Make a trendy organizational caddy to house anything from bathroom accessories to art supplies with a few inexpensive materials. This piece is neutral and perfect for any room in the house. Customize the piece to make it as long or short as you want with whatever number of jars you decide!
- Piece of wood
- Sanding block
- Clear polyurethane finish
- Mason jars (with or without lids)
- Sewing scissors
- Decor upholstery tacks
1. To start, sand the edges of your wood piece to prep it for finish. You can have the wood cut to size at your local hardware store if you’re not handy with a saw (so long as you buy the wood there). Base the dimensions off the size of your mason jar (you want the length and width of the board to be several inches longer and taller than the length and width of your mason jars when they are set next to each other evenly spaced).
2. Add a clear finish to your board with a spray polyurethane. Spray evenly and allow to dry for the length of time indicated on the back of the bottle.
3. Cut strips of leather that are the same diameter as your mason jar. Cut one strip for each jar with your sewing scissors. Cut them approximately 1 inch wide. If you’re having trouble cutting in a straight line you can use a rotary cutter, cutting mat and straight edge to cut the strips.
4. Line up the mason jars on the board. Use a little tape on the back of the jars to keep in place if needed.
5. Once your jars are aligned and in place, attach the leather to the board around each jar with a decor tack. Line the leather up and press the tack into the wood to make a dent. This will mark you place. You can then remove the glass.
6. Hammer in the decor tacks through the leather into the board.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until all your jars are attached to the board.
To hang on the wall, you can have someone put a routed hole in the back of your board, attach a bracket, or screw the wood right into the wall.