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10 Easy (and Adorable) Mason Jar Crafts

Mason jar decor is a trendy way to liven up your living space. These little jars are not only budget friendly (they can be found at your local dollar store), but many of these decorations are simple mason jar crafts you can do at home. If you want to beat the heat this summer and stay inside for some crafting, we've rounded up 10 easy DIY mason jar craft ideas to show you some different ways to use mason jars for your home decor.

1. Bathroom storage

A glass mason jar soap dispenser is super easy by why stop there? Use your empty jars to hold q-tips, cotton balls, your toothbrush, and anything else in the bathroom. Just adding a little spray paint or regular paint can work wonders to mason jars. Find the tutorial video on how to turn glass jars into beautiful and functional bathroom accessories above.

2. Mason Jar Candle Holders

Use tea lights or even string lights for this easy decor idea. Simply stuff your mason jar with your filler of choice and hang with string or twine to make these little mason jar lanterns. These lights will surely add ambience to your living room or anywhere in your home. Full-size mason jars or mini mason jars work for this mason jar craft.

3. Mason Jar Vase

Covering your vase in paint is an easy mason jar gift idea as well. Simply choose your color and fill the vase with beautiful fresh flowers. 

4. Sewing Kit

Put all of your sewing supplies in one place! This easy DIY adds a pin cushion on the mason jar lid so that all of your pins are easily accessible. 

5. Chalkboard herb garden

Cover your mason jar in chalk paint so that you can write each herb name on them with chalk. Super easy! If you don't want or need herbs, these would also look adorable filled with succulents. 

6. Snow Globe 

The end result looks like something you could get off Etsy. Don't stick to Christmas only, you could make festive little Easter or Valentine's Day snow globes as well!

7. Oil Lamp 


This is such an easy mason jar craft for someone looking for something to do with things they already have on hand. Use that olive oil and make these creative lanterns for your backyard.

8. Terrarium 

Bring on all the succulents. These adorable terrariums are the perfect weekend craft idea for the whole family. They would look adorable in any home or they would make for the perfect gift or party favor.

9. Air Freshener

This is probably one of the easiest DIY projects out there. Just fill the jar with either store-bought air freshener balls or use natural essential oils and herbs to make your house smell amazing.

10. Hanging Mason Jar Light

Create these cool DIY pendant lights for some outdoor lighting that is sure to impress all your friends. 

This post was originally published on August 13, 2019. 

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