1. Use it as a Centerpiece
I love the idea of sticking flowers into mason jars. There is just something so rustic and simple about it. To me the more organic and crazy the arrangement the better.
2. Turn it into a Hanging Lantern
I know a lot of people in blogland took their turn at knocking off the Hanging Lanterns from PB this year. I was no exception - here was my version, filled with river rocks.
I love the idea of using LED tealights and making seasonal pathway lights. Like these spooky Halloween Luminaries that Amanda @ Crafts by Amanda made! Aren't these adorable and a great way to lead your trick-or-treater's to your door!
4. Turn it into a Soap Dispenser
5. Transform a Chandelier
My uber-talented friend Beth @ Stories of A to Z made this fantastic Mason Jar Chandelier this summer. How neat is this?
6. Convert it into an Oil Lamp
I love this idea - you can actually by conversion kits to to this too. Check out this lamp that Carol @ Raised in Cotton made. Just love it!
7. Turn it into a Sewing Kit
Love this Sewing Kit in a Jar from Martha Stewart. Having a fix it kit like this in your closet? Now that is a good thing.
8. Use it for Decorative Storage
I mean storage is what it was designed for in the first place! I love this hanging storage that I found on Weeping Cherries. Isn't this brilliant?
Or if you have open shelving it is a great way to store everyday items.
A favorite frugal Christmas gift - recipes in a mason jar are an easy way to make a personalized gift without a lot of cash! You can find oodles of different ones online if you search but I found a great group here at Squawkfox that includes free printable labels! You can thank me now that you have all of your holiday hostess gifts covered!
Seriously - if you google Mason Jar Terrarium you will find a ton of ideas and how to's. Here is a great tutorial on how to make your own terrarium from ReNest.