Mason jars are a DIY and crafting mainstay. With so many uses beyond just canning, many homeowners have gotten used to keeping a few extra jars around the house just in case. If you're interested in more useful ways to repurpose your extra jars, here are some fun and easy craft ideas to inspire you.
For a fun kitchen craft, try making Mason jars into custom spice sprinklers. This works particularly well for salt and pepper, but can also be used for custom spice mixes. For example, make up a jar of your personal grilling spice combination or one of cinnamon and sugar for your coffee.
All you need to do to turn a Mason jar into a spice shaker is to take a screwdriver or nail and hammer several small holes into the metal lid. Make sure to use the proper safety equipment so your DIY experience is as safe as possible.
Soap dispensers are another excellent Mason jar craft that only requires one extra part. You can find simple dispenser pumps for sale at most home goods stores or from online retailers. Make a hole in the lid of the jar and insert the pump with the hose. Then, add your favorite hand soap or dish soap and enjoy your cost-effective and extremely useful DIY project.
Candles are great for lighting and ambiance any time of year, and oil candles are the simplest to make at home. Mason jars make great containers for oil and can be customized and decorated to fit your style.
To make an oil candle from a Mason jar, you'll need your choice of oil and a cotton wick. Make a hole in the lid of the jar and pull the wick through so it can rest partially in the oil. After letting it soak for an hour or so, you have a beautiful and versatile piece of Mason Jar decor.