If you haven’t already tried DIY mason jar ideas, now’s the time to start. These fun, simple projects are easy to make, don’t require much skill or cost much money, and are great to give as gifts or keep in your home as decorations. Here are 8 DIY mason jar ideas that are easy to do at home and sure to please any recipient of your DIY jars.
Creative DIY Mason Jar
DIY mason jars are one of our favorite ways to add character to a room. From turning an old blue jar into a succulent terrarium or covering an old beer bottle with wrapping paper, these projects make up-cycling fun. You can even DIY chandeliers and light fixtures from mason jars! The best part? These ideas are very simple and don’t take much time at all! Whether you’re looking for DIY kitchen decor or some easy-to-make gifts.
How to Decorate a Square Mason Jar
To make a square jar look more appealing, simply use washi tape, stickers, or small pictures. The height of your photos will depend on how wide your jar is. Square jars are ideal for holding pencils, pens, and paintbrushes or you can turn them into tea lights with just a few supplies from around your house. If you’re not into taping things to your jars, another option is to glue objects onto their sides using hot glue or epoxy glue. If you want different designs on each side of your jar, cut up patterned paper or fabric and use mod podge to adhere it inside of a piece of clear plastic wrap before placing it onto one side of your jar.
How to Decorate Large Glass Jars
Large glass jars are becoming increasingly popular and they make wonderful decoration pieces. Use a piece of burlap or lace around your mason jar to add a fun and decorative touch. Burlap can be wrapped around and tied in an attractive bow for a neat, tidy look. Or use a large flower arrangement as decoration. Tie large floral arrangements on top of mason jars for larger-than-life decorations. For smaller mason jars, try tying ribbons from both sides of the jar that meet in front or on top of your jar to create an eye-catching design. As you can see, there are many ways to decorate mason jars so they become part of your home’s unique style.
DIY Mason Jar from Old Bottles
If you want a simple project that costs next to nothing, turn an old wine bottle into a mason jar by cutting off its top and affixing it using silicone. The result is a unique-looking serving vessel. Just make sure your decorative craft skills are up to par because wine bottles have jagged edges, so you might have some finishing work left over after you cut them down. Use glass-cutting pliers for extra grip, since smooth edges don’t give your hands as much purchase.
How to Decorate Brown Suede Jars
Suede-covered mason jars are a perfect way to bring a rustic touch into your home. If you’re thinking of sprucing up your dining room, try covering plain glass jars with suede. The end result will look great on display and can add a touch of style to any room in your house. To create these adorable mason jar covers, all you need is suede fabric, a pair of scissors, and some glue; here’s how: First, choose a fabric with interesting texture or patterning—it will make for a more eye-catching design. Then wrap it around your favorite jar. It’s that simple!
Pineapple Inspired Jars
Pineapple is a super versatile fruit; it works as a fresh topping, meat tenderizer, and as dessert, so why not make it into an easy and delicious treat? All you need are some pineapples, orange juice, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Just slice a pineapple in half and remove the hard center core. Add in orange juice and brown sugar until there’s a liquid layer covering your pineapple slices. Cut more pineapples into small chunks and then add them on top of your already poured mixture. Let it marinate for about 20 minutes before refrigerating overnight. In the morning all you have to do is take out your jar from its overnight stay in the fridge; sprinkle on some ground cinnamon or nutmeg if you’re feeling fancy (we are). And enjoy!
Popcorn Boxes Into Terrariums
Turn those popcorn boxes into a mini terrarium. The best part about mason jars is that they’re cheap and easy to find, so you can buy as many as you need. This project takes about 15 minutes and only requires a few items from your local hardware store. To make it, simply cut off one of each box’s corners with scissors, place a layer of pebbles on the bottom for drainage, stick in some air plants, then pour in soil and seeds over top. Congratulations—you’ve just made yourself a new home decor piece!