We’ve written about crafting with mason jars before, but there’s just something about how versatile and useful they are that just always makes us come back to them no matter how many different jar crafts we make! We simply love the fact that they’re great for functional things, pretty things, or just about anything you can think of. It also makes us feel great that we’re reducing our green footprint each time we upcycle a mason jar into something that we’ll keep instead of setting it at the curb.
Check out these 15 more mason jar DIY projects that will help you repurpose even more jars in even more creative ways than our last inspiring list!
1. Vintage photo mason jar
Are you the kind of DIY enthusiast who is also completely obsessed with photos, meaning that more than half the crafts you do result in stunning and unique ways to display your favourite picture? Well, here’s another idea for your archives! This stunning water filled mason jar set up magnifies your photo slightly so the picture can be seen clearly through the glass. We simply love the vintage aesthetic the jar provides. See how it’s done in more detail on Disha Doshi!
2. Hanging mason jar vases
Are your favourite mason jar crafts always the ones that involve flowers? Well, we certainly can’t argue with you that the jars do make stunning vases that bear a sort of lovely, casual glamour. The mason jar vases we like best, however, are the ones that have a bit of a twist to their design.
3. DIY vintage mason jar chandelier
Was the most intriguing part of the design we just showed you above the part where the jars are hanging like a mobile, regardless of what they’re filled with? Then we have a feeling you’ll really enjoy this hanging mason jar chandelier concept as well! It’s one that takes a little bit of handy skill, but McLaughlin Designs is here for you every step of the way.
4. Rustic mason jar and vintage pulley chandelier
Perhaps the chandelier above is almost what you’re looking for in terms of the basic idea, but you’d actually prefer something with a little more of a rustic aesthetic? Then check out this lighting alternative made from wire wrapped jars hanging from a vintage pulley. We love the way Funky Time embraced the nearly rusty appearance and texture of the pully, incorporating it into the look.
5. Chalk label herb storage
Are you an avid cook who simply uses spices way too often to settle for the little store bought shakers? We know cooks who would use those up in mere days! Buying bulk spices and leaving them in cheap plastic bags, however, can change their flavour. Instead, try making yourself these cute, easily labelled jars for storing larger quantities of spices in a way that will keep them fresh and safe! Check out how Style Lush Blog did it.
6. Ladder and jar lantern porch light
Did you adore the concept of making a vintage inspired, almost rustic looking mason jar chandelier, but you’d actually like it for your back porch in the summer rather than your kitchen? Then you probably have a little bit more room to work with and Unskinny Boppy has a cool way for you to take advantage of that! They built an electricity free light by hanging mason jars from an old horizontal wooden ladder and filling them with pretty tea light candles.
7. Mason jar key holder
As a handy crafter, you’re probably already familiar with the steps it takes to build a simple hooked key holder just like this one, but the reason we love browsing DIY key holder tutorials is that there are so many easy ways to embellish and customize the to make them your own! Just in case you’re looking for something quick, simple, and sweet, here’s a mason jar design from Shanty 2 Chic that gives you a jar for cute flower décor or maybe even a bit of extra storage for spare change.
8. Mason jar bathroom storage
Did you see the hanging mason jar on the wall in the idea above and immediately wish you had a whole row of those for some easy, totally cute storage around your bathroom of vanity station? Well, that’s exactly what this piece from Liz Marie Galvan is! Their tutorial walks you through the steps for giving yourself an awesome new place to put all kinds of small things in just about any room.
9. Mason jar wall planter
When you looked at the simple row of jar storage above, did your mind appreciate the practicality of it but also immediately picture if being filled just a little bit differently? Perhaps you’re envisioning something a little more natural than makeup sponges and cotton swabs? Then we have a feeling you’ll enjoy making and maintaining this adorable hanging mason at herb garden from Not Just a Housewife!
10. Mason jar tree trunk oil lamps
Do you love the idea of building lights with mason jars, but you have some unique jars that are a little more cute and squat so you’d like to make them into something particularly special? Then instead of just making pendant lights or tea light candle holders, try your hand at creating your very own oil lamps! Our Sweet Home Alabama is here to guide you through every step of the process (just please remember to be very careful while you work).
11. Loft mason jar shelf
Sometimes the pieces that are the most fun to make and the most interesting to look at are the ones that are designed with just a little bit of unique unconventionality about them. This shelf, for example, includes a lovely blue tinged mason jar underneath the wood rather than on top. The Uncommon Green added some extra design appeal, however, by drilling a hold through the wood so they could still put a pretty flower in the jar that sticks up above the edge of the shelf. We love the idea of placing trinkets around the flower that looks like it’s growing right out of the wood!
12. Mason jar yard lantern
Are you still enamoured with the idea of creating mason jar lights but you’re picturing something more akin to a rustic campfire setting than the lovely chandelier and pendant light designs that you’ve seen so far? Then make yourself a few simple lanterns to hang around your back fence on a hot summer’s night! Chez Beeper Bebe shows you how to make it happen with some jars, some wire, some sand, and some tea light candles. Just make sure to blow them all out before you go inside!
13. Mason jar hand soap pump
Perhaps your entire home is carefully put together with a pretty rustic aesthetic and now you’re just looking for subtle details to add here and there that will really drive the concept home? Then here’s an adorable touch for your bathrooms and kitchen! Wedding Bee shows you just how easy it can be to turn a regular old mason jar into a cute soap pump that will have everyone washing their hands in down home style.
14. Mason jar sewing storage
If you ask us, the best kinds of crafts and DIY projects to make are the kind that help you with further crafts and DIY projects in the future! That’s why this adorable little mason jar sewing storage set featured on Ingman Photography caught our eye so well. Besides getting to enjoy the process of making your own, it’ll help you keep your crafting space organized no matter what you choose to put inside!
15. Vintage lace mason jar candles
What’s better than the average mason jar craft? One that involves decoupage, of course. What’s even better than that, you ask? Lace decoupage! Proud Peacock Weddings guides you through the process of transforming the outside of a simple glass jar into a delicate work of art that looks particularly vintage when it’s backlit by the light of a glowing candle.
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