DIY and Craft Mason Jar Projects and Tutorials

DIY and Craft Mason Jar Projects From Sew Creative

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.

Dahlias in blueglass

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).

Sew Creative Blog's Fizzy Strawberry Lemonade Cubes and Syrup RecipeWhen Sisser and I have been discussing her future wedding lately I keep suggesting having simple centerpieces in blue glass.

Beautiful Peony Blue Glass Flower Centerpieces Gorgeous For A WeddingI 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…

Turn Clear Mason Jars into Blue Glass Mason JarsI 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.

Colorfully painted and distressed vintage style mason jarsAnother 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!

Tutorial for Mason Jar Citronella Oil Lamps to keep the bugs awayMoving 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.

Mason Jar Drinking Cup Tutorial on how to make the lidYou 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.

mason jar cocktails

And for grown up occasions you can pre-make cocktails and store them in mason jars like these ones from Design Happens.

Mason Jar Cobb Salad


You can make delicious meals in mason jars. She Knows has this delicious mason jar cobb salad along with 14 other mason jar meals.

Mason Jar Herb GardenWith this tutorial from Camille Styles you can make a Mason Jar Herb Garden!

finished modge podge spice jars from

You can follow my tutorial and make Mod Podge Fabric Scrap Spice Jars.

Mason Jar Soap DispenserYou can make a mason jar soap dispenser like this one on Simply A Southern Bell.

Rustic Mason Jar Light Fixture made with Wooden Pallet

You can make a rustic mason jar lamp fixture like this one on Twenty 8 Divine.

Mason Jar Twine Holder

You can use them to organize your craft supplies, like with this super cute mason jar baker’s twine holder from Acasarella.

Fairies in a jar

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?


Publisher & Creative Director of Hello Creative Family. Crafty girl who loves to write about homemade, handmade, heart made projects. Mom, bookworm & professional tea drinker. Hoarder of colored sharpies, fabric and mason jars. Motto: Live life creatively!

'DIY and Craft Mason Jar Projects and Tutorials' have 14 comments

  1. July 26, 2013 @ 6:55 am Linda @ it all started with paint

    Thanks so much for featuring my painted mason jars!!! So greatly appreciated!

    :) Linda


    • July 26, 2013 @ 2:14 pm Crystal

      My absolute pleasure Linda. I adore them! I can’t wait to try making some of my own. :)

      Best Wishes,



  2. July 29, 2013 @ 8:53 pm Tasha

    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 :)


    • August 1, 2013 @ 8:09 am Crystal

      Thank you so much Tasha! I’m glad that they inspired you. :)


  3. July 31, 2013 @ 10:03 am Hollie Pollard

    I love mason jars, and all these tutorials are great! I so can’t wait to try out one or two!


  4. September 26, 2013 @ 12:57 am Stacy

    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


  5. September 26, 2013 @ 12:58 am Stacy

    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


    • September 27, 2013 @ 5:14 am christina higdon

      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


    • September 28, 2013 @ 11:01 am Crystal

      Thank you so much Stacy. I appreciate you visiting and featuring my blog. :)


  6. September 26, 2013 @ 1:06 am Fairy Themed Birthday Party | Style My Party

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  7. December 19, 2015 @ 6:32 am Eric Jason Stroud

    This is something I’d like to do after my wife gets out of the hospital, or maybe this spring. She will love it!


  8. June 14, 2017 @ 7:55 am Lori Morton

    Thank you for all these coooool ideas for my mason jars..besides canning!!! giggle…


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