Trends: Mason Jars


Maybe it’s a Texan/Southern thing, but for as long as I can remember, our cabinets have been well-stocked with mason jars, primarily for the purpose of drinking out of them (I can’t be the only person who thinks sweet tea tastes better when sipped from a mason jar, right?). As much fun as mason jars are for drinking out of, they can serve even more purposes in the world of DIY, and crafters have created a multitude of ways to use them in projects. Here are just a few of our favorites. Let us know what other cool mason jar projects you’ve made or seen on the web in the comments below!

Tinting mason jars to use as vases or organizational tools is hugely popular. Here are a few different ways to tint or paint your jars.

Rainbow Tint Mason Jars
How-To: Rainbow Tinted Mason Jars from Say Yes to Hoboken 

How-To: Blue Tint Mason Jars
How-To: Blue Tinted Mason Jars from Doodle Craft! 

How-To: Ombre Mason Jar, Beach Theme
How-To: Ombre Mason Jar, Beach-Themed

Practical Uses
Mason jars are incredibly practical in all areas of your home. Here are some handy ways to use them!

How-To: Polka Dot Etched Drinking Glass Set
How-To: Polka Dot Etched Drinking Glass Set from A Beautiful Mess 

How-To: Solar Light Mason Jar Lanterns
How-To: Solar Light Mason Jar Lantern from The Hand Me Down House

Fabric Scrap Storage in Mason Jars
Store your color-sorted scraps in large mason jars, like Laurie Wisbrun of Scarlet Fig! 

How-To: Glass Jar Photo Frames
How-To: Glass Jar Photo Frames from Photojojo

How-To: Mason Jar Soap Pump
How-To: Mason Jar Soap Pump from She Knows: Living

How-To: Mason Jar To-Go Cup
How-To: Mason Jar To-Go Cup from Fine & Feathered

How-To: Mason Jar Etched Lantern
How-To: Frosted Mason Jar Lanterns from A Little Tipsy 

Holiday Fun
Mason Jars are great to use for holiday decoration. Here are a few ways to incorporate them in to your holiday fun!

How-To: Matte Black Halloween Mason Jars
Matte Black Halloween Mason Jars from Pure and Noble

How-To: Holiday Snow Globes/Terrariums
How-To: Holiday Snow Globes/Terrariums From Susan Beal of West Coast Crafty

How-To: Valentine Glitter Mason Jars
How-To: Valentine Glitter Mason Jar Votives from Tatertos & Jello 

How-To: Easter table scape with neon mason Jars
An Easter Table with a Neon Twist from Making it Lovely

Whew! That should be enough mason jar crafts to keep you busy for a while, but let us know if you’ve seen or made others in the comments below!


Rachel Hobson is a freelance craft writer and editor who is obsessed with hand embroidery and all things geektastic and funny. She has a passion for creating community through crafting. She's also a huge space geek, and enjoys living five minutes from Houston's Johnson Space Center where she can get her fill of rockets any time she pleases.

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