Roundup: 15 Awesome and Easy DIY Mason Jar Projects

By: Capreek Apr 20, 2011

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

I love mason jars DIY. I blame pinterest! lol


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

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Wow, that's amazing!

My favorite it the garden lights.  

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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.

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

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

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

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! 

Nicole, that's awesome!


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!

Funkytime - That chandelier is fabulous!  Well done!

I have one more:


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

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.

I really love the bath storage. EJ

I really love the bath storage. EJ

Great idea for a mason jar crafting. Thanks.

Thank you, sir!

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