How to Wire a Mason Jar


How to wire mason jars - quick and easy!

I’m a sucker for mason jar crafts!

Have you seen my mason jar window treatment.

How to wire mason jars - quick and easy!

I forgot to show you how I wired the jars.

There was some trial and error but I finally figured out the easiest way.


How to Wire a Mason Jar

* 22 gauge wire (found mine in jewelry section of Michael’s)
* pliers/wire cutter (mine is two in one tool – from jewelry section)

1) Bend a small, open loop with pliers in the end of 22 gauge wire

How to wire mason jars - quick and easy!

2) Wrap wire around the bottom lip of the mason jar tightly (tight is key or the wire will come loose)

How to wire mason jars - quick and easy!

3) Hook straight end of wire through the open loop and squeeze loop closed with small pliers

How to wire mason jars - quick and easy!

4) Decide how long you want your handle to be and cut wire to that length then form handle and thread end of handle wire underneath the wire that is wrapped around lip of jar

How to wire mason jars - quick and easy!

5) Bring end of wire up and around the bottom of handle and twist a few times then twist closed with pliers (snip of excess if you have any)

How to wire mason jars - quick and easy!

There you have it!

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  1. Very cute. Love your blue jars. I bet the light coming through is beautiful.

  2. Oh thank you! I advertised your giveaway on my blue mason jar giveaway post and I thought about how cool yours looked every time I saw the link. I have a window much like yours and I believe I’m going to give it a go with my new jars!!

  3. Cool – I love that look! I have 2 blue mason jars now – slowly building my collection as I find them cheap :)

  4. Thereasa Gargano says:

    I have nothing but issues with Pinterest lately. UGGGGGH!

  5. Thank you for sharing this. Perfect timing! I’ve been doing a lot of trial and error, ok…….error, and hadn’t come up with an easy way to wire them yet. I so wanted to “copy” or as they say, imitate your look. : ) This looks much easier than anything I’ve been trying to do.

    Can’t wait to see what treasures you were able to find in Brimfield! It sounded like you were able to make it. I’m glad you got feeling better to go if so. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

  6. Great tutorial. I was going to ask you how the thrifting went but I read above that you couldn’t go, I hope you feel better!


  7. thanks For letting us know kelly! I was wonedring about that! 😉

  8. Thanks for sharing the how-to, Kelly. I have some bottles to wire and would have spent a lot of time trying to figure out the way to do it.

  9. Thanks Kelly!…I just love those jars in the window…

  10. Debbie Martin says:

    I am going to do the same thing with mason jars that you did….put them in my kitchen window. I love it! I would love to find some blue one too!!!

  11. Love the window treatment in general! It’s gorgeous!

  12. I love this idea!! Thank you for the tutorial.

  13. Kelly your window just makes me smile from ear to ear…LOVE it!

  14. Great tip. One of those things I would go to try to do, then get all frustrated because it took me hours to figure it out!

  15. Thank you for sharing this great tip… I saw your beautiful mason jars in the window and was trying to figure out how you did it… now I know!
    Pinning your brilliance! 😉

  16. They look beautiful! I had no idea they had blue mason jars, thought they were DIY’d!

  17. These blue jars are so gorgeous. Thanks for the tip – I have some mason jars that need wiring! :)

  18. What a great idea. What I really noticed was the shower curtain tension rod used to hang the mason jars! I am SO doing this in my kitchen. I love mason jars and have many, now I know exactly what I can do with them. Thanks!

  19. I seriously want to do the blue mason jars in my kitchen window when I come home. I’m hoping to get a cottage in Michigan and think this would be perfect. Thank you for the wire lessons. Sounds simple but you should see me with wire and pliers.. look out!


  20. I love the colour – thanks for the step by step because my wired jars never look quite right …

  21. did you change the color of the jar or did you buy it blue?

  22. Very pretty! I love a blue Ball jar.

  23. Your ideas are always great and I love your posts, but I must be honest…when I look at your windows all I see is the huge water sprayer hose. i think it detracts from the entire area.

  24. Love this. I noticed the rod. It looks like a tension rod. I tried to use a tension rod in my window and couldn’t get it to stay. Any suggestions?


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