DIY {hanging jar}

Here is an easy DIY that anyone can do. I completed mine in 5 min and that was with a little person ‘helping’ me.

Here’s what You need:

1. A jar of any style~ I used a vintage canning jar but any will work as long as it has a lip for the wire to suspend from

2. Some wire~ I used 18 gauge copper wire that I have on hand. You can find some at the hardware store

3. Wire clippers

The basic steps:

1. Cut two lengths of wire. One for your desired hanging length; {remember to double this measurement since the wire will essentially be halved once you bend the wire} this is what your jar will hang from. The second needs to be long enough to wrap around the neck of your jar with about 1-1 1/2″ extra to secure it.

*Don’t worry about cutting too much, you can always snip off what you don’t need. It’s better to cut too much in the beginning than not enough to start with.

2. Take your shorter wire and wrap it around the neck of the jar. Secure it in place by twisting the two end pieces together.

3. Take your longer wire and fish it under the wire around the neck. It might be easier to bend the end of the wire up first like a hook *pun intended* and then pull it up under the neck wire. Secure the wire by bending it on itself. Repeat on the other side. Adjust each wire so they are evenly spaced. And your done!

I’m using mine as a vase in our mudroom/bathroom but you could make these into candle holders, toiletry holders, or anything else. I also LOVE the idea of lots of these little guys in all shapes and sizes hanging in my tree lit up at night. Wouldn’t that be magical?!

These could also be a great decor item for your holiday party this weekend. Anyone having a BBQ or get together this weekend?


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