Last Update October 4th, 2016. If you’re a crafting maniac like us, you’re always looking for new projects to take up and add a little something more to your home decor. There’s always that sentiment of building something yourself rather than just buying another decor piece that makes you feel so good. And if you’ve done a few home decor DIYs already, you probably have your favorites too.

Mason jars are among the most popular DIY items by far. And no wonder – they come in many sizes and designs, you can always find one that suits your project best. Projects with them tend to also be relatively easy, they take no more than a few hours to complete. So here are 20 really awesome DIY mason jar ideas and things you can do with them.

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Mason Jar Prism Light

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Tutorial: diyready.com

This is quite a creative project that plays with light. All you need is a mason jar (of course) and a bunch of glass crystals or other glass details that you can glue to the surface of a jar. Add a candle inside and enjoy the lights.

Fishnet Wrapped Mason Jar

This one works best with a tinted glass jar and you get a nautical themed vase or a storage container. There’s quite some room for creativity in choosing materials and knotting but you can experiment for the result you’ll love.

Distressed Chalkboard Mason Jars

There are many ways how you can paint a mason jar but this chalkboard paint distressed look makes really awesome vases or storage containers for small things.

Soap Dispensers

Yes, mason jars can make pretty great soap dispensers too and they make a nice bathroom decor statement to go with it.


Painted Distressed Mason Jars

That chic rustic look of a distressed mason jar is really the thing. So here’s another way how to do it.

Mason Jar Bathroom Storage

Mason jars make the perfect storage for bathroom accessories, and if you design them in the style of your choice, you can make a beautiful decor statement too.

Mason Jar Tissue Holder

Even simple things like tissue holders look so much better when they are made from hand decorated mason jars. Be creative even in the least expected places.


Mason Jar Candles

One of the best things you can do from a mason jar is your very own homemade candle. These things are quite impressive and even make a nice gift to someone.

Mason Jar Pen Holder

Among other things, mason jars make great holders for pens, pencils and markers. So here are some you can make for your office desk or for your kids.

Mini Aquarium

Create a decorative aquarium for a beach themed vignette or just another colorful item to put on display. It’s as easy as putting things in a jar.

Labeled Mason Jars

Even if you use mason jars for their originally intended purpose such as storing spices, making fancy custom labels for them adds decor value as well.

Herb Garden

You can grow fresh herbs in mason jars and bundling them up in a pretty basket makes a beautiful and very useful mini herb garden for your kitchen.

Utensil Organizer

Make this lovely 4 compartment organizer for kitchen utensils. It will add a rustic accent to your decor, not to mention it is really convenient.

Mason Jar Chandelier

Want a unique accent in your kitchen decor? Build this whimsical mason jar chandelier. The project is a little bit more involved but it’s all worth it if you like this style.

Tiki Torches

You may enjoy these easy to make tiki torches in you backyard. It takes no more than 5 minutes to make them, given you have the required supplies.

Mason Jar Nightlight

Make a pretty nightlight from a mini mason jar. It will give you that gentle glow at night and you can choose your own shade of color by painting it.

Chalkboard Condiment Jars

Create these easy to use condiment jars and add chalkboard labels to mark them easily. They make the perfect condiment dispensers.

Mason Jar Vanity Light

Want a whimsical decor accent that goes with rustic style very well in your bathroom? Make this mason jar vanity light.

Ombre Mason Jars

We have a few different ways to paint mason jars on this list, and here’s another cool way to do it. An array of mason jars painted in ombre colors will make a stunning centerpiece or a vignette.

Hanging Mason Jar Herb Garden

These hanging herb jars make a brilliant way to have a fresh herb garden in your kitchen while saving space. An empty side of a cabinet or a wall is all it takes.

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