15 creative new ways to use mason jars
Jul 182015
 

Mason jars have been around for some time now. They’re nothing new, but there are new ideas popping up all the time of cool ways to decorative them & put them to good use! I love a great mason jar craft, and if you do, too, then you’ll want to see my list below of various ways to repurpose mason jars.

If you don’t necessarily have a mason jar, you can use most of the following ideas on any old kitchen glass jars you may have around. Great examples are pickle jars, spaghetti sauce jars, olive jars, etc. Here is how I repurposed some old glass jars from the kitchen!

Repurposing old glass jars

Repurposing old glass jars


Now, on to today’s post!

Ways to use mason jars

15 creative new uses for mason jars

15 creative new uses for mason jars


1. You can make a DIY Terrarium. An easy-to-follow and hard-to-kill little garden that is a perfect beginner gardening craft for kids!

DIY easy terrarium

DIY easy terrarium

2. Make a cute DIY sewing kit. This is so useful to just store all the basic sewing supplies in one convenient spot, or it’s a perfect gift to give to a relative, friend, neighbor, teacher, etc.

DIY sewing kit {gift idea}

DIY sewing kit {gift idea}

3. You can decorate a glass jar with glitter or colored sand. Simply use double-sided adhesive squares (found in the scrapbooking section of most major retailers). Attach to the jar and sprinkle with sand or glitter. Use a brush to remove excess. Fill with small items or knick-knacks- I filled mine with small paint bottles!

What to do with mason jars

What to do with mason jars

4. Make an oil lamp. How much fun is this idea?! And such a perfect addition to backyard parties and get-togethers!

5. Make a match holder. I love this idea. You can even put sandpaper on the lid to provide a place to strike matches! Genius!

6. Make a convenient bathroom organizer, using mason jars and a board of wood. Easy tutorial and very convenient, indeed!

7. Make storage for kid’s crafts. I love small plastic toy animals, and these jars are so adorable for small kid’s items!

8. Make pizza in a jar. Who knew this was possible?! Throw the ingredients inside, cook it and serve! Sign me up!

9. Make painted vases. This is so cute and easy to do. I love the pastel colors. A set of these would make super simple tabletop decor for the Summer!

10.A simple tea light holder would be a darling addition to any backyard. Cute and easy to make!

11. Make cupcakes in a jar. Just like pizza, you can throw the cupcake ingredients inside and make yummy cupcakes! They’re almost too good to eat…. well, ALMOST!

12. Use the jars for storage. Write on the jars with scrapbook letters and then paint!

13. Make picture frames out of mason jars. What a clever idea! Really cool-looking for a kid’s room!

14. Make a chandelier. This one is much easier than it might look. Perfect for the patio for those Summer entertaining events!

15. Make a sippy cup out of a mason jar. I really love this one, because my kids always see me drink out of mason jars. Now they can have one of their own!!

Hope you found some great new uses for your mason jars. Now, go check your recyclables for some old glass jars to reuse.

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 July 18, 2015  Posted by

4 Responses to “15 creative new ways to use mason jars”

  1. I am obsessed with mason jars! So many great ideas here! I would love to try making a chandelier!

    • EngineerMommy

      I love mason jars, too! The chandelier one kinda has my name all over it, too! 😉 Thanks for stopping by, Raquel!

  2. Great ideas! the pizza in a jar is hilarious!

    • EngineerMommy

      Yes, the pizza one is kinda funny. But worth a try, I think! It would be fun for kids to enjoy their pizza this way! Thanks for stopping by, Jenna!

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