I'm thrilled to share some incredible ideas to unleash your creativity and repurpose glass jars sitting in your kitchen (or garage or craft room) into fantastic pieces that'll impress everyone who lays eyes on them.
Repurposing glass jars not only adds a touch of charm to your home but also helps reduce waste and gives a new lease of life to these versatile containers.
From stunning home décor to practical storage solutions, I've curated twenty snazzy glass jar projects that will leave you feeling like a true DIY guru. Let's dive right in and explore the endless possibilities of Glass Jar Magic!
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- 1. Effortless Label Removal: Say Goodbye to Sticky Residue!
- 2. Charming Tea Light Chandelier
- 3. Kitchen Storage Solutions
- 4. Crafty Vases
- 5. Memory Jars - Travel Souvenir Showcase
- 6. Hanging Planter Jar
- 7. Rope Wrapped Hurricane Candle Holders
- 8. Apothecary Jars
- 9. Treat Jar with a Cozy
- 10. Another Treat Jar Idea!
- 11. Polka Dot and Striped Jars
- 12. Painted Polka Dot Jars for Spring
- 13. Recycled Jar Diffuser
- 14. DIY Reed Diffuser
- 15. Jar Wall Hanging
- 16. DIY Halloween Apothecary Jars
- 17. Decorative Centerpiece with Dyed Rice
- 18. Large Jars are Perfect for Holding Gifts
- 19. Rustic Jar Using Twigs and Sprigs from Outdoors
- 20. Party Kit
1. Effortless Label Removal: Say Goodbye to Sticky Residue!
First things first, let's prep our jars! Have you ever struggled to remove stubborn labels from glass jars, leaving behind sticky residue that seems impossible to get rid of?
Fear not, I've got you covered with a step-by-step guide on how to effortlessly remove labels from glass jars. Discover simple yet effective methods using household items that will have your glass jars looking brand new and ready for repurposing in no time. Say farewell to pesky labels and hello to pristine, shiny jars that will be ready for any of the beautiful crafts below! Click Here for all the details: The Best Way to Remove Labels from Glass Jars
2. Charming Tea Light Chandelier
Ready to add a touch of enchantment to your home? Learn how to create a captivating battery-operated tea light holder chandelier using small glass jars (yogurt jars in this case but baby food jars would work perfectly) with this step-by-step tutorial! This stunning DIY project will illuminate a small space with a warm and cozy glow, perfect for intimate gatherings or relaxing evenings. Follow these easy instructions, and let your creativity shine as you craft your very own magical tea light holder chandelier.
3. Kitchen Storage Solutions
I've been using glass jars for kitchen storage for years- it's a game-changer! Not only does it help reduce plastic use, but it also gives your kitchen a visually pleasing, organized look. 🌿🏡 Get my Glass Container Storage Ideas here.
4. Crafty Vases
You can easily add gold leaf sheets to old jars and use them for beautiful vases and centerpieces. The jar on the left is a repurposed spaghetti sauce jar. You can get all the gold leaf gilding details here.
5. Memory Jars - Travel Souvenir Showcase
Preserve your cherished vacation memories with these beautiful Mason Jar Beach Photo Displays, transforming them into tangible memory jars. These jars are a heartwarming way to revisit your family's adventures and is a pretty way to display all the seashells the kids (and/or you) may have gathered!
6. Hanging Planter Jar
Jars can be used indoors for herbs or outdoors for plants and flowers if proper drainage is used. Get all the details for putting together your own planter here.
7. Rope Wrapped Hurricane Candle Holders
8. Apothecary Jars
Apothecary jars are perfect for bathroom storage and displays. This one was made with a candlestick and jar from the Dollar Store but you could easily substitute a pretty recycled jar for the one I purchased.
9. Treat Jar with a Cozy
While I made this treat jar for Valentine's Day you can change up the fabric and make it for any day of the year! It's perfect for birthdays, Christmas, Easter...and, just because.
10. Another Treat Jar Idea!
This jar was super simple to make. You can get all the details here but it can be filled with any candies or PEEPS for year round use. And, no paint is involved. I decorated the edge of the lid with washi tape. It doesn't get much easier than that.
11. Polka Dot and Striped Jars
These jars were so easy to make using regular craft paint. I made them over 10 years ago and still pull them out for the fall holidays. You can get all the painted jar details here.
12. Painted Polka Dot Jars for Spring
And, this is a version of painted polka dot jars I made for the spring - you can get the details here.
13. Recycled Jar Diffuser
Old jars are perfect for making your own diffusers! The one above is filled with fresh limes and thyme. You can get the details for making your own DIY Diffuser here.
14. DIY Reed Diffuser
The reed diffuser above is an oldie but a goodie. I love the square shape of the jar I used for it and added some wooden skewers and liquid potpourri. You can get all the details for making your own $1.00 Reed Diffuser here.
15. Jar Wall Hanging
This is one of my favorite uses for old jars - attaching them to wooden plaques and hanging on the wall! You can find wooden plaques at Michael's and Hobby Lobby or even on Amazon. They make the perfect backdrop for jars that can be filled with fresh flowers, dried flowers, or even battery-operated lights. The options are endless! You can get all the info on how to make your own Upcycled Jar Wall Hanging here.
16. DIY Halloween Apothecary Jars
Here is another set of apothecary jars that was so simple to make, and fun, too! I decorated mine with 'stickers' cut from vinyl using my Cricut but you could just as easily buy some vinyl stickers from your favorite craft store and whip up a set of these for any occasion or décor style! You can get all the DIY Apothecary Jar details here.
17. Decorative Centerpiece with Dyed Rice
Glass jars make wonderful centerpieces. Find out how to dye rice to use in them here.
18. Large Jars are Perfect for Holding Gifts
Jars can be used to hold small gifts in style! I created the one for cupcake lovers but you could add jewelry, small candles, craft supplies, just about anything you want that can fit in a jar, to create one of these. My best tip is to use a WIDE MOUTH jar and play around with the display until it looks exactly how you want it to. Add a ribbon around the lid and a gift tag and you're done. No more wasting or buying gift bags. If you get a big enough jar, you could even fit a t-shirt in it. Get the details for making your own here.
19. Rustic Jar Using Twigs and Sprigs from Outdoors
Take a walk around your yard, your neighborhood, or a nearby park and gather up some twigs, pinecones, and branches and decorate a jar for a rustic farmhouse look. Get all the details for how to make your own here.
20. Party Kit
Create a simple party kit using old jars! Add confetti, balloons, and noise makers. Give one to each guest. Find out how to make your own party kit in a jar here.
And, last but not least, don't forget candle jars! They are perfect for almost any of the ideas above and, it's easy to remove the wax using this tutorial.
There you have it – a collection of ten brilliant ways to repurpose glass jars and elevate your home décor game! With these creative projects, you can turn those empty jars into eye-catching masterpieces that showcase your DIY prowess. Remember, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination, so feel free to add your personal touch and make these crafts truly your own.
Which project will you try first? Let me know in the comments below, and don't forget to tag me on social media with your incredible results! Happy crafting, and until next time, stay inspired!