Gift Guide: 10 Genius Mason Jar Gift Ideas

10 Genius Mason Jar Gift Ideas

Mason jar gifts are like mini gift baskets – they can be customized according to the recipient, and the jars themselves can be reused once their contents are long gone. They make great hostess gifts, and are also perfect for teachers, neighbors and work friends. Click through to check out my top ten favorite ideas.   

 

10 Genius Mason Jar Gift Ideas

1. A single serve cocktail… so fun! Read more here. [Photo: Something Turquoise]

10 Genius Mason Jar Gift Ideas

2. For those with a green thumb, fill a mason jar with stones and top with a paperwhite bulb. Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Hanging Mason Jar Planters

Just when I thought I’d seen every possible mason jar craft, I stumbled across this sweet and simple idea!      

Armed with some twine, Karla from Oh So Very Pretty turned ordinary mason jars into mini planters that are perfect for air plants — or even for holding small office supplies, bathroom toiletries, etc. Check out her tutorial right here!

How To: Make Your Own Mason Jar Candles!

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Add this to the list of clever ways to use a mason jar: DIY hand-poured candles. You can make them in any color or scent you want – and – they make great gifts! You can buy the wax here, and various scents here.    
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Jen from Something Turquoise has an incredibly detailed (and beautifully photographed) tutorial that explains everything you could possibly want to know about making your own poured candles. She even covers the best way to clean up after an afternoon spent melting wax and all that good stuff. Continue Reading

Make It: Super Cool DIY Paper Polygon Vases!

created at: 02/29/2012

I have an oversized soft spot for simple paper crafts that yield big decor points, like these wallpaper scrap projects, for example. I’m especially excited by projects that are colorful, modern, and budget-friendly.  As you can imagine, then, my love for these paper polygon vases is through the roof!      

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What’s more, they combine all of that with everyone’s favorite DIY supply: the mason jar.  I mean, what’s not to like?  Victoria Hudgins from A Subtle Revelry created, styled, and photographed these wonderfully angular paper vases for Project Wedding.   Continue Reading

How To: Make Your Own Solar-Powered “Sun Jars”!

created at: 09/04/2011

We’ve shared quite a few mason jar projects here on Curbly (did you see our roundup of 15 awesome uses for mason jars?) and we’ve even highlighted a purchasable sun jar, too.  Of course, it couldn’t be too long before we found a DIYable version, right?  Well, at least not if the industrious people of the Internet have their way.  So, if you haven’t yet exhausted your supply of jars from all those other rad projects and are looking for a fun, eco-friendly lighting solution, read on!   Continue Reading