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Mason Jar Organizer – DIY

I love organization.   I have dividers in my bathroom drawers and I color coordinate my closet.  Everything needs to have a place and I will fidget with it until it is easy- even the junk drawer.  So obviously anything that gets items off the counter and is still easy to access for everyday use is a HUGE YES for me.  This DIY Mason Jar Organizer does just that!  Gets clutter off the counter and out of the cabinets in a cute and organized way, while making it easy to access.

I do wish I would have spent more time searching for fun antique mason jars but I was on a timeline before the big move to Indianapolis so i just bought these short mason ball jars at Walmart.  If you have time, here is a great article on places to find mason jars for a good price 5 Places to Find Free or Cheap Mason jars.

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Mason Jar Organizer Materials

  • 4 Mason jars (whatever size you want- just make sure the hose clamps fit)
  • 4 Hose clamps (i purchased mine at The Home Depot
  •  4 Screws
  •  A board (mine was 11in x 27in) & sandpaper
  • Stain/paint & paint brush( i just used an Ebony stain I had left over)
  • Hammer, pliers, ruler & screw driver

Directions

Once the board is cut to your desired size sand and paint/stain.  Let dry for 24 hours.  Once the board is dry measure it into 4 separate sections and mark where you want the screw for each jar to be (this will be the center of each jar).  Lay out your jars over the marks to make sure you didn’t make any mistakes!

Next, screw the hose clamps onto the jars and mark on the clamp where you need to make a hole to hang it on the clamp (back center of the jar).   Remove the hose clamp from the jar and use a drill to make a hole where you marked the hole for the nail on the clamp- i recommend doing this with the clamp laying on a scrap piece of wood and drilling through the metal till you hit the scrap wood.  Next, screw the hose clamps onto the board.  To do this you must first put the screw through the new hole you made on the hose clamp and then screw it into the board.

If the screw sticks out the back of the board the easiest thing to do is hit the back of the nail, that is sticking out, with a hammer up and then hit it down.  Take pliers and twist it back and forth until the back of the nail snaps off.  Now that the hose clamps are in place you can place the jar inside each and tighten.  Project Complete! Fill them with whatever small items you use most days.  I filled mine with floss, q-tips, cotton balls and makeup sponges.

When making this Mason jar organizer make sure to double check your measurements and to be careful when drilling.

Mason Jar Organizer | www.vanillaandvelvet.com
Measure the board into 4 separate sections and mark where you want the screw for each jar to be.
Mason Jar Organizer | www.vanillaandvelvet.com
Screw the hose clamp onto the jar and mark where you want to make the hole for the screw.   Remove the hose clamp from the jar and use a drill to make a hole in the clamp in order to easily drill the clamp onto the board.
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Screw the hose clamps onto the board.
Mason Jar Organizer | www.vanillaandvelvet.com
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!  Id love to hear how your DIY Mason jar holder turns out – tell me about it in the comments section.
Learn more about how I use jars everyday around the apartment in Jar Addiction.

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  2. Cody

    I have a question! How did the nails not stick out the back of the board?!

    • Gina

      Sorry I cant’t believe I missed that step! The easiest thing to do is hit the back of the nail that is sticking out with a hammer up and then hit it down. Then take pliers and twist it back and forth until it falls off.

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  8. patricia s.

    How did you get the screws through the metal on the hose clamps? I have been working on a project and have tried multiple drill bits and screws and cannot get anything to actually go through the hose clamp onto my wood.
    HELP!!

    Thanks,
    Patricia

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