DIY – Rustic Wall Hanging Sconce (Collab with Vintage Tea Rose)

My title may have gotten a little out of hand. But first off, I have to introduce my lovely collab partner, Sarah, from Vintage Tea Rose! I had wanted to do a DIY collab, and Sarah seemed like the perfect partner. She has a huge number of DIY posts under her belt, including but not limited to, a terrarium, a desk calendar, marble jars, and more!

We emailed back and forth and landed on this as our inspiration. Be sure to check out how Sarah did hers as well!

DIY Wall Bathroom Decor on a Budget | DIY Rustic Mason Jar Sconce by DIY Ready

There were no real rules, we just had to do our own spin on the wall hanging. This did require a decent bit of DIY though. I even used a drill. It took a while to plan this out. I wanted to get it as close to the original, but this proved difficult. I didn’t know where to find leather, and then how to use it to bolt the jar to the wood. I also couldn’t find mason jars. So finally, I looked around at other DIY’s. Some mentioned hose clamps to attach them, so that’s what I went with.

Here’s what I used to make my wall hanging.

  • Wood Squares
  • Stain & Varnish in Jacobean
  • Hose Clamps
  • Jars
  • Screws
  • Mending plates

materials

The first step was to get those lids and clamps off my jars, which was pretty easy. The second step was to stain the wood. This took a few days, as I had to wait 12 hours between each coat. I did three coats, and was really happy with the final look!

wood staining

My original plan was to drill through the hose clamp so I could attach it to the wood. But that proved incredibly difficult. We broke through two drill bits trying to make a hole in the hose clamp. Finally, I came across a post that suggested using a mending plate, which was so much easier! You screw in the top part first.

bolt 1

Then before it’s all the way in, slide the hose clamp into the middle. Finally, drill it in at the bottom as well. That hose clamp is jammed in there.

bolt 2

Next, is to add in the jars. Just loosen the bolt, wiggle the jar in, then tighten it, so it doesn’t fall out. But don’t tighten it too much or that could crack the jar.

jars

Finally, you have to get them on to the walls. We had a whole pack of picture hanging assortments which came in handy. I screwed in a sawtooth at the back, then figured out how and where to hang them. We went with the entrance area in our living room as we had a nice empty space. Here they are on the wall.

wall hangings

Finally, here they are with some nice fresh flowers. I’m really happy with this! I may sometimes put in fake flowers, but mostly I’ll try keep it fresh.

flowers

flowers 2

It’s a cute, rustic piece of decor in our house. I’m so proud of myself for doing this!!

living room decor

Here’s how Sarah did hers:

Sarah's Sconce

Isn’t it adorable?? I love how we each did our own spin on the original inspiration. Check out Sarah’s post if you want to find out how she made hers!

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44 thoughts on “DIY – Rustic Wall Hanging Sconce (Collab with Vintage Tea Rose)

  1. These turned out great Angela! Decor that you’ve made yourself is so rewarding, and you can look back on it and the time spent feeling proud. I’ll have to check out Sarah’s because it IS adorable ??

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    1. Thanks Anni! I’m really happy with how it came out in the end! Along the way, it was hard to tell how it would look, but the final look is exactly what I wanted ?

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  2. Thank you again Angela for collaborating with me! Means a lot 🙂 And I really do love how yours turned out, a great addition to the home you’ve been making 🙂

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    1. I’m so happy with how it came out! I love trying my hands at little crafty things, and for the most part they tur out great! The ones that don’t, I store away ?

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  3. I haven’t done any form of DIY in a while, but it’s always great to make a piece of home decor with a personal touch! I love this idea, in particular how the flowers contrast with the wooden background and how you and Sarah gave it an interesting twist 🙂

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    1. I really agree! I haven’t made anything like this before and I’m so proud of how it came out ?
      I liked that too! It’s always nice to put your own spin on things ?

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