Whether you are looking for some fun crafts to do or are planning for the upcoming holiday season, there are plenty of cool ideas for Mason jars that you can do. You can make them yourself or have kids help as well. Either way, you are sure to have a great time!
Building layers of goodies is a popular way to use these jars. This can be a particularly great way to make several gifts that are the same, or at least similar. For instance, you might opt to layer all of the ingredients that are necessary for hot chocolate, marshmallows and mini chips included. These little jars can be perfect for kids who are sure to love the hot chocolate!
Similarly, you can use larger style Mason jars to create layers of beans and grains, along with the appropriate spice pack, to create a yummy soup to eat when the cold weather of winter finally strikes.
With either of these, you can create a gift basket by adding a few more appropriate pieces. Mugs would complement each well, while a little furry bear would be appreciated by the kids.
Of course, not all cool ideas for Mason jars involve layering different things to take out. Instead, you might opt to turn your jars into homemade candles. In the past twenty years, candlemaking has seen a resurgence in popularity. Today, you can find virtually everything you need to make gorgeous jarred candles to display throughout your home.
If you love the outdoors, why not bring a bit of it inside. Use a large jar and make a terrarium to display in your kitchen. Little kids will love it and it can add some life to the room!
Alternatively, you could use it for an ant farm. Of course, if you do that you must make sure that there is proper ventilation and that your ants cannot escape. However, that could be a lot of fun for everyone if you follow instructions for finding the right ant family.
The smaller jars are absolutely perfect for homemade body soaps and scrubs. Whether you want to make them for yourself or to give away as gifts, the wide mouth little jars are ideal! Keep your products refrigerated when not in use to prolong shelf-life.
Do you enjoy having fresh herbs and spices for your meals but hate the cost? If so, then transform some of those jars into planters. Make sure that you have good rocks and adequate drainage at the bottom so your plants don’t get root rot. Then, you can enjoy flavorful herbs year-round!
You can also find some great tutorials online that will teach you how to make various scented mixes to use throughout your home. The jar makes for an attractive display as the contents provide a fresh experience for everyone who visits.
The fun with Mason jars starts with canning, but certainly doesn’t end there. These ideas are a great place for you to start. Whether for your home or another, have fun with your Mason jar crafts!