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94 Outstanding Craft Projects Using Glass Jars

Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

DIY Mason Jar Chandelier

DIY Mason Jar Chandelier

Seeing is believing, and what I have to show you will definitely make you a believer—a believer in your ability to make beautiful and useful items out of glass jars.

When I started my search for creative projects, I really didn't think I'd find many unique ideas, but I was pleasantly surprised. I found projects for every type of container: baby food containers and half pint, pint, and quart canning jars, not to mention jelly, salsa, and peanut butter jars. Below, you'll find a large collection of photos and ideas to choose from. Scroll down and follow the links to the specific instructions.

Don't throw out that jar—read on for many ideas for creative re-use!

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1. Raised Letters

Make a cookie jar or a personalized vessel to hold just about anything. This would be a great gift idea for a teacher, mom, dad, or friend. Use one word or a saying to express your feelings for the recipient. All you need is a container, a glue gun or some raised letter-shaped stickers, and some spray paint. Visit the Lettered Cottage to see how really beautiful and simple this project is.

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2. Etched Drinking Glasses

You don't need to know how to etch for this project, you just need to brush on some etching solvent. Especially nice is the fact that these are washable, not just for looks. See how to make these by visiting A Beautiful Mess.

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3. Vintage String Holders

This is a perfect way to keep string balls from getting all knotted up. And they are so cute! It looks like they're sucking up a long string of spaghetti. A great project for kids, too. Find the tutorial at Handmade Charlotte.

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4. Crocheted Jar Cover

T-shirt yarn is used to make these crocheted covers that look like little sweaters. You can easily make your own t-shirt yarn using any old or unwanted t-shirts that you have on hand. The crochet pattern is found at LVLY. It's a very easy project and so cute with the added ribbon.

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5. Snowman Luminary

This little snowman actually looks cold with his fluffy snow finish. Put a battery-operated candle inside and it glows! Safe to use anywhere in the house or hang on the tree. Go to Club Chica Circle for the tutorial to make this winter luminary. Remember, snowman are appropriate all winter long.

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6. Pumpkin Jack-o-Lanterns

If it's possible to think of a pumpkin or a jack-o-lantern as being "elegant," then that is what I'd call this decoration. If you're looking for an alternative to carving pumpkins this year, consider this craft project for your Halloween party. Find the tutorial at Chica Circle.

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7. Sequin-Enhanced Vase

A surprising addition to the regular Mason jar vase: Beautiful sequins make an understated and unique decoration for a wedding reception or holiday party. Don't the sequins glisten like little bubbles? Find the tutorial at It All Started with Paint.

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8. Cranberry Glass

I think these are so elegant looking they give any jar a makeover appropriate for a wedding. You'll find the directions for this project at home.work.

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9. Starry Night Luminaries

You'll find the tutorial for making these at Shabby Creek Cottage. They suggest using the luminaries as wedding decorations. That would be beautiful! I think they would also be very nice, and appropriate, for Christmas decor. This is a very simple project that even young kids will enjoy.

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10. Tissue Decoupaged Bottles

Do you want to add a bit of color without a lot of expense? These tissue paper decoupaged bottles will add the colors that you want in your decor with very little time. You'll find the tutorial at Crafting a Green World. So simple and easy, but a beautiful addition to any room!

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11. Hanging Mason Jar Pendant Light

Would you believe that this is an upcycled old bathroom vanity light strip? If you love this, you can find a used vanity light strip at a garage sale, flea market, or thrift store and make your own quite easily. The instructions are found at REMODELaholic.

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12. Turkey Jar

Not only is this little turkey a nice decoration, it can also hold candies or nuts as a party favor. Find the tutorial at About Family Crafts.

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13. Penny Lanterns

Here's a great idea for using some of the pennies you no doubt have collecting in a pile somewhere because it's too much hassle carrying them with you. These little lanterns are very attractive. Find the instructions at DIY ShowOff.

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14. Sea Glass Votive

Make an elegant votive by following the tutorial given at a Pumpkin & a Princess. Two or three of these sea glass votives in different shapes and sizes would be gorgeous. If you don't have sea glass, consider using shells instead.

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15. Wind Chimes

You'll find the tutorial at Saved by Love Creations. I'm really impressed with the look of this wind chime. Any beads might be used here, along with old necklaces or bits of metal.

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16. Gift Purse

What a unique way to give a gift. Think of all the little gifts that would made even more thoughtful in this type of wrapping. Find the instructions at In My Own Style.

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17. Cluster Lights

You can easily make this attractive cluster light by going to HomeTalk for the tutorial. This would be a beautiful addition to a patio or porch. I can even imagine it used as a Christmas decoration by adding a holiday-colored ribbon and greenery.

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18. Village Silhouette

This is such a simple but beautiful idea for a Christmas centerpiece. It really does make you feel like you're looking at Christmas' past. Find the tutorial at Shabby Art Boutique.

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19. Elegant Cloche

Transform any old container into a tiny bell jar to showcase any collection or curio. Get instructions on how to make a cloche at Four Front Doors.com.

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20. Jar of Fireflies

Make catching fireflies super easy by assembling this container of faux blinking bugs. Glow-in-the-dark paint and some buttons give you the look of fireflies without the chasing. Find the tutorial at By Stephanie Lynn.

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21. Screen Wrapped Luminaries

At Lowe's, you'll find instructions and a photo of these luminaries along a walkway. Just beautiful. These would be outstanding made with small jars and flameless candles, arranged together in a table centerpiece.

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22. Mason Jar Oil Candle

These lovely, festive oil candles would make excellent Christmas decorations or gifts. You'll love the choices you'll find when you go to Recycle Reuse Renew Mother Earth Projects for the tutorial.

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23. Spouted Lid

This is such a great idea, it's amazing that I haven't seen it before....using a spout from a salt container to make a spouted jar! This site, the Cheese Thief, tells how to affix the spout on the lid and also shares a recipe for Thai fried garlic.

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24. Washi Tape Vases

With the huge variety of washi tapes, you can make anything from elegant vases for a wedding to patriotic vases for a picnic table. Find the tutorial for making vashi tape vases at HomeTalk.

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25. Grape Gem Wine Bottle Vase

If you go to the Crafts USA site for the tutorial for making this from plastic leaves and purple glass marbles from the craft store, you'll also find a video tutorial.

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26. Chalkboard Wine Bottles

This would be a unique way to give a gift of wine, or maybe a jug of homemade beer. Very classy-looking. The directions can be found at Doodlecraft. Notice the personalized words and messages on the bottles.

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27. Chalkboard Jars

A great idea for a wedding, but also for a child's birthday party. Afterwards gift them to the guests. For the directions for this cool project, go to the 26 AND NOT COUNTING site.

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28. Redneck Wine Glasses

Leftover jars with stems glued on? How fancy! I suggest using E6000 adhesive and this poem on the tag: Hez'nHurz Whine Globets: Ben wonerin wat to gitcha; An notnoin wat wood fitcha; Dezideddeez whine globets; Wit hapinez wood hitcha!; Find the step-by-step instructions at Krafting with K.

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29. Wall Rack with Jars

So very simple to make and so many possible uses for this project. Put this rack in the craft room, sewing room, garage, or bathroom. Use it for spices or dried goods in the kitchen. The options are endless. Go to Weeping Cherries for directions. I love the shabby chic look of this project.

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30. Etched Glass

This is a beautiful look that would be appropriate so many times of the year, or even to display on a mantle or shelf. The directions for this project can be found at Factory Direct Craft.

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31. Etched Tea Lights

To get that frosty look, you can use some clear Valspar frosting spray paint. Check it out at Recaptured Charm.

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32. Mason Jar Mayhem

Learn how to make these beautiful hanging lamps using red glass gems by going to It All Started with Paint for instructions. These are absolutely stunning!

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33. Ghosts

So simple, and yet so attractive. These ghosts would be a nice table decoration for a large party. They are inexpensive and easy to make. You can find the instructions for making at No. 2 Pencil.

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34. Light Fixture

This is a very attractive look. It would work well lighting the patio on a warm summer evening. Make that patio party special for you and your guests. The directions can be found at Design Sponge.

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35. Oil Lamp

Simple and rustic. Freshen the old idea of gas lamps with a new twist. Go to Raised In Cotton.

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36. Turkey Treat Holder

This makes a nice little container for treats for a party or for the school kids. Kids absolutely love making these and taking them home. Go to Kids & Glitter for directions.

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37. Candle Holder

The little glass flower pots that you can purchase fit perfectly inside the top of a regular-sized jar opening. Lots of opportunities here. Go to the Eyeballs by Day, Crafts by Night site for directions.

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38. Pie-in-a-Jar

I can't wait to try this, I can think of all sorts of desserts to serve in them. Or you could do a mini pot pie if you want something savory. Plus, you can prepare ahead of time and then freeze so you have a reserve of mini pies on hand for whenever the mood hits you! Go to Our Best Bites to find out how to make these.

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39. Mummy Beverage Holder

These cute mummy jars could be used as beverage holders, candy holders, candle holders or any number of other uses. Find the tutorial at It All Started With Paint.

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40. Repurposed Containers

What a beautiful way to repurpose jars and make them useful and attractive at the same time. Go to Yesterday on Tuesday for instructions.

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41. Mesh Votives

All you need for this project is a stainless steel or copper scrubby and some glue. I made these to give as gifts and everyone who received one was so amazed that they were just jars covered with a scrubby. I used half pint jars, unwound the scrubby, and cut it in half. One half of a scrubby fit over without having to put a base on it. I just turned the edge up once on the bottom and hot-glued it in place. On the top, I turned the edge down twice and spot glued it. I added a fall leaf and a raffia bow to the top edge of the votive and put in a no-flame tea light. My favorite flameless tea lights have a cool white flame and have an on/off switch for longer life.

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42. Gaston Chaissac on Glass

We do this project in an art class at school and the 5th graders just love it. For the directions and to see some pictures of the students' work, go to Kids & Glitter.

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43. Floating Candles

What could be simpler than this? So easily put together, but a very elegant look. Go to Emmaline Bride.

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44. Spiders

What a cute Halloween craft. These would make inexpensive party favors for a Halloween party. Go to Mason Jar Crafts for directions.

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45. Stained Glass Votive

Puffy paint and glass paint are used to make this beautiful stained glass votive or container. Go to First Palette for instructions.

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46. Football Party Mason Jars

Decorating with a theme is so much fun and these football jars are perfect for a Super Bowl or college bowl get together. You'll find the instructions for making them at Mason Jar Crafts.

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47. Painted and Frosted Votives

It takes a few steps to achieve this look, but it is well worth the time. For instructions, go to Something Turquoise.

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48. Faux Sea Glass

I love this soft faux sea glass look that doesn't take much, just some Elmer's glue and food coloring. Find all the instructions for this project at Meaningful Mama. I notice in this tutorial it says to paint on the inside of the glass, but other places I've seen to paint on the outside. I think I'd do the outside so I could fill it with something wet (since Elmer's is water soluble).

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49. Luminary Ghosts

These ghosts aren't terribly scary, but they are cute and easy to make. Go to Crafts by Amanda.

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50. Enameled Bottles

Easy and dishwasher-safe! The directions can be found at Woman's Day.

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51. Tissue Mosaic Lanterns

This is such a simple and easy project, but look how beautiful it is. These can be used year-round. For directions, go to Kirsten Rickert.

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52. Magnetic Spice Jars

What to do with all those baby food containers? This is one genius answer. Not only are the spices at your fingertips, they are very attractive. Go to Dav.i.son to see how.

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53. Christmas Containers

You'll find the instructions and an address for the vinyl letters on Super Saturday Crafts.

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54. Handpainted Glass

They look like stained glass! Fiind instructions at Mommy Labs.

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55. Lace-Trimmed

Just look at what beautiful containers you can make using scraps of paper, lace trim, buttons, and other embellishments. So many of these items you already have in your home. Find out how at Make the Best of Things.

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56. Leather Jar

Everything goes in cycles and this craft is no exception. This 1970s-inspired craft is just as surprising and useful today as it was back then. All you need is masking tape and shoe polish. See The Craft Floozy.

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57. Snow Covered Holiday Jar

You can make this beautiful holiday jar by following the instructions given at Daily DIY Life. This is a simple, but great, addition to your mantle or centerpiece this Christmas season.


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58. Little Luminaries

I think baby food jars would work for this also. For directions, go to Favecrafts.

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59. Frosted Mason Jars

Happy Hooligans has all the instructions you'll need to make these.

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60. Snowman Snow Globe

This cute little snowman snow globe tutorial is found at The Country Chic Cottage. Make this this year with the kids and they will be looking for it every Christmas when you are decorating.

61. Photo Frame

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62. Waterless Snow Globes

A set of these would look so nice displayed on an end table, library table, or mantel. Although these aren't filled with water, you can do so if you use a hot glue gun to affix the tree to the lid— when the glitter swirls around, it looks magical. Find out how to make them by going to the Anyone Can Decorate site.

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63. Chalk Paint Planters

Make really cool succulent planters like the ones shown above by going to Shelly Hickox for the tutorial.

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64. Mason Solar Lights

Can you imagine these solar lite mason jars decorating your party table on the patio? Go to Garden Therapy for the instructions.

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65. Painted Vessels

Beautify any jar so you can proudly display it in your kitchen. Go to Repiny to find a super easy-to-follow tutorial.

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66. Vintage Wagon Snow Globe

Make a beautiful snow globe like the one shown above by going to Mason Jar Crafts for the tutorial.

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67. Moroccan Lanterns

Dimensional gold puff paint is the secret ingredient for turning plain old jars into jewel-toned treasures. Go to Design Sponge.

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68. CD Lid on Painted Jar

At Our CD Crafts Weekend you'll find out how to shape CDs for votive lights and for a lid for a jar. A very simple and fun craft project for you and the kids.

60. Martha Stewart Inspired Etched Canister

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70. Waterless Snow Globe

This is really a pretty snow globe and it has the added benefit of not using water. Go to Freebie Finding Mom for the instructions.

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71. Pickle Jar Canisters

I love these. Find the tutorial at My Ugly Split-level.

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72. Fishnet Wrapped Jars

I love the macrame look of these fishnet wrapped, beach themed, jars. Go to It All Started With Paint for the directions.

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73. Potions

Include a display of witch's potions in your Halloween decor. Here's the instructions for How to Make Potion Bottles.

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74. Bottle of Light

It always surprises me how much lit jars can hold a person's attention. I wonder if it's because the glass seems so much clearer when lighted from the inside. Go to Design Mom.

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75. Paint a Glass Jar

This site, Lisa Liza Lou has a great tutorial on how to paint a shaped glass jar. The pictured tutorial shows how to tape the jar before painting. A very nice tutorial.

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76. Tinted Jars

This is a very interesting way of tinting jars to give them a vintage look. Amazing really. Find out how to tint jars by going to Creative Little Daisy.

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77. Amazing Solar Lights

These are probably my favorite solar lights because I love the bright colors. Find the directions for making these solar lights at The Hand Me Down House.

78. Paper Covered Bottle

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79. Butterfly Feeder

A butterfly feeder is a great addition to the back yard. Not only are you entertained with the flittering little creatures, you also get to feed them and enjoy their beautiful colors. Go to Mother Rising to see how.

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80. Glowing Snowman

Another really cute snowman to make. Go to dot com Women for instructions.

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81. Decorated Vessel

I think this would be a great craft to do with the kids using beads, coins, shells, seeds, dried beans or grains, dried pasta, or whatever else you have around the house. The directions can be found at Squigly’s Arts & Crafts.

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82. Crochet Cozy

Dress up plain containers by crocheting a beautiful cozies for them. You'll find instructions on the Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart site.

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83. Soy Candles

The tutorial at Something Turquoise includes a recipe for making the soy candle and also a template for the decorator lid. A great gift idea!

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84. Apothecary Jars

These apothecary specimen jars are fabulous. Just change the color of the ribbons or the items inside for the different seasons and holidays. Go to the See Jane Blog site.

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85. Wall Vases

Use these as vases or fill them with dirt and plant succulents. See Craft-O-Maniac to find out how.

86. DIY Bank

87. Hurricane Candle Holder

88. Faux Mercury Glass

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89. Hanging Jar Lanterns

You'll find the tutorial for this great patio project at Crafty Nest.

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90. Garden Lanterns

A perfect focal item for an inside or outside party. The directions can be found at Birds and Blooms.

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91. Spider Web Mason Jar

This would be an easy and inexpensive decoration for a Halloween party. Find the tutorial at Momdot. Maybe fill the jar with jelly beans.

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92. Ghosts in a Jar

Mason Jar Crafts is where you'll find the instructions for making this outstanding project.

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93. Glass Jar Chandelier

Make this beautiful outdoor glass jar chandelier to enhance your patio or backyard.

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94. Jute and Burlap Jars

As you can see, little jars can be recycled in a thrifty way, like these little jute and burlap decorated jars, for any space.


© 2012 Loraine Brummer

Any Crafty Ideas? Please Add Your Projects Below!

Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on July 21, 2020:

Just click on the highlighted words in the paragraph under the project image and you will be taken to the directions.

Lyndsie on July 20, 2020:

I want to do a craft using glass jars but when i look at all the stuff thirer is no derections.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on July 04, 2020:

Wow! What a wonderful array of creative ideas you've presented. I'll be using many of these.

Thanks so much!

Cindy on June 29, 2020:

I have a cute small glass jar and thought I'd make it for my first grandson. His name is going to be Mason but I don't know what to do help

Mary on December 07, 2019:

So nice to see a volume of actual helpful content . As to being strung along with remedial craft ideas interrupted by lengthy commercial ads. THIS is what the internet is for!

Riya Roy from India on December 26, 2017:

wow these are amazing I can definitely try it by myself

Nz Narmeen on February 05, 2017:

These ideas are just lovely. Ik had a project but now I know where to find great ideas.

Susan Hazelton from Summerfield, Florida on December 27, 2015:

This is an unbelievable collection of ideas on what to do to mason jars and so forth. I love it. I was going to pick a favorite but I ended u[p loving so many of them I just couldn't. Excellent hub.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on October 22, 2015:

Lorraine, I love these ideas. They're so beautiful in the photos. I wish I had some jars to create them for the holiday season--and save some money in the process. So many of them are my favorites in this series, like the chandelier.

Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on August 27, 2015:

Thanks, Chin chin, for stopping by and commenting about the glass jar projects. I hope you find a couple that you'll want to make.

Chin chin from Philippines on August 27, 2015:

So many ideas for recycling glass jar here. I hope to copy some of them.

acreativethinker on June 17, 2014:

Just love these ideas for using glass jars in so many creative ways. Great lens.Thanks for sharing. Take care :)

Rose Jones on March 22, 2014:

Back to gaze at this lovely and practical lens, and to do a bit of bookmarking.

Rock Artist on February 17, 2014:

Great ideas!

NicoleRM on January 26, 2014:

This is my favorite lens of yours so far. Love the ideas, thanks

MissLivvy on December 23, 2013:

So creative! I can't even pick my favourite!!

unicornblogger on December 12, 2013:

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Halloween beverage jars! Awesome lens!

tonyleather on November 25, 2013:

Big range of excellent ideas! Thanks a lot!

anonymous on November 23, 2013:

Great Lens. A lot of ideas I can use for my restaurant. Thanks

Ciera1235 on September 30, 2013:

I once received a jar for Christmas it was fill of candy, with a saying around it saying something about a stress kit. The message was cross stitched a d then tied around the jar. Anyone out there heard about this or even no the saying?

Thamisgith on September 24, 2013:

Very impressive! I had no idea there were so many different uses for glass jars.

Michelllle on September 14, 2013:

I love colorful lights and glass so I love this lens. I'm going to get some of that "Stained Glass Paint" and puffy paint and make some jars for presents. LOVE THIS.

RANADEEP on August 23, 2013:

Very beautiful and also crafty ideas mam,great lense,thanks for sharing it with us!!

RANADEEP on August 20, 2013:

Fantastic ideas,thanks for sharing maam!!

estella8309 on August 07, 2013:

I will go for the idea of the garden chandelier for sure.

shewins on July 19, 2013:

Nice, I love the tissue lanterns and the snowman candle holder the most.

Susan Hazelton from Summerfield, Florida on June 10, 2013:

I especially like the pie in a jar idea. Great lens.

Birthday Wishes from Here on April 01, 2013:

I will try to make those "Snow globes", they look so cool! Thanks a lot for sharing all those great ideas! Great lens!!!

Leila from Belgium on February 27, 2013:

That's so pretty! My faves are etched glass and trimmed glass. I love crafting and reusing things, will be doing them since we eat so man things from glass jars :-) Great lens!And thanks for the blessing!

anonymous on February 24, 2013:

Saving all our jars for some outdoor summer fun garden crafting with my little one. Rather then buy all the things from shops thought we could make some :) brill lens

hairbowfan on February 19, 2013:

Wonderful and beautiful ideas to make with glass jars. I particularly love the redneck wine glasses and the wall rack made with jars. I'm going to give them a go.

ChenB on February 13, 2013:

Crafts are great in general, but the only thing that makes crafting better is saving money and saving the planet by recycling what you already have. What a great job on this lens!

ChenB on February 13, 2013:

Crafts are great in general, but the only thing that makes crafting better is saving money and saving the planet by recycling what you already have. What a great job on this lens!

MariaB LM on February 10, 2013:

These ideas are good for organizing too.

mwilliams1 on January 29, 2013:

What wonderful craft ideas. I just love the Pie in a Jar. What a very pretty lens.

MBCOnline on January 27, 2013:

So many great ideas! Awesome lens!

psiloveyou1 on January 26, 2013:

I love all of these. My daughter and I have been upcycling and crafting with jars and love it! Sending an Angel Blessing your way.

ArtzeeChris LM on January 09, 2013:

I love all these ideas. I especially like the fairy in a jar. Too cute!

Bobbing4Apples on December 26, 2012:

Oh my goodness I love these. The Moroccan Lanterns are stunning! Thanks for the fabulous ideas. I'm always amazed by crafty people. I, well, let's just say lack in this area!

DearReview on December 12, 2012:

I love all these ideas. I need to start saving jars now.

Judith Nazarewicz from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on December 07, 2012:

Thanks so much for the great ideas in this lens! I'm going to try some of these jars for gifts for Christmas!

ismeedee on December 02, 2012:

All I can say is... wow!!!

ksktika on November 28, 2012:

this is cool

oddobjective on November 26, 2012:

Love this lens....so many great ideas!!!

Art Inspired on November 23, 2012:

Thanks for all the art inspirations! Make it a creative day!

DurgaLakshmi07 on November 20, 2012:

You are very creative!

LynetteBell from Christchurch, New Zealand on November 19, 2012:

I love these thanks:)

DecoratingMom411 on November 18, 2012:

Wow! Those jars are so cute! Never thought of that! Thanks for sharing this interesting lens! :)

myspace9 on November 18, 2012:

Good lens.

Noveliaa on November 17, 2012:

Great lens- I enjoyed reading it very much.

MiaMusement on November 17, 2012:

I saw that epsom salt one somewhere else recently (probably Pinterest), and I'm going to give it a go. Hadn't thought of putting a collection of them on a metallic tray... that's a nice addition to the look. Thanks!

tahirmahmood on November 17, 2012:

i like the lens

Gregory Moore from Louisville, KY on November 17, 2012:

These are some very neat ideas! Have you seen the redneck wine glasses that are made from Mason jars? That's a pretty crafty idea.

S619MPR on November 14, 2012:

Jar art! Gotta love it

malualhati on November 12, 2012:

my favorite are the chalkboard jars. you can easily scribble personal messages too! terrific idea for the holiday season :)

Mary Stephenson from California on November 09, 2012:

Love the jar art ideas. Need to get my etcher out and get busy.

bossypants on November 09, 2012:

So many very clever ideas! I will be back to this page over and over. I think the epsom salts idea will be my first project!

anne mohanraj on November 05, 2012:

So many creative ideas . Will love to try them out! Thank you for sharing!

MyWebsiteHostin on November 05, 2012:

Thanks Loraine!Sent to the birds at Twitter, thought my followers would appreciate this.. Being near Christmas and all :D

Kumar P S on November 05, 2012:

Great ideas ! Thanks for sharing.

Kumar P S on November 05, 2012:

Great ideas ! Thanks for sharing.

Essentially Ind on October 30, 2012:

wow loved the Turkey Treat Holder theme..........beautiful. :)

Gloria Freeman from Alabama USA on October 24, 2012:

I love these glass jars crafts. Blessed and added to my lens...Squid Angel flinnie.

Deadicated LM on October 16, 2012:

Great ideas, thanks for sharing.

cricketlady on October 09, 2012:

I love these Jars, My husband has a bunch of jars, I think I will get to crafting something with them.

anonymous on October 04, 2012:

Am loving the chalkboard jars! Even that intor picture shows a really unique candelabra idea. Very cool!

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on September 30, 2012:

I love these glass jar projects. The chalkboard effects are especially appealing. Must be the teacher in me. And, oh, those pies in the tiny jars. Fabulous and delicious! I have been wanting to make one of those mason jar light fixtures for quite some time now. Thanks for sharing so many enticing craft ideas. Appreciated!

anonymous on September 22, 2012:

I love crafting, and this is such a great collection it is unbelievable. Thanks for all your work collating this.

Spiderlily321 on September 01, 2012:

You have so many great ideas on this awesome lens of yours. Thank you!

Tara Wojtaszek on September 01, 2012:

So many great ideas. The etched glass jars are so beautiful. Now I know what to do with my jars. Thanks.

anonymous on August 28, 2012:

Fantastic lens, great job!

pimbels lm on August 27, 2012:

Very interesting. Great lens.

TwistedWiseman on August 15, 2012:

Never knew that jars can be this useful, we mainly store pickles and jam in them :D

pamlen on August 05, 2012:

These are really great ideas, the glass jars are beautifully designed.

fathomblueEG on August 04, 2012:

What a beautifully insiteful lens. I love it so many ideas here:-)

YogaAngel on August 03, 2012:

Great ideas!

anonymous on July 22, 2012:

Lots of great ideas! I love reusing items. *blessed*

psiloveyou1 on July 20, 2012:

Tons of wonderful ideas here. I love them and might have to try a few.

Laraine Sims from Lake Country, B.C. on July 14, 2012:

I was going to recycle quite a few glass jars and now you've got me rethinking that idea. There are so many useful and good ideas here for jars that I don't know where to start.Thank you. Angel Blessings!

Beverly Lemley from Raleigh, NC on July 06, 2012:

Very cool! The crafts are wonderful, homey, and very decorative ~ and creative! Love it! B : )

anonymous on July 05, 2012:

Some brilliant idea here thanks so much. I can't wait until the holidays so we can make some of these :)

JenaleeMortensen on July 04, 2012:

Lots of wonderful ideas for using glass jars. I hate to throw away glass jars so this gives me some ideas for reusing those jars instead of throwing them away.

Mandy Stradley from Riverton, Utah on July 04, 2012:

Neat craft ideas!

Wedding Mom on July 03, 2012:

I love how there are so many great things to do with glass jars. Thank you for sharing this.

squidoogiftsfor on July 03, 2012:

Fantastic! great ideas - I love this lens!!

Helene-Malmsio on June 30, 2012:

Well, for goodness sakes, every one of these is a new idea for crafts using glass jars that I had not seen done before - where have I been? I will definitely be doing some of these soon!

playercoach on June 29, 2012:

What an absolutely CREATIVE lens. Great ideas here. I will be passing this on to my mom who has the time for and loves this sort of thing. Thanks for all your hard work in putting this together.

sheezie77 on June 27, 2012:

Great lens, well done! Squidlike

DIY Mary on June 26, 2012:

I love the etched glass and tinted glass jars.

BabyGirl1940 on June 24, 2012:

I need to make some chalkboard jars for when all the grandkids and greatgrandkids come to visit.

caketech on June 18, 2012:

There are so many great ideas here! Thanks for sharing!

WinWriter on June 14, 2012:

I love the stained glass votive idea. I'm going to have to try that! I love learning something new. *Blessed*

purpleslug on June 14, 2012:

Thanks for the great ideas with mason jars. Love all that you can do with them and they look so pretty. I also like the small jars glued to a candlestick holder and decorated with ribbon. I just gave a pair to a couple for their wedding toasts.

anonymous on June 12, 2012:

Very crafty and creative projects with glass jars, they look lovely and are easily doable.

anonymous on June 10, 2012:

I knew about that and I did some myself, but I'm happy you shared more ideas. I'll use them. Thanks. Nice lens.

randomthings lm on June 09, 2012:

This is so very clever! Thanks for sharing

YourFirstTime on June 09, 2012:

Your crafts are so pretty - love the chalkboard paper.

bwet on June 09, 2012:

really cool ideas for repurposing glass jars. I have some at home which I don't know what to do with them. Felt that throwing it away is a waste...

bwet on June 09, 2012:

really cool ideas for repurposing glass jars. I have some at home which I don't know what to do with them. Felt that throwing it away is a waste...

cleanyoucar on June 08, 2012:

Thanks for sharing these great ideas. Very creative I must say.

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