15 Of Our Favorite Mason Jar Crafts

Mason jars. They're not just for hip Brooklyn-based artisanal pickle shops anymore! We love finding new, creative ways to incorporate the mason jar's folksy elegance into our arts & crafts. That's why we put together a list of our favorite mason jar crafts featuring tiny terrariums, glow-in-the-dark night lights, DIY candle dipping, and festive holiday votive jars guaranteed to impress the most jaded hipster at your local vegan co-op!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Tree of Gratitude

    This tree is a simple but elegant way to display what you are thankful for, and makes a festive decoration for your favorite holiday!

  • Visual aid of how to complete 3-D Paint Mason Jar

    Use puffy paint to turn a recycled jar into a beautiful vase, or decorative votive candle!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Mason Jar Terrarium

    These mason jar terrariums are a great project for a sunny afternoon outdoors, and can be made using the rocks, grass, and plants from your own backyard or favorite park!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Mason Jar Lights

    This is an easy and fun craft to take along when you go camping, or to brighten up any summer night. Colorful tape over mason jars with glow sticks inside create a dramatic effect to light up the night.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Borax Ornaments
    Borax Ornaments

    (Ages 3-16)

    We have favorite crystal ornaments, and these are it! No waiting for weeks for these crystals to form...using borax instead of salt or sugar will give us completed ornaments in one day!

    Borax (sodium tetraborate) is a naturally-occurring mineral salt commonly used as a laundry booster or cleaner. As with any other cleaning product, it should be kept away from children not under direct supervision of an adult. Do not allow children to ingest Borax. If consumed, contact a poison control center immediately. Wash hands after play, as prolonged skin exposure may cause irritation.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Painted Star Jar

    These painted star jars are a great project for younger children. Add a tea light to create a soothing night light!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Dipped Candles
    Dipped Candles

    (Ages 5-16)

    Learn the ancient art of candle making!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Mason Jar Party Glass

    These simple party glasses make for a fun group activity for younger kids, add flair to a backyard barbecue, and can be customized to fit any theme!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Light-Up Mason Jar

    Bring the stars to you and learn about the amazing night sky by creating your own mini-constellation jar that can light up. Download our constellation printable here. Or for some winter-themed fun, you can create your own light-up jar of snowflakes!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Snow Globes
    Snow Globes

    (Ages 3-8)

    These waterless mason jar snow globes are low-mess, and are easy to make. Make a few in different sizes for a beautiful display in a window or on a mantel, or give a friend a thoughtful homemade gift for the holidays!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Tissue Paper Luminary

    Create this simple Valentine's Day tissue paper luminary and display it on your mantle. The kids will enjoy cutting squares and hearts and spreading on the glue. When they are finished, they will get a kick out of seeing their luminary glow in the dark!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Tornado in a Jar

    Kids love this fun, easy experiment. All you need is a mason jar, some dish soap or food dye, and water, and soon you'll have you're very own tornado trapped in a jar!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Glitter Star Jars

    These mason jars filled with glitter and glow-in-the-dark stars are fun to make. Sparkly by day and glowing at night, your child will enjoy this easy-to-make DIY night light.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Natural Mosquito Repellent

    Make a natural mosquito repellent candle using a few simple ingredients from your local grocery store. It's simple, quick, and smells better than citronella!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Firefly Jars
    Firefly Jars

    (Ages 5-11)

    Catching fireflies is a summer tradition, but you can have "fireflies" in a jar any time of the year with this easy craft.

Get inspired!