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21 Impressive Ways To Use Mason Jars That Doesn't Involve Canning Food

APRIL 13, 2015

Typically used for canning and preserving foods, mason jars have grown in popularity and are now used for everything from serving drinks to cooking desserts. They're fun and unique containers, but what happens when you run out of things to do with the extra mason jars you got in that bulk order? Well after you see this list, you'll realize what a silly question that truly is.

There are so many incredible ways to use mason jars that show off your crafty side and beautify your home at the same time. Check them out below!

1. Picture holders

Mason jars make great pictures frames. See how to make these here.

2. Floating votive holders

There's something so relaxing about floating candles. Putting them in mason jars gives them a nice, rustic look.

3. Pencil sharpener

Prevent pencil shavings from getting all over the place with these.

4. "Firefly" jars

These glow-in-the-dark mason jars are perfect for lighting up your evening wind-down on the porch.

5. Beach in a jar

Keep a slice of the shore nearby with these terrarium mason jars.

6. Mini spice containers

Make sure your spices are kept in order by labeling miniature mason jars.

7. Bird feeder

Feed you feathery friends and keep it crafty while you're at it.

8. Bathroom storage

These washroom containers are a great way to keep your bathroom from getting cluttered.

9. Beehive containers

Who doesn't love homemade honey? Start a colony yourself with these mason jar hives.

10. Mason jar torches

Light up your deck or patio with these fun mason jar torches.

11. Mason jar chandelier

If you're looking to give your home a more rustic look, building this mason jar chandelier is a good option.

12. Salt and pepper shakers

These are so simple to make!

13. All-natural air freshener

Freshen up the room by putting some aromatic ingredients in a your jar.

14. Moss terrarium

Bring the outdoors in with one of these green terrariums.

15. Glow stick jars

Perfect for a themed party, all you need to make these (other than mason jars) are glow sticks.

16. Tissue paper laterns

Create colorful lanterns in no time.

17. Book page candle holders

Grab an old book and take a page or two from it to create these fun lights.

18. Hanging garden

Liven up your garden with some of these hanging mason jar plant holders.

19. Mason jar lamps

Check out how to make these here.

20. Homemade candles

Homemade candles are actually surprisingly simple to create.

21. Sewing kit

Mason jars are great for storing supplies for other crafts, like this clever sewing kit.

Now that I know of all these cool ways to use mason jars, I might have to order a few more, just so I can do all of these crafts!

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