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!
11. DIY Herb Garden Jars
12. DIY Craft Storage
If you love crafting as much as I do, you know that there are times when you just want your craft room to be more organized. This DIY craft storage with mason jars is perfect for keeping all of those supplies neat and tidy and easy to grab when you need them. You’ll need chalkboard paint so that you can label the lids, and something decorative to store them in. Wire baskets can be purchased at the Dollar Store or Wal-Mart for just a couple dollars each and most will fit up to six jars of craft supplies.
13. Paint Storage
Let’s face it, painting is great and all but what do you do with all that leftover paint? You could leave it in the jars it comes in, or you could create this great DIY paint storage from small mason jars. Paint the lids with the color that you’ll put inside and then label so that you can easily find the color you need when you start a new project. You could also use chalkboard paint on the lids – I mean, you’ll see the colors in the jar from the paint itself. Smaller jars store easily in a drawer or you could build a small shelf to hold them all.
14. DIY Wall Planter
If your plants tend to take up too much counter space and you want to get them more organized, this DIY wall planter is the perfect way to do that. This is great for succulents on the porch or smaller plants in the house that you are growing for transplanting outdoors. Just take an old strip of wood and use clips to hold your jars in place. Whether you’re growing flowers for your flower bed or you want to get a start on spring vegetable planting, this wall planter will help you to keep all those plants neatly organized.
15. Handled Canisters
I love the gorgeous handles on these handled canisters. You could use these to keep makeup brushes or other bathroom supplies organized or even put them in the bedroom for hair ties or the kitchen for smaller items. Whatever you need them for, they are beautiful and offer so much wonderful storage space. Add them all to a shelf or leave them on the counter. They’re as decorative as they are organizational.
16. Paint Dipped Utensil Holders
Kitchen utensils can be so difficult to keep organized. I use to keep all of my spatulas and spoons in a drawer until I realized that there is a much better way to keep them stored that also make it easy for you to get to them when you need them. I love this paint dipped mason jar for utensil storage. These are very decorative so you can put them right on the counter, and if you use different materials – like wooden spoons and metal spatulas, you could have a different jar for each one.
17. Glue Stick Organizer
If you tend to do a lot of crafts, you probably use a glue gun. Those glue sticks can be very difficult to keep neat and tidy. The plastic container that they come in doesn’t always last as long as the glue sticks themselves, and then you’re stuck wondering how you’re going to keep your glue sticks stored within easy reach. Enter the mason jar! I love this idea mostly because of the chalkboard tags and because a large mason jar will hold even the longest glue sticks and keep them neat and tidy.
18. DIY Chore Chart
So the kids may not like this idea but I love it. You can use your mason jars to keep a chore chart neatly organized so that you – and your little ones – always know what chores need to be done on which days. There’s a jar for things that need to be done and one for things that are finished. As their chores are completed, they simply move the stick for that chore into the done jar. The organizing itself is such a fun task that kids may even like getting their chores done just so they can watch that done jar fill up.
19. Sectioned Toothbrush Holder
I love the idea of making a toothbrush holder from a mason jar. If you like the rustic country look in the bathroom, you will really like this toothbrush holder. The sectioned lid is made from chicken wire – or any other wire that you may want to use. Just create the sections and there’s a place for everyone’s toothbrush. You can buy a sectioned toothbrush holder but why would you when you can make this gorgeous mason jar one for free?
20. Homemade Laundry Soap Storage
Do you make your own laundry soap? If not, you’re seriously missing out on a great way to save money. If you do, here’s a great way to keep that homemade laundry soap stored and organized with mason jars. You literally just print out – or use chalkboard paint and write out – a label for the soap and then maybe decorate the lid a bit. Mason jars store your laundry soap perfectly and you can have different jars for your homemade fabric softener, too.