Best 22 diy easy and cheap mason jar projects



A Mason jar is just a glass jar used in canning to preserve food. It was invented and  patented by John Landis Mason back in 1858 , that is why is called a Mason jar.  Thanks to their durability and the fact that they come in a variety of sizes as well in wide-mouth ( 3 inch diameter) this object  is still used today for its original purpose but also it’s the subject for many DIY projects.   You will see in the next few presented projects the variety of tasks it can perform.

The idea of using these jars to create something unique done by your own hand  is not recent, because since ever people had these objects around the house, and in a hurry, used them  as a vase ,  or as a storage unit for cocking ingredients and so on. Let’s take a look at some amazing DIY projects with Mason Jars.

1.Vintage Photo Mason Jar.

My personal favorite and  the number one project is this amazing and very ingenious creation. I would never thought of this, not in a million years.  It’s a simple as it looks. Take one Mason Jar , your favorite picture, preferably a black and white one for a cool effect and fill the jar with oil, a spring of dried lavender make it also smell nice. This amazing photo frame is a personal decorative element that fills your place with warmth. It is very simple and works like a charm in a romantic environment.{found on disha-doshi}.

2.DIY Mason Jar Hanging Vases.

The second interesting DIY project involving Mason jars is represented by these hanging vases.  People have been using these jars as a vase since they first appeared. Their vintage look is perfect for  this such projects. With some rope and wires you can easily create a  hanging vase.  You don’t even need a tutorial for this because is so simple and the picture says everything.  This is a perfect way to bring into your home fresh floral notes  in a really cool way, with a really cool vase.{found on rosakate}.

3.DIY Vintage Mason Jar Chandelier.

Another cool project, similar with the one above is this chandelier  made out from  gorgeous 3 Manson jars, a white chain for support and some long,  cylindrical  light bulbs. It looks fabulous and most of all, this vintage chandelier  can be used in any interior.  This is a little bit more difficult to construct because you’re dealing with electrical wires and electricity and you need to be extra careful and have basic electrical knowledge, but the rest should be piece of cake.{found on elisamclaughlin}.

4.Another cool mason jar chandelier.

Obviously, chandeliers are the most common idea when we Mason jars are involved. The really interesting thing is that there are as many and  as different  chandeliers as  the people making them.  Everybody has a different idea and a different technique to construct  their own DIY project. This one for example consists of an old bike wheel  and of course Mason jars of different sizes and placed on different level as a  support for  little candles. Another cool  project  for romantics everywhere.{fun.kyti.me}.

5.Use to storage.

Mason jars are great for storage. After all, this is why they were designed for.  Storing spices in these jars is now a very cool thing among DIY lovers and indeed is something to be proud of, especially if you did yourself. Capable of holding large quantities of spices and  really inexpensive these jars will  defiantly look great on your spice rack.{found on stylelushblog }.

6.Baby Food Chandelier.

Chandeliers made of mason jars are always great-looking but when somebody shows you this particularly chandelier you will erase instantly all the things you knew about chandeliers and set this one as the Holy Grail of Chandeliers.  Charming tiny baby food jars are secured on a cute medieval ironwork and with a lot of imagination look at the result. Despite on how it looks, this project is very cheap and easy to build, especially if you have a newborn in the family. So, a rusty chain, baby food jars and some twisted wire are the main ingredients  to a great project.{found on naturalhomeandgarden}.

7.Aqua Candelier from mason jars.

For this DIY project you need an old chandelier to strip it and add your own elements instead.  It’s a little bit tricky to do and you will need several materials, but nothing you can’t find at a local store. The Mason Jars need to be drilled and screwed to the bobeches, then  add a layer of aqua glass paint on the jars and the chandelier structure. After that, add some light inside the jars and  there  is nothing left to do except hanging  it on a patio and enjoy your newly created mood light.{found on shabbyfufu}.

8.Pottery Barn inspired ladder lantern hanger.

For the outside area of your house the possibilities of DIY projects grow exponentially. Take this for example. A beautiful rustic ladder is hanged in place by simple chains and beneath Mason jars to create a tremendous good looking rustic lantern hanger. To make things easy for yourself, use C –clamps to attach  how many jars you like. Also , the project leaves room to other decorative elements that go hand-in-hand with your theme. Don’t be afraid to experiment, the result will be astonishing.{found on unskinnyboppy}.

9.Mason Jar Key Hook.

If we take these individual element separately, none of them represent something new, but put together a totally new object is born: a bathroom towel holder with a built-in vase for fresh flowers. If you have around your house some scrap wood, a few screws and one pipe clamp to fix the vase on its holder you can start working. Paint the wood, fix the hooks and you have got yourself a unique piece of furniture. The whole process won’t take a lot of your time and the costs are almost zero.{found on shanty-2-chic}.

10.Mason jar bathroom storage.

This design over here is not very different from the one above but is destined to a whole different purpose. It is an organizer from Mason jars and other similar glass containers. As we can see in this picture, the bathroom is always the place that needs a little bit of order. These containers provide storage space and thanks to their nature you can see whatever  is going on inside, for example is very easy to spot if your are out of cotton swabs for your ears. This is also a very easy and inexpensive DIY project.{found on lizmariegalvanblog}.

11.Mason jar wall planter.

The thoughts  that preceded the project  showed here occurred must certain in the head of a good housewife. The idea of having fresh herbs for a healthy cooking , especially if you don’t have a garden, made this woman to take several  Mason jars and use them as a planter. In the lack of space these planters were hanged on the wall. Probably without knowing this woman revolutionized the idea of heaving fresh ingredients  at hand. Besides that, the arrangement looks really good.{found on notjustahousewife}.

12.Jar flower frog lid.

This takes you back when things were really simple. This is nothing fancy or complicated, but with a certain charm. The antique quart blue ball Mason jar is completed with a flower frog lid.  This is ready to hold your fresh, handpicked  flowers and arrange them as a natural wild bush. Suited everywhere , this item will refresh your air and it will bring a bit of nature’s finest flowers into your home.{found on etsy}.

13.Mason Jar Tree Trunk Oil Lamps.

Electricity takes you away from nature and the new comfort standards take you even further. This charming project is meant to bring back certain times. A simple oil lamp can brings us closer to each other. Crafted from small mason jars with their original lid, perforated in the middle to allow that simple  piece of rope to touch the oil at one end and to be set on fire at the other end. All this primitive source of light and heat is supported by tree trunks to enhance the organic look.{found on etsy}.

14.Loft mason jar shelf.

The next glass recipient it doesn’t represent a DIY project by itself. This is another example of the variety of ways that Mason jars can be used. This project consists in embedding a vase in an already existing furniture element. The interesting thing about this, is that the jar is not place above the wooden board as many of us would think, but beneath the wooden shelf. A hole was drilled and the jar’s lid screwed in place. As we can see the idea was a total success and not only it looks cool, but is functional as well.{found on theuncommongreen}.

15.Mason jar lantern.

Another thing I like is to put decorative lights in the garden, on the patios or, on a long and narrow path to an entrance. This can also be the subject of an DIY project realized with some cheap materials and of course jars. These lanterns hang beautifully on a fence, spread along on different levels ready to show you the way in a total darkness or simply for a cool ambiance in a summer evening. Just nail down some special support units  on the fence, bend some wire and attach you beautiful vintage jar. How hard can it be? Then pour yourself a glass of wine ,feel the fresh grass on your  bare feet and listen the sound of nature.{found on chezbeeperbebe}.

16.Pretty Pastels Mason Jar Chandelier Swag Light Hanging.

To add a playful note in any room or to animate the Holiday’s spirit you can use colored jars and make a lighting fixture. This version of Mason Jar Chandelier is not that hard to construct , the tricky job is to find colored jars and the result is sure to bring lots of joy. This idea can be used as well to decorate any space with style and simplicity. You can hang it above the kitchen table , bathroom or even in your bedroom for a perfect reading light. Or, if you want this can be a really unique gift idea.{found on etsy}.

16.Mason Jar Obsession Ideas/Decor.

Another  cool idea is to use the mason jars at your country wedding or a party. As we proved so far, these items can perform a multitude of tasks. For example you can make a drink dispenser, if you have jar large enough. With a little tap at the bottom this could be quite a dispenser. Equipped with a special pump a Mason jar could really be a cool vintage liquid soap  dispenser in your stylish bathroom. Only sky is the limit for these marvelous objects. Give it a try, put your mind at work for a little bit and create your own unique design that involves a Mason jar.{found on weddingbee}.

18.Black and white mason jar for Halloween.

I bet you’ve never seen a black coated mason jar before. Well, such objects exist and there are great if you’re hosting a Halloween party and you want to create a creepy table setting. If you place a simple candle inside, they will only illuminate upwards, creating in that manner a spooky look. If you don’t  have a factory coated decorative jar, just take a regular one and some matte spray paint. You want to add text or funny symbols on the jar’s surface, use a glue gun to add your desired texture and then spray paint. Interesting, isn’t it? Give it a try and see for yourself!{found on pureandnoble}.

19.Mason jar simple storage.

I love the rich variety of colors inside those jars. More as a decorative element that a storage unit, these narrow jars are the way to go if you want to add a bit of color in an unique way. The clustered wire holders are very eye-catching especially if they are multicolored and placed in a way so those colors stand out. The hardwire  support is also interesting, making the components as a single piece with the ability of moving it around with absolutely no effort.{found on Anne}.

20.Southern Charm Mason Jar Chandelier.

If you are skillful, or you have some experience with lighting fixtures, you can attempt to create something like this. It is heavy, for sure and it takes more jars but I think the result is truly impressive. This creative, eye-catching centerpiece could light up an entire studio.  12 wide mouth Mason jars were used, lit from within by compact fluorescent bulbs. The project is only big if we refer to its scale, but regarding the complexity, this shouldn’t be a problem for most of us. If you want more light in your space and you want it cheap and stylish, this is the way to go.{found on ikeahackers}.

21.Vintage mason jar.

These are probably the best decorative Mason jars ever. They have a certain southern charm and there aren’t on everyone’s taste. But those who appreciated them look at these handmade items  like genuine art objects. The Vintage  Lace Masons are a great addition to any window sills.  They look great on tables, at weddings, or in any cozy living room. The variety of styles  allow people to place them everywhere. Also, you can make from them a charming Christmas gift to a close friend.{found on etsy}.

22.Mason jar planter.

The last but not the least, a Mason jar planter to match your interior  colors or to pop out on a wall. As you already know, all you need is a piece of wood, a bunch of clamps and how many jars you want. You can use up to seven  planters in a row.  Painting these jars and the piece of wood, allows you to really play with the entire interior theme and to enhance or highlight  certain areas . In this combination of colors, be sure that this will be the first thing anyone will see when enters your house.{found on thenextbird}.

This is it folks! I hope that you enjoyed and appreciated all these projects and most of all, I hope that this material will serve as an inspirational one, giving you ideas for your own future projects.


Published by in DIY, on February 13th, 2012

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