5 Ways to Use a Mason Jar

Are you looking for ways to stop using plastic? You’ve probably already switched to using glass food storage containers, but have you considered using mason jars?

One of the first household items I bought on my plastic-free journey was a mason jar. Mason jars might be able to store food, but they can be used for so much more. These jars can be used in the kitchen, for organization, for photography, or even for crafts. With so many different uses, there are so many ways to use a mason jar. Mason jars have gone from a canning tool to a popular craft item. The style of the jar has changed from a simple ball style to more decorative jars. You can also find them in a variety of sizes. There’s a reason why Mason jars are called DIY Queen! This blog will look at 5 different ways of how to use a mason jar.

Why Mason Jars Are The Best Storage Options For Your Kitchen?

Mason Jar Crafts – A Fun And Easy Way To Decorate Your Home.

Ways to use jars as garden planters.

Recycling with a Mason jar.

Use mason jars to store your beauty products and jewellery.

Why Mason Jars Are The Best Storage Options For Your Kitchen?

Mason jars are a great storage option, and you can use them for everything from spices to flour. They’re reusable, recyclable, and made from glass, which means that they’re lightweight and won’t take up too much room on your kitchen countertop. They look great and seal tightly, which is why they’re ideal for storing things. They’re also cheap, so you can buy a lot of them without busting your budget. You can buy mason jars with lids, allowing you to easily store drinks like water or juice, but also alcohol in the form of cocktails (which we strongly encourage). Mason jars are easy to clean – simply wash them out with warm soapy water or throw them in the dishwasher. So why not throw out your old plastic containers and swap them for the versatile and environmentally friendly mason jar?

Mason Jar Crafts – A Fun and Easy Way To Decorate Your Home

Mason jars can be used in a variety of fun ways. You can decorate them in a way that your guests will find them fun and interesting. You can use them as a candle holder or a vase or simply put a little bit of soil, rock and seeds in the bottom and watch the plants grow. Mason jar lights are also a great way to make charming little lights for parties and other events. Staying on the party theme, whilst using them to store your cocktails, you can buy matching smaller Mason jars to use as cocktail glasses to serve to your guests. We all know that hospitality is important when you have guests so using them to serve nibbles and candy is a cute way to match with your cups! If you have a home office you could use the jar to hold your stationery. Why not use them to collect your loose change and see how much you have when it’s full?!

Ways to use jars as garden planters

Mason jars are a great addition to your garden or yard and create an outdoor space that is both affordable and attractive. They can be painted to match your house or left transparent so you can see the plants growing inside. Mason jars are perfect for all sorts of plants, including flowers, mint, and even fruits. The great thing about using mason jars is that they are so easy to use. You could also turn them into jar bird feeders. If you live in an apartment and have a balcony, mason jars could brighten up the space by decorating with smaller plants, herbs and flowers. Like the jars used to decorate your home, why not get your creative side out and jazz them up a bit!

Recycling with a Mason jar

One of the many ways to use a mason jar is recycling. Being an environmentally conscious individual, the idea of composting everything with a mason jar will appeal to you. The most difficult part of composting is finding time to do it. By using a mason jar, you help keep the composting material contained, thereby making it easier to turn over. Did you know that batteries can be recycled? Did you also know that you should store them in a non-combustible container so they don’t catch fire? Using a glass mason jar will allow you to store up your batteries safely until you’re ready to recycle them. Just remember to recycle them regularly!

Use mason jars to store your beauty products and bathroom essentials

Mason jars are the best way to store and organize your beauty products and bathroom essentials and the fact the containers are airtight will keep everything dry. Make-up brushes, cotton swabs, hairbrushes, toothbrushes, Q tips, soaps and other hair and beauty items can be stored in the jars. The jars will help keep your bathroom organized and you can store potpourri to give the room a fresh scent. Just fill the jars with your favorite products, toss them in your bathroom cabinet, and you’re ready to go! Instead of rummaging around for products, you can just grab the jar you need and get to work. Make sure to label your jars or, once again, get your creative juices flowing and decorate them any way you want.


Mason jars are one of the most versatile things you can have in your home. They are easy to use, and they can make a small kitchen feel bigger and more organized. Glass containers are easy to decorate and so can brighten up any home and garden with some weird and wonderful uses! I hope I’ve given you some great and slightly unconventional ideas for their use. So what are you waiting for? Buy your first mason jar today and start your plastic-free journey!