Saturday, March 24, 2012

easy peasy shelf-mounted jars tutorial



haha, easy peasy.  Can you tell I have some little girls in my life?  They never say the word easy without peasy.

Well this project is easy peasy, for sure.  I know you have seen jars with the lids mounted to the underside of a shelf.  I am here today to show you how easy it is.  This is a great way to save space and be able to grab supplies with one hand.  Here are some great examples on Pinterest (1, 2, 3).  I am going to be looking for those sweet jars with gingham lids… I think it might be a jam I have seen in the grocery store!  So cute.

Anyway, this is what you will need…


Super basic supplies:

Power drill makes this even easier; screwdriver + more muscle will work too.

Screws that won’t go all the way through the thickness of your shelf.  Also, screws need to have a sharp tip meant for wood, not a blunt cut off tip (it wouldn’t puncture the lid).

Jars with lids, duh.

So first I put my jar lids on the carpet, so they would have a soft backing that a screw wouldn’t hurt.  You could also use enough layers of cardboard that together were thicker than the length of your screws.  I drilled the screws through the lids, eyeballing the center…


That is much easier than holding them on the shelf while trying to get the screw through the lid.

Once the screws were through the lids, I just eyeballed them where I wanted them on the underside of the shelf, and screwed them into place…


Then I screwed the jars into the lids…


If that ain’t easy peasy, I don’t know what is. 



Handy, right?  That’s DIYable for pretty much anyone, I would say.

Where would you install these little organizing space savers in your world?


Godbless and happy weekend! 

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