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15 Inspiring Mason Jar Ideas

Trying to think of some creative mason jar ideas for your home and life? Here are some crafty and non-crafty ways to use mason jars that include organizing spices, an oil lamp, mason jar frames and even pizza in a jar.

Mason jars are super trendy right now, and for good reason! They are just so practical and can be used so many different ways.

Mason Jar Ideas

Mason Jar Ideas

Vintage Jar DIY {craft}

1. DIY Colored Mason Jar {craft} – Make into a vase by colouring it. Dilute glue with water, add a few drops of food colouring, and paint the jar. Add flowers for some added flare.

Cupcake in a Jar {recipe}

2. Cupcake in a Jar {recipe} – Make cute deserts inside mason jars. This would be a great favour for a party!

Infused Fruit Waters {recipe}

3. Infused Fruit Water {recipe} – Use as mason jars as drinking glasses. Fill with water and frozen berries to make infused fruit water (this stuff is fantastic in the summer!).

Chalkboard Spice Jars {organizing}

4. Chalkboard Spice Jars {organizing} – Organize spices in glass mason jars (use the very small jars). This is a great way to organize your bulk spice purchases!

Pies in a Jar {recipe}

5. Pies in a Jar {recipe} – Bake little individual pies inside small mason jars. Strawberry pie, raspberry pie, cherry pie – whatever your heart desires! Yum.

Baking Soda Shaker {tutorial}

6. Baking Soda Mason Jar Shaker {tutorial} – Store baking soda for cleaning. This tutorial from Lisa will teach you exactly how to make one of these for yourself!

Mason Jar Oil Lamp {tutorial}

7. Mason Jar Oil Lamp {tutorial} – These little mason jar oil lamps are super simple to make and are extremely inexpensive. They would make great nighttime decor (and lighting!) for an outdoor wedding.

Mason Jar Sewing Kit {tutorial}

8. Mason Jar Sewing Kit {tutorial} – This is a fun way to reuse a mason jar and it also makes a handy organizing tool for your craft room (it would also make a fun gift).

Mason Jar Bathroom Storage {organizing}

9. Mason Jar Bathroom Storage {organizing} – Mason jars are fantastic for organizing small items. In this organizing tutorial, Liz Marie teaches you how to organize the bathroom using mason jars.

Pizza in a Jar {recipe}

10. Pizza in a Jar {recipe} – Talk about creative recipes! This recipe for pizza in a jar is fun, easy and tasty (I actually tried it the other day!). Read this post by Jasmine to learn how to make this pizza!

Salad in a Jar {recipe}

11. Salad in a Jar {recipe} – Another great mason jar idea is to store salads. They hold quite a bit, and help to keep your food fresher, longer. Try storing your salad in mason jars and I bet you will never look back!

Mason Jar Frames {craft}

12. Mason Jar Frames {craft} – I love this idea for glass jar frames! This is such a creative idea to use your mason jars to display some of your favourite photos.

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser {tutorial}

13. Mason Jar Soap Dispenser {tutorial} – Canning jar soap dispensers are super simple to make and look gorgeous in the kitchen and bathrooms. In this tutorial, Julia shows you exactly how to make a soap dispenser out of a mason jar – an inexpensive, gorgeous way to store your soap (they also make a great gift!).

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser {craft}

14. DIY Snow Globe {craft} – Snow globes are so fun for kids, and thankfully, they’re very easy to make as well. Learn how to make a DIY snow globe with a mason jar in this tutorial!

Refrigerator Oatmeal {recipe}

15. Refrigerator Oatmeal {recipe} – This refrigerator oatmeal is easy to make in a mason jar. It’s healthy, filling, inexpensive and best of all – easy to make!

With so many inspiring ideas, mason jars are a great item to have on hand. If you’re looking for a specific mason jar idea, let me know and I’ll find it for you!

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Please share your mason jar ideas in the comments!


  1. Kylie g

    wow sarah, you have a lot of sons at no12

  2. Kate Bradford

    Great ideas! I use mason jars to hold bobby pins and my toothbrush, and also as flower vases. I started keeping old corks from wine and champagne and putting them in the bottom of one mason jar that’s holding fake flowers, and it looks so neat! They’re one of the most versatile items out there, for sure.

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