5 Creative Things to Do Mason Jars

Last updated on January 16, 2024

I love shar­ing ways to repur­pose dif­fer­ent items. Today I’m fea­tur­ing a clas­sic favorite, mason jars.

Mason jars eliminate your storage problems because you can store almost anything that fits its mouth. For instance, you don’t have to worry about common cookie problems, such as losing their crunchiness, by keeping them in an airtight mason jar. So, what are some of the creative things you can do with mason jars?

Here are five ways I’m lov­ing them:

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Pie in a Jar

Our Best Bites came up with this genius idea. They’re indi­vid­ual serv­ing sizes and can go straight from your freezer to your oven. These pies in a jar are per­fect to have on hand for unex­pected guests or a sud­den crav­ing of sweet good­ness! Find the recipe and direc­tions here.

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Painted Flower Jars

Are you looking for beautiful and unique centerpieces? Why not paint your empty flower jars yourself?

I love this col­or­ful cre­ative way to re-use mason jars. Wouldn’t these make great bud­get friendly cen­ter­pieces for your next party? For step-by-step direc­tions go to The CSI Project.

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Bath­room Beauty Storage

Clever! Clever! Clever! Lovely Lit­tle Details came up with a great bath­room stor­age idea. This bathroom beauty storage is perfect for your makeup, nail cutter, and other small objects you use in your shelf vanity.

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Sewing Kit in a Jar

Sewing is one of my hobbies. My beautiful grandmother taught me hand sewing when I was a teenager, and I learned to love the craft. Sometimes, people leave sewing materials on surfaces and create safety hazards. So, it pays off to have a dedicated storage container for needle cushions, pins, needles, tape measure, and threads in a mason jar.

Whether we sew or not, we all need a mini mend­ing kit. This is a great DIY gift idea! Find out how to make these by Martha Stew­art here.

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Soap Dispenser

soap dispenser

Heather Bullard made this DIY soap dis­penser to keep on her pot­ting bench. I think this would be fun in a bath­room or kitchen as well. You could also bring some antibac­te­r­ial hand san­i­tizer to a park pic­nic or party. For a host­ess gift, fill a mason jar up with some yummy smelling hand lotion.

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You probably have some great creative ideas in using mason jars to make your life more convenient. Take advantage of their versatile functionality, making them a perfect solution to your storage problems. So, how will you repurpose empty mason jars that have been sitting in your cupboards for so long?

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