Mason Jar Indoor Hanging Garden

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Project by Eddie posted 02-18-2013 04:24 PM 4295 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I surprised my wife with a new piece for our dining room wall made from reclaimed/salvafe pieces.

We just moved into a house (with a 300sqft shop attached!) and did not have much to fill the walls.
We are on a very tight budget so our only option was to make something.

I disapeared into the shop for a few evenings and was able to put this all together for very little $$

It started with 12’ piece of salvage lumber found under a few doors at a local antique store. I used it to make squares.

I then used ebony stain that I had from a project a while ago.

Next I found pipe clamps at a 2nd hand hardware store and furniture tacks to fasten the quilted mason jars onto the board.

And finally I hung them on the wall with small d-rings and added flowers (which will hopefully be transitioned to an indoor herb garden this spring)

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#1 posted 02-18-2013 04:32 PM

Very slick idea here. I really like it and im sure my wife would too. I bet you could even have them filled with candle wax for some wall hung candle sconces. Options are almost endless.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 02-18-2013 04:33 PM

Forgot to mention that I made it to match our dining room pendant light that I had made a month earlier (to replace the terrible blue glass ikea light that came with the house)

I didnt want to post it as a standalone project as it was not made of wood….



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#3 posted 02-18-2013 05:13 PM

Very clever and if the wife likes it x double bonus


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 02-18-2013 05:14 PM

Very Nice! Really Pretty!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 02:31 PM

A neat idea but I hope you put some exhaust holes in the lids to let some of the heat escape. Otherwise, they may be hard on bulbs.

-- Kepy

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#6 posted 02-20-2013 03:32 PM

Very creative and beautiful idea! Like the use of simple and affordable materials and turning them to beautiful stuff.

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#7 posted 03-20-2013 07:38 PM

Great job!

-- Todd

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