Mason jar crafts are a great DIY project you can make and give as a gift any time of year. Yes, 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. Here are 10 Creative DIY Mason Jar Crafts.
10+ Fun Ways to Re-Purpose Your Old Mason Jars
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!
1. The DIY Way to Organize
For a creative way to display your herbs and keep them within arms reach while you’re cooking, fit your jars with chalkboard stickers that make it easy to locate and organize your collection.
2. A Tiny Garden for Tiny Creatures
Bring the garden inside and put your green thumb to work by turning traditional mason jars into adorable mini-ecosystems that will bring your living room to life while adding a splash of color to your space.
3. A Rustic Light on the Western Front
For a more rustic inspired style, trying adorning your jars to bold, metal chains and hanging them off refurbished wood for a unique twist on wall lanterns. You’ll give your home that old-time glow while igniting the feeling of a simpler era, before the popularity of modern lighting fixtures.
4. All That Glitters
Glitz up your flower pots by transforming ordinary mason jars into gorgeous gold fit for royalty. You don’t need King Midas to create gorgeous accent pieces that’ll glam up your home and make you feel like you’re walking the red carpet to your throne each time you pass them.
5. Bedazzled Glowing Jar Lights
Looking for some glam? Cover the outside of your mason jars with glass river stones – preferably the translucent ones. Insert a battery-powered light into the jars and top off with a lid painted to contrast.
6. Craft Room Companions for the Win
Gather your jars with lids and get ready to make the best paintbrush/pencil holder ever. Decorate the outside of the jars as desired and then punch a creative design in the lid(s); this will keep your brushes/pencils/etc upright and easy to grab.
7. Chicken wired Utensil Holders for Your Kitchen
Looking for a unique way to display silverware (or anything really)? Wrap your Mason Jars in chicken wire. A surprisingly easy way to achieve a high-end, minimalist finish. For extra customization, paint the wire to complement the room in which you will display the jars.
8. Lightly Luminescent Illumination
Brighten up your home with mason jar luminaries that can be retrofitted with any color of your choosing to create a unique vibe that coordinates beautifully with your existing decor. For the full effect, turn off all your other lights and let your luminaries shine!
9. Suspended Bohemian Fishnet Mason Jar
Embrace your inner gypsy mermaid with this intricate woven-rope hanger. This large knotted design is sure to catch the eye of guests and it comes down to a cradle-type holder for your jar. Ideal for outdoor areas and larger jars that you may have.
10. Rustic Hanging Mason Jar with Painted Backboard
A simple painted backboard is a perfect complement to the hanging Mason jar that hangs from a decorative hook. Ideal for rotating out arrangements depending on the season!