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!
21. Double Decker Craft Caddy
22. Teacher’s Organization Gift
I really love the thought of giving an organization gift to teachers. Whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas gift, or just because you want to do something nice for your child’s teacher, this is definitely the gift that keeps on giving. I really love the “You Write Up My Life” message, but you could do any message that you want. The idea is to give the teacher a way to keep markers, crayons, pencils, or other writing utensils organized and neatly in place.
23. Button Organizing Jars
So we’ve determined that mason jars are perfect for organizing. I love the idea of keeping buttons organized with those jars. Whether you use small jelly sized jars or you need larger jars because you do a lot of sewing, you can keep buttons organized by size, shape, color, or even project need. Buy a basket at Wal-Mart or the Dollar Store and keep those button jars in the basket. When you need them, you won’t have to sift through hundreds of the wrong buttons to find the ones you need.
24. Coffee Station Creamer Jars
I drink a lot of coffee – and I mean a lot. That said, I always find myself buying different flavors of creamer. If you do the same, you can set up a great coffee station and keep your powdered creamers neatly organized with your old mason jars. This is a great idea for those of you who tend to entertain regularly. Your guests will be able to find the creamers that they need easily and let’s face it – mason jars are much more attractive than those plastic jars that creamers come in.
25. Toothpick Dispenser
Toothpicks don’t come in the most attractive packaging as a general rule. Some of them come in cardboard boxes that are really difficult to keep organized, especially when you try to dispense one toothpick and end up with a floor full of several. This DIY toothpick dispenser from a small mason jar will solve that problem. You cut holes in the lid for dispensing and each small jelly sized jar will hold so many toothpicks!
26. Mason Jar Pantry Organization
I found this brilliant pantry organization idea on Etsy, but you could easily recreate it for much less than the $70 price tag. Just build a shelf – maybe out of an old pallet – to hold mason jars and then use those jars for storing your dry food supplies. Beans, lentils, flour, sugar – there’s really nothing you can’t store in a mason jar and you do away with worries of bugs or other creatures tearing holes in your foot storage bags.
27. Jar Meal Organizers
I really love the idea of having meals planned out and even put together for the week. With mason jars, you can plan out meals way ahead of time so that all you have to do is cook when you get home in the evening. Talk about a time saver! This is also a really great idea for those of you who are eating healthy – you can fill your jars with salad or other items for lunch and then just grab that jar in the morning before you head out to work.
28. Vitamin Organizers
Vitamins are so important – especially if you tend not to eat as healthy as you should. If you take different types of vitamins, you can easily sort and store them in small jelly sized mason jars. This is a great way to keep those vitamins in the open where you can see them so you won’t forget to take them every day. When you have them in the cabinet, you may simply forget that they are there. With these vitamin organizing jars, you can have them out because the jars are so decorative that you’ll want to display them.
29. Footprint Nursery Supplies Organizer
Not only do these footprint nursery jars help to keep the nursery organized, they allow you to preserve your baby’s footprint forever. I adore this idea! You just make the footprint on the mason jar and then use those jars for keeping the nursery organized. You could turn one into a lotion dispenser and use others for keeping cotton balls and swabs and other supplies neatly in place. Plus, they are wonderful decorations for baby’s room.
30. Laundry Room Coin Keepers
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done laundry and found coins in my kids’ pockets. I love this idea of mason jar organizers to hang in the laundry room for holding those coins. You just attach a mason jar to a piece of wood and hang it up. Use whatever message you want and even paint the jar if you want it to be more decorative. You could save up those coins and when the jar is full, use the money to do something special with the family.