Have you recently cleaned out your home? Or do you have a bunch of random glass jars, cups, vases and you are ready to get rid of them?
Well don’t throw those jars away just yet! Turn them into gifts for birthdays and holidays or give them a new purpose by making a few changes.
What if you don’t have any jars but you love DIY projects?
This post is also for you!
Mason jars can be found so cheap now in dollar stores, grocery stores and even online stores like here.
There really is nothing cooler than making something fun, useful and beautiful out of something that once might have been tarnished or trashed.
I have compiled a list of 22 projects that you can start right now with items in your own home or super inexpensive at your local dollar store.
A lot of these projects you can do with kids or my favorite, make a girls night out of it and have your friends come over to decorated with you!
DIY Wall Vases Upcycled Jars
Found from Houseful of Handmade
I love that this project is perfect for a crafting room, kids play room, or a classroom for the teachers out there like my mom. I also have done this in my kitchen by putting fresh herbs in the jars and making a mini herb garden inside.
World Market Mini Succulent Hanging Jars
Found from Casa Watkins Living
Succulents are huge right now! I see them especially now in weddings and parties instead of fresh roses, great money saver too! Succulents are drought friendly, hardly need any water or maintenance and are seriously a great gift for those we love that don’t have a green thumb.
Upcycled Jars Knobs
Found from Torie Jayne
If you don’t want to spend the extra money on fancy door knobs, don’t worry, salvage any unused dressers or drawers and use those. You can also go to a garage sale or local swap meet and find some unique and funky door knobs as well.
How to Transform an Old Jar Into a Mushroom Fairy House
Found from DIY & Crafts
This project is perfect for a cute Fairy Party, turn them into a project to do at the party for the kids or make them and place them in the garden for little hidden treasures.
How to Spray Paint Mason Jars
Found from Mason Jar Crafts
There really is something about gold and glitter. Making these cute jars for baby showers, wedding or bachelorette parties is perfect.
DIY Mason Jar Sconce Making Tutorial
Found from Mason Jar Crafts Blog
For those of us with the shabby chic, farmhouse design style this is too cute for the home. My favorite I have seen these jars is outside under the porch. Looking up at the stars and seeing by candlelight.
DIY Easy Mason Jar Luminaries
Found from Moms Spark
I love this so much! By placing pebbles along the glass jar it creates a sweet lantern. Even if you choose to not place a light inside use the jar for a fresh flower vase as a gift. Also mix and match different color pebbles for an added effect!
Beach Inspired Sparkling Mason Jars
Found From Gotta Love DIY
This is for all the beach lovers and especially those who don’t live near a beach. Make it a fun memory and collect seashells and add string lights inside to remind you of an awesome beach day.
DIY Poured Mason Jar Candles
Found from Something Turquoise
Making your own color combinations and scent combinations can be so much! For aromatherapy purposes use essential oils in the candle wax for healing properties.
Mason Jar Picture Frame Vase
Found from Home Stories A to Z
This project is picture perfect! Make these jars as a gift for the grandparents of your kids or for Christmas gifts for a loved one. How cute would it be to see your dog or cat on the vase!
Fairy Lights to Guide You Home
Found from Christmas Light Etc.
Along with the mason jar fairy houses this too is great for a DIY fairy party. The jars with the string lights can be like fire flies or glittering fairies in the backyard.
Perfect for Runny Roses and Weepy Eyes
Found from Landeelu
For the flu season, this is a practically project. I actually put the tissue jar into one of my car’s cup holders. It fits great!
Mason Jar Christmas Gift Idea
Found from The Idea Room
Dressing up jars to look like a snowman, an elf, and Santa Claus is just too cute. Fill up with your favorite holiday candy and serve at a Christmas party.
Mason Jar Craft Salt and Pepper Shakers
Found from Landeelu
Another great practical project is making salt and pepper shakers. You can easily customize them to fit any style of your kitchen.
DIY Mason Jar Decor
Found from Home Talk
This reminds me of a beach wedding I had attended. The mason jars were a teal blue and filled with beautiful flowers that lined the aisle for the couple to walk down. Simply beautiful and perfect for a bohemian wedding on the beach!
Found from Upcycle That
A lot of times these projects are more cutesy and often more girly but this project stuck with me. Using dinosaurs for example turn this into a cool gift for boys that will hold Legos and crafts for the kids.
Crayon Organizer with Plaid Paints
Found from Monkey See Monkey Do
By using paint on the inside of the jars you can create all sorts of different patterns and textures. This is even better for younger children or classrooms that want to teach little ones how to sort and clean up by color.
Nail Polish Remover
Found from Tip Hero
This product is sold in many stores but by making it yourself it is much better on your budget and it’s also perfect for DIY mani/pedi spa days.
Found from Craftaholics Anonymous
Every year growing up at our family’s Christmas party, my mom would put together different crafts for the kids to entertain ourselves when the adults were eating and drinking. We did many things but this was always my favorite. Making my own snow globe as a kid was so much fun. It’s funny looking back at the pictures you can see how my decorating skills improved over the years. Good memories and great presents.
How to Organize Yarn
Found from P & G Everyday
This is an awesome gift idea for those knitters in your life. By storing the yarn and string in the mason jars it keeps the yarn organized and clean.
Individual Cupcake Holders
Found from Nellie Bellie
This is my favorite! It even works as a way to carry fresh cupcakes to school in a lunch bag because it perfectly keeps the cupcakes safe!
DIY Gumball Machines
Found From Yellow Chair Market
I always love a pop of red in my kitchen. For example, my kitchen aid mixer is cherry red! Having colorful candies decorative on my counter is super cute! You can easily use different colors to accent your kitchen.
Turn everyday dull, boring jars into new exciting practically gifts and products around your home.
This list shows you how to make projects to solve day to day problems and how to make crafts for kids or DIY projects with your besties.