Roundup: 15 Awesome and Easy DIY Mason Jar Projects

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As Chris mentioned a few weeks ago, mason jars have exploded (again?) onto the craft and DIY scenes.  You can't look anywhere without seeing some crazy new use for them!  As it stands, we're embracing the trend here at Curbly.  To make things easy on you, here are 15 mason jar projects all in one place!  Enjoy!   

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DIY bathroom storage shelf from Liz Marie!

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Vase-in-a-shelf from theUncommonGreen - Buy one here or check out the DIY instructions on Flickr.

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Hand-drawn jars by Abbey Hendrickson of Aesthetic Outburst - buy them here!

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DIY candy-colored vases from mason jars by the clever girls at 100 Layer Cake.

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DIY blue / faux-vintage mason jars (or create any color you'd like - see pendant lights below). Tutorial on Tatertots & Jello!

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DIY hanging lantern from Holly of Chez Beeper Bebe!  Check out the tutorial and PDF download here. [via Re-Nest]

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Romantic doily and burlap luminaries tutorial from Crafts by Amanda.

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Pendant lights - learn how to color them yourself here then check out this video tutorial from MegRuth to see how to turn them into actual lights - OR - buy the ones pictured from Etsy seller Boots n Gus.

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A great gift idea from According to Kelly: a cupcake in a jar!  Learn how here.

Forget plastic cups and Sharpies, make cute mason jar mugs for your next party!  Idea and how-to on Hostess With The Mostess.

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Our Best Bites shows you how to make a single serving pie in a mason jar!

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Hand-embroidered soup in a jar may be the ultimate get-well-soon gift!  Check out the how-to on Make and Takes.

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The mason jar mug just got a fancy upgrade: a die cut lid that acts as a straw holder!  Buy the lids from Candle Soylutions (or make your own).  Idea from Brides.com. [via Hostess With The Mostess]

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Turn old jars into a terrarium or an herb garden!  Terrariums pictured sold by Doodle Birdie.  For a tutorial on how to create your own herb garden, check out Better Homes and Gardens.

Phew!  We've only shared 15 ideas, but there are so many more possibilities!  Have you seen or tried any other mason jar projects?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

P.S.  I almost forgot this tutorial for turning a mason jar into a soap dispenser!

P.P.S.  On a related note, have you heard of the 365 Jars Project?  Bristol, UK artist Kirsty Hall creates a new "art jar" each day and then releases them into the wild for people to find and keep!

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Anonymous on Jul 01, 2014:

My idea is put stuff in a mason jar from your favorite vacation spot and label it the date great keepsake

Kristine on Aug 01, 2013:

I love mason jars DIY. I blame pinterest! lol

Lance wickline on Dec 28, 2012:

i never think that you can do that with  a mason jars just great

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Tali Design on Jun 18, 2012:

Wow, that's amazing!

My favorite it the garden lights.  

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Teresa on Jun 16, 2012:

I took a mason jar and placed a toilet paper roll in the middle of it. Holding it carefully I poured dried beans around it and up to the top. I now have a place to hide money or whatever I choose. It can sit in plain sight without anyone knowing it is there.

Anonymous on May 04, 2012:

This is cool, I definitely have these on hand from being an avid canner!

Anonymous on May 04, 2012:

This is cool, I definitely have these on hand from being an avid canner!

Anonymous on Apr 12, 2012:

alot of those...meh...but the small pies....sheer genius!!!

CapreeK on Mar 16, 2012:

VanCity - Updated the link! Hopefully it should work now. Here it is for quick reference.

VanCityBookGirl on Mar 16, 2012:

I went to the better homes and gardens link you posted to find out how to make those plant jars. It lead me to a blank page :( 

Would you be able to post another link that works? It would be very much appreciated! I just love those little plant jars! 

CapreeK on Sep 12, 2011:

Nicole, that's awesome!

xoxo_nicole on Sep 12, 2011:

i was fortunate enough to meet the creators of the mason jar lights (Boots n Gus) at a local diy art fair over the summer. they are great people &have some really unique lights, including some made out of old tupperware. awesome!

CapreeK on Aug 28, 2011:

Funkytime - That chandelier is fabulous!  Well done!

Funkytime on Aug 28, 2011:

I have one more: http://bit.ly/pb02f9


Craftiness Now on May 13, 2011:

my goodness, what a fabulous list! makes me want to go out and buy some jars right now :-)

liz b. on Apr 22, 2011:

what a wonderful post. there is nothing i love more (and collect more of!) than old mason jars. thank you for the multiple of fresh ideas! i hope you don't mind, but i've featured your post on my blog because i was so smitten by it!

all the best!
- liz.

elseajane on Apr 21, 2011:

I really love the bath storage. EJ

elseajane on Apr 21, 2011:

I really love the bath storage. EJ

Christopher Kandrat on Apr 20, 2011:

Great idea for a mason jar crafting. Thanks.

CapreeK on Apr 20, 2011:

Thank you, sir!

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