40+ Awesome and Cheap DIY Ways To Recycle Mason Jars

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Christmas is one of the most beautiful times of the year, and you can easily make it even more beautiful with these amazing and truly magical mason jar ideas.

21. Chocosaurus Rex Cookie Jar

Chocosaurus Rex Cookie Jar

A great way to take your children by surprise, who are notorious for their sweet tooth and passion for cookies and sweets, is to make a nice little Chocosaurus Rex cookie jar – place a small dinosaur on the lid of the cookie jar if you want to make it even more appealing!

Instruction: hotpolkadot

22. Mason Jar Flower Shelf

Mason Jar Flower Shelf

Everybody loves flowers, but why invest in a flower shelf when you can easily craft one yourself in the privacy of your own home? Here is how you can beautifully store and showcase your tulips for days in a row, without having to spend a small fortune on vases!

Instruction: shelterness

23. Use Mason Jars For Baking Cakes

Use Mason Jars For Baking Cakes

Cakes are great regardless of the season or the occasion – you do not need a reason to bake some delicious cakes. However, did you know that mason jars can come in handy for creating flawless and perfect Jack and Coke cakes? Here you will find out how to do it.

Instruction: brit

24. Rainbow Cupcakes In A Jar!

Rainbow Cupcakes In A Jar

What is better than baking some colorful and delicious rainbow cupcakes? Displaying them beautifully in a transparent mason jar, of course! Carefully cut them and place them one on top of the other one, for a truly unique visual effect that everybody will love.

Instruction: justeasyrecipes

25. Lemon Meringue Pie Cups

Lemon Meringue Pie Cups

The lemon meringue pie cups are a particularly interesting idea for the cold season, but what do you do when you run out of cups? You turn to the good old mason jars, of course! Durable and transparent enough to allow you to see all the goodies inside, these jars will never let you down.

Instruction: cupofsugarpinchofsalt

26. Distressed Chalkboard Mason Jars

The Chalkboard Mason Jar Centerpiece

This is yet another great and creative use for jars – with several clean mason and jelly jars, you can quickly craft a distressed chalkboard mason jar that will benefit you in the long run.

Instruction: somethingturquoise

27. A Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub

A Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Who said that mason jars cannot be both practical and decorative at the same time? You can now get yourself an all-natural, homemade and efficient peppermint-based sugar scrub, in a beautifully personalized mason jar. This is the ultimate mason jar gift ideas for those who want to make their own chemical-free beauty masks and body scrubs.

Instruction: mom4real

28. Turn A Regular Mason Jar Into An Outstanding Gifts Jar!

Turn A Regular Mason Jar Into An Outstanding Gifts Jar!

If you are fond of homemade gift ideas, then look no further than this one. Mason jars can serve as an outstanding and original packaging for homemade gifts: you can put energy bars inside, candies, crayons, mini baking tools for those who are fond of cooking and so on. The possibilities are endless, and the recipient will undoubtedly appreciate that you took the time to personalize the jar!

Instruction: thegunnysack

29. An Outstanding Holiday Survival Kit

An Outstanding Holiday Survival Kit

This is the season to be jolly and everybody knows it, but holidays are certainly not for everybody. With the “holiday survival kit” present in the jar, you can help those dear to your heart to overcome the cold season – put a hand cream or a lip balm inside the jar, just to help them get over the harsh winter! This is an outstanding gift idea.

Instruction: southernstateofmindblog

30. DIY Mason Jar Cocktail Gifts

DIY Mason Jar Cocktail Gifts

Everybody loves a good cocktail every now and then, and there is no better way to surprise your family and friends than with this unique DIY mason jar cocktail gift! You can put a Coca-Cola can inside the jar and attach a mini-dose of Jack Daniels to the jar, and you will certainly brighten up somebody’s holidays!

Instruction: somethingturquoise

31. Hot Chocolate Mix In A Jar!

hot choclate mix in a jar

A cup of hot chocolate is more than welcome during the cold season, and if you have a friend who has a sweet tooth, then the hot chocolate mason jar gift is certainly a great (and sweet) idea. Practical, beautiful and very thoughtful!

Instruction: mybakingaddiction

32. Mason Jar Photo Frames

Mason Jar Photo Frames

People have started to focus more on digital photos, forgetting just how beautiful the “old school” photos actually are. This mason jar photo frame is undoubtedly the best Christmas gift for a nostalgic person, be it a mother or a grandmother – and not only!

Instruction: listotic

33. Mason Shaker Barware Gift Set

Mason Shaker Barware Gift Set

If you have a person that is very dear to your heart and who also happens to be a bartender or just passionate about cooking and cocktails in general, then look no further than the Mason Shaker Barware Gift Set. Extremely practical and handy, this set is very easy to make on your own, and it can last for years.

Instruction: masonshaker

34. Sweet DIY Votives Gift

Sweet DIY Votives Gift

This is also a great and crafty gift idea for Christmas – very cheap and easy to make at the same time. All you need is several jars, a few strips of patterned or painted fabric that will be glued on the inside walls of the jar and a battery-operated candle!

Instruction: fellowfellow

35. Branch Vase DIY Gift

Branch Vase DIY Gift

This is a great idea for children who want to take their parents or grandparents by surprise. All you need is a mason jar and several thin branches that you can cut to equal lengths, only to glue them carefully onto the jar later on. The result will take you by surprise!

Instruction: gardenmama

36. Glowing Mason Jar

Glowing Mason Jar

Have you ever wondered just how wonderful it would be if you trapped all the stars on the sky and stuffed them in a beautiful small mason jar that you can just give to somebody as a gift? This dream can easily become reality with the glowing mason jar described here!

Instruction: frompankawithlove

37. Mason Jar Wall Piece Gift

Mason Jar Wall Piece Gift

This is an outstanding gift for those who love flowers and crafts – you can quickly and effortlessly strap several mason jars onto a wood board, hang it on the wall and then carefully fill the jars with several flowers, colored rocks or anything else that would add color to them and make them look lively.

Instruction: yesterdayssweetheart

38. DIY Pickle Jar

DIY Pickle Jar

We all love pickles, and if you are tired of seeing the old same boring and dull pickle jars, then look no further than this outstanding craft idea that will teach you how to take your jar to the next level with awesome 3D inscriptions.

Instruction: theletteredcottage

39. Vintage Mason Photo Jar

Vintage Mason Photo Jar

This is a photo jar with a twist – it is not exactly your regular photo frame, given the fact that the jar is actually filled with oil, for the ultimate visual illusion. If you want your vintage photos to come to life in an instant, then here is how you can do just that, quickly and effortlessly.

Instruction: disha-doshi

40. Turn Your Mason Jars Into Magical Christmas Lantern Gifts!

Turn Your Mason Jars Into Magical Christmas Lantern Gifts

Glue some Christmas decorations inside the jar, paint the whole jar blue and add a beautiful candle inside, and it will all come to life in an instant!

Instruction: adventure-in-a-box

41.  Poured Mason Jar Candle


Instruction: somethingturquoise

42. DIY Mason Jar Chandelier

DIY Mason Jar Chandelier

I absolutely LOVE this idea! This looks absolutely fantastic! Instructions: brandisawyer

43. How To Make Mason Jar Soap Dispensers

How To Make Mason Jar Soap Dispensers

Give your kitchen some style with DIY Mason Jar Soap Dispensers! Tutorial here: lovegrowswild

44. Gussied Up Dollar Store Candle Holders

Gussied Up Dollar Store Candle Holders

Great project and can be used for any holiday or decoration theme. Instructions: ishouldbemoppingthefloor

45. Summer Mason Jars

Summer Mason Jars

This is a super easy craft for summer! Tutorial: pinkwhen

46. Enchanting Halloween Lanterns

Enchanting Halloween Lanterns


  • Jars of different sizes and shapes
  • A can of purple spray paint 
  • Paint marker 

Tutorial: adventure-in-a-box

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