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10 Rustic Uses for Mason Jars

We all have them lying around the house, taking up space and serving no real purpose. I’m talking about mason jars. Bottles of jam, pickles and other condiments don’t seem to have a function once they’re empty of their contents, so you most probably throw them away. Well, here are a few ways you can utilize these cool looking jars and recycle them.

Wedding Invitations

A Mason jar wedding invitation is a different and unique way to send out wedding invitations, or any other invitation for that matter. Not only does it help save trees and ink, but they also help save money printing invitation cards.

Drinking Glasses


Why waste money on purchasing glasses to drink out of when you have mason jars lying around? They essentially serve the same purpose as a glass and they look cooler at the same time. All you have to do is take off the sticker by cleaning it with warm and soapy water and you have a new glass to drink your choice of beverage.

A Vase

Mason jars can be used as vases around your home. They may not be able to hold huge arrangements but they can hold small ones, perfect for your work desk or a side table.

Jam Bottles

This may sound weird but why not come back full circle and use them as jars for homemade pickles or jams? You could make delicious canned goods for yourself or you could sell them around your neighborhood. Smaller mason jars can even be used as bowls for appetizer dips, and while you’re at it, why not learn some easy recipes for amazing appetizers as well?

Halloween Decorations

Mason jars are the perfect size for creepy decorations. Paint the jars and fill them with tiny lights. Place them around the entrance of your house and get in the spirit of Halloween.

Mason Jar Holders

Make candle stands or toothbrush holders for your bathroom. For both, all you have to do is make the right sized hole and stick a candle or a toothbrush in it. You could even paint or decorate the jar to make it look more similar to your style.

Organize Your Drawers

Mason jars are the perfect way to bring some symmetry into your messy drawers. These jars come in all shapes and sizes, so it should not be too hard to find the right fit. You can store stationery, jewelry and other trinkets that normally would roll around your drawers every time you open or close them.

Spice Bottles

Whether or not you enjoy cooking, you can use these jars to store spices. Just make sure you clean out the jars and that there is no moisture left inside. You could even make salt and pepper cellars out of them.

Coin Banks

Let your kids learn to save from an early age. Instead of buying a plastic coin box, use an old mason jar. Simply make a slit in the top of the lid and screw it back on, glue it for security. Plus, the sheer joy of breaking the jar once it’s full is very satisfying.

Pin Cushion and Thread Holder

If you’re big on stitching, try using a mason jar as a thread box. You could stick a small cushion on the lid of the jar to use as a pin cushion and keep your thread reels inside.

There are literally millions of different ways in which you can reuse mason jars. Do some research on Pinterest or check out these awesome tips here as well:

  1. https://homebnc.com/best-diy-mason-jar-crafts-ideas/
  2. https://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/g1916/mason-jar-fall-crafts/
  3. http://happywedd.com/decor/50-creative-ways-to-use-mason-jars-on-your-big-day.html

We would love to see what you create with your mason jars. Feel free to share with us in the comments below!

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