25 Clever Ways to Repurpose Mason Jars

They're not just for canning anymore: Crafts and wedding favors are just some of the ways to put Mason jars to work.

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Take It With You

When Southern-chic became a nationwide trend, the humble Mason jar was elevated to an oh-so-clever drinking glass at farm-to-table restaurants and front porch gatherings. Now you can turn that classic Mason jar into a sippy cup or commuter mug with this easy-to-use stainless steel lid.

Make a Chandelier

This chandelier was created using an old wagon wheel and thick cord. Just cut a hole into the lid of the Mason jars and insert C9 Christmas lights for instant rustic beauty.

Mason Jar Succulent

Turn a one of your old jars into a new home for plants, like this adorable succulent.

Create a Centerpiece

Turn a Mason jar into a beautiful centerpiece for any occasion. For weddings, try wrapping a piece of twine around the jar and weave it through a custom-made table markers for a homespun look.

Make Party Favors

Use mini sealing jars for individual apple butter (or any type of spread) servings. Easy DIY Apple Butter Wedding Favors

A Winter Arrangement

Bring the outdoors in by displaying your favorite bits of the winter world in charming Mason jars. Find out how to make these enclosed winter wonderlands here. 

Make an Arrangement

Your friends will find you artsy and resourceful when you create a simple flower arrangement using Mason jars. Image courtesy of HGTVGardens community member Laura Plunk Davis

Mason Jar Wedding Favors

Shower your wedding guests with seeds of love. Have your guests take home these wildflower seed favors made from Mason jars. Discover how these nifty wedding favors were made

Upcycled Easter Terrariums

Take an old jar and turn it into something spectacular and noteworthy. These upcycled Easter terrariums brighten up any spring arrangement long after the festivities have ended.

Mason Jar Potpourri

Delight your loved ones (and their noses) with a gift straight from the garden, simmering potpourri made from recycled jars. Find out how to make this aromatic gift.

Decorate With Mason Jars

The gorgeous colors of those lovingly preserved jams, jellies and produce are undeniable. Why not show off your canned goods as a pantry- or even kitchen-design feature? Display them proudly on shelves and celebrate nature's stunning hues all year long.

Flea Market Flip

Vintage Mason jars were transformed into a very cool, industrial-style chandelier on HGTV's Flea Market Flip.

Mason Jar Snow Globe

Snow globes are often a treasured souvenir from world travels. Now you can help the kids create a handmade version with their favorite figurines or personal mementos.

Mason Jar Drinks

Perfect for large parties, Mason jars are dipped in chalkboard paint to make personalized drinking glasses. Design by Joanne Palmisano.

DIY Hanging Vases

Create a simple, farmhouse-inspired window treatment with glass Mason jars and twine. Then fill the jars with fresh flowers.

Holiday Vases

Turn old jars into decorative vases for the holidays. This project costs just a few dollars and takes very little time to make.

Make Hanging Candles

Blue and clear Mason jars are used to set the mood for a romantic evening outdoors. The jars are half-filled with sand, a votive candle is set in the center, then each one is hung up using string wrapped around the jar's wire closure. Design by Joanne Palmisano.

Mason Jar Terrarium

Learn how to create a tabletop terrarium with these simple step-by-step instructions.

Coffee Bean Candle Centerpiece

These simple fall decorations will create a warm glow and amazing aromas for your home.

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

A simple Mason jar was repurposed as a soap dispenser by drilling a hole into the lid, then inserting a pump from a discarded plastic soap container.

Single-Serving Strawberry Shortcake

Serve strawberry shortcake in small mason jars and top each concoction with a strawberry and whipped cream.

Serve Drinks

Lemonade served in Mason jars is the perfect refreshing drink to accompany an afternoon picnic lunch. Charming flower lids, bright paper straws and grosgrain bows make the beverage jars cute as can be.

Budget Outdoor Lighting

Add pizzazz to a summer patio with hanging lanterns. Suspended from shepherd's hooks, these easy, inexpensive candleholders will add sparkle to the garden by day and illuminate a pathway by night.

Hanging Mason Jar Storage

Steal this DIY idea from Shannon Quimby’s recycled kitchen featured in HGTV Magazine by following her step-by-step guide.

Or Go the Classic Route

Try your hand at canning various fruits and vegetables. You'll be surprised how easy it is and how oh-so-delicious it can be! Check out this super easy recipe for pickled lemons.