Build: diy mason jar carrier
Gifts made from wood scraps perfect for teacher appreciation day, Mother’s Day or a party centerpiece.
These diy mason jar carriers with a copper handle are easy to assemble and so versatile.
And mason jars can hold lots of things, not just flowers! How about pencils, markers and craft supplies?
I used half pint mason jars for this project.
Just in time for teacher appreciation day!
I printed a personalized tag for each teacher and tied it to the center mason jar.
The handle is 3/4″ copper piping with a wood dowel on the interior.
I love the contrast of the shiny metal against the distressed wood.
Another variation, a single mason jar carrier. This jar is a standard pint size found at most craft and grocery stores.
How to build a mason jar carrier with a copper handle:
– 1 – 1×5 @ 9 3/4″l (base)
– 2 – 1×3 @ 8 1/4″l (sides)
– 2 – 1×3 @ 4 1/8″ (ends)
– 2 – 1×2 @11″l (handle support)
– 1 – 3/4″ wood dowel @ 10 1/2″l (handle interior)
– 1 – 3/4″ copper piping @ 10 1/2″l (handle)
Step 1: Assemble the box using wood glue and finish nails.
Step 2: Attach the base to the box using countersunk 1 1/4″ screws.
Step 3: Predrill anchor for handle using 7/8″ spade bit.
Step 4: Cut copper pipe with pipe cutter.
Step 5: Slide wood dowel into copper pipe.
Step 6: Attach one 1×2 handle support.
Step 7: Place handle into position and attach remaining 1×2 handle support.
Be sure to add a finish nail at handle to secure.
Step 8: Add mason jars.
Our Pinteresting Family says
They are so cute! What a great gift and organizer tote.
Lauren Brown says
These are so cute! Such a great idea for keeping pens and school supplies organized. We're about to create a schoolroom, and I'm going to have to make a few of these.
I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!
Diana Trotter says
Such a cute idea and makes for a great centerpiece, I always feel like my jars aren't enough in the middle of my table!