Outdoor Uses For Mason Jars

Mason jars have become so popular that they are now a common item in many households. They were traditionally used for preserving, pickling, and storing goods. Somewhere along the way, people realized just how useful and aesthetically pleasing these jars truly are.

Nowadays, Mason jars are used for a multitude of purposes, including a plethora of DIY projects. From glass lights to wind chimes, these versatile, high-quality jars can serve many needs that you can think of. Here are just a few clever DIY ideas to get you started:

Decorative Floral Chandelier

All Things Heart And Home

For your next fancy outdoor party, give your guests an ambiance that they'll remember for the rest of the summer. This elegant floral fixture will definitely be the talk of the party - and it's easy to make with a few Mason jars, a wire basket, and some string. Find out more about the project here.

Match Dispenser


Matches are great for emergencies, but the one flaw is that the boxes aren't waterproof. Plus, it takes up a lot of space to have multiple boxes of these things sitting in your drawer. With this clever DIY, you can make your own match dispenser, complete with the strike paper on the lid! They are super handy to have around the house, especially if you love hanging out on your porch or patio.

Wooden Panel Bottle Opener

101 Pallets

Don't go digging through your kitchen for a bottle opener every time that you want a nice, cold drink. This handy project features a Mason jar that catches all your bottle caps so you won't have to pick up after them. For more information, check out this simple tutorial here.


For The Love Of

Luminaries are great for any occasion. We often see them during special occasions and holidays, but they can be customized to suit any event or environment. Click here to learn how to make your own.

Bee Farm

Up Knorth

If you're feeling particularly ambitious about embarking on a summer project, then you should try your hand at this impressive mini bee farm. Beekeeping can be a lot easier than you think and can be very rewarding. And there is a certain sense of achievement in farming your own honey. If you're intrigued by this project, click here to learn more.


Backyard Caddy

Clean Scentsible

Make the most out of your next patio barbecue with this handy, outdoor utensil caddy. You can customize it with any color and decorations that you'd like, such as that cute "Enjoy" sign that the above picture depicts. Get started here.

Bird Feeder

Little House Living

With the weather getting warmer, birds are starting to come out to enjoy the spring air. If you love having birds visiting your yard, you can make your yard more inviting to them by making this simple yet fully functional bird feeder. Learn more here.

Outdoor Chandelier

All Things Heart And Home

Chandeliers don't have to be restricted to being inside your home. They can make your porch or patio look just as inviting! This beautiful and easy-to-assemble chandelier can be made with a few simple items. Click here for more information.

Wind Chime

Saved By Love Creations

While this DIY project may require a bit more skill and time, the results are definitely worth it. Create your own one-of-a-kind wind chime to show off on your porch. You will have neighbors asking you where you got such a beautiful piece! Click here to learn more.

Herb Garden

Ya Gotta Have A Hobby

Even if you don't have space in your yard, you can make your own upright herb garden with this clever DIY. Using a few Mason jars affixed to a wooden panel, you can rest this beautiful piece in a non-intrusive corner or wherever you have space. Find out more here.


Plant Labeling

Prudent Garden

If you have some spare Mason jar lids, you can make the most out of them by using them as plant labels. They give your garden a very unique look and you'll know exactly where to look when you need your green onions.

Butterfly Feeder


With a few simple items and some sugar water, you can make this alluring butterfly feeder to attract beautiful butterflies into your yard. Click here to learn more.

Glow-In-The-Dark Table Lights

Creative Green Living

This is a fun, simple project that even your kids can help make! They can choose their favorite color schemes and let their creativity take the wheel. These will also make great temporary night lights that they can be proud to have made for themselves. Check out the full instructions for this project here.

Solar-Powered Lanterns


Give your yard a gentle glow at night with these solar-powered Mason jar lights. They cost a little bit more to make than your standard luminaries, but they more than make up for it in the long run. Energy gathered from the sun during the day powers these elegant jars during the night. Find out more about them here.

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