The mason jar has become a country staple. It was originally invented in 1858 by John Landis Mason, these jars are often referred to as Ball jars and are named after the manufacturer. They are also called fruit jars or glass canning jars. The original intent was to preserve food during the home canning process, but today mason jars are widely used for storage, crafts and other decorative purposes. Use mason jars for … everything - What can’t you do with a mason jar? They make fabulous cocktail containers and beautiful makeshift vases. There are many DIY projects out there utilizing mason jars but you can also use them for home decor ideas in every room of the house.
Mason jars as centerpieces for your dinner table make a great first impression. Take a basic mason jar and add tea light candles. It's a simple and easy idea that creates a casual, relaxed decorating style.
Mason jars make for a smart storage fix in this crafty home. Here is an example of undermounted mason jar storage. It is mounted under small floating shelves, the jars are easy to screw in and out — perfect for a sewing room's little odds and ends.
Set up a cut-flower station that’s just as pretty when not in use. Fill a few shelves on a bookcase or open cupboard with your favorite vases, pitchers, floral buckets, mason jars and a basket of supplies (twine, scissors, floral frogs), and you’ll never have to go scrambling for a vase again. For bonus style points, keep at least one of the vases on display filled with fresh flowers and organize by color, shape or material.
How about growing your herbs on the kitchen wall? As long as there’s plenty of light, your herbs will flourish. Repurposed mason jars have been attached to aged timber panels. Position the jars on an angle so that the leaves don’t grow into each other, and hand write the herb name with a white paint marker. You can also use chalkboard paint on the front of the jars and write the herb name that way.
Hanging Ladder Lantern For Patio
Let them glow - Construct an instant outdoor lantern by winding wire around the opening of an old glass jar and adding a tea light. Hang a number of jars from an old ladder or the clothesline for an instant backyard lift.
Indoor Rustic Lighting
Use mason jars for rustic indoor lighting above dining tables or over an island. This light fixture incorporates a beam and three vintage mason jars. These jars help bring Sweet Country Style to any home. Hint: Use clear Mason Jars for a brighter light in the space.
Mason jars have many uses. Shop SweetcountryStyle.com for other ideas such as dispensers, flower frogs, bathroom caddies and more. We even offer mason jar themed items such as tote bags and coasters.