Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Chicken Wire Canning Jars

The lovely warm Spring days are giving way to the first flowers of the season.
I thought this was such a darling way to display flowers and use old canning jars or other containers you have saved.


You will need just a few supplies.


Carefully measure your jar from the rim down.
Add 1/2 inch for the bottom of the jar.
Use the closed end {one side} of the chicken wire for the top and  cut the wire down the middle of the hexagons on both sides.

For the bottom edge, just try and snip so there are no loose wires.

Starting with the top, tightly wind the chicken wire to the rim and secure by folding back one of the loose ends under a corresponding hexagon.
Use your needle nose pliers to bend back and secure so that no wires are turning outward.

Mold the wire around the jar, and fold the bottom edge under firmly.

Continue latching and folding the wires back all the way down, until you have reached the base.
It should look something like this...

It really does not have to be the epitome of perfection.
The rustic imperfections add to the charming look of the jar!

When you are finished, make sure to really press the wire on the underside down.
Test it to see if the jar stands flat.
Your finished product is ready for candles, tea lights, or flowers!



Spring Blessings,

~Julia

Linked to Jen Rizzo.

11 comments:

Keri On said...

Very sweet! My list of things to make from your blog is getting TOO long! (I love that! Thank you!) I'm trying to finish some other started projects before I start this list!
Have a lovely day!

Bevy said...

Oh, I love this..

Very simple and sweet. Pinning this one - because I really want to remember this one.

~B

Laurel Stephens said...

I love all things chicken wire, and your covered jars are right up my alley. Love them!

2busy said...

I love how cute that looks. Doesn't look too hard either.

Megan @ Restoring the Roost said...

These are just adorable! What a cute idea.

~ko said...

This is so simple and sweet! I have everything on hand to make them :) I think I might glue a little felt circle on the bottom so that I don't have to worry about the wire scratching any surfaces. Would that work?

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

How totally cute! I love this!

Bonnie said...

What a cute idea. Love the simplicity of this.

Jennifer said...

Great idea~I certainly have enough canning jars hanging around :)

Keep Home Simple said...

Love this!!! So cute!

Marie said...

I really like the look it adds to a simple jar. Flowers are so lovely to have, but I don't always want the big bunch in a vase. This is perfect for everyday.

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