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Creating A Mason Jar Centerpiece From Old Barn Wood Or Pallets

With the garden all planted and growing, and a little bit of extra time before the heavy picking and canning season begins - we thought today would be a great time to focus on an easy DIY project using old barn or pallet wood.
Mary had been wanting a centerpiece for our barn table at the farm - and with the table measuring 12' long - the hardest part was to come up with something that could fill the space and still look like it belonged. The answer came in the form of some left over barn wood and a few mason jars.
The best part about this project is that you can create it in less than an hour using some simple scraps of barn wood or pallets. We built ours to be 48" long and with 5 mason jars evenly spaced to fit the long table - but you can adjust the final length to accommodate whatever size you need.
Now we have an easy to use centerpiece carrying on our barn theme that can hold fresh-cut flowers, candles - or whatever is in season.
Here is what we used to make it:
Materials List:
***We have included the material list for our centerpiece that measures 48" long. If you would like a smaller version, you can simply adjust the length of the boards, and the number of mason jars to suit your needs.
(2) old barn, pallet or wooden boards measuring 48" long x 5" wide (top and bottom pieces)
(4) pieces of matching wood 4" high x 5" wide (middle dividing pieces)
(2) pieces of matching wood 5 1/2" high x 5" wide (end pieces)
Wood glue (optional)
(5) Mason quart jars
(24) 1 1/2 inch finish nails, or screws for assembly
Tools Needed:
Drill with a 1/2" bit
Tape Measure
Circular or Table Saw To Cut Barn Pieces to length and width
You can see step by instructions as well as more pictures on our blog post here : http://oldworldgardenfarms.com/2013/06/11/creating-a-mason-jar-centerpiece-from-old-barn-wood-or-pallets/

To see more: http://oldworldgardenfarms.com/2013/06/11/creating-a-mason-jar-centerpiece-from-old-barn-wood-or-pallets/

Got a question about this project?

  • Mariah Philpot
    Mariah Philpot
    on Jul 8, 2013

    These are Great !!! :)xx <3

  • Amy Ogden-Paparone
    Amy Ogden-Paparone Pottstown, PA
    on Jul 14, 2014

    Can't even tell you how much I LOVE this!! It's absolutely perfect in every single way!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!!

  • Smkarasz65
    on Nov 16, 2016

    This is a wonderful idea!!! Love it. Thanx for sharing

  • Npetrie
    Npetrie Fayetteville, GA
    on Nov 17, 2016

    I've seen a similar idea using a test tube rack. The smaller size is used to present single blooms or wildflowers. Very cute and delicate.

  • XYZ
    XYZ Denver, NC
    on Jul 31, 2017

    WOW!!! I could so use this for herbs and whatnot right on the kitchen counter!

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