Ideas For Upcycling Old Mason Jars

Published on January 16, 2021
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These days, so many of us end up with a whole lot of clutter around the house that we just don’t know what to do with it all. For things that you’ll never really use again, you should donate the items so that they will be used by someone else.

Otherwise, upcycling items into other things that you will actually use is a great way to repurpose something that’s just taking up space in your house and saving money by not having to buy something new. There are so many repurposing projects, but some of the easiest are ones that involve DIY ideas for old mason jars that are just sitting around. Here are some of those ideas!

Watermelon Drinking Glass

With just a bit of paint, you can create yourself a fun new drinking glass that’s perfect for the summer. Simply paint the inside of the jar the perfect shade of pink or red, and then add in the details of seeds later with a small brush and black paint. Finally, paint the jar lid green, and you’ve got a beautiful new drinking container.

Watermelon Drinking Glass

Watermelon Drinking Glass

Macrame Plant Holder

Macrame is very trendy right now, so why not learn a new craft skill and recycle an old mason jar at the same time? Follow our tutorial on how to learn macrame knots, and then nestle a mason jar to hang a little plant up anywhere you’d like in your house.

Macrame Plant Holder

Macrame Plant Holder

DIY Citronella Candle

Having candles around the house can improve the room’s ambiance instantly. If you want to enjoy sitting outdoors, making your own citronella candle is a great idea to keep those pesky critters away.

DIY Citronella Candle

DIY Citronella Candle

Pencil Cup

Repurposing a mason jar is a great way to get a brand new pencil cup. The best part is that you can customize it any way you please. Spray paint it gold for a chic home office feel, or paint it a fun color along with a cute face for a quirkier cup. Anything you choose works!

Pencil Cup

Pencil Cup

DIY Etched Glass Candy Jar

This is is a great way to create a hand-made and personal gift during the holiday season. Repurpose a mason jar to make it into a candy jar (make some candy if you really want to take it to the next level!) and then add an etched monogram to match the first letter of your recipients first or last name.

DIY Etched Glass Candy Jar

DIY Etched Glass Candy Jar