8 Creative Ways To Use Mason Jars

Men might have duct tape as their all purpose tool, but women have the mason jar. From organizing, decorating, or creative gift packaging, mason jars can have as many uses as your imagination allows.

Here are 8 creative ways to use a mason jar in your home.

1. Mason Jar Fairy Lights

DIY Mason Jar Fairy Lights

Warm up your house in the harsh winter months with these adorable fairy lights.  Battery powered LED lights can run on timers allowing you to place these in hard to reach shelves or use as a beautiful night light. Get the tutorial at Brooklyn Berry Designs.

2. Craft Room Organizer

Mason Jar Yarn Storage

Use the vertical space in your craft room by storing supplies on the wall.  This hanging organizer is made by attaching plumbing hose clamps to a wood board.  Not only are your craft supplies easy to access, they look really cute too!  Catch all the craft room details at  The DIY Mommy.

3. Mason Jar Oil Lamps

Mason Jar Oil Lamps

Mason jars are the perfect material for DIY Oil lamps to use for anything from emergency lighting or wedding and event decor.  Simple and inexpensive, Life Is A Party has the full tutorial.

4. Reusable Travel Cup


Travel in style while saving the environment with this adorable travel mason jar cup. An easy (no sewing required) leather cuff protects your hands on the go.  Reusable and dishwasher safe, you can get the full tutorial on Fresh Crush.

5. Sewing Kit


Store all your sewing tools with this mason jar sewing kit.  Bonus that the lid doubles as a pin cushion. A low cost DIY project you can do in under an hour from Mommyzoid.

6. Crochet Mason Jar CozyLittle-Light-Crochet-Mason-Jar-Cozy-Label-1


If you like it then you better but a cozy on it!  This free crochet pattern can be whipped up quickly by the beginner crocheter from Little Light Design Collective.

7. Individual Deserts


Everything is cuter in miniature.  These easy no bake grasshopper pies are served as individual portions in mason jars. Get the recipe at A Pretty Life In The Suburbs.

8. Mason Jar Dioramas

Mason Jar Easter Craft

Entertain the kids by setting up a craft to make a simple Easter diorama.  Its cute and simple spring update on the winter snow globe. Get the details at Merry About Town.

If you don’t have any mason jars sitting around your home, these ideas could all be done using a recycled jar.

Have you made anything with a mason jar?  I would love to hear about it, so leave me a comment!



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Comments (30)

  • The individual mason jar deserts are killing me, they’re SO adorable. Such a charming rustic touch for a wedding or dinner party.

    • **desserts

      • I agree! And serving is so much easier when they are individual. It looks so pretty!

  • Manson Jar tissue holder 🙂

  • I the lights in the jar and have been wanting to do this for a while now.

    Laura Royal
  • U can get some clear glue and put all around the inside and then get your favorite color glitter and coat the hole inside of jar. Shake out the glitter that doesn’t stick. The hole jar should be covered in glitter. Once it’s dry then put a tea light candy in it. It’s really beautiful when light.

    Angie Ash
  • I have made salads with using the mason jar as a container. Also my sister in law has used it as a bridal favor.

    Stephanie Marra
  • Love <3

    Jenn Ritchie28
  • I love mason jar..I collect the old Crown and blue ball ones..I have them all over the house, I’m going to be using the idea of making oil lamps..great idea!

  • I love using mason jars for many things as well, so cute!

    stacey grantham
  • Some great ideas!! Everyone here in NC uses them for tea but I love the oil lamp idea for when it snows or we get a storm for nightlight!

    Seyma Shabbir
  • Love it, mason jars are so fun to work with!

  • Very cute. I would do these with my friend.

    Kim O
  • I will have to try making individual desserts using my mason jars!! How creative!

  • Love them for storage, deserts, and ready made (dry) ingredients soups and stews!

    Susan Jordan
  • I absolutely love the Mason Jar Fairy Lights

  • these are great idea, mason jars are so versatile!

    sarah hirsch
  • I would totally try the craft room organizers. Unfortunately my son is still young, so glass would be a bad move.

    Jaclyn Mercer
  • I love all these ideas!!! so crafty and cute! thanks for inspiration!

    Suzanne McNamara-Mosso
  • Love, love mason jars. I use them to make body scrub gifts.

  • I really like the fairy lights and dessert idea! thanks

    Jessica Miller
  • I love mason jars. Such fun ideas, especially the individual desserts so cute.

    Jodi Armstrong
  • The mason jar sewing kit is a fantastic idea! Love!

    Michelle Johnson
  • Cute ideas! Love these!

    Kristin Henderson
  • I love Mason Jars there are so many things you an do with them besides canning and drinking from them.

    Debbie Moon
  • i love mason jars to make desserts in and give it as a gift to people.

    jeannine glen
  • I love using the smaller owns for desserts! So cute!

    Stephanie O'Day
  • great ideas

    Diane A
  • Love the dessert idea!

    Krystle Feathers
  • My favorite is the diorama! That is very creative and my kids would love to do that. Thanks for the idea!


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