Mason jars are a must if you’re looking to exude timeless style through your decor. They invoke a rustic old-world sensibility but are still modern and playful, which makes them the perfect medium for crafting and decorating. As a bonus, mason jars are easy to find and can be bought affordably in bulk. From backyard barbeques to weddings and balcony gardens, mason jars can be used to decorate any number of spaces.
Here are our five favorite DIY ways to bring some style home with mason jars.
Paint them and use them as vases
Mason jars make the perfect canvas for spray paint, acrylics and any other glass-friendly paints. Create cute designs by applying painter’s tape or stickers and peeling them off once the paint is dry, or coat the bottom half of the jar in glue and then dip it glitter for a glam effect. Once your jar is dry, place a small cylinder of floral foam at the bottom and fill your new vase with all the faux flowers your heart desires. If you’re using fresh flowers, make sure to only paint the outside of the jar so it doesn’t come in contact with water.
Use them to store makeup brushes
To add some flair to your bathroom countertop or desk, fill a mason jar with colorful pebbles and use it as a container for makeup brushes, toothbrushes or pens and pencils. For a fun scented alternative, fill the mason jar with whole coffee beans and replace the beans every 1-2 weeks.
Put candles or lights inside
Tea lights and mason jars were made for each other. Together, they create an ethereal glow that will transform your bathroom into a spa or your dining room into a five-star restaurant. If you’re nervous about creating a fire hazard, bring some magic to the patio, movie night, or kids’ rooms with battery-operated candles.
Spray paint them with metallic or mirrored paint
If you’ve ever found the perfect piece of mercury glass in an antique store, you know that it doesn’t come cheap. Duplicate this coveted look by spraying metallic or mirrored spray paint on a mason jar. For a weathered look, scrub the jar with a piece of steel wool once the paint is completely dry. Bonus: Metallic paint comes in all colors and shades, so you can totally customize your own DIY mercury glass to match your home decor. Fill your jar with bright white faux flowers and display it on a bookshelf for a pop of glitz and whole lot of style.