5 Ways to Beautify a Plain Glass Jar



One of my favorite ways to add a unique flair to a space is through do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. This not only infuses personality into the room itself, but it also encourages reusing, repurposing, and upcycling a variety of objects. (Go green!)

So, if you’ve got a few glass jars lying around collecting dust, here are five lovely and creative ways to make them beautiful…at least so they can lie around collecting dust in style!

Glass jar chandelier – A quick internet search will turn up loads of alternative takes on the glass jar chandelier. This particular one cleverly involves turning baby food jars into a decorative light fixture, although I’m sure it can be modified fairly easily to incorporate whatever size and style of jar you have available.


Glass jar lanterns – Aren’t these almost ethereal? (And to think the jars could’ve held mayonnaise just days before.) As with any DIY project, the clear shapes on these frosted beauties can be customized. A benefit to these is that they make an impact either as a single lantern or in groups. I love how any size of jar can be used easily.{found gardenersworld}.


Mason jar planters – This just might be my favorite idea yet. Simply mount jars of a similar size (they don’t have to be quart jars, although that is what’s used here) to a piece of reclaimed wood with a hose clamp and hang in a sunny hallway for indoor plants. Love the creative earthiness of this!


Painted glass jars – I’ve seen several variations on this, but none with bold paint colors like this… and I have to admit, I’m completely smitten. To recreate this, simply pour a little paint into the jars, swirl it around until it fully coats the insides, and let it dry. I like the single bulbs coming out of a row of these jars – so pretty.{found on site}.


Cascading glass jar chandelier – This DIY is representative of industrial-chic pendant lighting, and it’s super chic. The alternating blue and clear glass jars is a unique spin (like a waterfall, kind of?) on the chandelier front. Absolutely beautiful.


Published by in DIY, on November 5th, 2012

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