Outdoor Mason Jar Candle Barn Door

Hey and happy Monday to you. I hope you had a great weekend. We were busy here trying to play catch up after taking last weekend off, and we were able to get several projects done. One of the projects that I’ve been working on the last few weeks is an outdoor mason jar candle barn door. Wow that’s a mouth full, but I’m really excited about how great this turned out.

Several weeks ago I went to the Kane County Flea Market and left with an old, chippy paint barn door for an outdoor project I had in mind.

Outdoor Mason Jar Candle Barn Door | chatfieldcourt.com

We have a small(ish) deck that has limited decorating space. I’ve wanted to hang things on the house to decorate a bit since we moved in but the walls are brick and the hubs won’t let me drill into them, so this old door will be the perfect hanging spot.

Outdoor Mason Jar Candle Barn Door | chatfieldcourt.comI would have liked to have found an inexpensive tall door but that didn’t happen so I added some height with copper rods the hubs got from work.

Outdoor Mason Jar Candle Barn Door | chatfieldcourt.comI just drilled 2 holes in each pole and screwed them to the door.

Outdoor Mason Jar Candle Barn Door | chatfieldcourt.comNow it was time to figure out what to put on my tall beauty. My first thought was to hang candles using some kind of jar. I’ve seen all of the hanging candle jars in the stores but I wanted to try to do something different and make my own so I picked up two different sizes of mason jars, gold metallic spray paint and frosted glass spray paint.

Outdoor Mason Jar Candle Barn Door | chatfieldcourt.comOutdoor Mason Jar Candle Barn Door | chatfieldcourt.comI just taped off the jar so only a portion of the bottom was exposed, then I sprayed them with the gold metallic paint. The lesson I learned here was that I needed to carefully remove the tape right away so the gold paint wasn’t pulled off the glass and I had a crisp line. Once the gold was dry, I sprayed the whole jar with the frosted glass paint.

Outdoor Mason Jar Candle Barn Door | chatfieldcourt.comI originally bought wire to make my own hangers but I saw ready-made ones in gold in the store so it was easier just to use them. A little jute twine was added and my jars were done.

The hooks to hang the jars was a bit harder to find. I didn’t want a regular small hook so I searched Home Depot for something to make myself. I hit the jackpot with some 2″ rigid straps for $1.04 each.

Outdoor Mason Jar Candle Barn Door | chatfieldcourt.comI just hammered the end with the hole so I could hang it flat on the door…instant hooks.

Outdoor Mason Jar Candle Barn Door | chatfieldcourt.comTo give them a rusty, rustic look I used a multicolored textured spray paint (after I primed them of course).

Outdoor Mason Jar Candle Barn Door | chatfieldcourt.comOutdoor Mason Jar Candle Barn Door | chatfieldcourt.comWith everything painted, dried and put together, I screwed the homemade hooks on and put together my outdoor mason jar candle barn door.

Outdoor Mason Jar Candle Barn Door | chatfieldcourt.comSo while I was putting this all together I had an idea to hang a little something different on the door, to be specific I wanted to use a cactus in a glass ball. I thought it was a good idea and I figured that I wouldn’t have any trouble finding what I needed. The problem is that once I get an idea it’s hard to let go, so I ended up driving to 4 different stores looking for a glass ball until I finally found one, hiding on a shelf behind some fake plants.

outdoor candle holder 13I’m not sure how well the cactus will do in there and I’ll have to change the twine to something sturdier but I think it’s cute. And what about the hooks, don’t they look rusty and rustic?

Ok enough with the how-to, let’s look at it all put together.

Outdoor Mason Jar Candle Barn Door | chatfieldcourt.comOutdoor Mason Jar Candle Barn Door | chatfieldcourt.comInstead of using real tealight candles, I chose battery operated outdoor candles. They flicker so with the frosted glass they look like real candles.

Outdoor Mason Jar Candle Barn Door | chatfieldcourt.comOutdoor Mason Jar Candle Barn Door | chatfieldcourt.com

It seems like mason jars are everywhere these days. Do you like to use them?

Outdoor Mason Jar Candle Barn Door | chatfieldcourt.com


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  1. Monday,May 18, 2015 / 6:18 am

    What to truly creative project Kristi! I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kristi
      Monday,May 18, 2015 / 1:24 pm

      Thanks for the kind words Kim. Much appreciated!

  2. Monday,May 18, 2015 / 9:35 am

    Love your door. You are so creative. I use Mason Jars for storing things in the kitchen. I am not much of a plastic person. I see a lot of them used in decorating these days but have not used them myself for decorating. Bet it looks nice at night and is very cozy to sit with hubby.

    • Kristi
      Monday,May 18, 2015 / 1:22 pm

      Thanks Debbie. It looks pretty at night with the flickering candlelight.

      I’ve been using mason jars more and more lately too (not a fan of plastic). Hope you have a great week.

  3. Monday,May 18, 2015 / 10:51 am

    oh boy, I love this idea!!!!!! Super creative!!! PINNED

    • Kristi
      Monday,May 18, 2015 / 1:19 pm

      Awww, thanks so much Christine. I’m loving how it turned out.

  4. MaryJean
    Monday,May 18, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    I love it Kristi! What a good idea! My hubby would not let me put nails or screws in our siding either.
    Oh, the Sweet Woodruff we talked about awhile ago is in bloom with their little white flowers and it smells wonderful! Too bad it doesn’t last all summer.:(

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,May 19, 2015 / 2:15 am

      Thanks MJ! I love it too. I remember the Sweet Woodruff pics from last year, I bet they are beautiful. Enjoy!

  5. Tuesday,May 19, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    Wow…I love this project!!…and great idea to elevate the door…for height and for keeping the bottom portion of the door dry…You did a fantastic job!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,May 19, 2015 / 6:46 pm

      Thanks Shirley! It was a fun project to figure out and do and I love looking at the candles flickering at night. Hope you are having a great week.

  6. Tuesday,May 19, 2015 / 7:47 pm

    This is simply awesome Kristi!!!!!! I would have passed on that barn door but wow, you saw it’s potential in a good way! Love it!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,May 20, 2015 / 3:00 am

      Thanks so much Vel. The scary part of doing a project like this is that you never know how it will turn out after all the work you put into it. I’m glad it came out ok this time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Wednesday,May 20, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    Love it! I love when you can combine mason jars and repurposed wood. Perfect! Thanks for sharing this creative idea!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,May 21, 2015 / 3:08 am

      Thank you Pam! I appreciate you stopping in for a visit.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,May 21, 2015 / 3:08 am

      Thanks so much Theresa!

  8. jerri
    Thursday,May 21, 2015 / 8:55 am

    Love it!! thanks for the great pics. Caught you on Hometalk and had to check you out.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,May 21, 2015 / 10:40 am

      Awww, thanks so much for the nice comment Jerri. So glad you stopped over from Hometalk.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,May 27, 2015 / 4:17 am

      Thanks so much Kristin. There’s nothing like candlelight at night. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Wanda Rodgers
    Saturday,June 13, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    In order to keep the rustic look on your round bowl. Why not put on a wire then wrap it in the twine. You could do the same on the others also. I love your idea and have wanted to do something with an old door. It has inspired me.

    • Kristi
      Sunday,June 14, 2015 / 1:17 am

      I thought of that Wanda but, with the jars sitting outside, I wasn’t sure how the twine would weather. Great idea though, thanks for sharing and I’m so glad my project inspired you.

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