Wall-mounted vases

 
PHOTO: JAMES GARDINER @CICO BOOKS

PHOTO: JAMES GARDINER @CICO BOOKS

 

Hang these wall-mounted vases on a fence or wall near a seating area in the garden and add a few prettty flowers.

You will need:
A piece of wood, such as an old floorboard, measuring around 8x16 in (20x40cm)
Paint and paintbrush (optional)
Measuring rule
Pencil
2 D-ring picture hangers, £1 for four, www.hobbycraft.co.uk
Small screws and screwdriver
2x 11cm (4in) diameter Kilner preserving jars, £2.69 each, www.dunelm.com
2 x size 5 (90-120mm) Jubilee clips, £2.85 for two, www.diy.com
Electric drill with a metal bit
Small nails or hooks, for hanging the vases, available from hardware shops and DIY stores under £1

What to do:
1. If you wish to paint your wood, do this first. You may need to apply two coats.
2. On the back top edge of the wood, measure in 2in (5cm) from each side and mark the spot with a pencil. Screw the picture hangers to the back of the wood at these two points.
3. Use a pencil to mark the central point on the Jubilee clips, directly opposite the clasp. Drill a hole through each clip at this point.
4. Screw the Jubilee clips to the front of the wood, making sure they are equal distance from the sides.
5. Slide one of the jars into a clip. Using a screwdriver, close the clip screw as tigt as you can to ensure the jar is secure. Repeat with the second jar, then hang from a couple of nails or hooks into the wall.

 
 

Wall-mounted vases is taken from Crafting with Mason Jars and Other Glass Containers by Hester van Overbeek. Published by CICO Books, £12.99.