It’s safe to say that we’re obsessed with DIY mason jar crafts.
Aren’t mason jars awesome? Not only are they timeless-looking, there are more than 101 ways to use these jars! Because the possibilities are endless (and overwhelming), I’m here to show you 32 awesome DIY mason jar crafts you can make at home for your home!
32 Mason Jar Crafts For Your Next Weekend Project
Have I mentioned how ridiculously versatile mason jars are? Imagine using them as a chandelier, lamp or to grow your own herb garden? Now take your imagination even further by bringing these crafts into fruition and making them! With a little bit of help with these tutorials you can have a home full of artisanal, beautiful mason jar decorations.
Let’s get started!
1. DIY Mason Jar Fairy Lights
Aren’t these fairy light jars beautiful? They’d be great as party decorations and in kid’s rooms! You won’t believe how easy it is to make these. Hint: you only need glow paint to make this craft work.
Watch the detailed tutorial below:
2. DIY Mason Jar Organizer
Having trouble organizing your bathroom? It’s no problemo if you have mason jars! Use one for your makeup brushes, one for your q-tips and one for your cotton balls. If you need more, you can also use jars to store your toothbrushes and toothpaste. Now, you can keep your bathroom counter neat and organized.
Watch the complete tutorial here:
3. DIY Mason Jar Snow Globes
Lauren Conrad shares a DIY project that is very timely. Instead of buying snow globes as presents or as decor for your home, make them instead. All you need are figurines, glue, glitter, glycerin and a mason jar, and you’ll be a bonafide snow globe maker! Check out Lauren’s tutorial here.
4. DIY Mason Jar Tissue Holder
This DIY mason jar craft makes unsightly tissue boxes a thing of the past. Thanks to your good ol’ mason jar, you can make a one-of-a-kind tissue holder for your home. Want the full tutorial? Find it at The Happy Housewife.
5. Mason Jar Chandelier
All it takes for marvelous things to happen is an idea. This mason jar chandelier is the perfect example. Who could’ve thought that mason jars could be constructed into gorgeously rustic light fixtures? Well, Charming Imperfections did and her DIY chandelier is a must-make for crafters of all levels.
6. Mason Jar Soap Dispenser
One of the most popular uses of masons jars nowadays is using it as a soap dispenser. These jars are great for holding and displaying that fancy hand soap you like buying at Bath & Body Works. Love Grows Wild teaches how you how to make this. You’ll be surprised at how easy this craft is!
7. DIY Mason Jar Holiday Luminary
Just in time for the holidays! Instead of buying Christmas candles or lights, use your mason jars as your own holiday luminary. To make this, all you need are stencils, frosted glass paint, LED candles, and other decorative pieces you want to embellish your luminary with. The Budget Decorator used “JOY” as a sample project, but of course, you’re free to use “LOVE,” “PEACE” and other holiday-inspired words too!
8. DIY Mason Jar Prism Candle
At first sight, this mason jar prism light looks much too hard to make at home. In reality, this craft is one of the easiest ones you can make and highly recommended for DIY beginners. DIY Ready lets you in on the steps needed to make this DIY prism light. Trust me, your home will never be the same again!
9. Mason Jar Flower Vases
It’s time to step into the new century with mason jar vases! Whether or not you plan to put fake or real flowers in these vases, rest assured knowing they’ll hold up in- and outdoors. Plus, you can paint them any color you’d like to perfectly match the flower arrangement you’ll be putting inside.
10. DIY Mason Jar Painting & Distressing
A follow up to the DIY mason jar vase, ItAllStartedWithPaint teaches you how to paint and distress your mason jars all by yourself. The most important tool needed to get your mason jars looking like treasured antiques is sandpaper. Who’s ready to make this craft ASAP?
11. DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden
If you can use mason jars as vases, you can definitely use them as pots for your plants. If you are fond of herbs, try making this DIY mason jar herb garden that fits perfectly inside your kitchen! This way, you’ll always have fresh herbs on hand. Check out the step-by-step guide here.
You can also follow these steps to make a mason jar terrarium.
12. Mason Jar Chalkboard Candle Centerpiece
This project from HeartLoveAlways will teach you how to design a neat mason jar chalkboard candle holder. This craft is created with black paint and a simple heart cut-out. The result? A super cute candle holder you’d never find at the stores!
13. DIY Mason Jar Ombre Tint
Part of the fun when crafting projects with mason jars is the uber-customizable quality of the projects. In this tutorial from DIY Joy, you will be taught how to make ombre-colored jars which instantly take your mason jars from ordinary to EXTRA-ordinary.
14. Mason Jar Piggy Banks
Now this project is for the kids. Whether you do it with them or alone, the end result is an adorable piggy bank the little ones can start saving their coins in! Learn how to do these DIY piggy banks from YourCraftyFamily.
15. DIY Mason Jar Storage Shelf
We all want to make the most out of the space we have at home and that means maximizing your space by organizing and decluttering it. This DIY mason jar storage shelf from PoofyCheeks is a genius idea you can use to store your scrapbooking supplies, craft items, sewing kit, garage tools, and so much more. You’ll never find tiny, hazardous pieces of whatever lying around the floor again!
16. DIY Mason Jar Lampshade
We’ve seen fairy jars, prism lights and candles, but this DIY lampshade take home first place for Most Unique. RedBerryBarn shared the tutorial for this project. Although the highlight is on the design aspects (ribbons and spring banners), the real hero is the mason jar. Make this the next time your crafty urge itches.
17. Mason Jar Desk Storage
Are your pens, markers, pins, and what-not starting to make a mess on your desk? That’s a bummer! But instead of hurrying to the nearest Staples to buy desk organizers, use the mason jars you already have at home. All you need to do to make this DIY desk organization is stack and glue your jars horizontally. Learn how to do this from ItsOverFlowing.
18. DIY Mason Jar Salt & Pepper Dispensers
Tired of refilling your salt and pepper dispensers? Use mason jars instead. They’re bigger so you don’t need to keep filling them up. And, you can also personalize the design to make mason jars that will stand out. Learn how to make these dispensers from Put It In A Jar.
19. Mason Jar Beehive
It may seem unusual that anyone would want to grow their own beehive, but if you’re one of the brave few this DIY mason jar beehive from Remove and Replace is perfect for you. You can use the jars to actually grow beehives and harvest organic honey right in your backyard! Just make sure you know how to handle and be nice to those bees, okay?
20. DIY Calming Jar
This DIY calming jar is also known as the mind jar, which is a great tool to calm kids down. It can be used by kids who are feeling stressed, overwhelmed or upset. In addition to children, this is also a great stress-buster for adults. When you feel stressed, turn the jar upside down and watch all the pretty glitter fall into place. Which is kind of a metaphor for life, if you think about it. Give it a try! You can find the instructions at The Pink Hammer.
21. Mason Jar Apothecary
As you may know by now, mason jars are great for storing things. This is another great mason jar storage idea from Thrifty and Chic.
22. DIY Dining Caddy
Having a picnic or party outdoors? Instead of bringing the cutlery out one by one, save space and time by storing them in a mason jar caddy. This wooden caddy, complete with non-slip rubber mat, is portable, aesthetically pleasing and an awesome space-saver! Learn how to make this from At The Picket Fence.
23. DIY Pin Cushion with Sewing Storage
I know how stressful it is to lose buttons, hooks, eyes, and whatever other small things you have in your sewing kit. The worst is when you start to lose those pins and needles; that can be really hazardous! Keep them all in one place with this mason jar pin cushion and storage space tutorial.
24. Mason Jar Food Gifts
Sure, mason jars make for great cups, but they’re also a great container to put your dessert in. Whether you’re making these as a gift or just putting something together for a friend, these mason jar food gifts from Setting For Four make for a great, delicious and portable meal. The photo above features cookie mix gifts, but my favorite from the recipe list is the peppermint-stick cocoa-in-a-jar gift. Delicious!
25. DIY Mason Jar Pastel Painting
If you’re someone who loves pastel colors, like me, check out Framed Frosting’s instructions on how to paint your mason jars in these lovely shades.
26. Paint Storage
Are you a painter or just someone who loves to craft? If so, you know how problematic opening paint cans can be. With this mason jar craft there’s no need to fret about pesky paint cans anymore! The best part about using mason jars as paint storage? There’s no need to label them! Learn more about this project from Way of the Glue Gun.
27. Mason Jar Yarn Storage
Yes, those pesky rolls of yarn should have their own containers where they won’t get tangled! Detangling yarn is such a waste of time that it would honestly be better (and easier) to buy an entirely new roll. However, thanks to P&G Everyday, you can now use mason jars as your yarn’s own personal storage space. Isn’t that exciting?
28. DIY Table Lanterns
This post was initially intended for use at Fourth of July parties, but I reckon that it can be customized for any event. You’ve seen how the fairy jar is done, but with this one, all you need are glow sticks to achieve that neon sign-look. While this craft doesn’t last forever, it is super easy and fun to make! Learn how with Creative Green Living’s tutorial.
29. Mason Jar Rainbow Tinted Colors
It’s ROYGBIV! Painting these jars won’t be a challenge at all as long as you follow the steps from Momtastic.
30. DIY Chalkboard Spice Storage
Once you open a can of sauces and spices, there’s really no going back. The only way to store them is to put them in a sealed container! Now you can with this cute mason jar project. This storage idea comes complete with a chalkboard label to keep track of when your sauces and spices expire. Home Talk teaches you how to do this.
31. Mason Jar Window Treatment
Do your windows need some pizzazz? If you’re on a budget and can’t spend money on pricey window treatments, your solution lies in flowers and mason jars. It All Started With Paint shares a guide on how to do this window treatment on a budget. Isn’t the end result so pretty?
32. DIY Bullet Blender
Did you know that you can use mason jars directly on blenders? Now you can blend, store and carry your smoothies, juices and more. Pretty neat idea from Budget101, right?
We love how creative you can get with mason jars! What were your top 3 crafts? Because we know you can’t just pick one.