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Hi everyone! Welcome back to The Southern Institute! Today we have a great guest, Tonia from The Gunny Sack. Tonia has been linking up with Creative Me for quite awhile now. Her projects are always so much fun! One of the things I love about her posts is that her talent for teaching shows through with each tutorial she writes. She may not realize it, but it’s a gift, and I’m so glad that she is here to share with us today!
Hello Southern Institute friends, my name is Tonia from The Gunny Sack and I am delighted to be here to today! I am going to show you how I made a Hanging Jar Strand.
This Hanging Jar Strand was inspired by the Hanging Vase Strand from Anthropologie. I think the Anthro version is adorable but I wanted colored glass that I could fit a candle in. Although I’ve seen painted glass all over the blogosphere, this was my first time trying it. So, I used a tutorial by Jennifer at Delightfully Noted as my inspiration for how to paint the glass.
I wasn’t sure what kind of jars to use so I stopped by a dollar store and found these cute glass containers. I love the square pattern in the glass and the rim around the top will help keep the wire in place.
These are the supplies I used:
4 Glass Jars
Needle Nose Pliers
Paint the bottom and sides of the jar.
Turn the jar upside down on a folded up paper towel to dry. Every once in awhile I would pick up the jar and wipe any excess paint off the rim. I didn’t want the jar to stick to the paper towel.
Once the paint was dry, I grabbed some wire and a needle nose pliers. I chose dark wire over silver wire for more contrast.
I made 3 loops around the rim of the jar with the wire and twisted the end around the wire around the wire strand to hold it in place.
Then, I continued wrapping and twisting the wire around the jars. I made sure that the wire twist was on opposite sides of the jars to that they will hang in a more random way. I used the needle nose pliers to clip the wire and made a loop at the end of the strand so that it can be hung.
I placed a candle inside each jar so that they can be light at night. Another option would be to use the flameless candles.
I am going to put this Hanging Jar Strand on my front porch! Thanks so much for having me as your guest today, Jenny! I hope you all stop by The Gunny Sack and check out my other tutorials and recipes!