Happy Earth Day!!! I love Earth Day-one of my very first blog posts was about doing Earth Day activities with my at the time preschoolers (when I was pregnant with my almost 4 year old-time flies!) If you’ve been here for a while you’ll know that one of my favorite types of projects to post here on the blog are upcycled projects, so when I was given the challenge by Green Works to create an upcycled “Green Work of Art” in celebration of Earth Day I hopped at the chance! This Upcycled Mason Jar Wall Vase is so simple and easy-you probably have everything you need sitting around the house right now!
**Thank you to Green Works for sponsoring this post and giving me this upcycling challenge!**
- Mason Jar with band (no lid required)-I used an old wide mouth quart size jar that recently held homemade salt scrub!
- Green Works Compostable Cleaning Wipes (found in the natural cleaning aisle at Target)
- scrap wood cut to approximately 5″ by 1″ by 11″
- wood stain
- 3/4″ screw
- picture hanging hardware
Unless your mason jar is brand new, be sure to clean it out thoroughly before turning into a vase-you don’t want anything contaminating your water and killing your precious blooms! These Green Works Compostable Cleaning Wipes are super tough on grime but naturally derived, I keep them in our garage and bathrooms for fast cleaning jobs like this one. It had my jar which had held a coconut oil scrub clean as a whistle in no time!
Stain your scrap wood your desired color, set aside to dry completely.
Once the scrap wood is dry position the mason jar in front of your wood to the desired placement and mark where the lid stood. (Helpful Hint: if you want the “ball” portion or a certain design part of your jar to face forward be sure to place it there when positioning then unscrew the jar while holding the jar band in the same position before attaching to the wood so make sure it screws back in showing the same part to the front.)
Use the screw and drill to attach the jar band to the wood-make sure you place the screw at the very top of the interior of the band so that your jar can still screw in below.
Screw the picture hanging hardware into the back of your wall vase. (No I did not stain the entire back of the wood! I would if I was making it as a gift though!)
Then just screw the jar into the band and your vase is ready to use! Such a fast and easy project!
The folks over at Green Works are celebrating the power in nature by enlisting acclaimed metal artist Rebecca Anders to turn scrap into sculpture. Check this video out-such an awesome upcycle!
Be sure to pop back by Friday for a super awesome giveaway you’re going to LOVE!!!!