Mason Jar Crafts for the holidays: easy DIY hourglass

Useable & beautiful items are my favorite kind to decorate with, so when some friends asked me to join in on a jar challenge, I knew just what I would create: a DIY hourglass. This project is so, so simple, yet is cute as can be! With only a few supplies, you can make it in minutes… and it would be a gorgeous gift {or even perfect for a New Year’s display.} Wanna make your own?

DIY hourglass

 

DIY hourglassFirst you’ll need a few supplies:

Two jars (I found these round ones at Hobby Lobby for about $1 each)

sand

E-6000 craft glue

scrap wood

Drill with small bit

DIY hourglass

 

Start by putting a thin ring around the top of the lid (do both lids – I left one blank so you could see it better.)

DIY hourglassThe put the lids together, doing your best to get them as perfect as you can. Set aside and let dry for 24 hours before moving to the next step.

DIY hourglass

 

Once your glue is set, place it on top of the scrap wood and drill in the center, through both lids. I used my Rockwell 3RILL, because it’s strong enough for the project, yet lightweight and perfect for me.

DIY hourglassFill one jar 2/3 of the way with sand. Then screw the lids on, so you have one jar on top of the other – and you’re done!

DIY hourglass

 You can totally make this in less time than it will take the sand to flow through your DIY hourglass!

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Want to see more jar creations? Be sure to check out these other amazing ideas at …

1. Free Pretty Things For You 2. The Cottage Market 3. The Shabby Creek Cottage 4. The Country Chic Cottage 5. The Gunny Sack 6. The New York Melrose Family 7. Cupcakes and Crinoline

 

Comments

  1. Hey there my friend…so happy to be celebrating the wonders of the mason jar with today! Now if I turn this the other way…does that mean I can turn back time??? : ) lol!!! Love the project and I just happen to have those jars on my shelf…now I need to make them : ) This is an ingenious creation and the best thing is …it take like NO time to make…love it…hugs

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this! It’s amazingly simple, but looks so unique. Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Gina – what and incredibly clever idea!!! I just adore this! So original and fresh and fun and a great holiday gift idea!

    Thanks so very much for being part of our mason jar holiday party!

    :) Linda

  4. Love, love, love this idea! I pinned this great project and am going to have to make one! Thanks so much! http://churchstreetdesigns.blogspot.com/

  5. Such a great idea, Gina! I think it would be fun to make one for my youngest son to use when he’s practicing his times tables.

    I’m so happy to be part of the Mason Jar Extravaganza with you ~ have a lovely week.

    Mary Beth

  6. You seriously need to get an award for the Most Creative!! Seriously..how COOL IS THIS!?!?! LALALALOVE!!!

  7. This is beautiful, Gina! It would make a great gift. I could even have my kids help me make them!

  8. Gina, what a genius idea!

  9. Awesome idea as always!

  10. You amaze me – really !!!
    LOVE this – how gorgeous sitting on a kitchen counter!
    Have to go pin now :)
    XOX

  11. What a fun idea! Perfect for teethbrushing and all kinds of activities with kiddos.

  12. What a clever and wonderful idea!

  13. This is such a clever idea! Is it bad that I see time out written all over this? :D
    Love it! Thanks for the fun tute! xo

  14. That is such a great idea and so simple too! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Thank you Gina – great tutorial.

  16. I shared this on my Facebook Timeline with a link to your blog….hope you dont mind. But if You do, just let me know and i can take it down. Thanks.

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