While mason jars are traditionally used for canning, they have so many amazing uses! Learn how to use them in the most creative ways around the house.
Mason jars are so fun to look at, but they also have many purposes. They’re so much more than just another canning supply!
If you have a lot of mason jars around your home like I do, there is only one thing to do… and that’s to put them to good use.
I’ve put together a list of 12 ways to help you put them to work. All of these ideas work for leftover jars from things like pasta sauce and salsa too!
12 Uses for Mason Jars Around the House
If you love snacks or the kids love to munch on food throughout the day, make life easier on yourself. Mason jars are awesome because they are see through and grabbing snacks is that much easier.
They make great containers for individual gluten free cheesecakes in a jar too!
Mason jars make great alternatives to traditional glasses. They’re a great choice for glasses, because they have so many uses.
Planting small plants like herbs works well in mason jars. They look nice on the kitchen windowsill and keep fresh herbs handy for when you need them.
You can also use them to regrow green onions!
If you like to keep fresh flowers in your home, mason jar makes the perfect vase. For all of those times you don’t have a vase on hand, just grab a mason jar. You can even add colored rocks to give the mason jar a little more personality.
This probably seems like a no brainer, but mason jars make the perfect decoration. Whether you’re decorating a nursery or just trying to add a little extra flair to your living room, mason jars are ideal for many decorating needs.
6. DIY Gifts
You don’t have to work really hard at making mason jars look classy, they have the potential to do that on their own. Create DIY gift jars for the people you love.
7. DIY Personal Care Products
8. Room Freshener
This sort of goes along the lines of using mason jars as a décor, but what you do now is add a little bit of your favorite scent to it. You can use essential oils to make your own room freshener in a mason jar, or you can add ingredients like herbs and citrus.
Follow this mason jar air freshener tutorial and try a few scents out until you find one that you enjoy.
9. Money Jar
Keeping spare change or dollars in a mason jar is easy. Just keep a jar on your dresser, in the bathroom or wherever you tend to drop off your change and it will keep things organized and neat.
10. DIY Bored Jar
If you’re tired of your kids saying they’re bored over and over again, make a bored jar! Use the ideas on our printable or make up your own.
Every time your kid says, “I’m bored,” they draw an activity from the jar! Fun and effective.
11. Replace Food Storage Containers
Still using Tupperware and other plastic food storage containers? Try putting your leftovers in mason jars.
12. Make Your Own Candles
Finding uses for mason jars really isn’t hard. Just think of something you need a container for and a mason jar comes to the rescue.