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Mason jar wall planter

I love vintage wood signage. But I find that on top of being hard to find, they’re often super expensive. So, I figured I can build my own, right?

I don’t regret it at all!

1

Prepare the frame

  • 1.1 - Measure and cut the pieces of pine at 24" with a 45-degree angle.
  • 1.2 - Make a small cut in the pieces in order to insert the MDF panel.
  • 1.3 - Before assembling, stain the pine. Let dry the required time.
  • 1.4 - Glue and nail 3 pieces of the frame together.

Pro tip

Staining the pieces before assembly will make your life so much easier! I used Minwax in the shade Early American.
2

Prepare the shiplap

  • 2.1 - Measure and cut the MDF to create shiplap boards at your desired width.
  • 2.2 - Paint the planks without forgetting the sides.
  • 2.3 - On the MDF backboard, paint large strips approximately where the boards will join.
  • 2.4 - Let dry.

Pro tip

Not painting the entire backboard will allow for less waste. I look at where there may be small gaps and paint large strips to make sure the space is invisible.
3

Assemble the frame and the shiplap

  • 3.1 - Slide the MDF backboard into the pine frame.
  • 3.2 - Secure the last piece of pine to ensure everything stays into place.
  • 3.3 - Using quick-dry wood glue, glue the MDF shiplap panels into place.
4

Paint the Mason jars

  • 4.1 - Paint the Mason jars using chalk paint. Let dry.
  • 4.2 - Apply a second coat if needed.
  • 4.3 - To install the jars, simply screw the hose clamps to the panel and insert the Mason jars.

Pro tip

For a more aged look, I sanded the painted jars with a fine grain paper.
5

Decorate the panel and plant

  • 5.1 - Decorate the panel however you wish. For a vintage look, lightly sand over any paint applied.
  • 5.2 - Place a bit of earth into the Mason jars and plant flowers or fine herbs!

Pro tip

I’m not the greatest calligrapher! I found the words ''Fresh flowers'' on Pinterest and copied them onto a sheet of paper. I flipped it over and scribbled with a pencil over each letter – kind of like carbon paper! Then, I traced the letters onto the board.
Mélissa Leduc
Lifestyle blogger
Mélissa is a content creator and lifestyle blogger who is very active on social media. You can follow her work on her blog and on her Instagram page @dusty_rose_blog.

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