Double Decker Mason Jar Craft Caddy

Double-Decker Mason Jar Craft Caddy

I have a huge obsession with mason jars. They’re not just for canning anymore. There are so many things that you can do with them. I use several of them in my craft room for storage and I decided that once I finished my craft cart, I would make a cute caddy to hold them. I’ve seen several different types of wooden mason jar caddies on the internet and I’ve seen people use tiered dessert trays to hold mason jars. I decided to combine those two into one cute and super functional caddy. I even added a lazy Susan to it for ease of use.  The bottom tier will hold quart sized jars and the top tier will hold pint size jars.

Here’s how to make it:

Double-Decker Mason Jar Craft Caddy

Start by cutting your pieces of wood for your bottom tier.  We have a 12″ sliding compound miter saw, which makes cutting the boards for this super easy.  For the bottom, I cut a 1×12 into a 10×10 inch square.  If you don’t have a saw capable of this, you can use a table saw or a circular saw to do the same thing.  I used an 8′ long 1×4 for the sides and middle pieces.  You’ll need two pieces cut at 10″ long, three pieces cut at 8 1/2″ long, and two pieces cut at 3 7/8″.  Sand all of the pieces of wood prior to attaching them.

Double-Decker Mason Jar Craft Caddy

I glued and clamped my pieces together and nailed them with 1 1/4″ brad nails.

Double-Decker Mason Jar Craft Caddy

Next, I glued and nailed the bottom to the sides.

Double-Decker Mason Jar Craft Caddy

I then figured out the center point and nailed the 3 7/8″ pieces.  Since it’s impossible to nail these in the middle, I nailed them on the outside and then flipped the bottom tier over and nailed them from the underside.

Double-Decker Mason Jar Craft Caddy

I used 1/2″ screws to attach the lazy Susan to the bottom.  You can do this before or after you paint it.

For the top tier, I cut my square piece at 8 3/4×8 3/4 inches.  I used scrap 1/3″ pieces of wood for the sides.  I cut two at 8 3/4″, 3 at 7 1/4″, and 2 at 3 1/4″.  Follow the same steps to assemble it as you did for the bottom tier. 

Double-Decker Mason Jar Craft Caddy

I purchased a wooden candlestick from Michael’s to separate the tiers.  You’ll need to pull the metal piece out with pliers.

Double-Decker Mason Jar Craft Caddy

 It takes a minute or two and the metal breaks apart a little, but it does eventually come out.

You can choose to paint, stain, distress, or whatever you want.  I chose a distressed, weathered look for mine, because I already had the paint on hand.

Now for the assembly.

Double-Decker Mason Jar Craft Caddy

Use a 1 1/2″ dowel screw to attach the candlestick to the bottom tier.  The easiest way to do this is to drill a pilot hole in each piece before screwing the dowel screw in.

Double-Decker Mason Jar Craft Caddy

I used a 2 1/2″ dowel screw to attach the top of the candlestick to the top tier.  Just find the center of the top tier and mark it with a pencil.

Double-Decker Mason Jar Craft Caddy

Here is what it will look like assembled.  I got the wooden finial at Michael’s as well, but forgot to take pictures of how I attached that.  You’ll once again use a 1 1/2″ dowel screw to attach it to the center of the top tier.

And that’s it!

Double-Decker Mason Jar Craft Caddy

This was really easy to put together and, with the exception of the finial and candlestick, I already had everything in the garage.  I love that you can use this for just about anything.  You can use it for parties for silverware and straws, swizzle sticks, whatever you like.

Double-Decker Mason Jar Craft Caddy

I’m thinking I’m going to use it for Christmas Eve brunch.  It would even be an adorable display for desserts on a stick like cake pops or marshmallow pops.  I’m thinking dipped marshmallows for a hot chocolate bar:)

I hope that you enjoyed this project and feel free to share, pin, comment, etc!



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    This is cute though..!!

    It can be made more nicely and neatly by using some other miter saw.. like DEWALT DW715 15-Amp 12-Inch Compound Miter Saw .. It is best and highly selling because it has precise miter system and machined base fence support optimize cutting accuracy


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