Are you looking for a unique way to add color to your early Fall outdoor event? Why not try making hanging vases out of vintage blue mason jars?
How to Make A Hanging Mason Jar for an Early Fall Outdoor Event
You will need an assortment of mason jars. I personally like the vintage blue ones but you can use clear if you want.
You will need some sort of pliable wire. Smithers Oasis makes a variety of decorative aluminum wire . An example of red Diamond wire is shown above . It is formed in the shape of a bow to show how pliable it is. I find it very easy to work with .
You will also need a pair of needle nose pliers or vise grips.
Above is another example of wire. This is an aluminum wire in pink. I used this type of wire in a blue color for this project. The wire comes in a range of colors so you are sure to find one that will work with your chosen color palette!
To Form the Handles
Cut a length of the Aluminum wire . Wrap it around the top of the jar several times and then form a handle going from one side of the jar to the other. Make a hook shape and attach the hanger to the opposite side of the jar. Use your vise grips to crimp the wire in order to be sure it is secure.
I added some sheer ribbon to the handle to add more interest and motion.
Now you are ready to fill your vases with your choice of flowers. For this early Fall celebration, I used a variety of orange, cream and yellow flowers.
The Finished Hanging Mason Jar
You will also need a Shepard's hook or something to hang your mason jar vase on. In The picture above, the hooks are lining the sides of the Koi pond with the mason jars hanging from them. This was such a beautiful early Fall wedding!
A word of caution: please make sure your handle is securely fastened to the jar before filling it with your floral arrangement.
I did a test “hang” over carpet in case it fell ! I didn’t want to break the glass jar! Once you are confident that your handle is secure and can hold your jar, you are ready to fill your jar with either fresh or faux flowers!
The final cost for your project will depend on whether you need to purchase mason jars and how many jars you are making.
Close up Of the Finished Jar- After Photo
- Vintage Mason jars (had on hand)
- Aluminum wire (craft store)
- Fresh flowers (florist or grocery store)