Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Home Living | 10 Ways to Upcycle Mason Jars

Following my simple DIY twine glass jar I crafted earlier, I thought to share 10 more interesting ideas to upcycle your glass mason jars. They aren't just used for jams and preserves nowadays, and are certainly too pretty to be thrown away, so if you like to recycle them like I do here's how to make better use of them to beautify your home:

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1. Have a birthday cake or other delectable desserts in the jars. Perfect for picnics, garden parties or to use up leftover cake ;p

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2. Little jar dioramas are the lovely additions to any pretty shelves or party tables.

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3. Make cute candy jars with bigger glass jars, candle sticks and a little spray paint! Pretty sure the kiddos will love this idea.

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4. Mason jar chandeliers are simply stunning for the home. I'd probably need the boy's help for installation if I decide to make this!

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5. We can all do with a little more storage space and can create additional wall storage using hose clamps to mount jars to a piece of wood to store crafty goodness and other essentials.

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6. I can't sew to save my life but I think these would be perfect for the seamstress at heart to store her spools and tools with a pretty pincushion to boot!

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7. Snow globes are easy crafts for the kids and Lil Pumpkin even made a Hello Kitty Under the Sea snow globe before. A tip is to use mineral oil instead of water for a gentler snowfall.

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8. Love this mason jar twine holder and I think it'll be great for ribbons too!

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9. Don't forget the bathrooms! Make your own mason jar soap / lotion dispenser by drilling a hole in the lid to fin a pump and voilà! Something chic and rustic for those spaces.

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10. The simplest idea of them all is of course, just as a candle holder :)

How do you upcycle your mason glass jars?

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13 comments:

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

lovely round up, I'm a sucker for Mason or any other type of jars!

Aroha @ Colours of Sunset said...

lots of clever ideas there. I particularly like the chandelier and wall storage! great finds Ai!

Mama Obito said...

Aww, great ideas! I have never give extra attention to the glass jars earlier, but this one is awesome. Thanks.

Madeline Heng said...

Great ideas! Awesome way to recycle :)

Theresa said...

I love mason jars. I think that ribbon/twine holder idea is fabulous!

Susan said...

I made my yogurt parfait inside one!

alissa apel said...

I use them like crazy at our house! We have salad in a jar.

I also put white vinegar in a jar, add lemon, lime or orange peels and let it steep for 2 weeks. Then I take the peels out with tongs and have a great all purpose cleaner.

Rina said...

Love this! I am going to find where I can get Mason Jar here and try to do those ideas.

~Summer~ said...

These are such great ideas, Ai! Love love love the chandeliar and that twine holder is genius! Thanks so much for linking up!

xavvy said...

Awesome ideas ! I love the twine holder most !!

Anonymous said...

where can we buy those mason jars??? really in need of one :) thanks!

Ai Sakura said...

Anon: you can try Daiso or Good Stuph. Also check out designer/art flea markets like Public Garden or MAAD.

Eden said...

you get them from https://www.facebook.com/pages/knickknacksshop/1433050773577796