Cute Upcycled Mason Jar Chicken Vase

Cute Upcycled Mason Jar Chicken Vase

Cute Upcycled Mason Jar Chicken Vase

Mason jars are one of my favorite things to use in crafting. This DIY jar chicken vase is so cute! It’s a great addition to Easter decor, easy enough for kids to make, and can be made with any sized jar you have on hand.

DIY Jar Chicken Vase

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I absolutely love flowers. Whether they are fresh flowers or artificial, I adore them. This little mason jar vase is one of my favorite recent craft projects. It’s ideal for Easter, but because it is so simple, it can actually be part of your decor year-round. Just add fresh flowers and you can leave this out on your table for any season!

Crafting with mason jars is an easy way to repurpose and upcycle, but it doesn’t have to be a classic mason jar. You could instead use an empty condiment jar. I save mine from pickles, mayonnaise, and pasta sauce for projects this.

Don’t miss this list of more Easter mason jar crafts and gift ideas. They are definitely one of my favorite items to craft with! You might also want to look over this list of homemade Easter basket ideas.

So many great ways to make a personalized basket for your kids this year. Of course, you can’t leave yourself the list.

Make sure you pick a few of these beautiful Easter wreath ideas to add more beauty to your home this season.

Tips for Painting Inside a Jar

Painting inside a jar is definitely not the easiest option, but it isn’t impossible. My favorite options are using longer paintbrushes, or even foam paintbrushes for things this. Below are some ideas for making the process just a bit easier to manage. Especially with kids.

  • Pour a bit of the paint inside the jar, and swirl it around to begin coating the inside of the jar, then use a foam paintbrush to pull the rest of the paint up the sides to coat the inside.
  • Use spray paint to spray inside the jar for faster coverage that dries quickly.
  • Pour the paint inside the jar, swirl it around, then hang or sit the jar upside down so any excess drips down and the jar.
  • Use a long-handled paintbrush and start at the bottom then slowly paint up the sides. This will usually require 2-3 coats of paint.

Once you’ve mastered painting this fun chicken jar, you can grab more mason jars to make these summery painted fruit drinking jars. They are so gorgeous! Plus, you can grab the paints and dyes, and help your kids use some of these awesome Easter egg decorating ideas while their jars are drying.

What Can This Be Used For?

Obviously this is a great vase for flowers, but that’s not all! Below are just a few of the ideas that come to mind for using this jar.

  • I love the idea of adding this to a kitchen counter to hold kitchen utensils.
  • You can add to the end of a buffet and put plastic forks, spoons, and knives in it for easy access at parties.
  • Add to your desk to store pens and pencils.
  • Put it on your bathroom counter to hold makeup brushes or combs and hairbrushes.
  • Add to your coffee table or side table to hold candy or mints.
  • Use as part of a table centerpiece for Easter.

Add this alongside some of these other great Easter decorations you can make on your own this year. I love personalizing my decor, and easy DIY projects these make that so easy to manage. Make sure you don’t leave out the outside of your home. This list has tons of great ideas for Easter decorations for outdoor spaces to choose from.

How to Make a Jar Chicken Vase

Paint the inside of the mason jar and set is aside to dry.

Once the jar has dried, you will use the black paint pen to draw eyes onto the front of the jar.

Now, use the orange paint pen or paint to draw a small orange triangle for the beak.

Then wrap jute around the rim of the jar as shown and glue in place.

Cut a length of raffia or jute, and tie into a bow to glue in the middle of the jar just below the beak.

You can add a small embellishment a ladybug to the middle if you want.

Fill with flowers and display.

To be able to use this jar repeatedly for holding flowers without worries of the paint chipping, you can simply slip a small plastic cup inside to fill with water for your flowers. Additionally, you can also purchase dishwasher safe Mod Podge to coat the inside of the jar after the paint dries. This will protect it and make it easy to use over and over again.


Ideas for Mason Jars: Creative Uses for Jars

Cute Upcycled Mason Jar Chicken Vase

Any one who walks in our home will slowly learn my love of mason jars. They are so versatile, and my uses for Mason Jars range with everything from food, to decorating, to organizing and more.  I am sure that the owners of Ball could never have imagined all the “How to use Mason Jar” ideas we would brainstorm, and I didn’t even show one picture for the jewel of canning.


Decorating ideas with blue mason jars and flowers

Cute Upcycled Mason Jar Chicken Vase

Let’s do some decorating with blue mason jars and flowers. And lets add a touch of coastal, beachy, nautical style too. Perfect summer decor.

G’day sweet bloggy friends. How about some foofing with flowers today? And lets add some blue mason jar decorating in with that. And I feel that a little beachy, nautical, coastal style decorating is still allowed.

Because you see, I am now the proud owner of blue mason jars!

Yes, dear, I have joined the crowd.

Now in your part of the world that might not be such a big thing, but over here in the little low land it is.

I have had a yearning, a craving, a need, a must-have, a for crying out loud give me some!, wish for blue mason jars for ages now. They are nowhere to be found in these parts.

I have seen them looking good all over blogland, probably on your blog too. And I wanted them, I wanted them bad. My life just didn’t feel complete if I didn’t get me some mason jars. 

And now that deep void in my life has been filled. I traveled back from the States with quite a little collection of jars in my suitcase. Good thing that I had traveled over there with only a few outfits, so I had some room left in my bag. 

And now I have new blue mason jars (from that special heritage collection) to play with.

And some vintage mason jars to foof around with and to do a little decorating with blue mason jars and flowers.

And even one very special big, huge mason jar that was a gift from sweet, lovely Gina. She heard me cry out for mason jars all over the internet and promised to bring me one to our meeting (I’ll tell you all about meeting Gina and other blog friends soon). 

That big one is very special. Not only is it big and beautiful, it is a number 13 too. I didn’t even know these mason jars were numbered, but they are and apparently the number 13’s are very rare.

These jars were used to make moonshine, and the moonshiners broke the number 13’s because they supposedly would bring bad luck.

For a moonshine making man, bad luck probably meant being caught, and having to hand over the moonshine (love that word, can you tell). 

This particular number 13 was dug up by Gina from her grandmothers barn. And that makes it oh so very special to me. Not only is it a beautiful blue mason jar, it is a special gift too.  A constant reminder of meeting Gina and giving her a big hug after all of those years of blogging friendship. Doesn’t get any better than that.

And to know that it came from a barn! Oh, how I would love to be able to say that I found something in a barn. To have a barn, to be in a barn. To own a barn. I love barns. They are so romantic, and rustic and full of secrets and great finds. I think I love barns almost as much as …….

Okay, I digress. I was talking about my mason jars. And how much I love them. And about that sweet little Indian summer that we were having this week with tropical temps and all. And that that made me feel totally justified in doing one last beachy, nautical, coastal decoration. 

Yeah, I was talking about that.

I think you are going to see a lot of these blue mason jars on the blog here. I apologize beforehand. But now that these beauties are mine, I am sure going to use them and do some serieus decorating with my blue mason jars!

Do you have blue mason jars? Are you in love with them?

Yeah, me too.

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Coloring Mason Jars

Cute Upcycled Mason Jar Chicken Vase


I love vintage green and blue Mason jars, but I don’t have very many of them and they can be hard to find. I also don’t to buy jars. I have a lot of free jars already.

I was intrigued when I came across this tutorial for tinting Mason jars in rainbow colors using a mixture of water, food coloring, and Mod Podge. Canning jars used to come in all kinds of pretty colors such as blue, green, and amber.

Why they stopped doing that, I don’t know, but they are the most beautiful jars if you can find them.

Here is one that I have in green.

It’s the real deal, a vintage Mason’s Patent Nov. 30 1858 jar.

Can I recreate that look using nothing more than a mixture of glue, water, and food coloring? I had to find out! I followed the tutorial linked above and had some trouble.

The idea itself is a great one, but after a number of trials, I want to share with you what went wrong and what worked for me–so this is both a review of the process and my own tutorial take-off on the method.

One, however many jars you want to do, go with a 1:2 ratio on the water to the glue. The quantities in the original tutorial are a little fuzzy. (“A tablespoon or so,” for example.) Forget the “or so” or your mixture will be too thin.

Not to mention, a 1:2 ratio in tablespoons is far too much for a pint jar. Or even a quart jar. One teaspoon water and two teaspoons glue will do a pint jar. Two teaspoons water and four teaspoons glue will do a quart jar.

(You can do multiple jars at once–just multiply the quantities.)

Two, go heavy on the food coloring! I tried three drops the first time, 9 drops the second time (on a quart jar). My second attempt made a green jar similar to the color of the vintage green jar.

I used that much or more on a pint jar quantity of the mixture when I made a purple jar–I wanted a deeper color. I used even more when I did a pint-sized blue jar.

When you mix the water and food coloring, then add the glue and mix, you can add more food coloring to the mixture until you’re satisfied.

Three, DON’T ADD THE GLUE DIRECTLY TO THE JARS. It’s difficult to properly mix the water/dye solution with the glue in the bottom of the jar. It ends up leaving gummy unincorporated glue on the bottom of the jar that takes a long time to bake out.

Mix the water/dye and the glue in a separate bowl and add all together to the jar. I find it easiest to use a paper bowl that can be put in the trash afterward. (Remember that you don’t want to be washing excess glue mixture down your plumbing.


Four, skip the drain time suggested in the original tutorial. Take the jar directly to the oven for the best color retention.

Five, when you place the jars on the cookie sheet, line the cookie sheet with aluminum foil before placing a sheet of waxed paper or parchment paper on top.

I found that when I lined the cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper only, as the jar continued to drain and start baking in the oven, the mixture would soak through.

A sheet of aluminum foil underneath will protect your cookie sheet.

Six, place the jar upside down on the cookie sheet for no more than three minutes then turn the jar upright (using kitchen gloves to move the jar, of course). This avoids a collection of gummy residue at the rim. Carefully wipe the rim then return the jar to the oven, upright.

Seven, my oven doesn’t have a “warm” setting so at first I set it on the lowest temperature it would go–170 degrees. Later, I experimented at 200 degrees and that worked better (faster). It also occurred to me that you could bake these in an Excal! As to the baking time, bake as long as you need to.

I have found that some streaks may remain no matter how long you bake. In most cases, at 200, it takes 30 minutes to an hour, but it’s variable by the jar size and the thickness of the mixture.

Once you remove the jar from the oven, let it set to cool and thoroughly harden before placing anything inside of it.

Eight, if your jar comes out too pale, re-do it (same jar). Just let the jar cool and repeat the process.

Nine, if it doesn’t come out how you it AT ALL, run hot water into the jar with a few drops of dish soap. Let sit overnight. The next day, run more hot water and soap in the jar and scrub it out. The longer you let it sit and dissolve, the easier it is to clean. You can restore the jar to its previous sparkling clear state any time you .

Jars I didn’t , soaking to clean out:

Ten, (with the above changes) it DOES work!

Jars I loved:

In addition to the items listed below, you will also need a bowl, measuring spoon, aluminum foil, waxed paper or parchment paper, and, of course, your jars.

Remember your ratio is 1:2 (water:glue) multiplied out to however many jars you want to do. This “recipe” is for one pint jar.

How to Color Mason Jars:

1 teaspoon waterfood coloring (to your liking)

2 teaspoons Mod Podge in gloss

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Add water, food coloring, and Mod Podge to a small bowl.
Mix well and add more coloring until you’re satisfied.Pour mixture into a pint jar.Turn the jar carefully to distribute the mixture all over the inside of the jar.

Holding the jar over the bowl, slowly pour out the mixture, turning the jar as you do, in order to coat the mouth of the jar.Place jar upside down on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper or parchment paper on top of a sheet of aluminum foil. Put it in the oven for three minutes.Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and turn the jar upright.

Wipe rim carefully with a paper towel to remove excess then return the jar (upright) to the oven. Bake until the color is clear and beautiful.
This is a very quick and easy project, and something you could even do with kids. The part in which you are actually doing something is just a few minutes.

You’ll need to plan at least an hour for this project, but it’s kind of making bread–most of the time involved, you aren’t doing anything.

Some additional notes: You can’t use jars treated with this application for holding flowers in water. The glue will dissolve. On the other hand, this is also an upside because you can always dissolve the glue and wash out the jar if you want to. Also remember that you should never use the jar for food, of course. Jars colored with this method are for craft and (non-food) storage.

Mod Podge is a waterbase sealer, glue, and finish. You can find it in most large craft stores, or online. After buying the Mod Podge, I saw this tutorial on how to make homemade Mod Podge using Elmer’s Glue with water (for matte) or the addition of varnish (for gloss). You will need gloss for this process.

If you really want to use your colored jar to hold flowers in water, you’ll have to color the jar on the outside. Here is a method using glass paint and thinner that is ragged onto the outside of the jar.

The glass paint/thinner method doesn’t appeal to me for a couple of reasons (including the special supplies), so I haven’t tried that one. The Mod Podge method is too easy–and I have other true vintage colored jars to hold flowers in water.

I also that I can find the supplies for the Mod Podge method right at home–mostly in my kitchen–and next time, I’ll even make my own Mod Podge. For non-food storage and craft purposes, I think this one is the way to go.

I even that I can wash out the jars if I ever want to use them for canning–or just change the color! (I considered trying to apply the Mod Podge mixture to the outside of the jars as an experiment, then decided that wasn’t a good idea as handling the jars during the process would be next to impossible. Being able to put flowers in water in the jars wasn’t important enough for me to pursue it. If you try that, let me know.)

My “new” green jar, left, and a vintage green jar.
When Morgan saw me experimenting with this process, she requested a blue jar. The “new” blue jar, left, and a vintage blue jar.

As you can see, the new blue jar has quite a bit more color than the vintage one. As I experimented, I started having fun trying for deeper color. If you’re going for a true vintage look, use less coloring.

If you just want to have fun, use more.

Who’s gonna try this? If you experiment with this or another method of coloring jars, I’d love to hear about your results!

Posted by Suzanne McMinn on January 16, 2012  


50 Best Fall Crafts – Easy DIY Home Decor Ideas for Fall

Cute Upcycled Mason Jar Chicken Vase

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Pumpkin Jam Jars

We're absolutely smitten with these pumpkin “Mason jars.” They're a combination of so many of our favorite things!

Make the Jars: Print pumpkin and apple templates on removable tattoo paper. Attach to small white pumpkins per package directions. Remove the stems from pumpkins. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit into the opening of a wide-mouth Mason jar ring. Attach a round of gingham fabric, centering it, to the cardboard. Glue pumpkin stems in centers. Attach lids to tops of pumpkins.


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Pine Cone Wreath

Pine cones are the most inexpensive crafting material out there, and make beautiful additions to fall wreaths. You can pick up a few right in your own backyard!

Make the Wreath: Wrap a 16-inch wreath form with burlap ribbon and loop a piece around the wreath form for hanging. Paint the tip of 40 pine cones in fall colors such as orange, yellow, and beige with acrylic paint.

Brush the tips of 10 pine cones with matte Mod Podge and sprinkle with gold and copper glitter.

once dry, wrap an 18-inch length of floral wire around the base of each pine cone and twist tie around the wreath form to secure, layering and overlapping them as you go.


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Pumpkin Checkers

Fall's a whole lot more fun when you can play with it, not just in it! These checkers allow you to do just that. The whole project is such a fun alternative to the store-bought version.

Make the Game: Paint 32 squares on a large (roughly 30-inch) wood board with burnt orange craft paint. Use mini white and orange pumpkins as game pieces.


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Corn Husk Wreath

Nothing says “fall” quite Indian corn. Here, it's dried and assembled into a gorgeous wreath.

Make the Wreath: Detach husks from one side of 20 medium-size Indian corn. Hot-glue the undersides of the corn to their husks. Lay out the corn in a circle with the tops pointing out, alternating colors. Hot-glue the corn to an 18-inch craft ring, and fill in any sparse areas with extra husks.


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Honeycomb Pumpkin

It's cute, fun, and just a little bit different. This honeycomb pumpkin is an easy alternative to the more intricate carving designs out there.

Make the Honeycomb Pumpkin: Cut a hole in the bottom of a medium orange pumpkin; scoop out pulp and seeds. Draw a honeycomb pattern on the front; etch out. Cut out a few of the combs and paint the remaining combs with yellow craft paint. Lean a honey dipper against its side.


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Pumpkin Basket

Pumpkins inside pumpkins? It's fall inception, and we're loving every bit of it.

Make the Basket: Cut off the top quarter of a flat pumpkin (this is a Musquee de Provence variety); scoop out pulp and seeds. Attach lengths of grapevine just below the opening with T-pins. Attach a grapevine handle just inside the opening with T-pins. Nestle mini pumpkins in the basket.


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Book Leaves Wreath

How fun is this paper wreath? Allow it to bring the spirit of fall right to your front door this year.

Make the Wreath: Draw a 3-inch-wide maple leaf shape on a piece of cardboard and cut out to create a stencil.

Trace on original pages (or, preferred, photocopied pages) of a vintage book—consider a fall-themed title or mystery novel—and cut out approximately 100 leaves with decorative scissors that have a “torn paper” edge.

Attach book page leaves to maple leaves with hot glue. Attach layered leaves to a 16-inch wreath form with hot glue, layering and overlapping them as you go. Hang with burlap ribbon.


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Pumpkin Sign

There's no better way to welcome your visitors this season than with a pumpkin sign! Write your message of choice directly onto the pumpkin for a serious “wow” factor.

Make the Sign: Cut a large hole in back of an oblong pumpkin; scoop out pulp and seeds. Remove flesh so it's light enough to hang. Etch outline of desired phrase on long side of pumpkin. Color center of letters with a black oil-based paint pen.

Paint two 2″ by 1″ boards black; once dry, use white paint for desired phrases. Hang from bottom of pumpkin with chain. Cut hole in oblong top of pumpkin. Cut 1″ dowel the width of the top inside of pumpkin (parallel with words).

Tie rope around dowel, and feed rope through hole; hang.


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Pumpkin Barrel

Talk about adorable fall porch decor. This “barrel” is the perfect way to show off your apple-picking treasures!

Make the Barrel: Cut off the top quarter of an extra-large pumpkin; scoop out pulp and seeds. Hot-glue three strips of burlap ribbon around outside of pumpkin. Stuff pumpkin three-fourths full with Poly-Fil. Insert burlap fabric into the opening and fold over outside of pumpkin; hold in place with upholstery tacks. Fill with apples or desired items.


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Fall Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Complement the interior of your home with this lovely, elegant-looking DIY wreath. You can change out the colors of the blooms depending on what works best with your own decor style.

Get the tutorial at 2 Bees in a Pod.


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Paper Pumpkins

We think these paper pumpkins would look lovely on any dining table as a whimsical alternative to a typical floral centerpiece. Place them lengthwise along a burlap runner, or gather several together in a glass bowl in the middle of the table.

Get the tutorial at DIY Inspired.


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Pumpkin Bread Truffles

The best kinds of DIYs are edible too. These truffles come together quickly, and they look (and taste!) a veritable work of art.

Get the recipe at Sugar Hero.

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Leaf Silhouette Art

Paint, yarn, and washi tape are all the supplies you'll need to make these fun leaves, which look beautiful enough to be framed. Bonus: If you go for paint instead of tape, this craft's kid-friendly too.

Get the tutorial at The Best Ideas for Kids.


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Autumn Paper Leaf Wreath

Distressed ink and gold glitter make this easy craft look incredibly sophisticated. Since it's paper, it's also very inexpensive.

Get the tutorial at Polkadot Chair.


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DIY Pumpkin Spice Candles

We live for pumpkin-scented everything in the fall, and these candles make our favorite scent even sweeter: They're totally homemade.

Get the tutorial at She Uncovered.


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Fall Jar Pumpkin

This pumpkin is the ultimate Mason jar craft! Start by removing the stem of a medium pumpkin—but don't throw it away. Next, use wired twine to spell out “fall” and hot-glue to the pumpkin.

Paint the pumpkin and twine with light blue craft paint. Make sure it dries completely. Lastly, place a nine-to 10-inch tart pan upside down on the pumpkin.

Hot-glue the reserved stem to the center of the pan.


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Hot-Air Balloon Squash

The star of this craft is a red Hubbard squash, which naturally resembles the shape of a hot-air ballon. Begin by using varying colors of electrical tape, overlapping as necessary to create the width you want.

Then, thread string through a mini basket and attach to the pointy end of the squash with a nail or thumbtack. Fill the basket about three-fourths full with plastic packing material, as this will keep it from getting too heavy. Top with mini pumpkins.

Finally, insert a hook into the stem end of the squash and tie rope around the hook to hang. Up, up, and away!


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Caramel Apple Pumpkins

Although these painted pumpkins look just real candied apples, they unfortunately don't have the delicious taste. To make this sweet craft, first remove the stem of a medium pumpkin.

Use craft paint to paint the top part green, so it resembles a Granny Smith apple. Once dry, use craft paint to paint the bottom 2/3 a golden caramel color. (Are you drooling yet?) Then, hot-glue a 3/4- by 12-inch dowel where the stem was.

Display in a large, industrial-size coffee filter.


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Corn Husk Pumpkins

Tamale wrappers or corn husks can transform any average pumpkin into a farmhouse-chic display. To start, tear the wrappers or corn husks into strips, about a quarter to a half-inch wide.

Cover a white or orange pumpkin (whichever you'd !) with strips, hot-gluing in place on the top and bottom. Hot-glue smaller strips around the stems of pumpkins.

You'll need about 25 strips for a small pumpkin and 75 for a large pumpkin.


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Ticketed Pumpkins

Grab a roll of raffle tickets and get to work! First, separate the roll into individual tickets. Then, working with one ticket at a time, brush glossy Mod Podge on fronts and backs of tickets with a paint brush. Attach to pumpkin, and add more Mod Podge on top. Repeat until pumpkin is covered.


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Toilet Paper Pumpkins

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DIY Falling Leaves Garland

Drape this glitzy garland along the fireplace, across the table, or over a doorway for a subtle dose of sparkle.

Get the tutorial at House of Jade.


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DIY Magnolia Pumpkin

Step aside, Joanna Gaines! You'll outdo even the design queen herself when you assemble these gorgeous gourds and top them with the HGTV star's favorite flower.

Get the tutorial at Lolly Jane.


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DIY Yarn Pumpkins

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Fall Leaf Mason Jar

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Yarn Pumpkins

Grab the kids to help you with this one! These yarn “pumpkins” are a simple way to make your home more festive during the fall.

Get the tutorial at One Little Project At a Time.


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Dish Out Some Hospitality

Greet guests with this charming alternative to a fall wreath. Simply apply a layer of chalkboard paint to the inside of an old tray, then add autumn leaves and bittersweet berries for a seasonal finish. (Swap in evergreen and holly for the holidays!)

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DIY Pumpkin Terracotta Pots

These adorable pumpkin pots make great party favors. Just fill with candy corns!

Get the tutorial at Real House Moms.


10 Ways That Mason Jars Make The Best Bathroom Storage

Cute Upcycled Mason Jar Chicken Vase

Nothing beats a mason jar in terms of versatility! Canning and food storage are just the tip of the iceberg for these iconic jars! Over the years I’ve used mason jars as flower vases, drink cups, coin banks, candy dishes, mixing bowls, measuring cups, and more! But today I want to focus on a relatively unexplored frontier for mason jars (for me anyways!)—using mason jars in the bathroom.

I was inspired to write this post after coming across this cute set of glass jar bathroom accessories online the other day! It comes with a soap dispenser and another jar that’s perfect for storing toothbrushes. (If you’re not much of a DIYer, this is a great way to get the mason jar look without having to take on a project.

) So I started looking around the web for more ways to use mason jars in the bathroom, and I collected a virtual treasure trove of DIY ideas! I’m excited to share these cute, creative, and practical ideas with you. Be sure to click on the title of each project to see more photos and full details about how to make it (or buy it) yourself.

Hopefully this list inspires you to incorporate mason jars into your own bathroom for decor, storage, or organization!

1. Soap Dispenser

Turn a mason jar into a stylish soap dispenser with tons of rustic charm! It’s a pretty simple process, and you probably already have everything you need for it. Get the full step-by-step instructions by reading my post below!

Related: Make A Simple Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

2. Bathroom Set

from The Country Chic Cottage

I love this mason jar bathroom set. The burlap accent is a nice touch, and you could use the jars to store just about anything you need!

3. White Bathroom Set

from Mason Jar Crafts

I couldn’t resist including this bathroom set as well. White is one of my favorite colors to decorate with, because it always brings a fresh and home-y feeling into a room. These mason jars were painted white and slightly distressed, and the finished product looks magazine-worthy!

4. Bathroom Organizer

from Modern Mom Life

Use mason jars to create additional storage that saves space and looks great too! This project turns a few mason jars, a few hose clamps, and an old palette into pretty and functional storage for toothbrushes, makeup brushes, and more.

5. Tissue Holder

from Landeelu

I try to eliminate cardboard packaging wherever possible, just because I think things look a lot nicer when stored in glass or other materials. So this mason jar tissue holder is right up my alley! The tissues pull out from the top just a tissue box, but the jar makes the whole affair much prettier, in my opinion. 🙂

6. Cotton Balls & Swabs

from Hip2Save

This is less of a project and more of a method, but it’s pretty clever all the same. Store cotton balls in your favorite mason jar, then place a glass candle votive in the opening to store cotton swabs. The votive looks it fits perfectly in the jar, and it’s pretty enough to display on your bathroom counter!

If you can’t find a candle votive that fits as well as the one in the photo, you can buy this insert online. It’s designed to fit in a mason jar, so you won’t have to worry about it not fitting right.

7. Pickle Jar Storage

from Eighteen25

If you don’t have a collection of mason jars just sitting around waiting to be used, never fear! You can upcycle a few empty pickle jars into cute storage jars that will look great in any bathroom. I just love how the knobs look on top of the colorful jar lids!

8. Toothbrush Storage

from Lolly Jane

Here’s another mason jar and hose clamp project, but this one fits right under the bathroom mirror. It’s perfect for toothbrush storage, and everyone can have their very own jar. It’s perfect for kids; they’ll love having their very own jar to keep their toothbrush and toothpaste in.

9. Makeup & Brushes

from Etsy seller LargoJars

These pretty rose gold jars are sure to add a pop of glamour to your bathroom or vanity. You can buy sets of these painted jars in several different colors and sizes from LargoJars on Etsy, but you could easily make your own at home too!

10. Tiered Organizer

from Suburbia Unwrapped

Transform a couple of plant pot saucers, a candlestick, and a few mason jars into a tiered bathroom organizer! It looks great as a finished product, and the tiered design would definitely help save you some counter space in the bathroom.