I have a coat rack over my desk, so I don’t really have room for art or anything to hang behind my computer. I still wanted something pretty to look at, though, so I decided to hang some things from the hooks. I’m all about function too and that’s how these minimal but pretty storage jars were created.
I’ve got some typical office supplies in my jars, and I love the colored pencils in these glass jars. I think they would be cute with some tiny succulents or flowers too.
What You Need:
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Mason Jars
- Beadalon Imitiation Leather Cord (You could use real leather too)
- Wood Beads
- Clear Drying Glue
How to Make Them:
Take a long piece of cording, about 3 times longer than you want your end product to hang.
About 1/3 of the way from one end, pinch the cording between your fingers.
Take the long end, and wrap it around the shorter end and your index finger.
Slide your index finger out to create little “tunnels” for the cord to pass through.
Bring the long end of your cording back around to the first loop that you wrapped, and string it through your tunnels.
Pull everything tight, and you should have an adjustable knot with the ends of your cording on one side and a loop on the other.
Repeat these steps about 4 inches from your first knot on the side with the ends. Wrap your longer string around the shorter one.
Put the jar inside your adjustable knots and pull tight.
Slide a couple of wood beads over either end. *Note that at this point, one side will still be the loop and the other will still be the ends.
To make things easier, I just cut the loop in the center. Tie a knot about an inch from the top and secure it with glue.
Add another bead above the knot, cut the ends, and add another dollop of glue to secure it again.
Fill your jars with whatever you like (colorful things look best) and hang them up!