Raising Memories: 11 Creative Ways to Re-Purpose Mason Jars

Monday, November 13, 2017

11 Creative Ways to Re-Purpose Mason Jars

I saw several great re-purposed jar ideas in the Sharing Time Link Party this month and I thought this would be a good time of year to do a roundup because many of these would make great gift ideas!

Here are 11 creative ways to re-purpose a mason jar!

These Milky Way Cookies Gift in a Jar by Angie from The Country Chic Cottage look so good! I've always liked the "recipe & ingredients in a jar" gift idea because it's simple and inexpensive but it gives you the opportunity to make something with your kids.

With Christmas approaching, it's a good time to share this Holiday service idea for families. It's a Service Idea Jar, labelled as "Our Gift to the Savior" to remind us that when we serve others, we are serving God. This post includes a free printable to make it easy to make this one.

Another take on the service jar, this "Love Your Neighbor Jar" is meant for saving money throughout the year, so that you can provide Christmas for another family in need next year! This post includes free printables and ideas for a family night focused on love and serving others.

How could I leave Cupcakes-In-A-Jar off of this list? These ones were quite easy to make- with the right sized jar and cupcakes, you just bake the cupcakes separately & layer into the jar.

These Fall Scented Candles by Angie from The Country Chic Cottage are so pretty! They look like they'd smell amazing too. This would be a fun project to do with kids I think!

Merissa from Little House Living stores her homemade Ranch Dressing Mix in a jar, to make it easy to mix. I'd love to try making dressing from scratch like this!

What a cute kids' craft idea- I would have LOVED making my own DIY Snow Globe as a kid! This one comes from Angie at The Country Chic Cottage.

I haven't tried overnight oats or anything like them (yet) but I would love to try this Chia Banana Strawberry Breakfast Jar- it involves Nutella, my friends. This one is thanks to Kerrie from Family Food and Travel.

I recently shared this "We Love You Jar" that we made for our friend's birthday. It involves candies and kind notes and it looks cute too!

This Family Questions Jar idea was shared here on my blog by Ginger from Ginger Snap Crafts.You can use the prompts to give you discussion ideas for your family at dinner time!

Olivia from This West Coast Mommy made these beautiful Lavender Vanilla Bath Salts and gifted them in a jar- they look so pretty!

Speaking of homemade body products, this brown sugar body scrub was made by Jessica at 4 The Love of Mommy. These are great DIY gift ideas!

And here's a bonus #12: How cute is this little Santa Candle Craft by Jennifer from Mom Vs. The Boys?!

If you've made (or received) gifts in jars before, I'd love to hear what they were!

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  1. I received the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies in a jar. (except for the eggs and the other liquids)

    I made the cookies they were delish. I'm going to do that this year!!

  2. Possibilities are endless, which is why we always have a good stock of these jars!

  3. Such cute ideas!! Thank you :)

    1. No problem! Thanks for taking the time to comment! :)

  4. The candles in a jar are so nice. I love the idea.

  5. I love the scented candles in a jar idea - very trendy!

  6. I love being able to re-use such durable objects!

  7. Some great ideas here, I like the Fall Scented Candles the most and I think I will give that one a try!

  8. Love these ideas! I made little Christmas gifts for my sisters a couple years ago and put everything you need for a Mani and pedi! They loved it!

  9. I love mason jars and use them often in my favourite DIY gifts (my go to is ingredients in a jar), but I definitely need to branch out and try some of htese awesome ideas. The Santa Candle Craft is precious!

  10. There are some great and fun ideas here!

  11. you have some awesome ideas here! I love the family question jar!

  12. I love all of these ideas! I think I may check my local dollar store for some mason jars this weekend and get the kids to make snow globes for their grandparents for Christmas gifts.

  13. This post makes me wish I hadn't given away the few mason jars that I had! I had no idea there was so much you could do with one!

  14. Thank you for the ideas Heather! <3 I have a bunch that I was just about to throw out, 'cause I don't know what to do with them, but I LOVE the candle idea!

  15. Those Santa candle votives are so cute. What a festive way to reuse a mason jar!

  16. oh my gosh I love these. Who knew there were so many different ways of creating things with mason jars. my favorite is the DIY snow globe

  17. Debbie White BeattieNovember 14, 2017 at 11:08 PM

    I can't believe how creative you are because you've got so many great ideas and your tutorials are full of so many great DIY projects. All of these jars are fabulous.

  18. Those are great ways to repurpose mason jars. Very creative.

  19. There are 4 here I am pinning to use as gifts, well 3 and the cupcakes in a jar would be great to have as a holiday treat here. I really need to find something to do in quart jars as I found 4 cases of brand new vintage ones and don't know if I would can with them but they are perfect for gifts.

  20. I am a big fan of Mason Jars and there are some awesome ideas on here to use them! I love the Family Questions Jar and the Love thy neighbour jar! So awesome!

  21. What great ideas you've collected together here. My favourites are the Santa jars, the Lavender Vanilla Bath Salts and the candles.

  22. I love the "Love Thy Neighbour" jar! What a great idea for the entire family to contribute to the whole year. For the DIY I love the Santa Jar. So cute! I would love to use as gift wrap for a different twist. Great ideas!

  23. some great Ideas, when my girls were little we used to paint jars for diff seasons


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~Heather Lynne

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