Mason jars were originally invented and patented for preserving food at home. Over the years though, these jars have seen more uses inside and outside the kitchen. Hobbyists and DIY crafts enthusiasts have made great, clever use of this kitchen favorite.
Here are some of ingenious uses of mason jars:
1) Hanging Lights Encasing
Turn your incadescent bulb into a fancy hanging light with a mason jar. With the use of hammer, nails, and bulb adaptor, this lighting setup can give your garden or porch give that sophisticated rustic vibe. We’ve seen this too in coffee shops and it is an instant mood lifter.
2) Bathroom Storage
Mason jars provide a stylish and practical way to store your bathroom bits and pieces. Get a plywood board, pipe clams that fit your jars, and picture frame hangers. Attach the jars to the plywood and organize your cotton balls, Qtips, and other bathroom essentials. This design is an eye-candy too! It instantly makes your bathroom chic and stylish.
3) Mason Jar Candle Maker
Here’s a surprising use of mason jars: as candle molds. Create a beautiful and unique centerpiece candle shaped as a mason jar. You’ll only need two large candles, a wick, oven mitts, and a large pot. Throw in your favorite scents too!
4) Sewing Kit
Keep your sewing stash like needles, pins, and tape measure in this lovely pin cushion topped Mason jar. Use a drop cloth scrap, batting, and glue gun to make this creative sewing kit. Choose a clear jar so you can easily see when you’re running out of supplies.
5) Craft Room Organizer
Being creative and crafty can sometimes mean a huge mess. Turn a chaotic crafts room with mason jar organizers. Here’s a sample twine organizer – it’s not only a container, it keeps twines from twisting too. All you need is a daisy lid, hex, and washers to create this elegant and useful container. Get a few more mason jars to store your Sharpies, colored pencils, and clips.
6) S&P Shakers
Give your condiments section a boost with mason jars starting with your salt and pepper. Get a hammer and a nail to punch lid holes and its ready to go! Get a couple of other jars to contain other condiments and turn them into spice jars. It’s time to make an eye-candy out of this section of your kitchen.
7) Herb Garden Pots
Have you always wanted to start growing your own herbs? Now is the time to start! Instead of buying pots, get your mason jars and reuse. You’ll need a drill to punch holes on the jar for water drainage. Put soil and add fertilizer to the mix. Once the plants grow, you’ll have to move the plants to bigger pots though.
Don’t you hate it when you can’t find your matchbox when you need it? Use a mason jar as your matchbox to solve this little challenge. Get strike anywhere matches, put these in a mason jar, and put a piece of sandpaper to the jar’s lid to serve as your match lit. To make it easier to pull out the matches, punch a hole on the top of the lid.
9) Room Scents
Keep your room clean and fresh with your very own scent concoction. The author started with lemons, rosemary, and vanilla. Boil all the ingredients and bring to a simmer. Transfer the mixture to a mason jar and let the water evaporate for a couple of days. Smell spring right inside your house!
10) Lampshade Base
If you’re looking for unique and classy lampshade, find your old mason jars and turn these into a lampshade base. You’ll need to drill holes at the top, get a lamp making kit from your local hardware, and bring out your own personal arts and crafts stash to decorate the lampshade cover.