Mason jars are an amazing example of simple perfection. They are sturdy, but not too heavy, and have a charming, no-frills design. Mason jars are skewed with nostalgic memories of childhood.
From mason jar mugs, to crafty home accessories, these DIY mason jar ideas are (close to) the best thing ever.
Mason Jar Picture Frame
Everyone loves pictures, and the clear glass walls of mason jars make a really cool photo frames. Just take two standard size photo prints, and gently roll them up, photo side out. Slip the photos into the jar, and presto! Your pictures will stand up and show through the glass jar, almost like a shadow box.
If you love to bring the outdoors in, then take a stab at this hanging herb garden. Here’s what you’ll need: wooden board (this one was rescued from the site of a torn-down home), mason jars, an assortment of hangers, and basic tools. Add the finishing touches with chalkboard paint and chalk.
Fill two-thirds of the jar with lamp oil and secure the lid. Place a cotton wick in the jar and let it sit for about one hour before lighting so the oil soaks up into the wick. Nail a hole into the lid and pull the wick about a quarter inch out of the hole.
Ever heard of dream jars? This clever craft is pretty but also serves a neat function – you write down your dreams and store them in the jar. Learn how to make this cool DIY project for your room. Easy and quick but beautiful, this jar makes a nice gift idea for girlfriends, too!
Room Scent Fresheners
Use your favourite combination of citrus fruit, fresh herbs, spices, and essential oils. Loosely fill the glass jars with the solid ingredients, then add 3 or 4 drops of essential oil. Natural vanilla or almond extract works too.