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DIY Mason Jar Plant Holder

We’re t-minus two days from March… which is basically April… which is when spring is supposed to happen… which means flowers and greenery and sunshine.

What better way to welcome the season than by sharing a fun mason jar plant holder made out of a $5.00 thrift store frame?

Mason Jar Plant Holder

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The Process

Mason Jar Planter Holder

Like I mentioned above, this baby was a grand total of five dollars. I bought it solely for the frame – it’s a solid oak and in great condition.

Mason Jar Plant Holder

After disassembling the frame, I measured and cut the wooden planks.

Mason Jar Plant Holder

Then, I sanded and stained the wood planks with two coats of weathered oak and went over them with dark antiquing wax.

Next, I painted the frame with two coats of Rust-oleum’s White Linen chalk paint.

Mason Jar Plant Holder

After letting it all dry, I nailed the boards to the back of the frame.

Mason Jar Plant Holder

I started with six mason jars to hang, but ended up using only four so the plants would have a little more room to grow (green thumb, I’ve got my eye on you).

Mason Jar Plant Holder

To secure the mason jars to the planks, I used clamps (found in the plumbing section of your local hardware store) and screwed them to the board.

Mason Jar Plant Holder

Then I tightened the clamp around the top of the mason jar, below the bottom lip, so it won’t slide off.

Mason Jar Plant Holder

Last but not least, fill those babies up with some great greenery and say hello to spring!


All our best,



  1. Sabrina

    February 27, 2017 at 9:04 am

    What a cute idea! My favorite part is how cheap this little DIY was! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Kelly

      March 1, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you, Sabrina! It’s always nice to have an inexpensive craft to do 🙂

  2. Megs

    March 3, 2017 at 5:47 am

    I love this! I have a big, empty, front porch. Not the best decorator …I am always at a loss as to how to fill this beautiful space. This mason jar idea is awesome! I often cut fresh flowers from the yard and put them in vases out there …but how much prettier would this be?! Thank you! Without creative people like you I would be lost. Happy Friday, from the Friendship Friday linkup!

    1. Kelly

      March 4, 2017 at 6:53 am

      Thank you, Megs! And thank you for hosting the great linkup! Sounds like a great option for your front porch. 🙂

  3. Kristi

    March 3, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    This is absolutely brilliant Kelly!!!

    1. Kelly

      March 4, 2017 at 6:54 am

      Oh thank you, Kristi!!

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  5. Kim Six

    March 6, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    I love this project (and also must confess I only just discovered your blog but have loved looking through your archives!) Thanks for sharing it at the Creativity Unleashed linky. I’ve chosen you as one of this week’s rockstars. On Thursday you’ll be featured and voting will be open for our “Mega Rockstar” which comes with a huge set of perks! Good luck!

    1. Kelly

      March 7, 2017 at 9:22 am

      Oh my goodness, thank you SO much for the kind words and for featuring this DIY 🙂 🙂

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  7. Emily

    April 24, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    This is so creative! I never would’ve thought to do this with an old frame!

    1. Kelly

      April 25, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      Thank you, Emily! The best part is it’s super easy to make 😀

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