DIY wall sconce using 1×4’s

DIY wall sconce, how to make a pallet style hanging wall sconce from a 2x4 and mason jar

How to make a pallet style wall sconce

I’ve always had a LOVE for the farmhouse style…even before it was a thing…so I am so excited that others are appreciating the simple and rustic look!  I’ve never been one to got out and spend a ton of money to redecorate, I was raised to use what you have or get creative and make something from things you have on hand or need to buy little supplies for {which is what lit our flame for our business}. 

I’ve had my eye on these mason jar holders for awhile now…almost 2 years! And I finally made time to create my very own. I knew they would be super easy but seriously I am kicking myself for not making them sooner. One of the easiest and quickest DIY’s I’ve done in awhile. In less than an hour you can have your own set of hanging pallet mason jar holders too!

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If you like this pallet style décor check out my hanging flag wall décor diy tutorial.

Materials you’ll need to make 1 PALLET STYLE WALL SCONCE

DIY wall sconce, how to make a pallet style hanging wall sconce from a 2x4 and mason jar

STEP 1

Cut your 1x4x8 into 5 pieces.

3- 1x4x18

2- 1x4x10.5

{If you’re making a set you will need to cut double the pieces}

DIY wall sconce, how to make a pallet style hanging wall sconce from a 2x4 and mason jar

STEP 2

Give al the pieces a quick sanding to knock down all the unclean edges. This will make applying the stain MUCH easier.

DIY wall sconce, how to make a pallet style hanging wall sconce from a 2x4 and mason jar
DIY wall sconce, how to make a pallet style hanging wall sconce from a 2x4 and mason jar

STEP 3

Stain your pieces. If you are painting them you can wait to do this till you have put your pieces together.

-I highly recommend Rustoleum stain especially this weathered gray I used on this piece.

DIY wall sconce, how to make a pallet style hanging wall sconce from a 2x4 and mason jar

STEP 4

I recommend sanding your pieces before you attach them together. You can use a sanding block or regular 120 grit sand paper but I prefer to use my Ryobi cordless sander. It’s quick and does a GREAT job! Be sure to wipe your boards down with a lint free rag after sanding to get all the sawdust off.

 

DIY wall sconce, how to make a pallet style hanging wall sconce from a 2x4 and mason jar

STEP 5

Place your 18″ pieces evenly in a row. Be sure you are happy with their placement.

DIY wall sconce, how to make a pallet style hanging wall sconce from a 2x4 and mason jar
DIY wall sconce, how to make a pallet style hanging wall sconce from a 2x4 and mason jar

STEP 6

Once you have your boards laid out how you like them take the 10.5″ boards and run a bead of Gorilla Wood Glue down one of the sides. You will place it glue side down onto your 18″ boards width wide {so you will have a 10.5″ board going along the top and another 10.5″ board going along the bottom}.

DIY wall sconce, how to make a pallet style hanging wall sconce from a 2x4 and mason jar

STEP 7

Now you will use your Ryobi Brad Nailer to nail them in place. This will give them the stability to last for years to come

If you don’t have a brad nailer you can use a hammer and nail. It won’t be as quick but it will get the job done. 

DIY wall sconce, how to make a pallet style hanging wall sconce from a 2x4 and mason jar

STEP 8

 Add a cup hook to the top middle of your board. To make it easy you might want to drill a small pilot hole to get it started. Be sure it’s under the 10.5″ piece, hang your mason jar and you’re done!

It may seem like a lot of steps but I assure you this is an EASY PEASY project to give your décor some sprucing up!

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