Check out our list of Mesmerizing Mason Jar Crafts that’ll give you lots of ideas about how to upcycle those mason jars you have lying around!
You’ve definitely heard of mason jars and their many uses, but do you know where they’re from? What’s the deal about ‘mason’?
Isn’t it amazing how everyday, mundane things have such interesting histories that we’re unaware about? It’s the same with the Mason Jar, which gets its name from John Landis Mason, an American who invented and patented the jar with the screw-closing lid in 1858.
Since then, several manufacturers have come out with their own versions of the mason jar, and it is today a household name! While the original intention of the mason jar was to contain food, today mason jars are used for a variety of uses, in schools, homes and even offices!
So today we celebrate the mason jar with some cute mason jar crafts for kids of all ages. Some of these are easy enough for primary school goers, while some may be more appealing to older kids or teens. Let’s get creating!
15 Mesmerizing Mason Jar Crafts for Kids and Teens
Yes, the pandemic may have put a brake on all our travel plans, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t save now for a great trip later! Pillar Box Blue converts plain mason jars into these impressive map-themed money banks. Of course, you can use it to save for anything!
Decoupage is one of those art techniques that will delight kids as they see the patterns and pictures getting transferred to another surface. If you have a couple of extra decoupage napkins and an empty jar, we recommend you try this project!
Fairy houses have started getting more popular these days, probably because spring is on the way. If you thought you needed a large area to make a fairy garden, The Decorated Cookie shows you otherwise – all you need is a mason jar!
The pandemic has changed our daily routines, which has affected kids more than adults. If your kids are having trouble falling asleep, get their help to make this pressed lavender candle in a mason jar. Follow the instructions over at Hearth and Vine and get ready for a good night’s rest!
Kids are often more curious than us, and they ask us some insightful questions at times. Many of these are centered around the sky, the stars and beyond. Bitz and Giggles recreates this childhood magic in a beautiful little galaxy mason jar that would also make a great decor piece for your child’s room.
With spring coming up, you’re bound to see more blooms and florists are going to flourish. Make the most of the season by bringing home some lovely flowers. Oh, but you need a vase? No problem, The Inspiration Board shows us how a mason jar works perfectly well for the purpose!
How pretty is this pressed flower luminary from Sustain my Craft Habit? It looks gorgeous even without a light inside, but placing a candle simply makes it look ethereal! You can use any flowers of your choice, as long as they are small enough.
We’ve seen lots of painted mason jars, but have you seen one lined with fabric? Well, we hadn’t, not before we spotted this one at Dwelling in Happiness! The best part is that you can change the fabric, and match it to the season – genius!
If you’re trying out a farmhouse or boho decor theme for your kids’ room this spring, this DIY mason jar pencil holder from Girl Just DIY will be right up your alley! Chalk paint and some twine are all you need to convert a plain jar into something so good looking!
10. Mosaic Mason Jar
Does your little one like making collages or mosaics with torn paper? Well then, take her skills up a notch with this cute craft from Mason Jar Crafts Love! Gather the pieces and supplies and let your little artist create a custom piece for her room! You can use it as a luminary or as a pencil holder, or even as a vase for your flowers.
We can’t get over how adorable this little Baby Yoda bank from Thrifty Jinxy is! It’s the perfect gift for a fan, or as a return gift for a Star Wars theme party. If you don’t want to make it a bank, you can remove the top and let it be a little holder for whatever you like.
Piet Mondrian is one of the most celebrated artists the world has ever seen, and we love how Mason Jar Crafts Love has been inspired by his work to create these beautiful mason jars!
13. DIY Rainbow Jar
Is your little one learning about the colors of the rainbow or about how rainbows are formed? Well, in any case, we think this project from Mom Dot is perfect for your school going child – especially since St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!
Having an aquarium is great, but it does require quite a bit of maintenance. So if you wanted the experience of having an aquarium without the hassle, what do you do? Simple – try out this mason jar aquarium project from Hello Wonderful!
Scarecrows are generally associated with Fall, but we think this project from Easy Peasy and Fun works perfectly well in spring too – there is something so sunny and bright about this guy!
I’m sure you’re feeling a little more respect towards mason jars now! The original mason jars were of such good quality that many of them last to this day. These mason jar crafts will also teach kids about the power of recycling and upcycling. We hope you have learnt something new today, and also had some fun in the process!