101+ Awesome Mason Jar Craft Ideas (Includes Easy Painting Tutorials )

101+ Awesome Mason Jar Craft Ideas (Includes Easy Painting Tutorials )


Interested in DIY Mason Jar craft ideas?

Have you ever wondered what you can do with Mason Jars? Do you have a large stash of jars that are gathering dust?

If you do this post will go through the various options that you can put Mason Jars to good use.


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If you have a large stash you obviously don’t need this next bit of information but if you are wanting to tart up a Mason jar to use for Mason Jar storage ideas or to paint your Mason jar for a wedding for instance then this you will need to find out where to buy some Mason Jars.


Where can you buy Mason Jars for Mason Jar Craft Ideas


Here are a few options to get you started:



So there are plenty of different options to choose from.


Now, what if you don’t know what size to buy?


What About Mason Jar sizes?


Here are a couple of images that give you an idea of the different Mason Jar sizes available.





Not only are there different Mason jar sizes there are also many different manufacturers.

It will be the diameter of the mouth of the jar which will determine your lid size.

  • Regular which is 2.5” also has a red R symbol
  • The wide mouth which is 3” also has a green W symbol

Then you have your jar size which goes from

  • 4oz quarter pint
  • 16oz pint
  • 24oz pint and a half
  • 32oz quart
  • As well as a half gallon


You can also get metric size jars manufactured by Kilner including 250mls 500mls 1l.


There are lots of options to reuse your Mason Jars one of the most popular is to give them as food gifts this is reminiscent of their original use for canning here is a great selection of food gifts you can make up using Mason jars as food gifts.


Mason Jar Craft Ideas – Food gifts


Camping Trip Mason Jar Food Gifts


1. S’mores in a Jar

How about a Jar of S’mores take along on a camping trip or to a BBQ? Easy to make and all the ingredients can be picked up very easily.




2. Red Velvet Oreo Trifles in a Jar

Wow delectable or what! If you want to take something gorgeous and chocolately then try these! The great thing about this is its NO bake.




3. Mini Mason Jar Strawberry Cheesecakes

Want to try these gorgeous Strawberry Cheesecakes? Wonderful for a BBQ.




Mason Jar Food Gifts to bake


4. Sand Art Brownies


How about this food gift Brownies.

This would make a great Teachers gift.



5. Gingerbread Granola

The perfect Christmas gift Gingerbread Granola.




6. Delicious Chocolate Sauce


How about a delicious chocolate sauce for ice cream now there is a treat!





Mason Jar Craft Ideas for Gifts


7. Mason Jar Succulents 





8. Minimalist Soy Candle 


If you want to go further and use your Mason jars for Home decor then you really need to know how to paint your Mason Jar.


How to Paint your Mason Jar using Chalk Paint


Spray Chalk Paint even better than ordinary chalk paint much easier to paint the jars.

You will need at least 3 coats on your mason jars and you can also distress them with sandpaper.

For a full tutorial check out the post from the paintedhinge.




If you do want to use ordinary Chalk paint it can get a bit messy so be sure to have the following supplies:

Foam Brush

Rubbing Alcohol

And of course

Chalk Paint

Chalk Paint Brush



And Sandpaper if you want to create the distressed look to your Jars. Firstly you need to make sure you Mason jars or glass jars are really clean use rubbing alcohol as a final clean through and ensures the chalk paint will adhere well, in fact, make sure you do this before you paint any glass jar with any type of paint.

Start painting with your brush. It will take 2 coats to get a nice finish.

Distress the jar to your liking and then seal it and that’s it easy peasy!

If you want an in-depth tutorial diyjoy has one you can work through.




You will need at least 3 coats on your mason jars and you can also distress them with sandpaper.

For a full tutorial check out the post from the paintedhinge.





How to Tint your Mason Jar or any Glass Jar




What do you need to Tint Mason jars or any glass jar?

Here is a list of items you need

Glass Jar or Mason Jar

Mod Podge make sure its GLOSS

Food colouring

Mixing dishes for instance Ramekins

You can buy blue tint Mason Jars but they tend to be more expensive if you want to tint your own then read on.


The great thing about tinting your own is you can choose your own colours!


Firstly you need to mix your food colouring with a tablespoon of water. Next, add 2 tablespoons of Mod Podge to your glass jars and add food colouring mix well in the glass jar.

Coat the inside of the jar well pour out the excess and leave to drip dry upside down.

Leave them for 30 minutes and set your oven to low pop them in upside down on wax paper for 10 minutes then turn over for 30 minutes.

Once dry they should be clear if not pop them back into the oven for 10 minutes at a time till the streaks disappear.




Once you have tinted your Mason Jars they will not be safe to eat or drink out of.


How to Paint your Mason Jar with Acrylic Paint

When you start off you need to make sure your Mason Jars are super clean! Once you have washed them use rubbing alcohol as a final clean.

If you are looking for a great Acrylic paint that is specific for glass then try this one from Clickblick.


No need to bake in the oven with this paint unless you want to use it quickly and it dries to a lovely gloss finish. Not to mention its dishwasher safe!



How to spray paint a Mason Jar

I mentioned earlier that you can spray paint a Mason Jar with Chalk paint did you know you can also spray Mason jars with other types of paint as well!

Krylon spray paint comes in many different types so it’s the go-to paint to use on glass if you want chalk effect., regular chalk paint , even glitter paint.



Painted Mason Jar Craft Ideas


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Latex Painted Mason Jars for Valentine’s Day







What to do with your Mason Jar once you have decorated it?


There are lots of things you can use Mason Jars for here is are some examples:

Mason Jar Bathroom Organizer

Mason Jar Vase

Mason Jar Wedding centrepiece

Mason Jar Centerpiece


Mason Jar Home Decor Ideas





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Painted Planters Mason Jar Wall Decor



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