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Published on December 19th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell


DIY Crafts: 30 Ways to Upcycle Mason Jars

DIY Crafts: 30 Ways to Upcycle Mason Jars

Mason jars are one of my favorite supplies for DIY crafts. Here are 30 awesome ways you can upcycle them!

From my recycling bin to thrift stores and garage sales, I always seem to have or find mason jars. Luckily for me, there are tons of projects that allow me to upcycle the jars into something incredible (and also justify hoarding them in my craft closet). Click through our list of 30 DIY projects that we love to see how many uses your upcycled jars have. From crafts, to home, to food, you’re sure to be inspired!


1. Chalk Painted Mason Jars

2. Mason Jar Craft Storage

3. DIY Gift Candles

4. Sewing Kit in a Jar

5. Create Sand Art in Recycled Containers

6. DIY Sugar, Cream, and Coffee Canisters

7. Glass Jar and Tissue Paper Luminaries

8. Upcycle Glass Jars into an Adorable Snowman

9. DIY Hourglass

10. Snowman Mason Jar


11. Mason Jar Lantern

12. DIY Mason Jar Chandelier

13. Use a Glass Bottle To Make a Solar Charger

14. Mason Jar Monogram Light

15. Solar Collector Night Light

16. Glass Jar Photo Frames

17. DIY Tiki Torches

18. Mason Jar Lamp

19. Mason Jar Seed Starter Pots

20. Organize with Recycled Containers


21. Homemade Baby Food Storage

22. Magnetic Spice Rack

23. Make Your Own Jam

24. Mason Jar Cookie Kit

25. Make Your Own Vanilla Extract

26. 15 Foods to Put in a Mason Jar

27. Soda Alternative: Homemade Fruit Coolers

28. Make Infused Vodka

29. Make Your Own Fruit Jam in 30 Minutes or Less

30. Homemade Canning

I can’t wait to get crafting! Oh, and Julie has an awesome tutorial on how to easily remove labels from glass jars, if you need it!

Which mason jar project will you try first or which project have you tried before? Share your favorite mason jar project with us in the comment section below and we’ll try to include it in our next round-up post of mason jar crafts!

[Mason jar photo via Shutterstock]

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Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

3 Responses to DIY Crafts: 30 Ways to Upcycle Mason Jars

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  2. Ana says:

    Do you have any suggestions for how to reuse the Taster’s Choice glass jars with a lid that the coffee comes in? They are very sturdy. I’m already using them for food storage and condiments.

    Thank you.

    • Leigha Staffenhagen says:

      Hey Ana!

      I actually had the same question myself! I ended up using mine for bulk quinoa since they have a pretty solid seal and quinoa is small enough that it doesn’t need a ton of storage space. I think they’d also be great for bulk tea or sewing supplies. I’d love to hear what you end up using it for! 🙂


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