Burlap mason jar yardstick message centre

Vintage inspired burlap mason jar yardstick message centre via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

As you may already know from yesterday’s old crate mason jar craft project, I was challenged to walk into Michaels craft store and make something out of new craft materials. So here’s my take on an ever so easy to make burlap mason jar yardstick message centre… made to look repurposed of course. :)

Burlap mason jar yardstick message centre via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Burlap mason jar yardstick message centre via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

I’m loving all the new elements with old tyme style, such as the coffee bean bag feel bulletin board, aged antique jars, the little rustic crate, and so much more. 

But the very BEST part on all this is how versatile and productive everything is.

So let’s get crafting!

How to make a burlap mason jar yardstick message centre / out of new Michaels craft supplies

Michaels craft supplies / Burlap mason jar yardstick message centre via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Supplies used:

Stretched burlap board on a frame

Burlap flowers with clips

Two types of twine

Thick chalkboard covered clothespins

Stencils

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Wooden crate

Blue mason jars

Yardstick

Craft dowels (not shown above)

Topiary tutorial and where I used the chalkboard pennant kit is HERE.

Let’s begin!

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Michaels carries these stretched burlap boards in all different sizes. This made my job so easy! The frame is nice and beefy which would be perfect for what I had in mind.

How to stencil burlap / Burlap mason jar yardstick message centre via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

1. Run some tape along the bottom of the board to create a line to align the stencil text.

2. Lightly mist the back of the stencils with spray adhesive… let sit for a few minutes to allow some of the tack to dissipate.

How to stencil burlap / Burlap mason jar yardstick message centre via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

3. With black acrylic craft paint and a stencil brush, pounce the stencil. 

Because the frame was hollow inside, I slipped a chunk of styrofoam underneath to create a surface.

How to stencil burlap / Burlap mason jar yardstick message centre via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

How to stencil burlap / Burlap mason jar yardstick message centre via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Tip: remember that rounded letters will dip lower than straight lined letters, so I started the N higher than the O would eventually sit.

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Burlap message centre / Burlap mason jar yardstick message centre via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

4. Using different twine, the ends were knotted, positioned as desired, then screwed to the frame through the knots. I left the ‘tassel’ on the left long because I felt it was rather funky!

5. Chalkboard clothespins were clipped into place. These are fabulous if you wish to label notes!

(wouldn’t this board also look cute with PICS text and littered with your favorite pictures?)

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6. Label more chalkboard clothespins with a Chalk Marker, with the first letters of the days of the week. Because weekends we rest, right?! :)

Aging a new wood crate / Burlap mason jar yardstick message centre via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

6. Grab a cute little crate from Michaels, and wash it with VERY watered down brown craft paint for a stain of sorts. This enhances the wood tone.

Aged lid mason jar pen holder / Burlap mason jar yardstick message centre via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

7. Fill the cute crate with blue mason jars, then fill them with writing materials. 

How to age new mason jar lids is HERE.

Dowel thread and tape dispenser / Burlap mason jar yardstick message centre via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

8. If you’re fortunate enough to have an old door as a back drop, it is so perfect to mount all kinds of useful things! Two screws hold up a small dowel, feeding tape, thread and twine into place. 

If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for a needle and thread, a quick piece of tape, or some twine. No more!

Days of the week yardstick organizer / Burlap mason jar yardstick message centre via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

9. Screw a yardstick into place on an angle. Clip on your daily clothespins, then hang up the bills / notes / paperwork. No reason to forget anything now.


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Moss topiary pin cushion / Burlap mason jar yardstick message centre via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

 Use a cute moss topiary for a pin cushion! How to make this one will be shown on Wednesday.

Burlap mason jar yardstick message centre via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

The burlap board mason jar yard stick message centre is perfectly cute and organized! I created it in my photo studio so I could bring it with me to my Sunday show. Kitty will have to stay home though. Hopefully it gave you some ideas on how you can enhance your own!

I’ll be demoing any or all of the techniques at the show that I used above. If you’re local, come on down and make one too! :)

More projects tomorrow… cya then!

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Antique mason jar crate display via FunkyJunkInteriors

 Antique mason jar crate display / distressing mason jar rims and aging a crate

 

Burlap mason jar yardstick message centre via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

 Burlap yard stick message centre / Burlap notes, mason jar organizer, yardstick organizer

 

How to make inspiring moss topiaries in a crate via FunkyJunkInteirors.net

Inspiring topiaries in a crate / creating topiaries, aging clay pots

 

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Disclosure / I have partnered with Michaels and Hometalk, but all ideas and opinions are my own.

 

 

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  1. Love this, Donna! I think that command centers are the most useful things ever – and yours is so lovely! Those blue mason jars are some of my favourites, too.

  2. You are so creative girl! What a great use of an old door. All of the items you attached have purpose and beauty… perfect combo! Thanks for all the fab ideas you share with us. I always love them!

    Blessings, Edie Marie

  3. Oh, fantastic! I’m all over this one! Did you “antique” the jar lids or substitute old lids? Aloha!