Last Updated on October 7, 2020
Mason Jar Crafts for all Ages
Although intended for canning, it seems as though mason jars are used for everything BUT canning! Their vintage and rustic charm has become more popular than slap bracelets were in the 90's. I have to admit, I love mason jar crafts, too. I actually paid an unreasonable price for mason jars today at Hobby Lobby– $2 a jar! That was out of pure laziness because I know you can buy these things for pennies at thrift stores, antique malls, and flea markets.
Maybe it's their affordability that makes them so desirable? Either way, here are a few of my favorite unique ways to create delightful mason jar crafts. Everything from home decor to gifts and holiday projects!
1. Chalkboard Mason Jar Centerpiece
You could get really creative and use tape and stencils to cut out just about any shape you'd like. Maybe a pumpkin for Fall or a gingerbread man for Christmas? The chalkboard paint allows you to customize even further with chalk (perhaps write a name or special note if you're giving them away as gifts). Just be sure to clean and dry your jars really well before applying the paint. Rubbing alcohol works great for that.
2. Repurposed Parmesan Lid
Wow! Did you know that these parmesan lids screw onto the top of small mouthed mason jars? Now you can use it to store your freshly grated parmesan or special seasoning blend. It would even look nice siting on the counter.
3. Mason Jar Salt Dispenser
Use the top of a Morton salt dispenser to replace a mason jar lid! Now you can use it to store and dispense sugar, salt, pepper, or seasoning! Simply use the lid to trace the exact measurement needed. Cut it on the larger side so that it fits snugly inside of the lid without having to be glued on.
4. Mason Jar Photo Frames Craft
Easy enough! Use mason jars as photo frames. I love the way these upside down mason jars look all grouped together with different sized jars and photos.
5. Mason Jar Soap Dispenser
Add a vintage touch to your bathroom or kitchen with these inexpensive mason jar soap dispensers! With the right pump, I'm assuming you could also do this for lotion or hand sanitizer. Check out the full instructions for this project here.
6. Mason Jar Craft Gifts
Mason jars make for beautiful gifts, especially for the holidays. Stack the dry ingredients of your favorite recipe (brownies, cookies, etc.) and print the recipe on the top or inside of the lid. Decorate the jar however you'd like with ribbon, twine, washi tape and maybe even a tag. This mason jar craft is quick to make and is a unique personalized gift.