Mason Jar Wall Sconces

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By the amount of mason jars I have laying around the house, one would think I am either totally into canning or am going to give homesteading a try. The truth is that I have a lot of friends who excel at canning. (I don’t. I’ll happily eat whatever is in the mason jar, but for me to can something myself redefines “hot mess.”)

I may have committed a total social faux pax by keeping all of these jars instead of returning them to their purchaser.  In my defense, 1.) Names weren’t written on them 2.) I forget which ones go back to which friend (pretty soon I can blame that sort of thing on my age)  3.) They are really cool. I happily hoard them. But with all of the mason jars, I started to plan ways to incorporate them with my pallet and barn wood pieces.

Attaching them to the wood is not a difficult feat, once I discovered the right sized galvanized clip. Describing what I needed from the guys at Home Depot was the most challenging part of the whole project.

“It looks like a clamp, but it’s only half of one. I know it’s in the electrical aisle somewhere. Or plumbing. I saw it somewhere around there.”

“What’s it going to be used for, ma’am?”

“Um. Not pipes or electrical work.”

“What on earth are you doing?”

“Making something.” I was in a hurry, and had already drawn the guy a diagram on my hand. And there was no way to easily or quickly describe a reclaimed wood and mason jar wall sconce or a pallet towel rack. Do you ask all of your customers so many questions about odd things they buy? 

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The jars are held tightly in place with the clip and two screws. I put votive tea lights in the jars, but they could also hold flowers, keys, etc.

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Best part is now I know what aisle to go to at Home Depot. I can walk in with a purpose. And stop drawing on my arm like a teenager…at least temporarily.

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About Mel

My name is Mel, and I split my time living, working and playing in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern Vermont. I'm a reclaimed wood artist who loves to continually find ways to repurpose wood and give it new life. "Nature Calls: Reclaimed Wood Designs" is my business dedicated to doing that! Thanks for stopping by!
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