The Friday 5: Decorating, Organizing and Entertaining with Mason Jars


We all know that mason jars  are a “go-to” for home canners, but apparently that’s not the only thing they’re good for!

These versatile jars are being used for decorating, organizing and everything in between and, partially because of that, Jarden Home Brands (the company that now makes Ball jars) sold enough jars in 2013 to circle 90% of the Earth. (source)

Yep.  That’s a lot of jars.

If you’re interested in jumping on the mason jar bandwagon, these creative ideas should inspire you:


Seems like we’re always looking for ways to stay more organized and why not use jars to do it?

Organizing with Mason Jars 1 - Links to Image Sources and Tutorials in blog post
Mason Jar Organizer | DIY Chore Chart | Supplies Organization


Of course the jars are great “as is”, but some users prefer more color (this pin on changing the color of your mason jars had been pinned over 30,000 times when I came across it!).

The pretty jars below were painted by Linda at Mason Jar Love.  Even though she sells them in her Etsy shop (here), she was kind enough to offer a great step-by-step tutorial here if you’re interested in making them yourself.



Unique pendant lights are so popular now and the versions below would work great in the trending farmhouse and industrial styles as well as contemporary spaces.   We’ve provided links to the tutorials for the ones below or you can find pre-made mason pendant lights in this Etsy shop.

DIY Mason Jar Pendant Lights - DIYReady and NestofBliss
Pendant Tutorial | Chandelier Tutorial


Organizing and adding some pretty to the kitchen – all in one fell swoop.

Mason Jars in the Kitchen - Image sources and tutorials in blog post
Mason Jar Herb Garden | Soap Dispensers | Cupcake Liner Storage | Striped Mason Jar


We’re fully immersed in the outdoor entertaining season, and these ideas will offer a unique touch to any outdoor event.

Mason Jars for Outdoor Entertaining - Links to image sources in blog post
Floating Candles in Citronella | Sun Tea in Jars | Napkin/Utensil Holder | Condiment Jars | Lemon/Flower Centerpieces

Did you know?  The Mason jar was invented and patented in 1858 by a tinsmith named John Landis Mason.  Obviously having no idea how popular his invention would become, he assigned his patent rights to another company.  (source)

See more of our Friday 5 posts HERE.

The post The Friday 5:  Decorating, Organizing and Entertaining with Mason Jars appeared first on Schneiderman’s {the blog}. Schneiderman’s Furniture is a family-owned Minnesota furniture retailer with stores in Lakeville, Plymouth, Roseville, Woodbury, Duluth and Rochester.

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