17 Creative Uses for Mason Jars

creative uses for mason jars

Mason jars make everything look cuter.  Stick a cute straw in them and the lemonade tastes a little sweeter. They are taking over shelves in our craft stores. Here are 20 creative ways to use mason jars throughout your home.

1. Organize Your Kitchen

kitchen mason jarsGather various sizes of mason jars. Fill with sugar, flour, dried pasta and grains. Label them. Chalkboard labels make it easy to update.

2. Organize Silverware

silverware mason jars

Show off your heirloom silverware in mason jars nestled on a tray. They also make plastic ware a bit fancier when placed in mason jars on a buffet.

3. Citronella Candle

Citronella Candle mason jar

Keep the bugs away. Turn your mason jars into Citronella Candle Oil lamps to use on summer nights.

4. Wall Planter

wall planter mason jarTake a piece of repurposed wood and attach blue mason jars to create a wall planter for your backyard. Fill with pretty flowers or herbs from your local nursery.

5. Table Numbers Terrarium

table number terrariumPrint out table numbers on parchment paper and glue to a stick. Create mini terrariums in the jars for a centerpiece for your next event.

6. Creative Flower Vase

mason jar flower vaseTape off strips and paint with gold paint to create this modern flower vase. For a simple vase use Washi tape around the lid to add a pop of color.

7. Vacation Memory Jar

vacation memory mason jar 

The kids will love making these as a memory box of their summer vacation. Fill with a little sand, a few mementos and a photo. Add a tag with the place and date to remember for years to come.

8. Picnic Caddy

picnic caddy mason jar

If you love going to outdoor movies or concerts in the park make a Picnic Caddy. Spray paint the jars with frosted glass. Carry your utensils in the jars and place them on a table with a candle to dine by candlelight.

9. Mason Jar Chandelier

mason jar chandelier

Mason jars get fancy in this beautiful chandelier. A quick search on Pinterest will offer you numerous ways to make a chandelier.

10. Soap Dispensers

mason jar soap dispenser

Add a pump and the jar becomes a vintage soap dispenser. You can buy the pump tops or make your own.

11.  Makeup Brush Holder

Mason Jar makeup holder

Organize your bathroom by placing q-tips, cotton balls and make up brushes in jars. Make a holder and mount to the wall to get them off the counter but easy to grab.

12. Custom Coasters

Mason Jar coasters

Mason jar lids lined with cork are transformed into custom coasters.

13. Fourth of July Wreath

4th july wreathFollow this tutorial to make a patriotic wreath you can hang inside or out for your Fourth of July party.

14. Bake A Pie

mason jar pie jarBake mini pies that will be easy to transport for summer picnics and beach trips.

15. Chalkboard Tags

Mason Jar chalkboard tagCover the lid with chalkboard paint and you have a tag for storage or as a gift tag.

16. Make Mini Cheesecakes

Mason Jar mini cheesecakeTurn the lip and top over and you have mini tins to cook in. Serve mini cheesecakes. The middle pops out of the top and serves as a plate under the cheesecake.

17. Cinnamon Bun Breakfast Parfait

Mason Jar Parfait

Turn a cinnamon bun into a delicious breakfast parfait with this Coupons.com exclusive recipe.

  • 1 roll Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
  • Vanilla Yogurt
  • Grilled Apricots
  • Honey

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Butter inside of mason jar. Place one roll in each jar and bake 15 minutes. Top with yogurt, apricots and drizzle with honey.

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Cheri Liefeld Adventures in the KitchenCheri Liefeld of Adventures in the Kitchen believes in celebrating life around the table. She is a recipe developer, cooking instructor and writer. She blogs over at Adventures In The Kitchen where she shares easy to make recipes, party inspiration and ideas for cooking with kids.

A native of Southern California her cooking is filled with fresh ingredients from local farmers markets and often served spicy.

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