Kraft Monster : Wood Vase & Candle Holders

Wood Vase & Candle Holders


  • Baby food jars (any size and amount that you want- I used five large and four medium jars)
  • Clamps (one per jar- I bought a bag of 10 at Home Depot in the plumbing section for around $10)
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Hammer
  • Metal punch (or screwdriver)
  • 2 Hooks (optional)
  • Jute, twine, etc. (optional- to hang the wood)
  1. Brush the wood with a wire brush to remove any dust and dirt.  With a hammer and a metal punch (or a screwdriver, if you don’t have a punch), punch a hole in the metal clamp to make it easier for the screw to go through (you will be drilling it in step 3).  Make sure you place a piece of wood underneath the metal, and punch the opening on the opposite side of where the clamp tightens. This will be the spot where the clamp is screwed into the wood.
  2. Measure and mark where you would like the baby food jars to be placed on the wood.  Place a clamp on your marking, with the part that you punched touching the wood.  Drill the screw into the opening.  Repeat with all of the jars.
  3. Place the jars inside each clamp, and tighten again so that the jars are nice and snug.
  4. To hang the decoration, you will need to mark where you want the two hooks to go on the top of the wood.  Drill a hole on each side that is deep enough for the hook to go through.  Twist each hook into the hole until it is tight.  String a piece of jute, twine, etc. through the hooks, knot each end, and hang with a nail wherever you would like.
  5. We hung ours outside to spruce up an old shed.  This would also look great on a patio, or inside the house. 

Add fresh flowers or even plants that grow their roots in water. When the plants grow bigger transfer them into pots. Geraniums are good choice for this. 

Dont want so much trouble, just light up some scented tea lights in the first row and some beautiful flowers in the second and get that romantic touch to your flowery backyard.


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