mason jar projects

Mason Jar projects
Easy cooking, crafts and worthwhile prepping projects

Looking for a do-it-yourself prepping project? Mason jars offer plenty of satisfying
opportunities! Naturally, drinks come to mind when it comes to having fun with
canning jars, and during the holidays mason jar gifts filled with layers of pretty food
adds a festive flair, but there are many other unusual and creative ideas on how to
use mason jars -- from oil lamps, to coin banks, to seed sprouters and more.

Get started crafting with mason jars!

  • Mason Jar Beverages. Turn an ordinary mason jar into a pretty beverage
    container with swirled paper straws. Nothing is more inviting on a hot day
    than a fresh squeezed lemonade or ice cold sweet tea served up in a mason

  • Mason Jar sippers. For a more formal look with mason jars, order the mason jar
    sippers, above, which have a lid and hole for the straw.

  • Mason jar wine glasses. Armed with some crazy glue and a glass candle stick
    base, you can make your own mason jar wine glass. The work has been done
    for you below with the redneck wine glasses at the bottom of the page.

  • Chalkboard canning stickers. Spruce up your everyday canning jars for food
    storage with chalkboard stickers, pictured immediate right, keeping your
    oatmeal, flour and sugar identifiable and within reach. Canning stickers also
    add a festive touch to your canning gift labels. For gifts, top the canning jar
    with pretty gingham circles, secure with a rubber band, and make a pretty
    bow to hide the rubber band.

  • Solar Mason Jar. Preppers especially will find the solar lamp an affordable
    and creative solution for ambient lighting. The lid light is pictured at the
    bottom of the page.

Useful Prepper projects

  • Mason Jar Oil Lamp attachments. Creating your own oil lamp is both
    inexpensive and fun. With canning jar attachments (see the bottom of the
    page), you can quickly convert ordinary mason jars into unique oil lamp
    conversation pieces! Or repurpose a wine bottle for the purpose of making a
    romantic and functional oil lamp.Completely assembled burners with a 2-3/4"
    inside diameter Mason Jar Lid affix to your mason jars to create an oil lamp.
    The lids fit regular width mason style canning jars. Includes a pack of 4
    burners. The bright brass plated steel burners include wick adjusting knob
    and 6" cotton wicks. Be sure to stock up on lamp oil! You get 32-fluid ounces
    of clear smokeless and odorless 99% pure liquid wax paraffin candle and lamp

  • Mason jar match container. Store matches in a mason jar using sand paper
    to strike to keep them watertight. Glue a circular sandpaper to the inside of
    the mason jar lid to keep all the contents, including the striking surface dry.

  • Mason jar sewing container. Collect all extra sewing essentials and preserve
    it in a mason jar for use after a catastrophe.

  • Mason jar coin bank. Watch your money grow for new preps by making your
    own coin bank. Cleverly designed slitted lids fit atop mason jars (see the
    bottom of the page), but you could cut an appropriate sized circle of a heavy
    card stock to create your own slit for coins. Kids will enjoy it if you glue a small
    plastic figure on the inside of the jar. As coins fill the jar, the figure disappears.

  • Mason jar spout. Make a mason jar with spout borrowing from a salt shaker
    and using pretty papers. The mason jar with spout is ideal for powedered
    sugar, cinnamon sugar or your favorite homemade spice rubs.

  • Sprouting lids. Start sprouting seeds in mason jars! Clever lids made of
    mesh, pictured at the bottom of the page will help provide the oxygen needed.

  • Dry canning with mason jars. When dry canning with oxygen absorbers, be
    sure to have an extra mason jar close at hand for storage of the packets.
    Oxygen absorbers loose their value within minutes of opening the package.
    Do not leave oxygen absorbers exposed: rather immediately place them in
    canning jars and quickly seal the lid.

  • Mason Jar + Orange + Vinegar Cleanser: marinate orange peels in vinegar
    for two weeks, then pour the liquid into a spray bottle and Voila! You now
    have a natural cleaning solution.

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