Mason jars might just be the greatest invention ever. Whether you enjoy canning with them in the fall or you just have a few around that you use for various crafts and DIY projects, these things are just so versatile! I love how you can totally turn them into something completely different than a mere canning jar, and to show you just how much I love them, I have found 30 different ways that you can use those mason jars to help get your home – and your life – a bit more organized.
I just can’t get enough of using mason jars for everything. The jars themselves are so versatile and are perfect for so many DIY crafts. You could use them to store everything from cereal to cotton balls, and I’ve found so many creative ways that you can make organization easy with your mason jars.
From coin holders to sewing kits and so much more, there is a project in here that is sure to make you happy. I love them all and I hope you do, too. Whether you need something to store your homemade laundry detergent, which by the way I have a recipe for, or you just want to bring a bit of decorative organization to the kitchen, you are sure to find these projects helpful.
I love finding useful ways to use old jars. Whether you have mason jars on hand or you need to head out to the Dollar Store and buy them – they’re less than $10 a case, you can completely organize your household, your office, or your life with just a few simple steps. We’ve all seen those cookies in a jar that you make with mason jars, and those are wonderful. I also love that you can use these jars to make just about any type of storage and organization that you need, and you just have so many ways to make your jar storage unique. I’ve covered mason jar Christmas decorations in a previous post, so be sure to check that out, as well.
Now, let’s take a look at all of the wonderful ways that you can create your own DIY organization with those old mason jars. I’m sure you’re going to find all of these projects helpful and I can’t wait to hear which one you’ve tried!
1. Pin Cushion Sewing Kit
This sewing kit with a pin cushion on top is the best way to keep your hand sewing essentials organized. You create the pin cushion on the lid of the mason jar and store your sewing necessities inside the jar. How cool is that? If you don’t have a dedicated sewing box or basket, this is perfect for keeping those items neatly in place and all together so that you can find everything easily. You even have room to place a small pair of scissors if you use a large jar.
2. Twine Organizer And Dispenser
What better way to organize your twine than with this mason jar organizer? I love creative ideas and this one is the most creative I’ve seen in a while. You just put your rolls of twine into the jar and feed the ends through the lid, which you use to create a feeder. When you need twine, just pull on the one that you need and it comes out seamlessly. Twine is kept organized and flowing properly with a screw that is bolted to the lid.
3. DIY Bathroom Organizer
I love this DIY mason jar bathroom organizer for the storage as well as the design. It’s made by affixing mason jars to an old pallet, which you can re-stain to give it that great rustic look. The jars are held in place with clamps, which you could paint if you wanted, to make them better match your bathroom décor. You could also paint the jars white and distress them a bit if you really want a rustic look. Then just fill your jars with cotton swabs, hair bows, or whatever else you need to organize and store.
4. Mason Jar Matchbox
This DIY matchbox jar is a great idea, especially if you have trouble keeping your matches organized and in place. Instead of having those large unsightly – or small – matchboxes sitting around, you can create a matchbox from a mason jar that will easily store your matches and the top doubles as a striker. You can use a small jelly sized jar for smaller matches or grab a larger mason jar if you want to organize your longer matchsticks.
5. DIY Mason Jar Spice Rack
I’ve been planning to make this DIY mason jar spike rack forever. It’s a great way to keep spices fresh and organized with the chalkboard tops and if you use smaller jars you can easily fit them into a drawer or build a spice rack to hang on the wall. Just label each jar lid with the name of the spice inside. Since it’s chalkboard paint, you can change them up as you need to. Add some really colorful spoons for measuring and you have a really decorative spice rack that keeps all your spices perfectly organized.
6. Cupcake Liner Storage
If you tend to bake a lot of cupcakes or muffins, you may notice that those plastic cupcake holders don’t always hold up under pressure. I love the idea of organizing cupcake liners in mason jars. Not only do they fit perfectly inside the jars, you can organize them in smaller jars by color, so if you’re doing a particular theme, you don’t have to dig through all of your cupcake liners for the color you want. Just grab the jar that you need and go.
7. Desk Organizer
You know you need more desk organization – we all do. This mason jar organizer is a great way to get that desk cleaned up so you have more room, and let’s face it – when you’re organized, you get so much more work done! I love the idea of putting all those work necessities in an organized place and mason jars make it so easy. You can dress those jars up to match your office theme – or maybe a beach theme if dreaming about vacation makes you more productive.
8. Utensil Caddy
I’ll admit – I cook out a lot during the warmer months. I’ve even been known to grill out when it’s snowing! That being said, we can all use an easy way to keep utensils organized when it comes to eating out on the patio. I love this idea for family cookouts or even taking things to the lake for a picnic. You can build the box yourself or buy one – the Dollar Store has things like these for under $10. Just decorate your mason jars and add your utensils. It’s a great way to keep forks and spoons separated and it makes carrying utensils outdoors much easier, too.
9. Magnetic Under Shelf Storage
This magnetic storage solution fits neatly under your shelf so you have additional space for organizing those essentials without taking up much needed counter space. A magnetic strip holds the lids of your mason jars snugly in place. When you need something from the jars, just remove them, take off the lid, and get what you need. Then replace the lid and the jar sticks back perfectly into position. You could do this under any shelf or cabinet for added storage.
10. Back To School Organizing Jars
Back to school may be my least favorite time of year, mostly because everything can get so disorganized. If you typically have trouble keeping things in place and finding them easily when you need them, then you really need these DIY back to school mason jars in your life. Just paint your jars – you could use chalkboard paint which is a great back to school idea – and then label them with the supplies. Make jars for pens, pencils, rulers, and whatever else you need to keep organized.