1. Match Holder
Just take out the top lid and replace with sandpaper and add matches inside.
2. Make an Oil Lamp
Use a mason jar oil lamp. All you need is a jar with a lid, a cotton wick and some lamp oil. I made a hole in the top of the zinc lid with a nail and pulled the cotton wick up through the opening.
Then fill 2/3 of the jar with lamp oil and secured the lid. Let the jar sit for about one hour before lighting so the oil would soak up into the wick. You only need about 1/4″ of wick sticking out of the top to light. These little mason jar oil lamps are so easy to make and probably cost about $3.00.
3. Wall Planters
Use a hose clamp that most autos use, wood frame and the mason jars. Very easy, look at the pictures.
4. Yarn Dispensers
Drill a hole atop the mason jar for yarn storage and just add the yarn.
5. Wall-Hung Bathroom Storage
Use pipe clamps or auto hose clamps and frame hangers attached to wood for your storage.
6. Fill with String Lights
Just fill the mason jars with string lights and hang.
7. Children’s Craft Storage
Paint the lid and add a animal with glue that is painted atop the lid, fill the inside of the jars with pencils, crayons or anything you want to store for your kids.
8. Sewing Kit
Clean mason jar (I used a small one but you can use any size)
9. Ribbon Dispensers
Just make a hole atop the jar and add the ribbon inside. Very easy.
10. Pizza in a Jar
You love making pizza and you the day you make some, just store the left over ingredients in a mason jar to use later and refrigerate it.
11. Button Storage
Just nail the lids into the bottom of a wooden shelf. Use to store any items you want. Very simple.
12. Painted Vases
Paint with acrylic paint, and let dry. Choose any colors you want and add the flowers, roses or plants.
13. Magnetic Spice Rack Using Mini Mason Jars
Glue magnets to the lids and add to any area where the magnet can stick to. You can store spices, or any items you want.
14. Cupcake in a Jar
Get a mason jar, decorate the top label if wanted and add ribbon and the cupcake inside and close.
15. Candle Holders
Fill a jar with pebbles or sand to keep the candle in place.
16. Hanging Tea Light Holder
Wrap the rim with twine and hang.
17. Use Them as Picture Frames
A clean, clear jar (free of labels)
X-acto knife or scissors
measure the jarMeasure how tall your jar is. If needed, trim the height of your photo to fit the jar (i.e. a 4?x6? photo will be too tall to fit in a 3? inch jar).
insert the photoRoll up the photo slightly and slide it into the jar so that the photo will be right-side-up when the jar is upside-down. Poke it into place with your fingers or the eraser end of a pencil.
glass jar frameTurn the jar upside down and display your simple thrifty genius in a place of honor!
BOTTLES: THE NEXT LEVEL
glass bottle frames
Bottles work just as well as jars, but they’re a little trickier. The photo won’t be able to unroll any further than the narrowest part of the bottle. There two ways to deal with that:
Pick a photo that looks good when it’s only an inch wide, or
make your photo no taller than the widest part of the bottle.
To use a bottle, roll up your photo tight enough to slip through the opening of the bottle. Slip the photo in right-side-up and maneuver it into place using the eraser end of a pencil.