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Sunday, August 14, 2011

10 Minute Project

OK, to get 10 minutes on this project you can't count the painting time.  Since most of us have scraps of wood around to be re purposed at some time or another I didn't count painting the wood into the project.  I saw this earlier this summer in a craft shop and put it in the back of my craft mind for further consideration.

Here is the finished project with what pitiful flowers I have blooming right now.  I hung my flower holder on a door that sits on our porch.  I really don't have the best place to put one of these, I could see it on an old swinging gate or a back fence outside.  On the inside it could hang on a wall or a door or wherever.



I started with a simple 24" piece of base molding that I had left over from installing new baseboards in our living room.  I painted it with a couple of coats of spray paint (time not included in 10 minutes).


I went to Lowes and bought these ring thingies in the plumbing/heating department.  They come in several sizes depending on what kind of jars you are going to use.  I got three for the 24" board that I was using for the project.



Next I measured equal distances for each of the rings and screwed them into the wood.  If I were to do it again I would use an awl to make indents in the metal before I tried to put the screw in.  As you can see by mine the screws aren't even because the drill made the screw jump around the metal a little before it caught.


I used mason jars but you could use any kind.  If I make another one I think I might use something like a mayo jar that is smooth and then put vinyl numbers on the front of each with a great font of some sort.  You just get the ring things started by screwing down the side screw and it will eventually tighten around the rim of the jar.  This is what it looked like after all three jars had been secured.


I put two picture hangers on the back and then centered two screws into the door to hang the board from.  Depending on how big you make yours you might need to beef up the hardware on the back.


I put a couple of inches of water in the bottom of each jar and then added what little bit of greenery and flowers I have left.  This will look great in a month or so when the mums are in bloom.


42 comments:

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Love this project, it's beautiful. Will definitely put it on my to do list. Thanks for the inspiration:)

Toni said...

Cute, fast and easy - my kind of project.

Debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

This is too beautiful for 10 minutes and you used my favorite flower! I love it!
Debbie

On Crooked Creek said...

Miss Char,
This is darling! Your flowers are lovely, dear! Thanks for sharing!
Fondly,
Pat

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

This is just darling.. thanks so much for sharing..love these kinds of projects. hugs ~lynne~

Shannon@ Cozy Home Scenes said...

This is a very cute project and quick is always good! I don't think your flowers look pitiful at all but mine certainly do.
Have a great week! Shannon

Porch Days said...

Great project! It would be nice on my back porch if I could figure out how to put some hangers into the masonry.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful. What a great statement piece.

Micupoftea~ said...

Hi Miss Char....LOVE your quick project! Simple yet charming!
shawn

Paula said...

I love this project! Mid-August isn't the best month for floweres, is it? Yours look way better than what I've got here. In fall this will look incredible with mums and then at Christmas you can use greenery and berries. You're going to enjoy this!

Tres Chere Vintage Market said...

My daughter and I both love this project. We will be making our own soon.

http://trescherechattel.blogspot.com/

Elena said...

So beautiful. You are a trully inspiration for me!

The Little Dog Laughs said...

A lovely and refreshing project. All of the colors blend beautifully ~ Alexandra

once in a blue moon said...

LOVE this~

Brandi said...

I love this! Your flowers are beautiful.

d e l i g h t said...

What an absolutely fantastic idea! I love it and want to try this!
Linda

Debbie said...

I love it! You have given me an inspiration for my fall door. If I can every bring it to fruition, that is.

Tanya@takesix said...

What a great idea. I love it, Miss Char! Thanks so much for a super idea! Thrilled to be following you!

Coley said...

I love this project! My 2 favorite things- hydrangeas and mason jars :)

Coley @
www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Soo charming and cute!!! I LOVE this-absolutely sweet!! :)

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow this looks great. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Take care Anu

Carrie's The Created Home said...

Beautiful! I am stopping by from Show and Tell Thursday. I am keeping this in my plans for sure!

Carrie's The Created Home said...

Correction... Open House Party Thursday. LOL

Upscale Downhome said...

Charming and so creative! I love it!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

that looks so charming and pretty! I hope you will link up to Scrappy Saturdays linky party @ candacecreations.blogspot.com

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

This is the CUTEST project!
Love it.
xx
A

Craftberry Bush said...

I made something very similar..it also too me no time...:)

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays, hope to see you back next weekend!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

This is such a great idea. I love it. Thanks for sharing it at WOW.

Honey at 2805 said...

This is such a smart looking project, Char! It is so cute and you certainly know how to make 10 minutes count!

NanaDiana said...

Miss Char- I just found you and I am so happy I did! I will be back..I love this project. I am off to bed early because I have to get up at 4am for work. Love your blog- xo Diana

Northwest Texas said...

Oh goodness I love this! Thanks for sharing such a great idea. I wish I had thought of it :)

Love your blog.

Kindly, Dana

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

What a cute project! Thanks for the tutorial.

Have a great day.
Pam

Sue said...

It might be an easy peasy project, but it packs a lot of punch, Char! Adorable on your door, too. I'm always up for a trip to Lowes or HD- hmmm... do I have any left-over molding from our own trim project?! :-) Sue

Pattie said...

Good morning, found you over at Kim's What a great door, It's perfect... love the color too... your newest follower

Deborah H. Bateman said...

Cute project. I like it on your door.
I found you from a post from Savvy Southern Style. Thanks for sharing your project idea.

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Hi there, how beautiful! The door is an amazing shade of green! Looks great with the flowers. Good eye!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Hi there, how beautiful! The door is an amazing shade of green! Looks great with the flowers. Good eye!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is just absolutely wonderful. It is charming, cleaver, and easy. Thank you so much...I think I might attempt doing one. (-:

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Fabulous Love it all and your pretty flowers too
Thanks for the how to instructions I am going to give this a try
xxoo
Pam

Darla said...

Awesome!!!!!

Katherines Corner said...

What a great project. Love it, thank you for sharing. Hugs!