8 Ways to Re-Purpose Mason Jars

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Mason jars, traditionally used for canning, are all the rage right now as they can easily be incorporated into your home’s décor and craft projects and are perfect for storage and organizing. Below are eight unique ways to reuse mason jars in different areas of your home.

mason jar diy qtip holder

Cotton Ball/Q-Tip Holder

Place an inexpensive glass candle votive inside a small mason jar for a creative Cotton Ball and Q-tip holder in the bathroom. I found this candle votive at Cost Plus World Market for just $0.99.

mason jar salad


Mason Jar Salads

Mason jar salads are a great way to prepare healthy salads ahead of time for fast meals during the week. Make sure to layer salad dressing at the bottom, then veggies, and then lettuce on top so your salad will stay fresh in the fridge for up to five days! For more detailed info and for other yummy mason jar recipes, be sure to check out this blog post and video “How to Make Portable Meals with Mason Jars.”

mason jar tip - pins and sewing

Pin Cushion/Mending Kit

How cute is this pin cushion and mending kit mason jar?! I created this cute pin cushion in about 10 minutes – all I did was hot glue a ball of cotton filling and a piece of fabric to a mason jar lid and then placed sewing related items inside! You can get the full tutorial that I used here.

Craft supply organizing with mason jars Hip2Save

Craft Supplies Organizer

Collect mason jars to organize craft supplies like pencils, stamps, stencils and more! I love how you can see everything and it looks so darn pretty. 😀

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Custom Centerpieces

Make a cute centerpiece by cutting up lemons and using a large mason jar as a vase. Check out what I created last summer with hydrangeas from my yard.

Use a mason jar to stack cupcake liners

Cupcake Liner Organizer

Organize cupcake liners with a mason jar to keep them from getting smashed in the pantry.

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Custom Drinkware

Mason jar drinks are so fun for entertaining and party planning. Grab these cute daisy cut mason jar lids and pair with a fun straw for any holiday or celebration.

Mason jar with floating candle

Candle Holder

Candles inside mason jars also make easy and inexpensive centerpieces. We recently used a bunch of these for a charming outdoor family wedding and they looked so pretty!

Do you have other unique ways to use mason jars?

 Lina (lina@hip2save.com) loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects. 
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Comments 9

  1. Michelle

    I guarantee if you have jars around you will find a bajillion ways to use them!!

  2. jess

    These are absolutely awesome ideas! Love it, thanks Lina!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh sure- Thanks for stopping by Jess!

  3. Sally

    Love all of the ideas!!! Awesome!!! Thanks!!!

  4. Kirk

    Small ones work fantastic for storing leftover paint for touch-up jobs in the future.

    • Lori

      Great tip Kirk…thanks

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Great tip! Thanks!

  5. Leslie R

    I love the cotton ball and qtip idea. I have to do this!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes it’s cute and convenient! 😀

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