I know you are probably thinking holy toledo Amanda is on a kick this week! You are so correct and oddly my days have allowed me to find time to share with all of you what I have been up to! I mentioned in my last “Let’s Get Crafty” post that I made another pallet project. I have been loving the cute mason jar bathroom storage pallets people have been doing. Maybe I am a few months behind on getting around to doing mine but I did it and that’s what matters😋
So let’s talk about what you need:
1 section of a pallet (mine is 32″ long)…So either ladies get your guns out and your hammers and go take apart your pallet or do like I did. When dad came up to drop something off ask him nicely or have mom to go take the four pallets in the burn pile apart for you😉
4-3-2 1/18 plumbing clamps (I bought a bag of 6 at Lowe’s for about $5)
4-half pint mason jars (I buy them by the dozen in all different sizes; I use them for EVERYTHING! More on that in a few…)
4-screws about 5/8in (I dug around in my husbands drill box and found!)
2-Wall screws (Again husbands drill box)
SO here we go! I love rustic if you have ever seen my house in previous posts or at our website www.moonlightmasonry.com (Yes that was a plug! LOL) you would know my home has plenty of old barn around it from ceilings to beams to floors and stairs. We also have plenty of other textures but in regards to the pallet I wanted to keep it rough so I simply washed it off with warm water and loved the way it looked.
Next I laid my jars on the pallet laying them out and putting a line with a pencil at the locations I liked.
The plumbing clamps were the most challenging part of this project. Maybe I should have researched more as all other posts I read of people making these they made this seem like a no biggie step. Maybe my screws were a different width then they used which is why it was challenging. So I ended up taking a flat head and wiggled it until one of the slots popped out. Oh yea I will mention I did try to previously drill straight through the metal on the clamp to only fail so that is why I went this route. Now I took my shorter screws and Makita drill and attached them to the pallet.
Now I simply took my flathead and loosened the clamps enough to slip my jars in and tightened them. Another lesson learned DON’T tighten too much you will chip the mason jar as the screw surface presses against it. Again, maybe this was just me but if you are like me and have no patients to wait for your husband to suggest maybe a better way and you want the job done you go for it and learn the hard way!
That was it I had this great bathroom storage board! Now I’m wishing I had like three of them and placed them zig-zagged on the wall as I have a lot of stuff I could put in these little jars. Another great thing about these clamps is if you want to use pint size mason jars these clamps will work for that too! This project cost me a total of $5 as all I had to go and buy was the clamps. Which I still have two clamps left for another project! Mason jars are a staple item in our house as we have them for water glasses, toothbrush holders, canning, frosty beer mugs, food storage, vases; yeah really anything! So I have all sizes on hand as you never know.
Let me know what you think or if you have done and any methods that worked well for you!
Happy Friday! Cheers!