DIY Home Decor with Mason Jars!
By: Diya Sanghani
These glass bottles that were used to preserve food in the kitchen now make a great home décor piece, a cute gift to give to a friend or neighbour.
1. Citronella Candles
Enjoy a leisurely evening this summer outdoors with your family and friends. These Mason jar candles provide a great ambiance and provide a unique benefit of driving away mosquitoes. Citronella oil is a plant-based insect repellent that is a must for spending time outside.
What you need: Mason jar with lid and ring
Citronella torch fuel/oil
1/8″ lamp wicks
Nail punch, screwdriver
Steps: Punch a hole from the bottom of the lid in the centre for easy insertion of the candle wick.
Fill the jar with Citronella Torch fuel/Oil
Screw on the lid and pull the wick out
And you’re ready for a perfect evening. The oils change colour when exposed to sunlight! These pretty and efficient candles create a warm and comfortable environment.
2. Tissue Holder
Need your tissue box to fit in with your room décor? Make a cute Mason jar tissue holder that looks great and can be changed to suit your room’s needs.
What you need: Mason jar with lid
Scissors, Knife and Glue Stick
Decorative/fancy scrapbook paper
Rust prevention rust-oleum Spray
Paint brush and Acrylic paint
Steps : Paint the Mason jar with craft/acrylic paint.
Spray paint the ring part of the lid
Cut out a circle from the lid as well as a new lid insert from the scrapbook paper
Put the tissues inside the jar
Glue the scrapbook paper lid cutouts together and make a huge X on them
Put it all together.
Add any stick-on craft embellishments you like.
3. Glow in the Dark
What you need : Mason jars
Glow in the dark paint/glow sticks
Steps : Mix the paint with your brush until the glowing particles have dissolved evenly. If you are using glow sticks, cut into the sticks and splash the fluid all over the jars.
Make tiny dots in the inside of the jar. The more dots you make, the prettier the jar will look. Dot on one colour first, then the next, etc.
Leave to dry.
You’re done. In the daytime your jar won’t look that fancy but at night your room will look beautiful and the jar will give the perfect light for some spectacular photography!