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Ready, Set, Craft Challenge // Mason Jars

It’s that time again!  Time for the Ready, Set, Craft Challenge! 
Our lovely co-host, Kerry, picked the very versatile mason jar for our craft item this month and, to be honest, I struggled a bit.  I mean, there’s just so much to do with these that I couldn’t wrap my head around a full idea.  So I did what I always do in these situations, when I’m looking for inspiration.  I went to the craft store and literally stared at all of the jars.  Yes I did!  I probably look crazy whenever I do this but it really helps!
So after staring for a few minutes, I decided that I definitely wanted to do something with the mini variety.  I haven’t done a craft with them before and they were calling me.  Then I did the next thing I always do, I strolled the aisles aimlessly looking at every single thing on the shelves.  You think I’m kidding?  Ask my hubby how long I spend in Hobby Lobby or Michaels! 
Fast forward through this entire trip and you get this super cute and fun mini pallet project!  

What You’ll Need:  Mini Pallet, Paint, Mini Mason Jars, Pipe Clamps, Screws, Faux (or real) Succulents/Plants, Sand, Frame Hanger
When I saw this little pallet, I knew I had to use it!  Look at it, it’s so cute!  Paint it, if you choose to, and set it aside.
Fit the pipe clamps (you can find them in the plumbing section of any hardware store) onto the jars so that they sit comfortably in them.  Not too tight that they tip and not too loose that they slip through.  
Screw the clamps into the mini pallet based on where they will hang.  Be sure the measure them out first so that you have room for the plants.  It helped to start the holes first and to stretch the slats in the clamps before attaching them.
Attach the hanger to the back.  I used one of these since I knew I wanted to to hang on my coffee station.  However, you could easily put a couple of screws in the wall and hang the pallet without this little fixture.
Arrange the plants into the sand or, if you’re going with the real thing, plant them however is necessary.  I have a black thumb so I stick with the faux variety.
Set the finished jars in their clamps and hang.

Ready to play along?!  We’d love for you the link up with us and show us your amazingly creative Mason Jar crafts!

Want to join us for next month’s challenge?  It’s my turn to choose the item and it’s…

FABRIC DYE

Happy Crafting!
XO, Kelly

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