20 ways to upcycle jars: The mason jar gets transformed

No longer is the mason jar just used for pickling and preserving! It has been transformed and upcycled to be the perfect vessel for flowers, herbs, spices, cocktails, food and more.

From simple to more complex ideas, this list of 20 ways to upcycle jars will get the DIYers out there excited about what can be achieved with a jar, some paint and some reclaimed wood.

Upcycled pickle jar containers

With a spot of paint, these upcycled pickle jars can be the perfect vessel for your bathroom supplies or items in the kitchen.

Visit That Cheap Bitch for more upcycle ideas.  

Chalky painted Jars

Chalky painted mason jars

With the use of chalky paint, these mason jars are transformed and given a new life as simple, yet beautiful vases.

Visit Mom 4 Real for the full details.

Wall mounted jars

A combination of reclaimed wood and a few mason jars become the perfect vessels for flowers or kitchen utensils.

Visit Indulgy for more DIY house decor.

Blueberry Mojito

Cocktail jars

I love the funky look of a cocktail served in a mason jar and will make the perfect addition to your parties.

Visit the Novice Chef for a great recipe for a Blueberry Mojito, enjoyed of course in your jar.

Hanging herb garden

For people with limited space in their homes, this hanging herb garden is the perfect addition. Using reclaimed wood and upcycled mason jars, it makes a great feature piece.

For full details of how to put your hanging garden together, click here.

Wall-mounted flower feature

This wall-mounted flower feature piece will enliven any room in the house (main image).

mason jar monogram

Mason jar monogram light

For the real adventurous DIYers out there, this mason jar monogram light would make a beautiful piece for any home.

For step-by-step instructions, visit Oleander and Palm

Frosted mason jars and picnic caddy

For those of you that love to entertain outdoors, this picnic caddy containing frosted mason jars will be the perfect addition to your table.

For full details visit Clean & Scentsible.

Wall-mounted spice rack

This magnetic wall-mounted spice rack using small canning jars is such a clever and handy idea.

Check out The Kitchn for full details.

Blue tinted jars

Tinted mason jar vases

These stunning blue-tinted jars make for lovely vases indoors or outdoors.

Check out Craftberry Bush for step-by-step instructions.

Sewing kit

Instead of having a boring old sewing kit, why not create a handy mason jar version or create one for a friend.

Follow the step-by-step instruction on It all started with paint.

Terrarium in a jar

If you are looking for great table decorations, why not create your own mason jar terrariums.

Check out Storyboard Weddings for some great centrepiece ideas.

Salad Jar

Salad in a jar

Not only are mason jars great for be turned into vases, decorations etc., but they are also the perfect option for storing salads for lunch. No need to dirty a plate.

Check out Brit + Co for a great Thai salad recipe.

Wall-mounted herb garden

Make sure you always have herbs to hand, with this great wall-mounted herb garden using reclaimed wood and upcycled mason jars.

For full details of how to create your own wall-mounted herb garden, visit Camille Styles.

Upcycled jar luminaries

Another great centre piece idea are these Christmas-inspired upcycled jar luminaries that will definitely get you in the Christmas spirit.

Follow the step-by-step instructions on Too much time on my hands.

Blackboard Paint Jars

Blackboard and glitter jars

With a lick of blackboard or glitter paint, these mason jars can be completely transformed and become a great place to store any items.

Go to the Pipii website for full details.

Glitter glow jar

Light the inside or outside of your house with these great glitter glow jars, perfect for nights when you are entertaining.

Check out the video on Tesco Living to see how you can create your own Glitter glow jars.

Waterless Snow Globe

Waterless snow globe

I was always a fan of snow globes when I was small and these waterless snow globes definitely make you wish it was closer to Christmas so you could get your DIY skills going.

Full details for creating your waterless snow globes are found on the Sweet Something Designs site.

Breakfast in a jar

Not only are the perfect vessel for a salad but are also great for your first meal of the day.

Check out Bloglovin for a great Raspberry and oats recipe.

Cocktail Gift Jar

Mason jar cocktail gifts

These mason jar cocktail gifts would make the perfect party favours for all your friends and family members who enjoy a drink.

For cool cocktail gift ideas, visit Something Turquoise.

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