Mason jar planters are a great way to use scrap wood and add rustic charm to your home. Building them is an inexpensive quick project, perfect for both new and experienced DIYers. Here’s what you’ll need to build your planters:
TOOLS & MATERIALS
- Tape Measure
- Flathead Screwdriver
- 1” x 6” x 32” Scrap Wood
- Mending Plate and Screws
- Mason Jars
- Pipe Clamps
- Hanging Hardware
When taking on this DIY task, be sure to equip yourself with the proper safety gear. Throughout the video, we’ll alert you to when you should and should not use the safety gear.
Select wood. Any type of wood will work for this project. We recommend selecting a piece that’s about thirty-two inches long. This will allow you to space three mason jars eight inches apart. If you plan on using taller mason jars, wood that’s four to eight inches wide will help balance their appearance.
Once you’ve selected your wood, install your French cleat hanging hardware to the back of your base, following manufacturer instructions.
Construct base. Measure and mark the holes for your mending plates. These will secure the pipe clamps to the wood. To determine the distance between each jar, measure the length of your wood and divide it by the number of mason jars you’ll be attaching. After pre-drilling each hole, place the pipe clamps between the wood and mending plates. Then, fasten the plates with screws provided.
Attach to wall. Measure the center point of your wall. Then, install the other half of your French cleat to hang your base. Pick a height that looks good and is easy to reach.
Install mason jars. Center each jar in a pipe clamp, securing each with a flathead screwdriver.
Your build is complete. Now, you can plant your favorite herbs or flowers.