Wednesday, May 7, 2014

"M" is for Mason Jar Carrier

Build: diy mason jar carrier


Gifts made from wood scraps perfect for teacher appreciation day, Mother's Day or a party centerpiece.
These diy mason jar carriers with a copper handle are easy to assemble and so versatile.


And mason jars can hold lots of things, not just flowers!  How about pencils, markers and craft supplies?


I used half pint mason jars for this project.


Just in time for teacher appreciation day!
I printed a personalized tag for each teacher and tied it to the center mason jar.


The handle is 3/4" copper piping with a wood dowel on the interior.
I love the contrast of the shiny metal against the distressed wood.


Another variation, a single mason jar carrier.  This jar is a standard pint size found at most craft and grocery stores.


How to build a mason jar carrier with a copper handle:

1. Supplies:

- 1 - 1x5 @ 9 3/4"l (base)
- 2 - 1x3 @ 8 1/4"l (sides)
- 2 - 1x3 @ 4 1/8" (ends)
- 2 - 1x2 @11"l (handle support)
- 1 - 3/4" wood dowel @ 10 1/2"l (handle interior)
- 1 - 3/4" copper piping @ 10 1/2"l (handle)


Step 1: Assemble the box using wood glue and finish nails.


Step 2: Attach the base to the box using countersunk 1 1/4" screws.


Step 3: Predrill anchor for handle using 7/8" spade bit.


Step 4: Cut copper pipe with pipe cutter.



Step 5: Slide wood dowel into copper pipe.


Step 6: Attach one 1x2 handle support.


Step 7: Place handle into position and attach remaining 1x2 handle support.
Be sure to add a finish nail at handle to secure.


Step 8: Add mason jars.

I'm linking up to:

Sand and Sisal
The 36th Avenue

Creative Collection @ Lolly Jane
Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming

3 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

They are so cute! What a great gift and organizer tote.

Lauren Brown said...

These are so cute! Such a great idea for keeping pens and school supplies organized. We're about to create a schoolroom, and I'm going to have to make a few of these.

I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

Diana Trotter said...

Such a cute idea and makes for a great centerpiece, I always feel like my jars aren't enough in the middle of my table!