Happy Monday everyone! Today I’m joining the lovely ladies again for a dose of DIY blog hop where we are all featuring projects we have done with glass containers. I don’t usually gravitate toward glass (you know I love my ironstone) but I am always up for a challenge. I’m actually sharing 2 projects combined to make one cute farmhouse vignette. So here is my glass jar centerpiece using a DIY tabletop crate, Adirondack style. Don’t forget to check out the other blogs below for some more cool DIY projects.
A few weeks ago I saw the coolest blog post where the author had built a crate for a giant bottle and had set it on her floor. I really wish I could remember where because I would totally give her credit! I knew then that I wanted to create a table top version. When the glass bottle hop came up I had the perfect project.
I started with a few bottles or glass containers in different shapes and sizes. I had picked up the large jar with the metal handle at a thrift store a while back for $2 and the others were either less than $1 or out of the recycling bin. I like the different heights and the texture each adds to the centerpiece.
For the crate, we used branches from our yard. Hubby cut a few small ones down for me. He’s really good with a chain saw as you can see in our Building an Adirondack Bridge post. Then he used the chop saw to cut the smaller pieces…
To get the right size I just measured around the largest jar as that was the one that would be in the center. Once all the pieces were cut, he assembled it with a small nail gun. Here’s the final product…
Once the crate was complete I placed it on top of the table riser in the center. I placed the largest jar in the middle and then 3 smaller jars in different sizes on either side. I used a mix of faux and real flowers for the “vases”. To be honest, I do this to help keep the cost of flowers down and I bet you can’t even tell which are the faux.
I tried to stick to green pink and white so that it didn’t get too busy.
I really like the clean look of the glass and all of the light that it bounces around the room. I also really like the pink, white and green flowers with the gray walls and I think the combination of the wood and glass is a cool mix.
Such a simple and inexpensive project. You can also make the crate out of reclaimed wood (which I can see as a future project) or you can just use the glass jars by themselves. Play around with the sizes and shapes and even the number you use. I think odd numbers grouped together always looks better, though.
Spring is a perfect time for this project. Here’s hoping you have some of those glass jars squirreled away or in the recycling bin right now. 🙂