Love mason jar crafts but don’t quite find enough time in your life to make them? Fortunately, some of the cutest mason jar ideas we found are actually really easy ones. Avoid wasting money and time on supplies for a project that will take weeks and possibly not turn out right, anyway. These fun projects are complete with easy to follow step by step tutorials and all can be done in under an hour. Call us impressed. From DIY home decor to last minute gifts for friends and family, you are going to find several you want to make this weekend, promise! I think I have now seen at least a thousand DIY gift ideas in a jar. Not all mason jar gift ideas are created equal, as you may well know. We put together this list of our top gift ideas in a jar so you could be sure to have the best list for last minute birthday, Christmas and hostess gift ideas. These cute DIY gifts make cool presents for women, men, kids and teens, teachers and moms, too. Fun and popular bar ideas with mini alcohol samplers, drink and cookie mixes, spa and pampering gifts and more. There are lots of mason jar gifts tutorials to choose from, but these are some of the cutest and best ever. Start your holiday gift planning early and stock up with some of these awesome project supplies and a few jars, you will be finished with your Christmas gift giving lists in no time! Fun and easy diy prjects that are simple to make, but ones people love to receive.
1. DIY Mason Jar Diffuser
We recently babysat our neighbor’s cat, who had a litter box, but until then I’m not digging having the box 3 feet from my bed and I swear I can smell it even if I clean it compulsively. I can’t sleep with the wax burner going to town so I decided to make some baking soda air fresher to keep my space smelling better even if it’s only for the benefit of my mind. And if there are nasty smells the baking soda will help soak them up. In the end, I had everything on hand so it cost me literally nothing to do this so I went after it with gusto! And guess what? At night I’m dreaming of the jasmine I used to have growing on my back porch in Wimberley, Texas.
2. Marbelized Mason Jar
I really love getting started on making my mom a mason jar flower holder. You can always go out and buy one to start (Hobby Lobby, Micheals, Walmart, Dollar Tree) but truthfully your house likely has about 15 vases stuffed under a cupboard somewhere. Just pull one of those out. As long as its glass and has nothing else on it, you can use any design at all and this is a great way to repurpose them into something showy by using sea glass and marbelizing paint, so easy and cheap!
3. Box Tops Mason Jar
One of the things our kids look forward to every school year is collecting Box Tops. Our local schools are part of the Box Tops for education programs that help provide funding for programs, supplies, and field trips. The school will often send home a paper each month with a theme that the kids can paste their box tops on. Keeping track of the Box Tops before we get the paper can be a problem for us. We sometimes place them in a Ziploc bag, but unfortunately, that gets lost at times. Since we’ve already started putting aside Box Tops from products we use for their lunch, I knew I had to come up with a better solution. So ladies, and umm maybe gentlemen, I introduce to you our Box Tops mason jar!
4. Paw Painted Dog Treat Mason Jar
A fun dog treat jar I made for my sweet doggie Lucy… she’s a snugly little lover but a pain in my rear sometimes! This DIY labor of love was so easy, I spray painted with a coat of Rustoleum I had laying around the garage, then used my handy-dandy black oil paint pen from Sharpie, I love these pens, I wish I had every color! But, ya know this DIY gal has a budget…I just drew the paw prints. Regular Sharpie markers just don’t work as well over spray paint like these oil pens.
5. Mason Jar Nightlight
My youngest daughter loves having a night light in her room and I’m constantly buying them from the Dollar Tree. This time I thought I would make some with some mason jars. I did one of the night lights blue for my room and a multi-colored one for my daughter’s room. I picked out some smaller mason jars I had on hand. But an old pickle jar, baby food jar, etc. would work great as well. I selected my Mod Podge of choice and some extra fine glitter. For this cool mason jar night light project, I just used Mod Podge, Sheer Aqua Mod Podge, Glitter, Mason Jar, Paint Brush, Battery Operated Tealight Candle. I created a gorgeous and simple DIY noghtlight
6. DIY Spill Proof Mason Jar
This is the best DIY Mason Jar idea I have ever seen! If you are planning a road trip over the Christmas Holidays? We know the little ones can get a little messy in the backseat, but you don’t want to spend your vacation time worrying about crumbs. This DIY Spill-Proof Mason Jar is the perfect way to keep the snackers happy while keeping your car floor clean! All you need is an old juice container and a mason jar to create this mess-free craft.
7. Glittering Gem Mason Jars
I love DIY Mason Jar projects, they are so easy, cheap and fun. They have gotten through many a pinch when I needed a quick gift and this isn’t the first time I’ve covered a mason jar with gems and it won’t be the last. It’s such a simple but beautiful project and I’m constantly searching after the next adhesive to use to make it work out. Now the best I’ve used before this attempt was clear silicone caulk, It worked like a dream and the stones never went anywhere despite heat or cold BUT it has a totally different look and feel to it, especially in person.
8. DIY Poured Mason Jar Candle
I was so excited to see this DIY candle making project on Pinterest because I absolutely love making candles! Last Christmas I made a candle for every single lady in my family and a few of my close friends, which came to around 45 candles… which was so much fun! Shopping at thrift and vintage stores to find cool and unique glass containers… melting the wax, coloring it, and wrapping them all up… I want to do it all over again! I am going to try a super simple way to make my own Mason Jar Candle gifts. These steps are not for mass candle making, just easy at home crafting that is perfect for wedding favors or holiday gifts.
9. DIY Pineapple Mason Jar Planter
The perfect gift for my daughter’s teacher popped into my mind as I was staring at the pineapples at Randall’s grocery store. I had this cute faux succulent pen that I always thought looked like a pineapple, so I realized that was my top. I painted my mason jar yellow and drew on the pineapple husk with my paint pen, filled it with some leftover Halloween candy I had lying around and I had the most beautiful gift that cost no money to put this together. I now get consulted by my daughter’s teachers on best DIY projects for the children’s craft hour.
10. DIY Mason Jar Fairy Lights
DIY mason jar fairy lights are surprisingly easy to make for the entertainment value they offer. Unlike many DIYs that have long lists of supplies you may or may not find readily available, this one just uses glow in the dark paint, glitter and pretty much any clean jar you can find. I do recommend you get a few different colors of glow in the dark paint to maximize the fairy cool factor, but any craft store and even Walmart will little jars or tubes of this type of paint. A fun and creative craft that can be enjoyed even if you do not do a “perfect” job painting it, this one is inexpensive enough that you can afford to throw it away or at least give it away when you get tired of it.