10 Gorgeous DIY Mason Jar Projects

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By: Lisa Evans
Published: January 22, 2016
Last Update: March 9, 2023
Mason jars are more than just practical, they can also be transformed into stunning home accessories. Here are a few unique uses that go beyond storing preserves. 9

Sewing Kit

Mason jars make a convenient home for your sewing supplies. In addition to providing storage inside the jar, you can also add a pincushion lid to the top of the jar. Creating a pincushion lid is simple; here is an easy tutorial, which doesn’t take an expert crafter to follow. 1

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Homemade Candle

Making your own candles is fairly simple and a Mason jar makes the ideal holder. Create your own “thank you” lid and you’ll have the perfect thank you present! 2

Image and DIY Instructions: Something Turquoise

Stylish Bathroom Wall Storage

Lacking a medicine cabinet in your washroom? Metal picture hangers and pipe clamps attached to a wooden board will hold your mason jars, creating not only a practical storage unit, but a unique piece of wall art. The best part is you don’t have to be an expert woodworker to make it. Follow this simple step-by-step guide and you’ll want to start making one for everyone room! 3

Image and Video Tutorial: Mrs. Frank DIY

Animal-Topped Storage Containers

Create fun storage containers for your children’s crayon collection by gluing miniature animal figures to mason jar lids. Spray paint each animal the same color as the lid with bright fluorescents and you may find your kids will actually enjoy cleaning up after themselves. 4

Image and DIY Instructions: Mason Jar Crafts Love

Salt and Pepper Shakers

These homemade salt and pepper shakers are likely one of the easiest DIY projects anyone can pull off. Simply poke seven holes through the lid of two miniature mason jars using a nail and a hammer and you’re done! 5

Image and DIY Instructions: Landee See Landee Do

Magnetic Spice Rack

Use mini mason jars to hold all your spices. Glue magnets at the top of each jar and then attach them to a magnetic wall. Here are instructions from The Kitchn that are easy and inexpensive. 6

Image and DIY Instructions: The Kitchn

Painted Flower Vases

These unique painted jars are the perfect decorations for an outdoor garden party. It doesn’t take a budding Picasso to create stunning designs out of acrylic paint. They make stylish flower vases. You’ll love them so much, you’ll soon find yourself making weekly trips to your local florist. 7

Image and DIY Instructions: Little Miss Momma

Soap Dispenser

For a vintage look in your bathroom, drill a hole in a lid of a mason jar and stick a pump from any other soap dispenser. Plus, even though it’s fairly inexpensive to make, it’ll have all your guests thinking you spent much more on it than you actually did. 8

Image and Video Tutorial: The Sorry Girls


Find a large mason jar, purchase a light kit from any hardware store and find an appropriate lampshade at a second-hand store and you have the makings of a homemade table lamp! Or simply hand them as is to create chic pendant lights. Here’s an easy guide to show you how to put those items together to make an accent piece that will stand out in any room! 9

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Air Freshener

This is an easy way to make sure you have the nicest smelling house in the neighborhood! Simply poke holes in the lid of a mason jar and fill with baking soda and essential oils. Not only does it smell great, but it’s also healthier for you than chemical air fresheners. 10

Image and DIY Instructions: Tidy Mom