1 small section of board- entirely dependent on how many jars you want to have.
1 Steel Hose Clamp (sz 3 1/126- 4" works great for pint & Quart Size Jars) If you're creating a small kitchen herb garden & prefer to use jelly jars, use 2 1/16 to 3" size
A couple Screws
Potting soil and a few cheap plants (the ones pictured were dug up from my front yard)
First, get a section of board - the one pictured was actually pulled off an old wooden pallet. I wanted the edges to look a bit jagged, so I took a hammer and literally smashed the ends until they broke off.
This is the hard part, you'll need to puncture the steel clamp with a screw or nail in order to screw it in place into the board. Here's how I did mine, take a screw, place it on the steel band, pound with a hammer until you make a hole.
Once you've made a hole, screw it into the board where you want your jar to be. Repeat until you have place all of the bands on the board. Screw the board to the wall/ spot you wish to display the planter.
Next, Put your filled mason jar in place and carefully screw the band closed. Do not overtighten as you may break your jar. A second pair of hands at this point is quite helpful.
That's it! You now have a beautiful rustic planter using recycled/reclaimed items that you more than likely already had on hand. This entire project cost us $2.12 - by using the steel clamps, the jars can be switched out by simply loosening the clamp.
This would make a wonderful compact kitchen herb garden using small jelly jars, or a super cute planter gift by filling the jars with potting soil and attaching seeds to
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