Crafts Made With Mason Jars – Joy of Crafting

Hello,  friends,

I have never seen so many crafts made with Mason jars as I did toward the beginning of Spring of 2018.  I wanted to start a hobby and I began to do some crafting projects that were fun and easy to make, which allowed me to experience firsthand, that finding joy in your life does not have to be complicated.  Below, I will share with you two crafts made with Mason Jars; the first, Mason jar floral arrangements, and the second, Mason jar tissue holders.  These are simple, step-by-step instructions so you will be able to make these yourself.  Hobbies help to give us purpose and meaning.  Additionally, if you give one away as a gift, it will bring a smile to their face, and you feel the joy of crafting come to life.  

Mason Jar Floral Arrangements

This picture of Mason jar floral arranges are what is described in the how-to instructions on this page.

There are so many projects you can make with mason jars.  I use them all over my craft room.  I especially like to make floral arrangements for centerpieces or to just give them away as gifts.  These particular jars were made to give that distressed vintage look.

Supplies Needed for Mason Jar Floral ArrangementsMason Jar Floral Arrangements

  • Mason Jars (however many you want to make)
  • Paints – any color (I used chalk paint to distress)
  • Rubbing Alcohol (for wiping outside clean)
  • Paper towel or spare rag
  • Sponge Paint Brush (I used a makeup sponge)
  • Sand Paper (light grit)
  • Flowers/Greenery for the centerpiece
  • Ribbon (to use for a bow or to go around the rim)
  • Hot glue gun or craft glue
  • Rubber band or pipe cleaner (to bind your flowers together)

Instructions for Mason Jar Floral Arrangements

First, wipe your jars down with a little alcohol to make sure they are dust-free.  If you just opened the case, you can skip this step.

Second, paint a light coat all on the outside and around the rim.  I usually turn mine upside down to let them dry.  Let them dry for a couple of hours or to the touch.

Third, repeat the second step.  If you are comfortable with the coverage, then let it dry for 24 -48 hours.  If you want to paint another coat, just make sure it’s dry first, then let dry for 24-48 hours.

Fourth, when the jars are fully dry, take the light grit sandpaper and rough a few places up, like shown, for that vintage distressed look.  You can do this however much or little you want.

Fifth, take your ribbon, cord, or whatever you want to use for the decoration and glue it around the rim, and then you can glue a bow on as well.  If you use a hot glue gun, be sure to watch your fingers, as it can surely burn you.

Lastly, bundle the flowers into a small bunch and take a rubber band or pipe cleaner and bind them together.  Once you place them in the jar, you may need to bend some of the stems or petals.  Or, you may want to hot glue a few leaves or petals to the edge of the rim so they don’t move.  That is just your preference.  Enjoy!

Mason Jar Tissue Holders

This picture shows what the bless you Mason jars will look like after following the iinstructions on the page.

We all need a tissue once in a while, especially during allergy season.  These “Bless You” Mason jars are also quite easy to make.  You can place these on your desk in the office or on an end-table in your living room.    It would be a cute gift for a sick friend to let them know you care about them.

Supplies Needed for Mason Jar Tissue Holders

  • Mason Jars (However many you want to make)
  • Paints – any color (I used a gloss acrylic paint)
  • Rubbing Alcohol (for wiping inside clean)
  • Paper towel or spare rag
  • Tissues (to put inside)
  • Labels (Bless You – these were made by the Cricut with viny)

Instructions for Mason Jar Tissue Holders

First, wipe down jars inside to make sure they are dust or grit-free.

Second, shake or stir your paint until mixed well.  Pour a good amount into your jar.  Swirl around, making sure to cover all areas.  pour the excess back into your paint or put in a cup with a top to save.

Third, place your jar somewhere you can tilt it or place it on a rack upsidedown. Let drain and dry for 48 hours.

Fourth, place your labels in the front or back, or both center(s).

Lastly, fill with tissues.  Enjoy!


These crafts made with Mason jars are some of the greatest I’ve made to give away as gifts.  They can bring the joy of crafting to life.  If you have any questions that I can help you with, please leave me a comment, and I’d love to help you.

God bless you on your journey to JOY:




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This picture show what chalk paint is used on the Mason jar floral arrangements.
This picturre show an example of the acrylic paint used for the blesss you tissue holders made with Mason jars.
This pictute show you what sponge brushes are good to use when painting the Mason jar floral arrangements.

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This picture of Pink Babies Breath is an example of what you can use to decorate the Mason jar floral arrangements.
This picture of pink flowers is an example of what you can use to decorate the Mason jar floral arrangements.
This picture of pink filler flowers is an example of what you can use to decorate the Mason jar floral arrangements.

14 thoughts on “Crafts Made With Mason Jars – Joy of Crafting”

  1. I am blessed to be Connie’s husband, and I can tell you firsthand that everything she makes is crafted with love and care. You won’t be disappointed!

  2. Those tissue jars have gotten to be the most beautiful and creative outcome of a project made out of mason jars. I really love the simplicity yet elegance they bring. Not to mention the beautiful coloring that you chose for painting them. The added phrase was also a really beautiful attribution. Who knew that mason jars could be so much more than what we know them for?

  3. This is an interesting website. I am not a crafty person and not creative as well. You have inspired me that making these crafts with Mason Jars can be pretty easy and fun. I think you have given me some ideas which i can do with my 4 year-old daughter during the coming weekend. 

  4. This looks so easy to make. I especially love the “bless you” mason jars. I have several mason jars and also other types of glass jars and I don’t know what to do with them. You just gave me a great idea to turn them into something nice and useful, and they make great gifts as well!

    • Hi Christine,
      Thanks so much for leaving a comment. Glad you like the bless you Mason jars. They are fun to make. You can do so many things with them. I especially like to use them to put things in around my workroom, like extra flowers, pens, etc. They really come in handy, and yes, they do make great gifts.
      Thanks again,

  5. Hi Connie!

    Firstly, I love anything to do with mason jars so I was super excited to come across your post. Secondly, I LOVE the tissue holders! I had never seen that before. I’ve made a floral arrangement before (not as detailed and pretty as yours) but the tissue holder is genius!

    I’m always looking for great ways to use mason jars. I often end up using them to do one jar shake-n-make salad dressings and sauces lol I also use mine to hold cotton pads and balls in the bathroom!

    • Hi Haley,

      Thank you so much for your comment. I really appreciate that. I’m glad you like the Mason jars. They do come in handy. I use them often. I plan to can some green beans tomorrow and I found the wide=mouth jars work really well. I have seen people put a whole salad in the jars for an individual lunch or side to take to work with them.
      Thanks again,


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