There are countless ways to use mason jars around your home: storing, planting, organising and decorating. From homemade candles to all-in-one sewing kits to herb gardens, get inspired to turn this beautifully moulded piece of glass into a DIY masterpiece. We have a love affair with ball preserving jars, they are sturdy, come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and they are completely non-toxic. Collect as many different types as you can, and it is guaranteed you’ll find a use for them all.

They were originally designed as a solution to keep and store foodstuffs and while we still use them for preserving all of our yummy harvests, there is so much more that you can do with them. Oh, the possibilities are endless! Here are some of our favourites.


Candle holder. Preserving jars are made to withstand high heat. Add a small candle and you have a pretty, unassuming light source.

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Flower vase. Jars are a great alternative to a traditional vase for a rustic yet contemporary look. Or go all out and make a hanging flower shelf for some real wow factor.


Handy storage. There are plenty of different ways you can use these jars for storage around the home, they are all super easy and super impressive.


Kids room feature. A favourite trend at the moment and it’s easy to see why. These would brighten up any room; they don’t just have to be for the kids!


Sewing Kit in a Jar: Everyone — even if they don’t know it yet — needs a sewing kit. Wrapping it up in a cleverly designed jar definitely puts the ‘fun’ back into functional.


Herb garden. A practical and pretty idea, attach the jars to a single stretch of wood and plant your most used herbs for the ultimate cocktail garden.


Terrarium. Terrariums are hugely popular right now, and this mini succulent one is particularly gorgeous. The possibilities really are endless with this one, get creative!


Frames. Dust off the old paintbrush (or don’t) and use the lids of your jars as a funky wall photo display.

For more inspiring ideas for your home and garden check out our Pinterest page here.