41 mason jar crafts!
The crafting possibilities are endless with mason jars! We've gathered a whole collection of mason jar crafts that are perfect for every season and every age to help you get creative.
Everyone's seen the mason jar trend. Inspired by vintage, country glasses, mason jars are everywhere on the high street and even in craft stores around the country. Mason jars are most commonly used for drinking or storage but there are hundreds of ways to get creative with them. They're an affordable option and great for the planet because they're made from glass and tin so no plastic needed. We love sustainable crafts!
We've gathered over 4o mason jar crafts from around the web that cover every season, event and holiday there is. From Christmas gift jars to Halloween lanterns, these mason jar crafts will allow you to get crafty all year round. You could even reuse the same mason jars over and over, just repaint them in seasonal colours and fill them with seasonal treats/blooms. All you need to do is pick up some mason jars (you can buy some here), scroll down to your season and pick a project. Once you've found your chosen mason jar craft get making! After you've made all the mason jars, remember to check out our free craft patterns for even more fun projects.
Summer mason jar crafts
1. DIY money bank
Summer is for holidays and for kids it's a time to save their pennies by helping out around the house. This mason jar craft is perfect for little ones saving or for adults budgeting for the trip of a lifetime. Use Pillar Box Blue's free tutorial to make your own DIY money box. Decorate with the map of your goal destination to keep you motivated!
2. Make your own mason jar sewing kit
Summer always marks the return of our favourite crafty show The Great British Sewing Bee. If you've been inspired to get sewing some summer dresses then this is the mason jar craft for you. Use the Instructables tutorial to make a mini sewing kit. We love the DIY pin cushion at the top and think this would make a great gift for a fellow craft-lover.
3. Beach Terrarium
Store all your beach treasures from abroad or your day trip to the beach with this mason jar craft. Crafts by Amanda shows you how to make this pretty beach terrarium that both kids and adults will enjoy making. It'll be a constant reminder of your best holidays and sunshine days!
4. Fruity pencil pots
This summer holidays are here which means your teens and tweens will be needing some entertainment and what better way than decorating their own pen pots? These adorable fruity mason jars will look great sitting on their desks or activity tables. Color Made Happy shows you how to make these happy mason jars and we've given you some craft ideas for teens to keep them creative all summer long.
5. DIY mosquito repellent candles
Crafts by Amanda has a huge range of mason jar crafts on her blog. However, these DIY mosquito repellent candles are a summer must-have. Not only are they easy to make but they'll keep those pesky bugs away on your alfresco evenings.
6. Fabric bouquet holders
Show of your summer blooms with Dwelling In Happinesses DIY vases. This mason jar craft is a great stashbuster project as it'll use up all those spare strips of fabric you have leftover. Use fabrics that match your decor theme for a professional look. These are also great when gifting a bunch of flowers, much prettier and better for the planet than cellophane wrap.
7. Tinted mason jars
Say Yes has a colourful mason jar craft on their blog which we think is perfect for summer. Learn how to tint your clear mason jars to make a rainbow collection. These make fun party decor, drinking glasses, gift jars, wedding favours... anything really!
8. DIY utensil caddy
This DIY utensil caddy is perfect for summer parties, BBQs, and gatherings. Portable, easy to clean, and easy to make. Head to Houseful of Handmade for the mason jar craft and watch as it becomes your staple party essential.
9. Solar mason jars
Bre Pea has created a super sustainable mason jar craft that will make your garden glow. Use their tutorial to create these DIY solar lights that are both waterproof and really diverse. Hang them around the garden, in trees, keep them on the table or line them up the pathway for some light on dark evenings.
10. Summer bucket list jar
This summer mason jar craft by Darice is one to do with the whole family. Turn a plain mason jar into a fun-filled jar that's brimming with summer activity, travel, and game ideas. This will be an invaluable boredom buster for the summer holidays. If you're in need of some activity ideas then check out our craft ideas for kids.
11. Dinosaur mason jar upcycle
Bring a pop of colour to your plain mason jars with our upcycling tutorial! We show you how to upcycle jam jars into these funky dinosaur organising pots. These will look great on kids desks or as party bags at their birthday.
Autumn mason jar crafts
12. Halloween lanterns
These fun decoupage mason jars are made using Halloween themed napkins! Crafts by Amanda shows you how to make this affordable decor over on her blog. If you're looking to learn more about decoupage check out our how to découpage for beginners tutorial.
13. Buffalo check mason jars
Autumnal mason jar crafts are some of the prettiest we think. Weekend Craft shows you how to turn a plain mason jar into this checked beauty that's perfect for stores grasses, plants, or kitchen essentials. It's ideal Thanksgiving decor like these Thanksgiving craft ideas.
14. Spooky Jack O Lantern Jars
Halloween mason jar crafts make for some fun, seasonal decor and these Jack O lanterns are no different. Crafts by Amanda shows you how to make these glow in the dark jars over on her blog. Line them up outside your house so trick or treaters know where to visit.
15. DIY scarecrows
Scarecrows are the ultimate autumn symbol so why not make these fun mason jars by Mom Spark? They'll make great sideboard decor that you can keep for the harvest season.
16. Pumpkin mason jars
You can't do autumn without a few pumpkins! The Soccer Mom's DIY mason jar crafts are really easy to make and look super effective. Plus they're hidden storage for all those little bits and bobs in your home.
17. Burlap jar decor
Tee Diddly Dee has several different mason jar crafts on their blog but we love this one for Thanksgiving! Decorate your mason jars in your favourite autumnal colours and place them on the table ready for your guests. We also have a Thanksgiving embroidery design for you to stitch and hang near your table.
18. Hanging mason jars
Beautiful autumn decor doesn't have to be expensive. Live Laugh Rowe shows you how to make these hanging tea lights using easy to find items! Corn, acorns, leaves, mini pumpkins or even Halloween candy can be used to surround and decorate your mason jars.
19. Halloween party jars
If you're having a Halloween party this year then this is the mason jar craft for you. Mason Jar Crafts Love has created straw and cutlery holders with a spooky edge. Perfect for the monster mash!
20. DIY mummy jars
Kids will love these mummy mason jars - especially if you fill them with treats. Follow Weekend Crafts mason jar craft tutorial and make a few ready for October. Make sure you also check out our other Halloween crafts here on Gathered for more spooky fun.
21. Thanksgiving turkey jars
This mason jar craft is perfect to do with kids on a rainy afternoon. Collect some autumnal leaves and follow Rhythms of Play's tutorial to make yours. Check out our easy fall craft ideas for kids for more sweet projects.
Winter mason jar crafts
22. Christmas hot chocolate gifts
Christmas mason jar crafts don't come easier than little gift jars! They're great for friends, family, teachers and colleagues and can be filled with anything you like. Darice shows you how to make these sweet little hot chocolate jars over on their blog.
23. Snowflake mason jar vases
Store all your winter ferns and holly branches in these snowflake mason jars by Crafts by Amanda. These will make lovely Christmas table decor that will last you through December all the way into February.
24. Christmas tree ornaments
How sweet are these mini mason jar ornaments? Fireflies and Mudpies show you how to make these mason jar crafts with a whole lot of glitter. Whether you hang these on the tree or string them up as bunting, they'll add some magic to your Christmas decor. We have even more Christmas ornaments here on Gathered so you can handmake all your decor.
25. Waterless snow globes
Crafts by Amanda really has a mason jar craft for every season! These waterless snow globes are both pretty and practical - especially if you have kids. Create your favourite snow scenes and pop them inside for easy winter decor.
26. Frosted mason jars
Frosted mason jars make beautiful winter decor and look even prettier when lit up with a candle. Sunbeams and Ink Drops shows you how to make these DIY mason jars all you need to do is decided where to place them.
27. Potpourri holders
Make your home smell of the festive season with Country Hill Cottage's six potpourri mixes all stored in mason jars. Make one of each and place them around your home or give them as gifts to your loved ones.
28. Santa belt treat jar
These Santa belt mason jars make great presents and lovely festive decor. You could fill yours with your favourite holiday snacks, foliage or even little notes from Santa himself. Thanks to Little House of Four for this idea!
29. Snowman mason jars
It's not Christmas without snowmen. Mason Jar Crafts Love shows you how to transform your jar into this simple snowman decoration over on their blog.
30. Peppermint sugar scrub jars
Mason jar crafts are always best when given as gifts. We love that The Farm Girl Gabs has created this peppermint sugar scrub to pop in theirs. We also have bath bombs, soap and lip balm recipes here on Gathered which you can make and put into your mason jars too.
31. Nativity mason jars
Use mason jars to tell the story of the nativity with The Country Chic Cottage's tutorial. This beautiful golden scene will look lovely in the window, glowing for all passerby's to see.
Spring mason jar crafts
32. Lavender Candles
Embrace the sweet smells of spring by making your own mason jar candles! Crafts by Amanda shows you how to use dried lavender to create your own calming candles. Not only is this an eco-friendly craft and one that would make a beautiful present, but it will also help you sleep as lavender is proven to make you sleepy.
33. Bunny Easter jars
Mason jar crafts have never been so sweet! These adorable bunny Easter jars are by Hobbycraft for Mollie Makes and the tutorial is right here on Gathered. Fill with your family and friends favourite treats and gift them this Easter.
34. Mason jar herb garden
Go all green-fingered with Hello Nest's mason jar herb garden. This is a really simple way of upcycling your mason jars that's both practical and money-saving. Plant your favourite herbs inside and pop in a sunny space for endless fresh herbs.
35. DIY tissue holder
Spring is beautiful but it's also the season of hayfever which means you need tissues handy 24/7. Landeelu's mason jar craft keeps your tissues looking pretty and keeps them near sneezy guests without ruining your decor.
36. Crochet jar cover pattern
Did someone say spring cleaning? Organise your pantry, craft supplies or beauty bits with these fun mason jars. To make the plain jars a little more friendly whip up these smiley crochet jar covers using our free pattern.
37. Mason jar bird feeder
Keep the birds happy with Crafts by Amanda's DIY bird feeder. This super simple mason jar craft can be made in just one hour and you could even make the bird feed that goes inside to be extra green. This is also a great alternative to traditional bird feeders because it's harder for squirrels to get in and steal all the nuts!
38. Make your own wall sconces
Turn your mason jars into wall decorations with Darice's free mason jar craft. Pop your spring blooms inside or use them as handy storage for keys, sunglasses and other household items. You could even put them in your garden and store BBQ or garden tools inside.
39. Easter decoration
Display all your Easter goodies with Living Well Spending Less. These candy pedestals make for cool Easter decor and it's a really easy mason jar craft to replicate. You could even fill with healthy snacks, mini plants or chocolate bunnies for an extra spring edge.
40. Simple nail polish remover
Give your nails a spring makeover with One Good Thing by Jille's mason jar crafts. This clever DIY will help you easily remove your nail polish and you can even take it on the go!
41. DIY Match holder
If you're off camping this spring or just want a pretty match holder then this is the mason jar craft for you. 17apt shows you how to turn a simple mason jar into an organised match holder that is ideal for taking away with you.
We hope you've enjoyed our mason jar crafts for every season! For more fun projects make sure you check out our free craft patterns and our latest craft trends article which tells you all the hottest crafts.
Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.