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The Best Mason Jar DIY Ideas: Part One

by Paul Gruber on February 05, 2018

While Mason jars are typically used for canning and storing non-perishable foods, there has recently been a rising demand for Mason jars given their incredible versatility. From homemade candles and soap dispensers to yarn holders for knitting, there are a variety of ways that you can easily transform an empty glass jar into a truly special item. That’s why in part one of our two-part series on the best Mason jar DIY projects, we will be talking about a few of the countless ways that you can utilize empty Mason jars around your home.

At Glass Bottle Outlet, we are the top online supplier of glass dropper bottles, Euro bottles, glass vials, and so much more. With the widest selection of glass jars to choose from, we make it easy for retailers in every industry to find the perfect glass products for their needs. With a number of daily specials to choose from, and free shipping on all orders over $300, we work continuously to pass on the most value possible to all our customers. If you would like to learn more about some of the endless ways that you can you can repurpose your empty Mason jars, continue reading more on the subject below.

Match Holder

If you frequently use matches in your home, whether to light candles or to use in the bathroom as a way to mask unwanted smells, you want them to be within reach at a moment’s notice. Instead of choosing to leave unattractive match boxes lying around your house, consider reusing an empty Mason Jar as a match holder. This is a simple DIY project and takes a minimal amount of time and effort to complete.

To begin, simply remove the lid from your mason jar and cut a small hole in the top of the lid. This will be used as a way to easily dispense matchsticks from your Mason jar. Next, use the lid’s circular shape as a guide and cut a circular piece of sandpaper to place on top of the lid. This will create a large striking surface for you to easily remove a match and light it with little to no effort. Over an extended period of use, you will need to replace your jar’s sandpaper, as it will begin to wear down over time.

Summertime Tumbler

Having a large cup to take on the go is a daily necessity during the summer months, where hot and humid temperatures can be debilitating if not effectively combated with proper hydration. While you may opt to take a plastic cup on the go during the summer months, there are a number of reasons why glass containers are much more suitable for your needs. Not only do glass Mason jars have screw-top lids to prevent spillage, they are also nonporous, meaning that they will not harbor harmful bacteria with frequent use.

To begin converting your empty glass jar into a usable container for storing liquids, simply find a durable metal or plastic straw that you can reuse and outline its circumference with a pen on your Mason jar lid. Next, drill a small hole in the lid of your Mason jar and place a grommet in the new opening of your lid. Alternatively, if you do not have a drill and a grommet to use, you can find premade straw lids online that will work perfectly for your portable Mason jar tumbler.

Outdoor Light Fixture

Decorating your patio lighting can be difficult, especially if you don’t plan on spending an excessive amount of money renovating your exterior light fixtures. While many choose to place a cheaply made fixture over their patio lighting, there are a number of ways that you can turn any overhead outdoor light into a rustic pendant light fixture.

With the simple use of a hanging lamp kit, an empty Mason jar, and a low-powered bulb, you can create a pendant light fixture that is both affordable and aesthetic. Begin by drilling a small hole in your Mason jar lid, this will create a small opening for your hanging lamp kit to feed through. Next, string your cordage through the Mason jar lid while using tension clasps to secure your desired bulb placement. Once you have assembled your hanging lamp kit, simply screw the Mason jar onto the lid, which will secure your new exterior light fixture into place.

Delicious Dinner Rolls

Looking for a creative way to cook dinner rolls for guests at your next upcoming party? Consider using small jam-sized Mason jars! This simple DIY project produces perfectly sized dinner rolls that your friends and family will surely enjoy. Begin by making a basic bread dough while allowing the dough to rise substantially before placing in your Mason jars. Next cut your dough into a number of ball-shaped pieces and place them inside of your pre-oiled Mason jars. Once your dough is ready to be baked, place your Mason jars into your oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 22 minutes.

These are just four easy DIY projects that you can use to transform the look and feel of your home with little to no effort. If you are searching for the widest selection of empty glass jars, dropper bottles, and so much more, shop Glass Bottle Outlet’s online store today. We carry a variety of glass bottles and containers to choose from, and even offer a wide selection of cardboard and plastic products for you to choose from. If you have any questions or concerns about our full offering of products, get in touch with our team of professionals today. We look forward to speaking with you!

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