On one of my many online adventures, I came across this wonderful tutorial from NotJustAHousewife.net showing how to make a lovely mason jar wall planter (the original tutorial can be found here). I love plants and planters, but realized after the thirtieth time my elbow brought the stacks of glasses, cotton balls, and toothbrushes crashing down around me that I could use this tutorial to serve other needs. And thus I bring to you, the mason jar wall toothbrush/anything-else-that-will-fit holder!
Gather the goods:
mason jars (I just used two)
adjustable pipe clamps (the 56” was the best fit for my jars)
wood piece (you can go a leftover piece, although I just got a small rectangular plaque from the hobby story for about a dollar or so)
Mark where on the wall you want your planter/shelf, and where on the wood you want your jars. The clamps are held onto the wood by two screws overlapping the top and bottom edges directly behind where the jar will go, which also holds the entire piece to the wall. So I made my marks for the screws at those spots above and beneath where the clamp will ultimately be.
Screw your first screw into the bottom mark on the wood, be sure you are holding your wood piece where you want it to go on the wall. Screw in but leave just a hair of the screw not all the way in.
Place your clamp’s bottom edge beneath the lip of the screw and screw the rest of the way in (mine didn’t totally stay put until the top screw had secured the clamp down). While holding the clamp in place, screw the screw into the top mark right on the edge of the clamp which should secure the first clamp as well as the whole fixture.
Repeat 2 & 3 for as many jars as you plan to have.
Place your mason jar(s) into the clamp(s) and tighten until jar is secure.