Easy Mason Jar Craft Project Ideas

Updated on July 5, 2019

Mason jar crafts are becoming increasingly popular. There are so many things you can do with these simple glass jars. They were initially invented to help with the canning and preserving of food. The Ball brothers started producing these jars in 1886, but have come a long way since 1886, and they are no longer used solely for canning and preserving food. People are quite fond of using them for decorative purposes as well. They are used as wedding centerpieces, candle holders, flower vases, and numerous other things. Here are some simple Mason jar craft projects that just about anyone can do.

Wine Glasses

These are also referred to as "redneck" wine glasses for obvious reasons. I came across one of these at my local Tractor Supply store and after closer examination, I discovered that these would be a simple DIY project. Why spend the $5.99 that they were asking for one glass when I could make my own at home?


  • Glass candlestick (can be found at Dollar Tree)
  • Mason jars (any size works)
  • Craft glue or a hot glue gun
  • Decorative elements (ribbon, twine, rhinestones, etc.)

All you do to assemble your wine glasses is glue the candle stick to the bottom of the mason jar, making sure that it is centered. Allow the glue to dry, add your decorative elements, and voila—you have yourself a "redneck" wine glass. These would make a cute gift idea, and they are super affordable to make!


Doily Lace Luminaries

This cute craft idea comes from Crafts by Amanda. You could also use old spaghetti jars for this craft if you don't have any Mason jars. They add a nice romantic vintage touch to any room. They are also super easy and really cheap to make!


  • Mason jars
  • Adhesive Spray
  • Lace doily (paper or fabric)
  • Decorative elements (ribbons, buttons, etc.)

Spray one side of the doily with adhesive spray and apply to the jar. You can use either paper doilies or fabric doilies. One doily won't cover the entire jar, so just cover as much of it as you can or use two doilies, one on each side. Add ribbon and other decorative touches and then place your luminary inside the jar. How simple is that?


Book Page Candle Holder

I made a set of these for my bookshelf and I absolutely love them! They were so simple to make and I didn't have to purchase any supplies because I already had everything I needed.


  • A Mason jar
  • Pages from a book, cut out individually
  • Ribbon or twine
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tea light candle or flameless candle


Homemade Soap Pumps

This is another craft that I have personally tried. They require a little more work but they are worth the effort! I still have these pumps in both of my bathrooms and I made a large one for a dish soap pump. I love them!


  • Glass Mason jars (any size, with lids)
  • Plastic soap pump tops
  • Soap (dish soap, hand soap, etc.)
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Hand Drill and screwdriver
  • Spray paint (I prefer bronze or nickel colored)
  • Ribbon or other decorating elements for your soap pump jars

Before starting this project you might need to glue your lid pieces together if they come in two separate pieces. Use your craft glue and allow enough time for it to fully dry. Once that's done use your hand drill to drill a hole in the top of the lid. Once you have the hole use your screwdriver to widen the hole if needed (so the soap pump will fit). Attach the soap pump to the lid, it should fit snug into the hole you drilled. Glue the underside of the lid where the soap pump pokes through so that it doesn't wiggle around. Once the glue is dry, spray paint the top of the lid and pump (don't spray the underside of the lid and pump). Allow the paint to dry. Add the soap to your glass jars, screw on the lids and you're done!


Colorful Vases

This project is perfect for Springtime or weddings. It's probably the easiest of these types of crafts that I have come across.


  • Mason Jar (any size)
  • Spray paint (any color)
  • Decorative ribbon or twine

To create your colored Mason jar start with a clean and dry jar. Spray paint it in a well-ventilated area and allow it to dry completely. Once dry you can add your decorative ribbon. Then, add your flowers. That's it!


Mason Jar To-Go Cups

Have you ever had flies or other bugs land in your drink during a summer picnic? Well, here's an adorable craft idea that will solve that problem!


  • Mason jars
  • Cupcake liners (any design you prefer)
  • Disposable straws

All you need to do is place your cupcake liner over the mouth of the jar and screw the outer ring of the lid onto the jar. Poke your straw through the center of the cupcake liner and you're all set! No more bugs in your drink while you're enjoying the great outdoors!


Plant Markers

With summer coming up this is a perfect use for these jars! This is a creative and cute way to mark your garden plants using the original seed packets.


  • Mason jar
  • Wooden Stakes
  • Seed Packets

To make these plant markers attach your seed pack to the stake. You can either glue the seed packet to the stake or cut a slit in the bottom of the seed packet and slide the stake through the hole so that the seed packet fits onto the top of the stake securely. Place the stake in your garden. Make sure it's pushed far enough into the ground to keep it sturdy once the jar is placed on top. Place your mason jar over the top of the stake, and you're done!


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    • Sandra Harriette profile image


      6 years ago from Maryland

      I'm digging that wine glass

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      Better Yourself 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Love these ideas especially the soap dispenser! Cannot wait to try this idea!

    • Kathryn Stratford profile image


      7 years ago from Windsor, Connecticut

      I followed this, but it looks like I didn't comment!

      I love using jars to make things with, and these are very creative uses. Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • alisharenee profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from New York

      DIYmommy- I love rustic country décor for weddings, there is so much you can do! I actually saw the redneck wine glasses at our local Tractor Supply and realized that I could make them for less than they were selling them. I've already made a set of 4 and they turned out great!

      Eiddwen- Thank you for the share! I'm glad you found the ideas useful! :-)

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      7 years ago from Wales

      So very interesting and useful;I share and save.


    • DIYmommy profile image


      7 years ago

      lol...my sister recently got me the exact same mason jar wine glass as you have pictured here. I absolutely love those doiley lace luminary mason jars. In my planning for my sister's bridal shower, my plan was to integrate a rustic backwood's country aesthetic feel, complete with everything from mason jars, to sunflowers, and burlap sack type materials. I loved this lens and some of the pictures and ideas! Thanks for the great hub!

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      Jamie Brock 

      7 years ago from Texas

      I just love mason jar crafts.. thank for sharing :)

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      Devika Primić 

      7 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great ideas and so well thought of, you have a lovely presentation Easy Mason Jar Craft Project Ideas

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      7 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      beautiful glasses. Awesome hub. Voted up

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      Ms. Immortal 

      7 years ago from NJ

      Great ideas, I especially love the soap pumps. I never realized how versatile mason jars were.


    • alisharenee profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from New York

      Suzie HQ- Thank you! I hope you have fun trying them out! I'm sure I'll be posting more Hubs on Mason jar crafts because there are just so many creative things you can do with them.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi alisharenee,

      So glad you did this, what great ideas! Love the soap dispensers, pages and the garden marker idea . . .definitely will give them a whirl! Great job with lovely layout, pics and instructions. Voted Up, Interesting, useful, Shared, Pinned!

    • alisharenee profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from New York

      ThelmaC- The soap dispensers make excellent gifts! I'm going to be trying the Maosn jar plant markers this year too. Now I just have to wait for the weather to warm up!

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      Thelma Raker Coffone 

      7 years ago from Blue Ridge Mountains, USA

      Loved your hub! I have made the soap dispensers and used them for hostess gifts. I plan on making the plant marker mason jars. Great ideas!

    • alisharenee profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from New York

      @purl3agony- That is a wonderful idea for the luminaries! Glad that you could benefit from the ideas!

      @kidscrafts- I made the Mason jar soap pumps with the quotes as gifts last Christmas and they were a big hit! Everyone loved them!

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      7 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I love your Mason Jar Soap Pumps with the quotes! What a great idea!

      I love the other suggestions too!

      Thank you! All those ideas are very useful!

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      Donna Herron 

      7 years ago from USA

      Great ideas! I love the lace doily luminaries. I've been looking for a project to decorate our (non-working) fireplace with candles. This project might be perfect. Thanks for sharing!!

    • alisharenee profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from New York

      Careermommy- I've recently become obsessed with Mason jar crafts. Most of them are really simple, which is great because I'm not exactly the crafty type, haha! Glad you enjoyed the article!

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      Tirralan Watkins 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      alisharenee, I didn't realize there were so many creative things you can do with a Mason jar! I love the soap pump idea. Thanks for sharing.


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