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11 Ways to Repurpose Glass Jars

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I love reusing glass jars as often as possible. I love decorating with jars and even decorating them to give out as or with gifts. They are available in countless sizes, colors and almost all are reasonably price.

Check out our Upcycled Ice Crystal Mason Jar candle holder. Cranberry Honey butter not only makes a great hostess gift, it is also packaged in 4 ounce Ball jars which can be used again. These mason jar jewelry lid dishes make a great gift for mom.

1. Hawaiian Beach Glass Party Lanterns | Source: Organized 31
2. Upcycled Bud Vase | Source: A Spectacled Owl
3. DIY Glass Cloche Upcycled Jar Craft | Source: Confessions of an Over-worked Mom
4. Mason Jar Sewing Kit | Source: Diva of DIY
5. Ginger Jars DIY | Source: Mark Montano
6. Mason Jar Powdered Sugar Shaker | Source: Domestically Blissful
7. Upcycled Candle Jar Cotton Ball Holder | Source: Dwell Beautiful
8. Stained Glass Candle Jars | Source: Dream a Little Bigger
9. Pretty Bathroom Storage Jars | Source: Lolly Jane
10. Upcycled Baby Food Jars for Body Scrubs | Source: DIY Lime Salt Scrub
11. Potpourri Jars | Source: Thrifty Jinxy

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  1. Pam

    We upcycled a lot of old mason jars we found in the barn as decorations for my daughter’s wedding. It turned out great. There are so many fun crafts you can do with them.

  2. I have some extra mason jars I need to find uses for. I love the potpourri idea. That could work in my house.

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Those are all such great ideas! I am going to try a few of these.

  4. These are some really fun upcycling suggestions! My daughter has a beach themed room so those lanterns are a must.

  5. Jeanine

    These are some great ideas! I would love to repurchase glass jars for candle holders. I need more and I love the look of them!

  6. I was just thinking about the massive amount of mason jars that we have. Love some of these ideas! Can’t wait to try a few of them

  7. All of my jar hoarding is starting to pay off. I have a collection just waiting for me to get crafty. I want to try making body scrubs next.

  8. Pam

    I love the beach glass lanterns. They are so pretty and it is really nice to be able to upcycle so many different glass jars. I love that beachy look.

  9. All of these ideas are super fun! I love the beach glass jars for a summer party!

  10. These are all great ideas! I have wanted to try painting/staining a few glass jars that I have around here to see how they turn out. I’ve seen too many Pinterest fails though, so it’s been holding me back lol.

  11. Natalie Z

    The beach jars would be a great gift for my sister in law. I love making diy gifts!

  12. I save a lot of the pretty glass jars through the year because I reused them for gifts at Christmas. I also use them for various projects around the house.

  13. I love using glass jars for everything! They are much better then plastic.

  14. Great ideas! Funny, I just used a jar last night for a sugar scrub.

  15. Ann Bacciaglia

    I love these ideas. I will have to try the Stained Glass candle jars.

  16. Rosey

    I totally agree that there are ways to engage children in quality learning by using the surface appeal first (just commenting on the article towards the bottom). As for the jars, what a cool repurpose post! I never though to use them for potpourri, but that is a great idea!

  17. I am bad at crafty things. I leave that to the professionals.

  18. I haven’t repurposed glassjar before. But I do ensure to recycle it.

  19. nicole dziedzic

    Great ways to recycle old jars, i hate throwing always glass jars too so i try to reuse them in any way i can. I love them for food, or as candle holders. Some i even keep in the bathroom to put cotton balls in or Q-tips.

  20. I spot butterflies! Anything with a butterfly on it is a great idea to me! Cheery and perfect for Spring!

  21. These are some great ideas. We have a few mason jars we use to drink out of.

  22. I am in love with all things mason jars but I have been too chicken to try any crafts with them yet. I love them ALL and want to fill my house with them!!

  23. Such great ideas~ I recently did this with my jars. I have too many jars.

  24. These are all such great ideas! I am always keeping containers, jars and things that my husband thinks are trash. You never know what you can make from upcycling!

  25. Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty

    My husband gets so frustrated with my glass jar hoarding, lol. I’m constantly putting jars in the sink to clean and save, and he just rolls his eyes.

  26. Rosie

    oooh I’ve been saving glass jars never knowing what craft do with them – and found this! My fav is the Hawaiian Beach Glass Party Lanterns !

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