Are you always on the lookout for fun and easy DIY projects that you could make with the kiddos? The mason jar trend and the fantastic DIY ideas utilising these extremely versatile jars are ingenious! I appreciate any upcycling project and today I’m sharing my favourite mason jar DIY projects a little bonus; these projects can be done in less than 5 minutes. Who doesn’t love a quick craft project?! That’s my jam mam!
The 25 Rather Awesome Mason Jar Crafts:
1. Mason Jar Bathroom Accessories from Mason Jar Crafts Love
Are you ready for a DIY tutorial on how to make your own bathroom storage accessories? They’re painted in a gorgeous shade of this chalk paint!
2. Easy Tinted Mason Jars Via Reasons to Skip the Housework
Another easy peasy mason jar tutorial for the newbie DIYer. These jars look like mason jars custom ordered for your Spring tablescape but they are just a regular jar with a simple DIY makeover. All you need to do is mix mod podge and food coloring and shake it up in the jars. Let dry upside down overnight and in the morning the opaque quality of the mod podge with have disappeared, and you will be left with the excellent tinted mason jars. This project would work for all types of glass – let your imagination run wild!
3. How To Paint Jars WIth Chalk Paint from It All Started With Paint
The quick details? These painted mason jars have been coated with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (the most velvety chalk paint on the market, hands down! Take it from a seasoned pro!). The jars have been painted and distressed in Old White (off-white) colour.
4. DIY Oil Lanterns from A Piece Of Rainbow
Make gorgeous oil lamps from mason jars and glass bottles. These are much safer than candles, and you can make them in about two minutes using vegetable oils, something smelly (delicious) and water! I’m excited about the Summer when I can make citronella oil lamps for my yard.
5. Easter Bunny Treat Jars by Happiness is Homemade
I love these pastel shades!! The Easter bunny treat jars are an adorable way to decorate your home in Spring and for Easter. You could also fill them with sweets and candy to give to friends and family.
6. Crochet Jar Covers From Dottie Angel
Oh Dottie Angel, I miss you. When I first started blogging, Dottie Angel was my FAVOURITE blog! From time to time I go for a visit and potter around. I also love flicking through her book every so often. There are some fabulous crochet patterns over at Dottie Angel!
This isn’t a DIY tutorial, just to serve as inspiration for a DIY project. You can purchase similar on Etsy. They look marvellous, don’t they? I can see why they sell well!
8. DIY Soap Dispenser from Country Living
A soap dispenser like these is a pretty common sight in stores at the moment, and I’m not surprised AT ALL. DIY and craft bloggers have become so influential, and this is a key element to the rustic industrial trend that has been so popular of late!
My husband was given one of these for Christmas, and he loves it. He had never seen the idea before, so if he hadn’t received one as a gift and I showed him this image, he would have made one immediately. I’ve been telling him that he’s only allowed to purchase one of these painted openers from Etsy because they’re available in Pastel Shades!
Another fabulous tutorial from the blog, It All Started With Paint! I decided to share this particular tutorial in this section because the next tutorial shared is another nautical themed jar project. It’s all beachy keen.
11. Inspired By The Beach Jars from Plaid Online (the guys who make Mod Podge!)
I love any craft that involves mod podge because they’re always so simple to do! This tinting technique is fabulous, and I love the opaque style! These would make some gorgeous little beach lanterns.
12. Kawaii Colourful Pencil Jars by Ooly Blog
Among other things, mason jars make great holders for pens, pencils and markers. So here are some gorgeous jars you can make for your office desk or your kids to store their art supplies!
13. Spring Fabric Jars Via Dwelling in Happiness
These fabric lined mason jars take a little more effort but are still relatively easy for even the most inexperienced DIYer. Find your favourite Springtime fabrics from your scrap bin or your local thrift store (old pillowcases would work great!), then cut the fabric into strips and use mod podge to secure the strips to the insides of the jars. These would make fantastic teacher gifts at the end of school year – the perfect jar to hold all of those red pens!
14. Pastel Flower Jars By Via I heart naptime
Aren’t these so adorable? Looking at them we never would’ve guessed how simple they are to make. Simply squirt some acrylic paint into the jar, put the lid on and shake until the glass in coated. Let dry upside down overnight and voila!
15. Sparkle and Shine! Via KA styles
Top prizes if you can tell me where Sparkle and Shine comes from! I’m a glitter fiend. So much so… that this 30 something gal got this Glitter Backpack for Christmas. I would say that my mum and I are like magpies, but it turns out, magpies don’t steal shiny stuff (source). We love glitter… that’s all you need to know for sure! So I need to make these sparkly jars!
16. Organize Your Kitchen With Utensil holders from DIY Projects
These look great! Because of the width of the jar at the top, you won’t be able to fit too many utensils in there, but you could even use them to store straws, disposable chopsticks, tall plastic sundae spoons (that you can use for stirring coffee in a Cafetiere) etc.
I LOVE THIS!!! I’ve got all the supplies I need to make my very own and I’m excited. All I need to do is find a section of wall that’s free for displaying pretty flowers in a jar. The Etsy store that created this hanging vase is FULL of amazing mason jar inspiration and ideas to decorate your home.
Give a gorgeous rustic planter box with three vintage style coloured mason jars to your Mum on Mother’s Day or for her Birthday! These are beautiful!! Too pretty go give away in fact so you could keep them and add them to your home office décor.
19. A Hanging Herb Garden From Domestically Speaking
Add a herb garden in your kitchen quickly with these hanging herb mason jars. It’s a great way to display herbs in your kitchen!
20. Hanging Candle Holders from Grillo Designs
Similar to the hanging vase above, you can use the same mason jars to hold candles and use as hanging lanterns. Neat right?!
21. DIY Air Freshener Jar Decoration from Eighteen 25
This DIY Air Freshener is a little different to other Mason Jar air fresheners because this one is a decoration and not just baking soda in a jar! I never even knew you could buy air freshener beads, so I’m going to get some to bunch up on my radiators.
22. A DIY Funfeti Candle from Mason Jar Breakfast
This candle looks edible, and I want it. I was lucky enough to receive a candle like this for a birthday a few years ago, and it smelled like cupcakes!! When you make your own, you can make it smell however you would like.
23. Bunny Jars By Torie Jayne
Torie Jayne made these jars years and years ago, and you can see precisely why they went viral, and there have been many tutorials created!
24. Fancy Jar Knobs By Torie Jayne
This another one of Torie’s projects that has been reproduced so many times and again, you can see why! They look fabulous, and your bathroom would look incredible with these jars displayed.
25. DIY Jar Solar Lights by Green Owl Crafts
This project cost a total of $6, and that was for the solar lights, how awesome is that?! That’s why I love upcycling!! Other tools that the crafter used were a hammer, a Phillips head screwdriver, and wire cutters. Kaboom! Quick and easy.
I know this was a long post so congratulations for getting this far! What was your favourite jar project? Do you have any projects that are making their way to your project planner?