Adding a wire handle to a mason jar will only require less than 5 minutes, and a trip to the dollar store for a one dollar item, but will add just that perfect touch to your craft or gift jar. I love taking small jelly jars, adding a wire handle and using it as goodie bag for bridal or baby showers! It'll also dress up a mix in a jar gift, a luminary jar, or a jar of homemade soup to a sick friend!
Supplies:Mason/canning jar any size
needle nose pliers
2 ft. of floral wire (found at dollar store or any hardware store)
Jan's Tip: I use about 2 ft of wire for each jar so one 6 ft. coil from the dollar store gives me 3 jars.
Jan's Troubleshooting Tip: If you find that your wire was too loose around the jar and was not tight enough here is what I do to fix mine on the occasion that I rushed and it happens to me: (I'm going to do my best here to show/explain it, but basically your going to Kink the wire (think like kinking a garden hose).
On the side of the wire that you finished last in the tutorial, take your needle nose pliers, tightly grip the neck wire and turn your hand clockwise to create a bend in the wire. Bend it till the wire is tight enough to stay put.
Mine looked like this :
Now, take that whole bend mess and squish it down on top of each other to minimize it's appearance. You can now disguise this small bend easily, because it is near the loop on the side and you can tie a tag/ribbon around that area, no one will be the wiser!