Friday, June 4, 2010

Mason Jar Band Wreath

After months of anticipating my yearly travel down Interstate 127 for the world's longest yard sale, I could wait no longer. One of this year's "to find" is old mason jar bands after seeing this fantastic wreath back in November featured on FunkyJunk Interiors So I stopped by Big Lots and picked up some bands for this weeks craft.

Hence my very own Mason Jar Band Wreath, but's in color!

The first thing I did was pick out the colors of spray paint I was going to use and gather up the bands (this really is a simple project, hardly no materials and just a few steps)

I sprayed several coats on the bands leaving some of the brass showing through.

While that was drying I created the base of my wreath from a wire hanger simply by unwinding it and then forming the wire in a circular (well close to a circular) shape. Once the bands are dry, slip them on the wire, twist the ends of the hanger together, tuck in the edges to hide the wire and wallah!

Last, I hung my wreath up for my viewing pleasure, added a bow, and little polka dot here.

And there you have it my friends. I still plan to look for antique bands for a vintage style wreath, but this will satisfy my needs for now.

Stop by these link parties and admire their awesome creations! Have a great weekend!


Maria Babin June 4, 2010 at 4:03 AM  

way cute!

Patrice June 4, 2010 at 5:47 AM  

Love, LOVE this! What a cute idea. I want to make one for my front door immediately!

Tiffany June 4, 2010 at 7:18 AM  

Jessica, this is awesome! Love it! The colors you used are fantastic and that polka-dot flower finishes it off perfectly! Great job!

emma June 4, 2010 at 7:25 AM  

i absolutely LOVE this idea!

Lisa June 4, 2010 at 7:26 AM  

How cool! Very creative. Please come visit me at I have a guest blog feature and would be honored if you'd consider guest blogging for me.

Erin A June 4, 2010 at 7:51 AM  

This is super cute! I love mason jars, and the lids in those colors are perfect! Great job!!

Cheryl June 4, 2010 at 8:15 AM  

What a great idea. This is so cute, and the possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl June 4, 2010 at 8:15 AM  

What a great idea. This is so cute, and the possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver June 4, 2010 at 3:39 PM  

Love the 'in color' version!

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup June 4, 2010 at 6:39 PM  

I love the colors you chose!

Songberries June 4, 2010 at 6:49 PM  

I love how you painted the lids!
I've had mine hanging on a hanger in the basement forever and never realized that they would make a clever wreath! I just hung them for storage. I'm going to have to paint em up pretty now! Great idea!

sydney @ sewineededapaycheck June 4, 2010 at 11:01 PM  

love that!! i love ball jars/mason jars. had no idea you could buy just the bands. i'll be doing this this summer!

Stephanie June 5, 2010 at 8:31 AM  

Just found your blog today from "New Friend Fridays". I love your style! Everything is very cute. I especially love the mason jar wreath you created...

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design June 5, 2010 at 9:31 AM  

That is TOO cute!! You used 2 of my most favorite Krylon colors!!! Great job!

Kelli W June 5, 2010 at 3:59 PM  

This is adorable and so easy too! How much does a box of the bands cost?!?

Object of Maya*ffection June 5, 2010 at 4:47 PM  

VERY cute! I'm envious you got to go to the sale...was it as GREAT as I think it is?

Homemade Heather June 5, 2010 at 5:38 PM  

Cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica June 5, 2010 at 5:47 PM  

Kelli! Hi, you get 12 bands and lids for $2. I'm sure I can find something to do with the lids in the future;)

KimMalk June 5, 2010 at 6:43 PM  

Such a cute wreath with personality. Great idea.

Funky Junk Interiors June 6, 2010 at 2:35 AM  

Ha! Too cool! I'm so glad my little rusty number inspired your little pretty number! Great idea with the colours.

Thanks for linking up to SNS!

Beverly June 6, 2010 at 6:11 AM  

I think I threw away a bunch of my old rusty bands this spring because they were too rusty for canning and couldn't think of anything to do with them. GASP!!!

I love your wreath. After seeing it, I think my mother use to store her bands like this. You know I'm going to have to make one now.

Do you have any ideas for the flat part of the lid/band combo? They stack up too and aren't suppose to be used again for canning.

Becca Ross June 6, 2010 at 9:34 AM  

This is a super-cute project! Thanks for linking up!


Jessica June 6, 2010 at 9:58 AM  

Beverly, I've seen folks cover them with cute fabric?! You could do something like that and use your mason jars around the house for storage?! I'm thinking myself on things to do with the flat parts..that may be my next craft....stay tuned!!!

Jessica June 6, 2010 at 10:01 AM  

Object of Maya*ffection: the sale last year was unreal...let's just say I have never came empty "truck-bedded." Good news for you...the sale hasn't happened this year yet..check

Pati @ A Crafty Escape June 6, 2010 at 9:48 PM  

I love the colors you picked!

Susan in SC June 7, 2010 at 7:07 PM  

Just adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Amy June 9, 2010 at 9:30 AM  

Very clever! Love the colors!!

Stephanie@cre8tive June 10, 2010 at 10:17 AM  

This is so darn stinkin cute! I LOVE it. I like the original post where you got the idea from too. Wow, you people out here in blog land never cease to amaze me!

Unknown June 10, 2010 at 4:08 PM  

LOVE this, love it!
We'll be featuring you tomorrow- come on by and grab a button!

Its So Very Cheri June 10, 2010 at 5:51 PM  

I came by last week to look at your project but was just looking through all of them. I don't see the use of any of our sponsor's products on your project? You are more than welcome to enter another project that has used at least one of the products. You do need to have your entries in by this evening.


Anonymous June 21, 2010 at 11:36 PM  

How many bands did you use? Heather C.

Tsosie and Peterson Bunch July 6, 2010 at 2:08 PM  

I made a version of your wreath last week. I gave you credit and linked to your blog. Check it out and thanks for the idea.

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