Mason jar crafts : They’re not just for harvesters and weddings anymore. Have you ever thought of all the different ways you can use mason jars? Aside from canning, there are so many creative things you can do with them. Whether you’re looking to create a statement piece with a flower vase or candle holder, mason jars are versatile, stylish and fun. You can still use mason jars when your garden is ripe, and you need to preserve, jelly, and pickle your favorite fruits and vegetables (if you do, you are certainly welcome to drop off your extras with us.) And of course, they still provide the casual-but-elegant vibe for centerpieces and favors at shabby-chic weddings.
10 Ways to Re-use Your Old Mason Jars
To help you find a way to use them in your home, we compiled over 30 mason jar ideas. If you’re interested in designing your own, browse our mason jar drinkware that you can customize for any special occasion, from party favors to gifts paired with personalized Christmas cards. Here are a few ideas we tried and loved!
You will find the full step-by-step tutorial for this project over at Hometalk.
2. MASON JAR LIGHT MAKEOVER
You will find a full video tutorial on YouTube on how to safely make mason jar lights and lanterns.
3. MASON JAR LANTERNS
Check out the instructions for this mason jar craft over at Intimate Weddings. When it comes to craftiness, it’s hard to beat the utility of a mason jar. These simple little containers can be used as everything from piggy banks to candle holders, and the more elaborate crafters out there have even built things like mason jar chandeliers.
4. MASON JAR DESK ORGANIZER
Check out the instructions over at It’s Overflowing.
5. MASON JAR TERRARIUM
Check out the instructions for this project over at Hometalk.
6. MASON JAR LAMPS
As you can see, there’s a lot to consider as you start creating DIY mason jar crafts. Keep everything in mind as you’re inspired by these 10+ craft ideas!
7. MASON JAR HANGING LIGHTS
Source & Instructions: Woon Blog
8. MASON JAR SOAP DISPENSER
Source & Instructions: Love Grows Wild
9. MASON JAR SALT DISPENSER
Source & Instructions: Put It In A Jar
10. CHALKBOARD MASON JAR CENTERPIECE
Source & Instructions: Heart Love Weddings
Leftover foods and tasty smoothies would be nothing if not for Mason jars, but you might not be aware of their many, many uses outside the kitchen. The versatile vessels have quickly evolved from just a simple canning necessity to an essential wedding decoration, easy craft project base, and overall country home staple. There’s truly no limit when it comes to the amount of creative Mason jar decor ideas and at-home hacks there are out there, all of which will make you question why you never thought of them in the first place. Ever considered a DIY Mason jar matchbox, for example?
We thought not—and there’s so much more where that came from, including hanging magnetic jars, clever light fixtures, genius space-saving bathroom storage, and, naturally, gorgeous flower vases. Give your home a rustic touch without breaking the bank thanks to these beautiful Mason jar ideas. You’ll never look at these little guys the same again—and that’s a promise.