I mostly use mason jars for canning, but these useful containers can also house adorable gift items and displays for your home. With the holidays only a couple of months away, prepare these fantastic DIY mason jar crafts and displays to give your home a festive touch. From luminaries to cute tree ornaments, check out these DIY mason jar crafts!
Mason Jar Luminaries
Mason jar luminaries are easy to do, and are perfect for setting the ambiance during your dinner parties. They are also versatile—you can use them as centerpieces or line them along your porch or driveway to light up your outdoor spaces.
Cranberry and Tea Lights Vignette
This DIY project from the Stone Gable blog takes about 15 minutes to make, and will be perfect for your last-minute party decorating needs! It requires fresh cranberries (so that they’ll float), some fresh greens, and cute tea lights. You can display your mason jar luminary as is, or create a holiday vignette with a cake platter and more cranberries.
Painted Holiday Luminary
I love this mason jar painted with chalk paint, and then sealed with acrylic. It’s really pretty, and only takes about 30 minutes to make. She simply added a bit of greenery and tied it off with baker’s twine. Perfect for the stairwell, under the tree, or on the mantel. Check out the tutorial by Maison de Pax!
These mason jars look sparkly and icy—they look great with candles or as simple holiday displays. This how-to from Crafts by Amanda uses Mod Podge to coat the jar with, and crystal-like Epsom salts to get that icy look. After the glue dries, remove loose salt with a clean paintbrush, and then spray it with a clear gloss sealer three times.
If the previous luminary looks icy, this one looks like a snow-covered delight. This how-to from DecoArt features the whole enchilada—sparkles, berries, greens, twine, and candles! This snow-covered luminary is perfect as a centerpiece accent or mantel display.
Fairy Lights Luminary
This super simple idea uses battery-operated fairy lights to illuminate a mason jar. In this DIY mason jar craft, the light string is taped on the underside of the lid, and the battery pack is covered with burlap. Make two or three, place pinecones and some fresh greens as accents, and display it as a table centerpiece or focal piece on your holiday mantel. I just bought small LED fairy lights at the Target dollar bin this fall, and I’m definitely going to make this! Here’s a comprehensive how-to from Making Lemonade.
Snow Globe Mason Jars
Isn’t this ridiculously cute? It makes use of a wide mouth canning jar, a miniature car (that red Beetle is adorable), jingle bells, baker’s twine, a bottle brush tree (buy one or make your own), and some faux snow or Epsom salt. This how-to from Mason Jar Crafts Love has step-by-step instructions for making this snow globe mason jar. Use it as an accent for your Christmas display or as a gift to friends and family!
Mason Jar Lid Ornaments
I’m planning on making these mason jar lid ornaments for my tree this year. You only need some mason jar lids and rings, a piece of cloth, and a printed silhouette of your choice. Use twine as string for hanging the lid onto your tree. These are perfect for a rustic display, or as gifts to friends! Check out this how-to from Clean and Scentsible.
Enjoy decorating your home with these DIY mason jar crafts! For more DIY holiday decorating ideas, check out my DIY Scandinavian ornaments!