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 store in our vanity too, like cotton balls and Q-tips. Recently, I added all her makeup to my, now our 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 weren't able to fit in the drawer any longer. So, here's what we did with our mason jar organizing to help remedy this issue.
First, I went and picked up 3 Mason jars from the nearby craft store. I plan on using them for 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, so it looks like a piece of art on the wall.
Bathroom Wall Mason Jar Organizing Made Easy
So, here is what I bought.
- Thire colored mason jars wide mouth
- Cooper thick gauge wire 16 gauge
- Wood backing
- 6 Wire hook - picture frame hooks.
- Black stain
- Stain clothes
- Newspaper to put down to protect the surfaces
- Plastic gloves
- 3 Hooks for the back of the wood frames.
- 3 drywall screw and anchors for the wall.
First, I setup the wires and wrapped it 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 is 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 and 2.5 inches down from the top.
Then, I went and stained the wood black. I didn’t put a gloss on it because I wanted to have a matted look. I decided that I wanted to label the jars. Though I didn't want to write on the jars themselves. So, I decided to write on the wood with chalk.
After I stained it and let it dry, I added the copper wire to the hooks.
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 so it would 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. What ideas do you have for Mason jars? Please leave a message below.
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