Decorating with Mason Jars
Has your Mason jar collection gotten a bit out of control? We're here to help! Check out these creative ideas for Mason jar decorations, centerpieces, planters, and more.
Mason Jar Flowers
Whether displaying flowers or just standing empty, Mason jars pack a lot of pizzazz for very little cost. Available in clear glass, blue, and occasional limited-edition colors, as well as sizes ranging from 1/4 pint to 1 gallon, the appealingly adaptable vessels offer a wide array of decorating options. Use the colors to help make florals pop, or start a Mason jar herb garden on your front steps! The ideas for Mason jar decorations are endless.
Mason Jar Lights
Group Mason jars as a fashionable centerpiece, or stage a beautiful display on a shelf or mantel. Tuck in votive candles and flowers to create strikingly simple compositions. Float tiny tea lights in smaller jars filled with colored water, or use twinkling lights inside, outside, or around the jars. Mason jar lanterns are lovely anywhere around your home!
Make a Mason jar decoration from the items you use regularly! Setting jars in a shallow galvanized container brings a cute farmhouse touch to the laundry room. Set up one jar to collect pocket change and coupons before pants run through the washer, and prep another jar for stitching holes and sewing patches. A third jar is ready with clothespins to line-dry delicates.
Mason Jar Memories
Since you're already collecting jars, why not make them do double duty? Fill Mason jars with sand, souvenirs, postcards, seashells, and photos from travels afar. Set on a shelf or side table to display your Mason jar memories.
A thriving succulent makes an outstanding addition to your tablescape. This Mason jar centerpiece will be the talk of the table at your next gathering. A burlap wrap and golden bow dress up the container without masking its stylish facade.
The golden glint tucked inside this rustic silverware holder softens the contrast of the teal-and-white display. These Mason jars and their golden rings make a perfect storage solution while supplying the kitchen with style. It's a flea market flip you need in your home!
Mason Jar Wall Decor
Corral fabric and ribbon scraps in jars for crafts room Mason jar-style decor. Position the jars to carry splashes of color and texture around the room, and place them at a level where they're easy to grab. Uniformity comes from this group of extra-large jars, but you can also use a mix of sizes for a different look.
Mason Jar Storage
The nostalgic shape of Mason jars makes attractive storage containers worthy of display in kitchens, bathrooms, crafts studios, and potting sheds. Mount the jars beneath cabinets or on wall-hung pegboards to stow. Use them to keep your creative tools at hand and in sight.
Repurposed Mason Jars
Conversion kits and add-ons allow you to amplify or change a jar's purpose. You'll find kits to create standing lamps, pendant lights (which can be suspended singly or grouped like a chandelier, as seen here), sconces, and even kits that let you turn a Mason jar into a soap dispenser. Solar-light lids change jars into patio and landscape lights. Flower-frog lids allow you to arrange flower stems like a pro. Bird feeder and watering bases convert upside-down jars into wildlife-friendly garden ornaments. Put your own imagination into play, and you're sure to find fresh, personal ways to decorate with these charming vintage vessels.