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20 Brilliant Ways to Repurpose Glass Jars: Crafty Creations for Your Home!

Three glass jars with a black background that can be repurposed into beautiful home décor and crafts.

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.

Close up view of three glass jars that can repurposed for crafts, gifts, and decor.

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!

The best way to completely remove labels from jars. I tried three different methods. Find out which one worked best and completely remove the leftover label glue.

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

DIY Chandelier Made with Glass Oui Yogurt Jars #CreativeChristmas

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.

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3. Kitchen Storage Solutions

Store cupcake wrappers and small kitchen items in glass jars for easy access and to make your kitchen a little prettier! cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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.

Grant Howard Jumbo Mason Embossed Glass Storage Jar, 92 Ounces, Clear
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4. Crafty Vases

Gold Gilding on a mason jar and a spaghetti sauce jar - perfect for a beautiful vase or centerpiece

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.

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5. Memory Jars - Travel Souvenir Showcase

Mason Jar Beach Photo Display @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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

Mason jar planter filled with white mums.

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

Rope wrapped Hurricane Candle Holder

While the above was made with a vase from the Dollar Tree a wide mouthed jar would work just as well! Get all the details for making your own twine wrapped candle holder here.

8. Apothecary Jars

Make Your Own Apothecary Jar

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

Buffalo Check Mason Jar Cozy - plaid and flannel Valentine's Day Mason Jar - perfect for the men in your life at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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!

A glass jar repurposed and used as an inexpensive treat jar filled with Peeps and decorated with Washi tape.

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

Perfect for Halloween decorating - Polka Dot Mason Jars from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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

Polka Dot Mason Jars from CupcakesandCrinoline.com

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

Mason Jar Scent Diffuser from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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

$1.00 DIY Reed Diffuser from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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

Mason Jar wall hanging - repurposed jar attached to a wooden plaque and used as a vase - perfect for simple wall decor.

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

diy halloween apothecary jars filled with Halloween candy

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

Red, white, and blue dyed rice layered in glass jars with tea lights on top - a beautiful centerpiece

Glass jars make wonderful centerpieces. Find out how to dye rice to use in them here.

18. Large Jars are Perfect for Holding Gifts

Mason Jar Gift Ideas for the cupcake lover from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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

Create your own rustic holiday decor with a mason jar, fresh cut greenery, a mason jar, Christmas potpourri and twine. Get the details at: www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com.

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

Party kit including balloons, confetti, and noise makers in a glass jar - an inexpensive and beautiful party kit that can be given to each guest.

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.

Overhead view of a candle jar in the process of having the wax removed so that the jar can be used for crafts and decor. Upcycling at its best.

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!

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