Charming Crafts to Make with Mason Jars 27.01.2016

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Mason jars are definitely having a moment. These cute accessories are so versatile and you can find them on display in shop windows, at weddings, and in home design. Add a few to your shopping list and make one (or more) of these cute mason jar crafts!

Mason Jar Air Freshener

Forget about spraying the rooms in your house every half hour. These do-it-yourself air fresheners are much more attractive and effective as well! We used lemons for ours, but feel free to mix it up with limes or oranges.

What You’ll Need:

  • Mason jar
  • Lemons, 2 (sliced)
  • Fresh rosemary, 2 stalks
  • Vanilla, 1 t
  • Water, to fill mason jar


  1. In a saucepan, add the water, the lemons, the rosemary, and the vanilla. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Turn off the burner, allow the mixture to cool, and pour infused water into the mason jar. Note: to preserve the scent for longer, place the lid on the mason jar when you leave the room.

Mason Jar Candles

So pretty and so sweet; these mason jar candles will bring warmth to your home in more ways than one!

What You’ll Need:

  • Soy wax flakes, 1 (1 lb.) package
  • Dye, in color of choice
  • Scented oil (peppermint, lavender, etc.)
  • Wicks
  • Mason jar
  • Bamboo skewers or toothpicks


  1. Place a medium-sized sauce pan in a large deep skillet; fill the skillet with water and heat on medium-high. In the sauce pan, melt the soy wax flakes.
  2. Remove the wax; place in large mixing bowl. Add ½ block of dye and stir until dissolved. Allow wax to cool.
  3. Add a few drops of scented oil, stir.
  4. Wrap wicks around bamboo skewer or toothpicks; hang wicks inside mason jar to position them upright.
  5. Pour in wax (a funnel helps with this.) Allow wax to dry.

Make-Your-Own Gift Jar

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Who doesn’t love getting a gift box? Put a new spin on things with a mason jar full of goodies for your friend or family member!

What You’ll Need:

  • Mason jar
  • Trial-sized goodies (such as bathroom essentials, cooking tools, or art supplies)
  • Ribbon or lace


  1. Simply arrange the goodies in the mason jar (you may have to experiment with just the right organizational set-up to fit everything.)
  2. Wrap ribbon or lace around the mason jar for an elegant touch. Put on the lid and you’re done!

Magical Mason Jar Nightlight

This one is a blast for kids, and it is so easy!

What You’ll Need:

  • Glow sticks (in any color)
  • Mason jar


  1. Cut off the end of the glow sticks; pour contents into the mason jar.
  2. Screw on the lid tightly, shake the mason jar vigorously.

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