I have a problem. It's called messy kids. Oh, and a small bathroom. It's a magical combination. In the kid's bathroom the vanity doesn't have any sort of dwar or anything to store tooth brushes and toothpaste. I got a toothbrush holder-thingy at IKEA (see it in the photo below) but let's face it; totally worthless. After a week the sink was smeared with toothpaste and the brushes were all over the place. Super not cool.
I remembered seeing a similar project over a year ago somewhere, but I had no idea where. I had wanted to do it back then and had actually bought the hose clamps. I had these pretty blue jars that I was saving for a project TBD. I had some extra trim and paint in the garage. So I figured, why not?
What you need:
Hose Clamps (hardware store)
Piece of trim (mine is 20" long)
Mason jars (blue optional)
Dry wall anchors
Check out my video tutorial of this project...
Grab a couple of these handy hose clamps at the hardware store.
Figure out where you want to place your jars and mark it with a pencil. Determine where you want to drill into your hose clamp and mark it with a Sharpie.
Drill a small pilot hole through the hose clamp. Also, drill a small pilot hole through your piece of trim.
Secure the hose clamp with a screw that is short enough not to go all the way through the piece of trim.
These hose clamps are pretty cool. You use a screwdriver to tighten and loosen them... like so.
Now it's time to secure your mason jar organizer to the wall. Drill pilot holes in your piece of trim. I decided to hide the screws behind the jars. Drill a pilot hole in your wall and insert a drywall anchor. Attach piece of trim to wall.
Hold your jars as you tighten your hose clamps around them.
The great thing about this is that it is easy to simply loosen the jars to wash them. Because you know they are going to get nasty!
And there you have it! A super cute and functional project.
Until next time!