String Art Mason Jar Project

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Happy Mother’s Day!

This year, I knew I wanted to do something creative for my mother and mother-in-law.  While I was trying to brainstorm a cute craft, I made these lovely boxes.

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They were going to be succulent boxes, but they didn’t quite turn out the way I envisioned. Do you have other ideas for these boxes?

After that project was a fail, I brainstormed a bit more. Typically when I brainstorm, I tend to think of a list of things I could use by walking around my house and I look for ideas on Pinterest, Facebook, websites, etc.

Here’s my list:
Wood String / yarn
Spring
Flowers
Colorful
Basket
Decorative
Crafty
Hot glue
Seasonal

This list gave me a lightbulb moment. String art.

String art has been popular all over the nation.  I am seeing string art on Pinterest, parties on Facebook, and events in our area.

Since I wanted something seasonal that had to do with Spring and flowers, I decided to make a mason jar.  Now you’re probably wondering what a mason jar has to do with Spring and flowers. Well, let me show you!

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Materials: Wood (cut to size) Small nails String/yarn Hammer Drill Artificial flowers Mason jar imageHot glue Wire cutters Wax polish

ONE Apply the wax polish to the wood.  I used oak and walnut wood.  Look how beautiful the wood is after the wax polish is applied!

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TWO Draw or trace a mason jar image on a sheet of paper. You can also print one from the computer.

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THREE Tape the mason jar paper to the wood. Drill pilot holes in the wood about ½ apart all around the mason jar.

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**Tip** Be sure your drill bit doesn't go through the wood!

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FOUR Hammer small nails into the pilot holes.

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FIVE Create the string art.  Tie a knot around the first nail and then wrap your string around each nail.  I went around the outside of the mason jar first, then did the lines on the top.  Tie a knot at the end.

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SIX Cut off the excess string and/or hot glue the extra string down so it isn’t poking up.  

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SEVEN Use the wire cutter and cut off stems from the artificial flowers.  Stick different ones (depending on the season) into the top of the mason jar.  

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That’s the beauty of this project. Once it’s fall you can add fall flowers. Love it.

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Once the string art was complete, I gathered a few other items and created a cute Spring basket for Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother's day to my mamas and every other sweet mama out there!

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