So here is my knock off version! The rest of the post is my tricks and tips on how I got this done! First, I started with some Mason jars from Goodwill - 99 cents a piece. Then I used some 18 gauge galvanized steel wire that we had to make the rest.
Now that little loop at the top that you use to wrap it around the top of the hinge is important so don't straighten it out ok!
Instead use that to make a wrapped loop.
Then trim the edges with wire cutters.
Pull the wire through your loop to make a lasso of sorts and tighten around the top of the jar.
Wrap around to the other side, hold tight and make another loop to finish the handle.
Ta-da! Don't you just love it!!! I filled them with some river rocks we had from an old aquarium - soaked in a little Dawn with Bleach to get rid of any fishy smell. I then added a citronella votive that I got in a pack of six for $1 at a dollar store. So these beauties only cost me around $1.20 a piece!
What do you think? Is it worth the $6.30 savings or would you just buy them? I would love to know!
DIY Day with Kimba @ A Soft Place to Land
Get Your Craft On with Kim @ Today's Creative Blog
Penny Pinching Party with Jen @ The Thrifty Home
Show and Share Day with Chris @ Just a Girl
Frugalicious Friday with Jane @ Finding Fabulous
Also linking this up for The CSI Project's Pottery Barn Challenge