Nothing says “country” like Mason jars, but these handy little country staples aren’t just for canning anymore! A little creativity goes a long way with these versatile little jars, and you don’t have to be a master crafter to turn your leftover jars into a beautiful gift or home decor item. All of the Mason jar craft projects featured here can be completed by just about anybody – just follow the links to the full tutorials, and you’ll be well on your way to creating a unique gem you can be proud of!
1. Prism Candle Light
This Mason jar craft project uses flat clear decorative marbles to create candle lights that give off a dreamy star-like effect when illuminated. The trick to this project is using the proper glue, and allowing plenty of time for it to dry so the marbles stay securely attached. You can use regular candles inside the jar, or use an LED candle for the same effect.
2. Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder
If you’ve ever done decoupage, you’ll love this next project. Decorating for fall has never been easier than with these simple and inexpensive autumn leaf Mason jar candles! Faux leaves work better for this project, and the smoother surface of “dollar store” Mason jars may make the leaves adhere easier. Finish off with a raffia bow, and you’ve got a beautiful addition to your autumn decor.
3. White Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries
Whether you’re making centerpieces for a holiday dinner or event, or are simply looking for a unique addition to your own holiday decor, these Christmas mason jar luminaries may just do the trick. The secret to these sparkly candle lights? Salt! Yes, both table salt and Kosher salt are used to give these luminaries their sparkly effect, and the snowflake designs are achieved with Martha Stewart stencils. Beautiful!
4. Mason Jar Organizer
If you’ve ever struggled with getting organized, you’ll appreciate this very versatile rustic-looking Mason Jar Organizer from The DIY Playbook. Use it in the bathroom to hold cotton swabs and makeup brushes, in the kitchen to hold silverware or utensils, or even in the craft room to hold brushes, scissors, and pencils…the possibilities are endless!
5. Burlap & Doily Mason Jar Luminaries
Perfect for Valentine’s Day or a wedding reception – or even as a romantic touch to your bedroom decor – these unique Mason jar luminaries combine dainty with rustic for a unique DIY project anyone can do! Shop around for crocheted doilies from the thrift store or even estate sales, and burlap can be easily obtained at your local craft store.
6. Enchanting Halloween Lanterns
These spooky silhouettes on glowing mason jars of different sizes are perfect additions to your Halloween decor! Using either the inexpensive purchased design template, or other designs found on the internet, creating these enchanting Halloween lanterns is an easy DIY project perfect for group crafts. For a different take on this unique craft idea, replace the silhouettes with Christmas designs for a set of magical holiday lanterns.
7. Fall Mason Jar Centerpiece
Take a simple pine box, add a dark stain, fill it with fall leaves and acorns, and add some pillar candles inside a few Mason jars, and you have yourself a rustic fall centerpiece that can’t be beat! A chevron-decorated table runner made from a drop cloth adds a final touch to this easy-to-complete DIY project for your Thanksgiving table.
8. Mason Jar Superhero Banks
Here’s a fun project you can do with your kids, and teach them all about saving at the same time. Let them choose their favorite Superhero, paint the jars the appropriate colors, add the Superhero emblems made from colored duct tape, and top with coin-slotted Mason jar lids (available from Amazon or your favorite craft store), and you’ve got a fun Mason Jar Superhero Bank that will encourage them to put away their weekly allowance instead of spending it.
9. Mason Jar Sewing Kits
These adorable little mason jar sewing kits with pincushion lids make great gifts for anyone who likes to sew, but you’ll want to make a few for yourself as well! They’re great for Mother’s Day, or for a crafty friend or teacher, or maybe even for the graduation heading out on their own for the first time. Fill them with sewing necessities like tape measure, thread, and needles, and you’ve got a gift that’s both practical and super-cute!
10. Reclaimed Wood Wall Hanging
Wooden pallet project are all the rage these days, and one thing that makes them so attractive to crafters is the fact that in most cases, the pallets can be obtained for no cost at all. Broken pallets can be pulled apart and used for a variety of DIY projects, including this simple-to-construct wooden wall hanging. You may have seen similar projects elsewhere, but this one adds a colorful drawer knob at the bottom, perfect for hanging a dishtowel.
11. Mason Jar Pendant Lights
Using Edison Bulbs for their vintage charm, these mason jar pendant light fixtures make for great bedroom lighting, or group several together over the kitchen table for a rustic chandelier. Wide-mouth quart size jars work best for these lights, but you can use any size you choose.
12. Rustic DIY Mason Jar Wall Lanterns
Indoors or out, these rustic mason jar wall lanterns add a fantastic touch to any rustic-themed decor! Thick planks of wood or pallet boards form the base to these DIY lanterns – stain them to your liking, or use a whitewash finish to give them a nautical look. Sturdy plant hooks hold the pebble-filled jars, and the finished product is as attractive as it is simple to make!
13. Mason Jar Tissue Holder
The nice thing about mason jar crafts is that they can be adapted to any color scheme, as in the case of these mason jar tissue holders from Landeelu. They’re super-easy to make, and when finished with the paint colors of your choice, they can be placed anywhere you might need to reach for a tissue…in the bathroom, on the nightstand, in your craft room. And, like many of the other DIY mason jar projects we’ve featured, they make great gifts!
14. Fishnet Wrapped Mason Jar
If you’ve got a nautical theme in your home, you’re going to LOVE this last mason jar craft idea! Using faux fishnet made from jute twine, blue jars, and a little patience, these beach-inspired fishnet wrapped mason jars will make a great addition to your seaside decor. And, if you prefer to dye your own jars blue instead of buying them that way, another tutorial is offered that’ll show you just how to do it!