10 Mason Jar Craft Ideas


10 Mason Jar Craft Ideas: Use Leftover Glass Jars in a Creative Way

Glass jars are one of my most favorite things to hoard. I mean repurpose.  First, because they are free, and secondly, because they’re pretty!  There is some sort of classic vintage aesthetic that comes with mason jars that I love.  I have done quite a few Mason jar crafts over the years so I thought I’d put together a round-up of 10 Mason Jar Craft Ideas.

Mason Jar Chandelier

Mason Jar Outdoor Chandelier

This simple mason jar tealight chandelier is inexpensive and very easy to make. All you need is a stick, jars, filler, twine, and tealights. My daughter found this stick on a walk and we used it for this fun idea. Get the full tutorial here: Mason Jar Outdoor Chandelier

Repurposed Mason Jar Chandelier

Need a different chandelier idea? Add a succulent garden on top! Here’s a cool idea for repurposing a planter I found at Michaels into a light for your backyard or patio.

DIY Repurposed Mason Jar Chandelier

Mason Jar Tea Lights for Holidays

Use them for unique lighting, like these USA lanterns for the Fourth of July. Change up the printable to fit the holiday. It doesn’t have to be letters, it can be a printed photo. For example, have your kids print and color Easter eggs or candy corn and insert their artwork inside the jar with the tealight behind it.

Recycled Jar Terrariums

A fun craft for kids, make your own terrariums inside a clean recycled jar. You can easily turn these into mini fairy gardens as well.

DIY Colored Glass Jars

One of my oldest craft tutorials on this blog, color your own glass jars with food coloring and glue and cure them in the oven.

DIY Colored Glass Tutorial

Metallic and Glitter Spray Painted Jar Centerpiece

Spray paint spaghetti sauce jars to make pretty centerpieces for parties or for your home decor.

Color Block Mason Jar Craft for Spring

You can also use bright colors and color block mason jars and cans for a fun indoor or outdoor centerpiece.

gold and glitter mason jars

Mason Jar Utensil Holder

Turn clean sauce jars into utensil holders while entertaining and print these free printable tags.

Make Your Own Herb Garden

Plant some herbs in jars and place them on your window sill.

Macramé Jar Hanging Lantern 

Learn how to make macramé hanging lanterns perfect for a wedding or outdoor lighting.

I hope you enjoyed my round up!  What do YOU do with your Mason jars?




This article has been updated and improved from March 2013.

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