43 Magical Ways to Use Mason Jars This Christmas

Because it's not a country Christmas without a few Mason jar crafts.

ways to use mason jars this christmas

These festive ideas will fulfill all your Christmas decorating needs. Plus, check out our best Mason jar-themed gifts!

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woodland decor
Anna Williams
Woodland Decor

Give Mason jars a farmhouse-chic makeover by filling them with mini trees and snow, then placing them on your mantel.

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mason jar christmas tree
BURCU AVSAR
Mason Jar Christmas Tree

This idea's perfect for a mantel or entry table. Fill six like-sized canning jars with ornaments, tinsel, greenery, you name it. Assemble the jars in a pyramid, then wrap it with a shiny garland and top with a star. Done!

What you'll need: blue Mason jars ($10 for set of 4, ); mini Christmas ornaments ($9, )

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snow globe cookie jar
David Hillegas
Snow Globe Cookie Jar

Skip the same-old tin and give cookies in a festive (airtight!) jar instead.

Step 1: Use a fine-tipped brush to paint small white dots on the outside of a glass jar.

Step 2: Fill bottom of jar with snowball cookies (for the recipe, click here). Place small plastic trinkets inside for a snow globe-inspired vignette.

Step 3: Tie gift tag to jar with ribbon.

What you'll need: Mason jar with clear lid ($11, ); Christmas gift tag ($13 for set of 50, )

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Boozy Hot Cocoa

This DIY boozy hot cocoa is perfect for any friend on your list this year! Maybe make a few extra to keep for yourself as well on a cold night. 

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candy cane luminaries
courtesy of The Frugal Homemaker
Candy Cane Luminaries

The chalky paint gives this Mason jar craft a vintage look. 

Get the tutorial at . 

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diy peppermint mason jar candles
courtesy of A Pumpkin and A Princess
DIY Peppermint Mason Jar Candles

Handmade soy candles make great gifts to give neighbors and co-workers during the holiday season. 

Get the tutorial at . 

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courtesy of It All Started With Paint
Winter Wonderland-Inspired Decor

You can use these painted Mason jars as flower vases throughout the winter to bring a touch of color to your home. 

Get the tutorial at . 

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courtesy of Mason Jar Crafts Love
Vintage Car Snow Globe

If you love vintage trucks and cars, display your favorite toy models in DIY snow globes. 

Get the tutorial at . 

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courtesy of It All Started With Paint
Christmas Sweater Candy Mason Jars

Fill this jar with delicious Christmas candy before giving as a gift or displaying in your home. 

Get the tutorial at . 

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Courtesy of Nest of Posies
Christmas in a Jar

These jars —filled with quintessential Christmas scents, like rosemary, cranberry, and mulling spices—are the perfect gift for your friend that wishes Christmas lasted all year.

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: Mason jars ($22 for set of 12, ); ribbon ($13, )

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Courtesy of Mason Jar Crafts Love
Christmas Tree Mason Jar Votive

Have your kiddos help you out with this simple craft. They'll love painting the jars! 

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: smooth sided Mason jars ($12 for a set of 12, ); red and green chalk paint ($11 each, )

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Courtesy of Funky Junk Interiors
Mason Jar Lid Christmas Tree Wreath

We've never seen Mason jar lids look quite so adorable!

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: Mason jar lids ($10 for set of 5, ); metallic ornaments ($8, )

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courtesy of Ka Styles
Snowflake Mason Jar Luminary

A fun project to do with the kids, you'll need some chalk-finish paint and a snowflake stamp to pull this one off. Makes a cute gift for a teacher!

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: Mason jars ($22 for set of 12, ); red chalk-finish paint ($11, ); tiny snowflake stamp ($5, )

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Courtesy of Love Grows Wild
Shelving Decor

Use a distressed-white Mason jar, bits of evergreen, and some rope to add visual interest to a kitchen shelf.

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What you'll need: Mason jars ($22 for set of 12, ); white acrylic paint ($11, )

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courtesy of Crafts by Amanda
Snowy Pinecone Candles

Crafter Amanda Formaro recommends lining the pathway to your front door with these elegant lace-and-pinecone candles.

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What you'll need: Mason jars ($22 for set of 12, ); faux snow ($6, ); battery-operated tea light ($10, )

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courtesy of A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Simple Centerpieces

Mason jars + cranberries + ribbons + evergreens = one gorgeous centerpiece.

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What you'll need: Mason jars ($22 for set of 12, ); floating candles ($11 for set of 30, ); red ribbon ($12, )

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courtesy of Simply Kierste
Christmas Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Give it as a gift with cute printable tags attached, or make one to add some holiday cheer to your guest bathroom.

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: Mason jars ($22 for set of 12, ); red acrylic paint ($10, ); white acrylic paint ($11, ); Christmas gift tag ($8, )

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Courtesy of Chelsea's Messy Apron
Christmas Reindeer Jars

Use these adorable character jars to transport a homemade dessert (hello, hostess or teacher gift!). 

Get the tutorial at . 

What you'll need: wiggle eyes, ($7, ); brown pipe cleaners ($4, ); red pom poms ($4, )

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Courtesy of Simple Craves and Olive Oil
Anthropologie-Inspired Snow Globes

Who needs store-bought snow globes when you can craft your own?!

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Courtesy of Lil' Luna
Gratitude Jar

Use one of 's free printables to make this giftable "gratitude" jar.

Get the tutorial at .

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Courtesy of Stone Gable
Frosty Mason Jar Lanterns

Add some class to your Christmas party by hanging these frosty votives on doorknobs.

Get the tutorial at .

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Courtesy of The Frugal Homemaker
Christmas Tablescape

Painted Mason jar luminaries are an easy way to add Christmas cheer to your dining table.

Get the tutorial at .

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Courtesy of Maison de Pax
Stairway Luminaries

Because your staircase deserves some Christmas decor, too.

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courtesy of decoart
Berries and Twine

Align several of these handmade votives—tied with berries and twine—in the center of your dining table to create an elegant centerpiece.

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Courtesy of My Name is Yeh
Gingerbread Terrariums

Let Mason jars house these adorable edible terrariums, filled with ground pretzels, shredded coconut, marzipan (for trees), and chocolate "mud."

Get the recipe at .

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courtesy of The Happy House
White and Gold Distressed Mason Jars

Use gold spray-paint, gold wax, and white chalk paint on your Mason jars to create a shining centerpiece you can use year after year.

Get the tutorial at .

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courtesy of Bitz N Giggles
Snowy Scene

These tiny jars can double as the cutest Christmas nightlight for your little ones.

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Courtesy of Adventure in a Box
Magical Christmas Lanterns

Kids will be totally enchanted by these magical Christmas scenes.

Get the tutorial at .

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Courtesy of Please Note
Painted Deer Jars

Create a Christmas-themed vase by adding a deer or reindeer silhouette to your jar with a little bit of spray-paint and shipping label paper.

Get the tutorial at .

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