I have a thing for mason jars. I love them. So I decided to hit Pinterest (you can follow me here) and create a list of some of my favorite DIY and craft mason jar projects.
I recently bought Ball Blue Glass Heritage Collection Mason Jars and I adore them. You may have spotted them in my Passing Time, Dahlias, Blue Glass and Growing Gardens post (picture above) and in my Fizzy Strawberry Lemonade post (picture below).
When Sisser and I have been discussing her future wedding lately I keep suggesting having simple centerpieces in blue glass.
I love these beautiful peony arrangements from 20 Something and the City. Vintage blue glass jars seem to sell for $15 plus each. And the Ball Heritage Blue Glass Jars only come in pint size. I’m thinking we will need bigger blue glass jars…so…
I have on my “To Do List” this tutorial from Little GPS on how to turn clear mason jars into blue glass mason jars. I’ll make sure to let you know how it goes once I give it a try.
Another mason jar project that I adore are these colorfully painted and distressed mason jars from It All Started With Paint. Not only does she teach you how to make them, she also sells them in her Etsy store for $24 for a set of 4. Check it out!
Moving away from painted mason jars… the possibilities with mason jars are endless. You can make Citronella Oil Lamps like the ones in this tutorial from Pin Delight. They are perfect for keeping the bugs away.
You can make mason jar drinking cups using this handy tutorial on how to make leak proof lids that you can stick a straw through from Snap Guide.
And for grown up occasions you can pre-make cocktails and store them in mason jars like these ones from Design Happens.
You can make delicious meals in mason jars. She Knows has this delicious mason jar cobb salad along with 14 other mason jar meals.
With this tutorial from Camille Styles you can make a Mason Jar Herb Garden!
You can follow my tutorial and make Mod Podge Fabric Scrap Spice Jars.
You can make a mason jar soap dispenser like this one on Simply A Southern Bell.
You can make a rustic mason jar lamp fixture like this one on Twenty 8 Divine.
You can use them to organize your craft supplies, like with this super cute mason jar baker’s twine holder from Acasarella.
You can even bring a bit more magic into a child’s life with this Fairies In A Jar tutorial.
And of course you can always preserve food in mason jars. Preparedness Pantry has some great canning tips and tricks.
As you can see, I love mason jar projects. I’m sure this won’t be my last post on DIY and Craft Mason Jar Projects.
Tell me… Have you made any DIY projects with mason jars? Do you can and preserve food?
Linda @ it all started with paint says
Thanks so much for featuring my painted mason jars!!! So greatly appreciated!
My absolute pleasure Linda. I adore them! I can’t wait to try making some of my own. 🙂
Gorgeous photos! I love all these ideas! I have so many mason jars around the house, that I would like to put to good use. This has just kicked my butt in gear to do something pretty with them! LOL Thank you 🙂
Thank you so much Tasha! I’m glad that they inspired you. 🙂
Hollie Pollard says
I love mason jars, and all these tutorials are great! I so can’t wait to try out one or two!
Thank you so much Hollie!
Love these ideas, funny how simple jars can be so useful & stunning too. Just adore the fairies in a jar…I’ve featured tis on my fairy party inspiration post on my party blog…take a look, I’m sure you will agree it’s super cute…Stacy x http://www.stylemyparty.co.uk/blog/fairy-themed-birthday-party/
Love these ideas, funny how simple jars can be so useful & stunning too. Just adore the fairies in a jar…I’ve featured this on my fairy party inspiration post on my party blog…take a look, I’m sure you will agree it’s super cute…Stacy x http://www.stylemyparty.co.uk/blog/fairy-themed-birthday-party/
christina higdon says
me and my girls r wanting to make the fairies in a jar this weekend but i have a few question because i dont want to buy all the stuff and it not work so how much glitter do u use? how many different colors can u use ? do u break the glow sticks first? and do u use water and if so how much
Thank you so much for visiting Christina. It’s actually not my craft so I’m not sure, but if you check here they have some instructions:
Thank you so much Stacy. I appreciate you visiting and featuring my blog. 🙂
Eric Jason Stroud says
This is something I’d like to do after my wife gets out of the hospital, or maybe this spring. She will love it!
Lori Morton says
Thank you for all these coooool ideas for my mason jars..besides canning!!! giggle…
joanne darrell says
The mason jars are something our granddaughters could do with me !