• DIY Ideas with Mason Jars

    I have a bunch of mason jars hanging around from canning peaches and tomatoes. They’re so classic and there are so many fun diy ideas for uses beyond canning. Here are some things I’ve been bookmarking to do:

    Bake mini pies

    Make a floral arrangement (Check! I made some for the garden party a couple weeks ago!)

    Spray paint them neon colors

    Fill ’em up with soup and embroider the lids for gifts

    Make casual lighting


    Any other project ideas with mason jars you can think of?
  • 22 comments

    1. Carpet Cleaning Melbourne said… January 21, 2011 11:44 am

      Adorable ways to re-use those mason jars from your wedding!

    2. RentMyChurch said… October 20, 2010 10:39 am

      Great ideas on re-using the mason jars! Luv it!

    3. chelsea lee aka spicklebee said… October 19, 2010 1:47 pm

      how I love mason jars! the cake is adorable and so are the herbs. We are using a large one to grow some microgreens!

    4. Corynne said… October 18, 2010 6:34 am

      I LOVE this whole post. And I was looking for something to do with lighting in my sister's home! The mason jars are perfect!!

    5. Melissa said… October 15, 2010 6:47 am

      We just made mini desserts in ours last night for a football game tonight. Love the pie idea.

    6. Melissa Blake said… October 15, 2010 6:14 am

      All awesome ideas!! Thanks for the great links!

    7. liz said… October 14, 2010 11:12 pm

      cute ideas!ps. Each of my kids has been born in a different state and I have a license plate for each. I was wondering if you had your old license plate from where Hank was born and maybe throw together an awesome DIY project for his room using it so I could copy it for my kids. ;-)I actually thought about somehow putting it on a smooth piece of wood and having a hook or two below for them to hang a cape or backpack or hat on.Jordan is right- you make things happen and just do it! I always have ideas I fall inlove with, but have trouble getting projects organized and going.

    8. emily ballard said… October 14, 2010 7:27 pm

      I put my empty mason jars in the kitchen cupboard until there are a bunch of them to take downstairs together. I often find my husband using them as glasses. . . he swears Coke tastes better out of mason jars.

    9. Liz Stanley said… October 14, 2010 2:34 pm

      Lindsay, that is SO COOL. I definitely want to try that!

    10. Lindsey said… October 14, 2010 11:22 am

      I bake cupcakes in jars and mail them to my far-away friends. I just put the icing on while they're still pretty warm and then immediately screw the lid on. As the cupcakes cool they seal themselves.

    11. Victoria said… October 14, 2010 11:21 am

      Fill them with lemonade and pretty staws!

    12. Melissa Allam said… October 14, 2010 9:19 am

      I cakes in those little mason jars for Christmas a couple of years ago. Those little pies are pretty cute too. They look so good. I'm really a pie person myself anyway. So many cute ideas.

    13. Cara said… October 14, 2010 9:17 am

      Just found your blog-It's lovely! Just wanted to let you know!

    14. Becky at VintageMixer said… October 14, 2010 9:11 am

      jar cakes are also super fun! Plus you can mail them, which is just awesome!

    15. Detailing Life said… October 14, 2010 9:02 am

      As Caroline said in an comment above – I use them to take along coffee when I leave home, they often come in the perfect size, so it is not that bad if you have to leave the jar somewhere. I have even knitted a cosy for them so not to burn my hand.

    16. Ana Degenaar said… October 14, 2010 8:53 am

      These ideas look terrific! Love it!xo

    17. Kate @ Our Best Bites said… October 14, 2010 8:18 am

      I can't even tell you how excited I am to have one of our recipes on your blog–I'm totally smitten with you. In a completely non-creepy, non-stalkerish way. 🙂

    18. Caroline said… October 14, 2010 8:09 am

      I use them as my go to cups!!! I love drinking fresh tea out of them, coffee really everything!! Love the first idea and putting little pies in them!! Delicious!

    19. bright lights, big cities said… October 14, 2010 7:53 am

      love it all!! i'm going to be book marking this to do with all my mason jars! thanks!

    20. heidi adnum said… October 14, 2010 7:25 am

      Loving these ideas, Liz. Esp. spray-painting. Thanks!

    21. Lisa Ridgely said… October 14, 2010 6:53 am

      I really like the idea to plant herbs in them. They look so simple and pretty!

    22. celeste said… October 14, 2010 6:41 am

      so many possibilities, but along the same lines as the mini-pies…ever tried cake in a jar? super cute.

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