18 Amazing Things to do With a Mason Jar in Your Home
You don't have to be a Pinterest whiz to make these projects. Start your weekend bucket list now!
If there's one thing all DIY-ers can agree on, it's that Mason jars are amazing. Nostalgic, rustic, and versatile, these inexpensive jars have made their way out of the South and onto just about everyone's Pinterest boards. We've rounded up the best of the best and found 18 easy projects that will have you using Mason jars in every room of the house (and outside, too).
Composition Book Mason Jar
Have writer's block? Here's a cute project to get the creative juices flowing: composition notebook pencil holders. They're functional, inexpensive and make great teacher presents!
Bags of flour, sugar, and rice are visually unappealing. Instead, pour your dry ingredients into Mason jars and adhere these free, printable labels. They look so pretty you won't want to hide them in the panty!
Fresh Herb Candles
Create a serene scene with these homemade Mason jar candles. You can keep it calm with lavender or invigorate with rosemary and essential oils. Whatever concoction you choose, these DIY candles will be your new favorite addition to your room.
Mason Jar Birdfeeder
What better way to start the day than opening the window, letting the breeze flow in, and listening to the birds chirp. Your winged guests will love this Mason jar birdfeeder almost as much as you love the way it looks hanging from your favorite tree.
Mason Jar Lamp
We get it; it's hard to resist the vintage Mason jar find from a garage sale or thrift shop. But finding the right place for it can be even harder. Here's a way to give your jar purpose as a lamp – and it's totally do-able!
You wouldn't be caught in the office without your favorite iced coffee, so why wouldn't you want to drink from a cup just as fabulous? These DIY Mason jar tumblers are super cute and can be personalized to your taste.
Spring Mason Jar Vases
If the succulent trend isn't your thing and you prefer fresh blooms, these colorful Mason jar vases are perfect. Opt for fabric over paint for a foolproof project that even less crafty homeowners can handle. Use any extra fabric you have left over from curtain or pillow projects for a way to really tie the room together.
Mason Jar Chandelier
This DIY Mason jar chandelier is probably for the more experienced DIY-ers, but the result is gorgeous. During the day, the clear light fixture allows natural light from the window to fill the room, but when the sun goes down, the lights come on and really dazzle in the kitchen.
Mason Jar Laundry Sign
You'll have loads of fun with this one! Create a place for loose change and other pocket treasures in the laundry room. If you don't have a piece of scrap wood, you can just paint the clever saying directly onto the jar for this easy and inexpensive DIY project.
DIY Beginner Sewing Kits
You don't need to be an expert seamstress to have a sewing kit. These Mason jars come packed with everything you need for last-minute rips or button repairs. The pin cushion lid adds flair and function to this quick craft.
Mason Jar Soap Dispensers
Give your bathroom a quick makeover by trading the cheap, plastic soap pumps for these adorable Mason jar dispensers. It requires little work, and even fewer materials to get the job done. Your countertop has never looked so cute!
Mason Jar Tissue Holder
When it comes to decorating, it's all about the details, and these Mason jar tissue holders make sure nothing gets overlooked. Plus, it's easy to customize the paint job to match your bathroom décor. Allergy season will be a little less miserable with these just a reach away.
Sea Shell Mason Jar
Get inspired by your last shoreline vacation with this simple beach-inspired lantern. Coat Mason jars in broken sea glass or seashells (or faux rock vase filler) using decoupage glue to attach. The candle inside the jar will cast a beautiful glow that will take you back to your nautical happy place.
Entryway Key Hook
Have a drop spot for keys and jackets as soon as you walk in the door with this DIY pallet project. The Mason jar vase gives the dark wood a bright touch and makes it both decorative and functional.
Mason Jar Terrarium
A clear Mason jar makes for a perfect terrarium to bring a bit of the outdoors in to your entryway. Layer rocks, moss, and succulents before putting in the final touches (this blogger opted for a scooter figurine). And if you're an infamous plant killer, it's totally acceptable to get faux plants for this craft!