DIY Desk Organization {Mason Jars}

January 22, 2013 by 37 Comments

While shopping the other day I saw some mason jar candles and it made me smile as I watched every single lady that walked by pick them up and comment on how cute they were.  The love for mason jars runs deep in all of us!  I have tons of mason jars and as I’m working on new storage solutions, a Mason Jar DIY Desk Organization seemed perfect {and ended up being super EASY, too}.

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I mapped out my hot glue gun path in the picture below.  I secured the bottom row with rows of hot glue holding together the touching sides.  Then, I spread a line of glue on top of the mason jars and secured the top row.  Shocking how well these stick with five rows of hot glue…even crazier…they’re as good as new when you use some effort, pull them apart, and remove the glue. 

UPDATE: Be careful when moving them around…for a more permanent adhesive, use Platinum Bond Glue – it has amazing bonding powers for gluing glass.

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And here it is…sitting pretty on my desk…organizing my pens, pencils, markers, and binder clips!  LOVE!  I especially love that I used my Simple Tutorial for tinting bottles and jars with 3 Ingredients for a fun pop of aqua color in the mix!

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Curious about how I painted the houndstooth stencil in the background…check it out!


37 Responses to “DIY Desk Organization {Mason Jars}”
  1. Lauren says:

    I love this idea. Super genius! I am hosting a link party and would love it if you would check it out. I know your blog is a big deal, but I am just trying to grow the party. Thanks.

  2. Jenn says:

    So smart Aimee! Pinned!

  3. Cynthia Fleck Fryer says:

    Glue bottom row of jars to a piece of wood = sturdier and mobile too!

  4. Linda @ Mason Jar Crafts Love says:

    Such a clever idea! This, too, is going on my mason jar pin boards!!!

    :) Linda

  5. Missy says:

    I can make this with juice glasses too! Thanks for sharing!

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