, I went to the copper thicker gauge, and that worked.
Here is where I added the hooks first.
I measured 3 inches from each side of the wood ends and 2.5 inches down from the top end of the wood. This is where I screwed in the metal loops.
Then, I went and stained the wood black and let it dry. You can also use chalk paint, so you do not see the grain of the wood. I didn’t put a gloss on it because I wanted to have a matted look.
After I stained it and let it dry, I added the copper wire to the hooks.
I decided that I wanted to label the jars. However, I didn't want to write on the jars themselves. So, I decided to write on the wood with chalk. I decided to do this after the jar was attached to the copper wire.
Then, I wrapped it tight around the mason jar.
And I added these hooks on the back to hang on the wall. I also used a router to drill out the hole for the screw in the back of the wood piece to lay flat on the wall. It worked great.
And, here is the finished product hanging in our bathroom. What do you think?
Well, there you have it. We love it! Everyone can get what they need without cluttering up the counter. YAY!
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