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Mason Jar Crafts and Décor: Ideas and Inspiration

Mason Jar and Twine Vases

Mason Jar and Twine Vases

The Mason jar has to be one of the most useful inventions on the planet. They are not used for just canning and preserving foods anymore. Nowadays Mason jars are used and re-used in tons different creative ways. One of the most common ways to use Mason jars is by turning them into clever and functional décor pieces and using them to make other clever crafts. They are also used quite a bit now in weddings for centerpieces and things like that. The wonderful thing about Mason jars is they are almost a dime a dozen. You can find them at lots of different places and even buying them brand new, the price is fair. Old Mason jars work just as well as new ones and that is a huge plus for all of us bargain crafters. If you happen to have lots of Mason jars with missing lids, you can actually purchase a box of new lids for them. I've always had an obsession with Mason jars so I wanted to find some cute ideas online and share them with everybody. Doing this helps to inspire me, just like it helps inspire the readers.

Mason Jar Facts

  • Mason jars were created back in 1858 by John Landis Mason, a Tinsmith in Philadelphia.
  • Mason jars are made of soda lime glass.
  • Ball and Kerr are the most popular brands of Mason jars in the US. They are both part of the Jarden Corporation.
  • Antique Mason jars have sold for up to $30,000. The value of antique Mason jars depends on the age of the jar, rarity and the condition of the jar.
  • Most Mason jars that are not clear are colored a light aqua. Other more rare colors are amber, dark green, blacks, cobalt blue and milk glass.

Mason Jar Twine Vases

The Mason jar twine vases pictured above I found at Vickie Howell. These are easy to make and you just might already have the supplies in your home to make one. To me these have a warm and rustic feeling. Use bright colored flowers or even pastels.. any flowers would look great in these. Notice the ribbon around the tops of the jars! I can picture groups of these on a table in a home or maybe at a wedding, one on each table stuffed with gorgeous white flowers. She actually made these with old used mason jars. Isn't it neat how you can take something used and make it into something that is so impressive? So dig out those old Mason jars and hop on over to her site for the tutorial.

beaded jar vase

beaded jar vase

Beaded Vase/Candleholder

Country Living shares the tutorial for this beautiful beaded vase. If you have some beaded bracelets or necklaces and a jar, you already have what you need! Just wrap them around the jar and viola! I love projects like this. It's genius!!

Bouquet Jars

Bouquet Jars

Mason Jar Bouquet Holders for Weddings

These mason jars are actually holding the bridal parties bouquets during the wedding reception. Notice the name tags on each jar. After the reception, the girls can grab their Mason jar bouquets and go.. What a neat idea! merrimentdesign shares the How-to. This project is inexpensive and very easy... Just think of all the different ways you could do your own Mason jar bouquet holders.

Love Mason Jar

Love Mason Jar

Painted 'love' Mason Jar

This is genius!! All you need is a glue gun (with glue, of course!), spray paint and a Mason jar and you can make a jar just like the super cute one on the right that says 'love'! You could make several of these, saying whatever you want them to say in all kinds of colors. They are made by using the glue from the glue gun to make a raised surface which will stand out after the jar is painted. Writing with the glue isn't hard to do and it's easy if you make a mistake, just try to use cheap glue sticks and if you mess up, peel it off and try again. I found this at pure and noble. Be sure to have a look at her Pinterest pic she found.... it's some vases that used puffy paint to achieve the same effect and the results are really impressive! I'm sure puffy paint will work on the jars too.

Fabric Covered Jar Votives

Fabric Covered Jar Votives

Fabric Covered Mason Jar Vases/Candle Holders

The possibilities are endless when making these fabric covered jars. Think about all of the different colors and patterns of fabrics out there! These were made to be votive candle holders but I think they would look beautiful as vases, too. Another thing you could do is add wire and make them into lanterns. The light will glow through light colored fabrics and I bet they would look amazing hanging from branches of a tree at night. If you would rather use your jar as a vase or if you will be using a flame-less candle inside your jar, you could add raffia or ribbon around the top rim of the jar. I found this at fellowfellow along with a very nice, photo illustrated tutorial.

Lacy Mason Jar Vase

Two words- Shabby Chick! I love feminine look of this pretty lacy vase.. and what is even better is how easy they are to make... you just wouldn't believe it! This beautiful jar can double as a candle holder or a vase. I also think they would be perfect for use in a wedding with the white color and the feminine look and of course you could do them in different sizes. You could even customize them to match your wedding colors and just think how inexpensive these would be to make- especially if you need a lot of them. See the tutorial plus tons of other beautiful pictures at Michaela Noelle Designs.

primitive apothecary jars

primitive apothecary jars

Primitive Apothecary Jars

I love everything about these primitive apothecary jars made from Mason jars. I love raffia because it has such a rustic look to it. I love the black color of these and I bet the candles have such a pretty glow at night being nestled in the raffia. I am in LOVE with these.. I have to make some for myself! For the tutorial and lots of other pretty photos go to A Diamond in the Stuff.

Decorative Apothecary Jar

Decorative Apothecary Jar

Decorative Apothecary Jar

Shanty 2 Chic has the tutorial for this gorgeous decorative apothecary jar... I LOVE the shabby chic/rustic look of it, especially the burlap and cross! Honestly, if I did not know better, I would have thought this was purchased in an upscale boutique somewhere! It really is impressive and I can't wait to do one of my own. Actually, I'm thinking about a group of three of them different sizes.

Apothecary Type Candy Jars

Apothecary Type Candy Jars

Candy Jars

Candy Anyone? Wow, these are really bright but I love them and I think the color is perfect for candy jars. These were actually made with salsa jars but you can do the same thing with Mason jars. The jars are actually sitting on a set of painted candle holders with the lids painted to match. I think they are really cute just how they are but adding some green knobs on the top of the lids would be really cute too. For more details read the how-to at This Old Chair.

Floating Cranberries and Candle in a Mason Jar

Floating Cranberries and Candle in a Mason Jar

Floating Cranberry/Candle in a Mason Jar

Looking for a fresh, unique decoration idea for your next dinner party, event or gathering? This floating candle in the Ball Mason jar with the leaves and cranberries is so pretty! This particular one was made for decoration around the holidays in wintertime but I can't help but think that there must be some kind of floating berries/fruit or flowers that would work out for spring and summer. This one I found at Botanical PaperWorks along with the simple tutorial.

Star Fish Mason Jar Votive

Star Fish Mason Jar Votive

Starfish Candle Holder

As you know, embellished Mason jars make nice candle holders. I found this one at The Inspired Room along with the how-to and it's easy peasy. Candle holders like these would be perfect sitting on a table outside on a patio or on a table on a balcony overlooking the beach. If your décor style is coastal you could put a group of them in the bathroom on the edge of the tub or on a table in the living area or bedroom. A group of them made using different shells would be nice, too.

Spring Garden Lanterns

Spring Garden Lanterns

Garden Lanterns

I love the magical atmosphere that hanging lanterns create at night. These would be gorgeous sitting on a table, lined up sitting on the ground or hung up on tree branches in the back yard at night. These have beads strung on the wire but you could do your own embellishments or use different type beads if you wanted. As I always say, the possibilities are endless. For a nice glowing fairy-like atmosphere, you can also make lanterns that glow with different colors. If you wanted to decorate the rims of the jars with raffia, ribbon or something like that, remember that flameless tea lights are available and they are relatively inexpensive. I found these pretties at Sun Hats & Wellie Boots and she shares the how-to as well.

Mason Jar Floating Candle Holders

Mason Jar Floating Candle Holders

Mason Jar Floating Candle Centerpieces

I love running into simple and easy to make designs that really pack a punch without costing a fortune. When I look at these simple yet elegant floating tea light candles in jar, I think about shabby chic, rustic style with a touch of real elegance. They just look like they would really create an atmosphere of warmth and a feeling of being at home. Just like the lacy jar vases above, these would be fabulous for use in weddings too. I found these at Emmaline Bride.

Mason Gumball Gift Jars

Mason Gumball Gift Jars

Mason Gumball Jar Gifts

What a cute gift these gumball jars would make for teachers, Sunday school teachers, friends, students, neighbors or anybody, really! Jars with lids, gumballs, ribbon and some paper for the tags is all you would need to make these little cuties. Just think, you could change these up according to the holiday to give as gifts. I love doing cute packaged gifts like this. I found these at 2 Clever Blog. She has a photo of some more gumball jars she made which have red ribbon and cute patterned lids on them.

Firefly Lantern

Firefly Lantern

Fire Fly Mason Jars

These jars were actually made for using in an Enchanted Forest themed wedding. Doesn't that sound magical and beautiful? Why didn't I think of that when I got married!! They remind me of the fireflies that I have fond memories of seeing when I was a child. I found these along with many, many stunning photos of the wedding décor at Swashbuckle The Aisle and she was also gracious enough to share the tutorial. These could be used for decorating your home or patio too. Another idea is making one for a little girls fairy themed room. She could use it for a nightlight or even for a little boy, too.

Photo Jars

Photo Jars

Photo Jars

What a beautiful way to display your photos! I love the look of this. I am picturing a group of jars, big and small all grouped on a shelf. Smaller photos could go into smaller jars and larger photos in large jars. I think a group of them all mixed up would really look nice. These particular ones were used in a wedding for vintage wedding décor but these would be great for an anniversary party, too! I found these at Style Me Pretty.


Journal Jar

Journal Jar

Journal Jar

Mason jars make great journal jars. In case you do not know, a journal jar is an embellished jar with strips of paper inside with writing prompts written or printed on them. The strips can contain inspirational quotes, thought provoking questions, questions about your life or family or any other idea you may have. The way it works is you take a piece of paper out of the jar each day and write an entry in your journal after reading the prompt on the strip of paper. The pretty journal jar pictured to the right is one I found at musings from mommy land. Her journal jar focuses on telling your own story with family and personal history. She has shared a wonderful tutorial along with lots of great question ideas for writing prompts. Once you make the jar all you need is a spiral notebook, journal or composition book to write your entries in. A journal jar along with a matching embellished journal would make a great handmade gift for someone special!

Mason jar Soap Dispensers

Mason jar Soap Dispensers

Mason Jar Soap Dispensers

How neat are these?! You can use Mason jars to make soup dispensers and you will NOT believe how easy they are to make. I mean, it's mind blowing! You could make them from any jar really, as long as it has a lid. I actually like the look of them without any label but if you want, you could whip up some cute labels for them. These would make great handmade gifts, too. See the super simple tutorial at House of Noise...I mean boys!

P.S. This one has me so excited that I'll probably be dreaming about soap dispensers tonight :)

Thank you for reading my Mason jar crafts and décor hub! Hopefully some of these lovely Mason jar crafts have inspired you to do some of your own glass jar creations :)

Comments

Margie's Southern Kitchen from the USA on August 15, 2016:

I love all of these! Mason jars make such lovely crafts! Thanks for sharing your talent! I am not really crafty, but I will try these!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on October 11, 2012:

Laken Garver- Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the hub :)

Laken Garver on October 11, 2012:

These are absolutely adorable! I have to try this idea out for sure!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on September 21, 2012:

viveresperando - Thank you :) I'm glad you enjoyed it!

viveresperando from A Place Where Nothing Is Real on September 21, 2012:

Great ideas! Awesome!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on August 25, 2012:

geetbhim- Thank you, I'm glad you like this. I thought the photo jar was very nice, too. Thank you for dropping by!

sangeeta verma from Ludhiana India on August 25, 2012:

What a brilliant idea !! Jamie Brock you have given. I like the photo jar that is the unique piece i have ever seen. Thanks for sharing

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on July 12, 2012:

The Dirt Farmer- I'm so glad that you enjoyed the hub, I love those floating candle jars too! A huge thank you for the positive feedback and the vote up :)

Jill Spencer from United States on July 12, 2012:

Love the floating light jars. What creative ideas! Super hub. Up & Awesome.

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on July 10, 2012:

carol7777- Thank you for stopping by and for your very nice comment! I'm glad that you enjoyed this article..I've always been obsessed with Mason jars and all their uses. It's very nice to meet you here, welcome to HubPages :)

carol stanley from Arizona on July 10, 2012:

These mason jars are so gorgeous. I write a lot of craft articles, but these are really special. I am a new writer on HubPages, and I have been perusing many articles, and this is one of the best.

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on June 19, 2012:

Research Analyst- Thank you.. I agree, there's so many different options and they really look nice with the flowers! Thank you for stopping by :)

Research Analyst on June 18, 2012:

These are some great mason jar craft ideas, I like the way they can be decorated and used with fresh cut flowers.

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on June 17, 2012:

leahlefler- Thank you! I love the floating candle with the cranberries too and I agree, what could be more perfect for Thanksgiving?! So pretty and inexpensive too. Thank you for dropping by!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on June 17, 2012:

Dr Funom Makama- Thank you! You are welcome, I'm glad you like it :0)

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on June 17, 2012:

CassyLu1981- How awesome that you have a huge box of jars! I bet you and the kids will have lots of fun doing some of these projects :) They all look pretty easy to do and fun, too. Thank you so, SO much for the vote up and for sharing. Have fun decorating your jars!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on June 17, 2012:

Julie DeNeen- Thank you for stopping by! I am like you, I love seeing regular things turned into cute and functional pieces. I am always looking for ideas and stuff like this. Thank you for the votes, pin and sharing.. I really appreciate it!

Leah Lefler from Western New York on June 16, 2012:

What great ideas, Jamie! I LOVE floating candles - and I have a ton of mason jars in the cupboard. I'm definitely trying that one - the cranberry version would be perfect at Thanksgiving!

CassyLu1981 from Spring Lake, NC on June 16, 2012:

Wow that's a ton of ideas I had never thought of before. I have a huge box of mason jars upstairs and now I know what to do with them. The kids will have a good time helping me do these too. Thanks. Voted up and SHARED!!!

Blurter of Indiscretions from Clinton CT on June 16, 2012:

I love hubs that use regular items and turn them into works of art! Pinned, shared, voted up!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on June 15, 2012:

donabhatt- Thank you :) I am glad that you like these and I'm happy to hear you will be giving these a try. The majority of these are super easy and fun to make. I'm sure whichever one(s) you make will turn out fabulous! Thank you for stopping by :)

Tanuka Bhattacharjee from Cupertino on June 15, 2012:

Such great Ideas..more I see hubs like this more I feel how creative people like you can be..just hats off !! I will definitely try making some of these.

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on June 13, 2012:

uNicQue- You are welcome.. I am glad that you like them! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have fun with these :)

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on June 13, 2012:

Briar-Rose- You are welcome! Thank you for stopping by :)

Nicole Quaste from Philadelphia, PA on June 13, 2012:

I cannot wait to try some of these! These are awesome and some of them are so original. Thanks so much for putting together this hub. They'll be a great summer activity.

Briar-Rose from Niagara Ontario Canada on May 29, 2012:

Thank you for posting these beautiful ideas!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 23, 2012:

Hi Dolores, so nice to see you! I'm glad you enjoyed this hub. I would love to try and make some jams or preserves one day. My grandmother used to make the best apricot and peach jam/preserves (not sure which).. loved it on homemade biscuits with butter :) Thanks again for dropping by! Maybe you could do a how-to hub on making jams and preserves ;0)

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on April 23, 2012:

Hi, Jamie - what a wonderful hub so full of cool ideas for mason jars. As I make a lot of preserves and jams, I wind up with a lot of those jars, I even have a few of those old blue/green ones with the ceramic lined lids.

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 14, 2012:

Hi Nell, Thank you so much for stopping by! Aren't mason jars amazing? I think I'm obsessed with them.. One of my favorites are the ones that were wrapped with the stretchy bead bracelets. They are gorgeous and so simple. I bet they really are pretty with a candle glowing through. When I first found them, I immediately thought to myself, now why didn't I think of that?!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 14, 2012:

Thank you peachpurple! So glad that you like these..It's amazing what can be done with common mason jars! I appreciate the vote up, too! Thank you for stopping by :)

Nell Rose from England on April 14, 2012:

Hi, This is so amazing, and something I would never have thought of, I love all of them! what a fantastic idea, voted up! cheers nell

peachy from Home Sweet Home on April 14, 2012:

I must say, these photos are simply beautiful and captivating. Wonderful hub with lots of great ideas. Voted up!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on April 14, 2012:

Yes. My daughters are 22 & 26. My granddaughter is 5 :))

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 13, 2012:

Linda, I LOVE those floating candles, too! So simple yet beautiful. What do you mean, daughter's weddings? Are you telling me that you have multiple daughters that have been married????? Geez.. you don't look old enough to have daughters that are married! Anyway, I found when researching for this hub that Mason jars are really 'in' for weddings right now. I couldn't believe all the different ways they were being used. It's always nice to see you.. thank you so much for dropping in!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 13, 2012:

Thank you Nare! I am glad you like these.. they are all super cute and not that expensive either.. which is the part I love :) A huge thank you for the positive feedback, vote and sharing!!!! I hope you are having a great day :)

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on April 13, 2012:

I like all the ideas, but the floating candle is my favorite. I wish I had this hub when we were planning my daughter's weddings...lots of fab ideas for receptions!!

Nare Gevorgyan on April 12, 2012:

What an awesome hub! I love all the ideas! So beautiful. The hub is also nicely formatted. Good job, voting up and sharing!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 11, 2012:

Hi Stephanie, Thanks so much for stopping by! I am so glad that you like these Mason jar ideas.. I've always been crazy about Mason jars! I agree, I think many of these would make really nice and inexpensive Mother's Day gifts. Thank you for linking and for the vote! I hope you are enjoying your day :)

Stephanie Henkel from USA on April 11, 2012:

What a beautiful collection of ideas using Mason jars! I love the firefly mason jars and all the different ideas for decorating the jars with twine and ribbon - just beautiful! I'm linking your hub to my Free Gifts for Mom Mother's Day hub as I think many of these ideas would be beautiful and inexpensive Mother's Day gifts. Voted up all the way!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 10, 2012:

Thank you Rose, I've been trying to share some more of my own tutorials rather than rounding up others but I love doing the round-ups too. I'll be doing a 4th of July one soon and then at least I'll have all of the holidays covered :) As always, thank you so much for stopping by!

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 09, 2012:

Well done as always Jamie! You've done a wonderful job covering so many different categories.

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

rebekahELLE, Thank you! I'm glad you like it.. thanks so much for sharing it with your twitter followers and also for the like on FB! So glad you stopped by :)

rebekahELLE from Tampa Bay on April 09, 2012:

Wonderful hub full of great ideas! It's getting tweeted and FB liked! :))

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

Thank you mollymeadows, I love the firefly one too! It is one of my favorites. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

Lesley, I love hearing that you like these! Mason jars are really versatile and good to have around..Besides crafts, lots of people use them for storage and organization too. Thank you so much for dropping by!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

kashmir56, I am so glad that you like these! Thank you so much for the positive feedback and the vote up :)

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

HawaiiiHeart, I love the candy jars too! They were one of my favorites.. those and the apothecary type jars-the one with the cross and the black ones. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

ChristyWrithes, I'm glad that you like these! I love those candy jars, too. They are so bright and pretty. Thank you for the votes up and for sharing :)

Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on April 09, 2012:

WOW these are all great ideas to use mason jars to decorate your home or office and very well illustrated by all your beautiful photos .

Vote up and more !!!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

cardelean, You are welcome.. I'm so glad that you like these! The best thing about these is that they really are easy to do. Have fun decorating your mason jars!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

Michaela, Aww.. thanks! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial for them! You did such a great job...They are beautiful :)

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

moonlake, thank you so much for dropping by and for the vote up! Glad you like these :)

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

Ardie, Wow, this hub really did make it just in time! I bet your daughter will really enjoy making some mason jar gifts for her friends at school. So glad you stopped by and have found this hub useful!

Mary Strain from The Shire on April 09, 2012:

These are just wonderful. I love the firefly jar idea!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

Marcy, thank you so much for dropping by.. I agree with you about the photos.. they are really nice! If you don't mind used jars, you can usually find tons of these at thrift stores, garage sales, etc. but even brand new the prices are fair. If you decided to get some and make a few things, have fun! All of these projects are super easy :)

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

smartincome, Thank you so much for stopping by! I love the floating candle ones too and aren't the mason bouquet holders such a neat idea?!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

Thank you Jeannie, I so agree with you! The floating candles in the jars are gorgeous and SO easy to make, too. Thank you so much for stopping by and for the vote up!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

You are welcome, Deborah. Glad you like them! I really enjoy doing these round-ups.

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

Hi Sunny! Oh yeah, I forgot about the food gifts in a jar.. I'll be sure to add a link to it. I always forget my other hubs.. thank you for reminding me! I'm so glad you like these, Sunny... and they are so easy to make, too! As always, thank you so much for dropping by!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

LoveToLear, Thank you so much for reading and the nice comment. I'm so happy to hear that you like my craft round-ups :) I will be sure to keep them coming. I really appreciate the vote, too!

Movie Master from United Kingdom on April 09, 2012:

Hi Jamie, congratulations on 100 hubs!

This jars are a must have! they are super - I have never come across mason jars before.

Some wonderful ideas and I will certainly be getting some, thank you voted up and shared.

Best wishes Lesley

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

Arlene V. Poma.. Oh yes, the lanterns would be so pretty in your tree. The best thing about them is how easy they are to make! I know what you mean about mason jars.. they will never go out of style. I think it's because they are so versatile and durable. I've always been drawn to them. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

RTalloni, You are welcome.. I can't wait to dig out some of those mason jars I have been saving :)

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

Jackie Lynnley, Thank you for reading, commenting and for the vote up! I'm happy that you like these. I love the materials ones and seashell one too. I can't wait to make some myself. I love how easy they are to make, too!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 09, 2012:

Thundermama, thank you so much.. I agree with you :) All of these are gorgeous for sure! Thank you for stopping by to read and for the vote up:)

HawaiiHeart from Hawaii on April 09, 2012:

I saw a soap dispenser tutorial using mason jars a while ago, but had no idea how many other things they could be used for. I especially love the candy jars!

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on April 09, 2012:

How cute! I like the candy jars and beaded mason jars as well. What unique decorating ideas. I am voting up and sharing for sure

cardelean from Michigan on April 09, 2012:

Love, love, love this collection of ideas! There were so many great ones that I don't know which one I like best! I will definitely be using some of these with the mason jars I have around. Thanks for the great hub.

Michaela on April 09, 2012:

Thank you for featuring my lace vase! You are so sweet. Mason jars are so fun :)

moonlake from America on April 09, 2012:

I love mason jars and have them all over the house. Great hub. Enjoyed. Voted Up

Sondra from Neverland on April 09, 2012:

I love ALL these ideas and this little Hub made its way into my life at just the right moment. My oldest daughter (11) just found a stash of Mason jars in our basement that were left behind from Grandpa. She is obsessed with the things. She washed them and drags them all over the house now. She keeps asking what she can do with them. Well TA-DA! She can make gifts for her little friends for the end of the school year :)

Marcy Goodfleisch from Planet Earth on April 09, 2012:

I love the earthy, organic look of your examples in the photo! I think I need to go buy some jars and learn a few things here!

Lor M from Philippines on April 09, 2012:

Lovely jars! I love this hub! I like the floating candle and bouquet holders. :)

Jeannie Marie from Baltimore, MD on April 09, 2012:

These are so beautiful. I especially like the floating candle jars and the candy jars. Voted up and beautiful!

Deborah Neyens from Iowa on April 09, 2012:

More great ideas from you, Jamie. Thanks for sharing.

sunbun143 from Los Angeles, CA on April 08, 2012:

Firestarters! I like that term to describe these roundups! These great ideas sure have lit a fire under my butt...great craft and gift ideas. Now link up your food gifts in a jar hub! That one's great too!

LoveToLearn on April 08, 2012:

You always put together such creative fire starters... this hub is no different. Voted up!

Arlene V. Poma on April 08, 2012:

What is it about Mason jars? I haven't used mine for canning in years, but I always have them around because I like the way they look. Or I am always looking for ways to decorate them or as an excuse to use for storage. Lots of ideas here. With summer coming up, I'm leaning towards making lanterns for my big tree in the front yard. The lighting would be beautiful on any summer night!

RTalloni on April 08, 2012:

Neat mason jar ideas and they get the creative juices flowing. Thanks for putting this together for us.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on April 08, 2012:

I love the idea of material and the votive candle, but I love sea shells and have many, with sand, that would be beautiful, I will do this soon, thanks so much! Voted up.

Catherine Taylor from Canada on April 08, 2012:

I love, love, love this hubs. Your crafting ideas are gorgeous and doable. I can't wait to turn my old necklaces and jars into pretty candle holders. Voted up!

Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on April 08, 2012:

Hi Teaches, I'm so glad that you liked these! I loved the cranberry, floating candle one too! I'm still trying to figure out some kind of summer fruit, berries or flowers that might float in the water so some could be made and used for the summer time. Thank you so much for stopping by :)

Dianna Mendez on April 08, 2012:

I see some ideas here that I am going to try out. I really like the mason jar cranberry and leaves idea for the holidays. It is so simple but will make a really pretty décor item. I think I will make a trip to Goodwill to see if there are any I can pick up and save for Christmas. Thanks for the ideas. Voted way up!

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