Mason jars are my absolute favorite craft supply. They aren’t intimidating, they don’t cost much and they’re infinitely adaptable – what’s not to like? Since Christmas is just around the corner and I haven’t started shopping for gifts yet, I’m feeling a twinge of last-minute anxiety. Since I don’t have a ton of time to look for gifts, I’m considering creating a few of these Mason jar crafts and giving them to my friends. My favorite idea is decorating the outside of a Mason jar and filling it with candy. I must say, though, I love unexpected Mason jar crafts, like vases.
Before you head to the mall or a fancy boutique, consider making one of these Mason jar crafts. If you’ve already completed your holiday shopping, save this list for another day. You never know when you’ll need a quick and easy gift or fun decorative craft, and these projects definitely fit the bill.
Mason Jar Christmas Crafts
Snowman Belly Jars – Simply draw a belly on these jars to create headless snowman. While this may seem a little morbid, it’s actually super cute. Use fun colors that really stick out and make each jar a little different. Fill them with cotton balls and you have a non-melting Santa for all season.
Easy Rustic Mason Jar Decorations – With this Mason jar craft tutorial, you get two projects for the price of one. The contrasting colors make these a true standout. Group a bunch of these jars together and place them on a mantel or kitchen table. These will look great on a table during Christmas brunch.
Winter Wonderland Candle Jars – How cool is this frosty Mason jar? You don’t need actual snow to create this pretty decorative piece, so if you’re in the mood for a winter treat in six months, this is the perfect project. The simple, rustic look evokes a country feel.
Frosted Luminaries – Evoke the look of frosted glass for this super simple Mason jar craft project. Line your Mason jar on a mantel and fill them with tea lights. The colors will make your room sparkle and glow.
Mason Jar Craft Ideas
Simple Stained Mason Jars – It doesn’t matter what you use your jars for as long as they look good. That’s the philosophy behind this kid-friendly craft project. You won’t believe how easy it is to change the look of these Mason jars.
Altered Art Mason Jars – Store spices, treats and more inside these Mason jars. Create your own labels and organize all of your essentials – it’s easier than you think.
Pretty Pink Mason Jar Cups – If you’re planning a baby shower or birthday party, you’ll want to make this project. This is not only a great way to serve food or drinks, but also a fabulous party favor idea.
Affordable Jar Party Lanterns -Cover jars in paint, wait for it to dry and add a stripe with Mod Podge. That’s all you have to do if you want to complete this craft project. Kids will love pitching in and painting the jars, so be sure to have them help out.
3D Memory Jars – Capture your favorite moments with this delightful project. This is a great gift or favor idea, so keep it in mind for your next celebration.
Mason Jar Gift Ideas
Gold Tipped Mason Jar Vases – Combine a Mason jar and candle stick to create your own vases. Paint helps turn these jars into fancy home decor items. Place these in the center of a table for a class look.
Mason Jar Vase – Use a candlestick or a candlestick to add height to your vase and include some trim and embellishments to make each piece unique. Once you’ve completed these two steps, you’ll be well on your way to creating a memorable Mason jar.
Colorful Bead Jar – Store all of your beads in these handy jars. This is a great way to organize supplies and clean up your craft room. If you don’t have a ton of beads, you can opt for a baby food jar rather than a Mason jar.
Craft Room in a Jar – Who wouldn’t want to carry their craft room with them wherever they go? Throw your favorite supplies in a jar and give it as a gift. You can also use this project to clean up your space and get organized.
What’s your favorite use for Mason jars?