18 Clever Ways to Use Mason Jars in Your Garden

Do you have many Mason jars at home? Do you want to use creativity in turning these jars into something else?

Like you, I had a lot of jars of all shapes and sizes. I do not know what to do with them, but I do not want to throw them away either.

So, I did my research and found the answers to the “clever ways to use Mason jars in your garden?”

Check out my list!


1. Wind Chimes (Pretty and Unique Too!)

Source: Saved by Love Creations

You may find this project burdensome to make, but I guarantee you, everyone will be gushing about your Mason jar wind chimes.

You can use the beads and charms you have been piling up in your drawers for this project.

Interested? Check Saved by Love Creations for the how-tos.

2. Tea Light Lantern (Lovely for Evenings in the Garden)

Source: Country Living

No, you do not need to cut glass to do this project. All you need are some jars, wire, and ribbons. If you are entertaining guests in your porch, you can place votive candles inside then hang them on trees.

These lanterns can be a beautiful addition to an enchanting evening. Find the tutorial for this piece at Country Living.

3. Tiki Torches (Perfect for Setting the Theme for Barbecues)

Source: The Frugal Homemaker

You can keep backyard mosquitos and bugs away at night with these tiki torches. You can line them on the porch or along the pathway.

Check The Frugal Homemaker for guidelines on how to fashion old Mason jars into tiki torches.

4. Chandelier (Works Well With Old Chandelier Frame)

Source: Marty’s Musings

Do you want to receive “oohs” and “aahs” from your guests? Hang a Mason jar chandelier in your backyard! Invite friends for dinner and then serve drinks in your garden where the chandelier is.

This may be difficult to make, but I can guarantee total satisfaction after you make it.

Head to Marty’s Musings for the step-by-step instruction.

5. Bird Feeder – All You Need Is Twine and an Old Feeder

Source: Little House Living

Attract those birds with your Mason jar bird feeder. You only need a twine, a jar, and a chicken feeder.

Hang it your backyard and watch the birds come!

Want to make one for your garden? Check the how-tos at Little House Living.

6. Butterfly Feeder (Perfect for Your Garden)

Source: Hometalk

Hmm. If you don’t like to attract the birds in your garden, then how about butterflies?

Plus, butterflies pollinate plants which is great for a growing garden. So, it is best to attract them.

Check the guidelines from Hometalk on how you can make one.

8. Hanging Candle Holders – All You Need is Neon Cords!

Source: Skip to my Lou

Do you want to create a beautiful ambiance in your garden at night? Try these hanging macramé candleholders!

This project is easy to do. You only need your jars and some neon cord.

Want to try it? Head to Skip to my Lou for the instructions.

9. Outdoor Chandeliers (Easier Than No. 4!)

Source: All Things Heart and Home

You do not need to repurpose an old chandelier with this one. I think you will find this chandelier easier to do than the previous one I mentioned.

You can hang it on the wall, on the ceiling, and even on trees.

Click here if you want to do this project.

10. Hanging Chandelier – Lovely Addition for Garden Parties

Source: All Things Heart and Home

Instead of lights, why not put flowers instead? You can put your favorite flowers in them if you are having a backyard barbecue or outdoor photo shoot with family and friends.

Do you think you can do this? Learn how to do it here.

11. Solar Light Lanterns (Saves Expenses on Electricity, Too)

Source: Thrift Dee

Do you want your garden decorations to be eco-friendly? Then, I suggest you try these solar light Mason jar lanterns.

You only need your Mason jar, a solar light, and some baling wires.

Ready to do it? Head to Thrift Dee for the guidelines.

12. Glow Stick Lanterns (Fun to Create With the Kids)

Source: Creative Green Living

Do this project with your kids because they will enjoy them for sure!

Plus, this project is great if you don’t want to spend money on lighting. Line up these Mason jars in your garden pathways.

Your kids will jump for joy whenever they see these glow sticks lighting up in the dark.

If you want to create these lanterns, check here for the guidelines.

13. Plant Label – All You Need is a Mason Jar Lid!

Source: The Prudent Garden

You can use the lids of your Mason jars as plant labels. You can upcycle them so that you will find it easy to identify your vegetables and herbs.

Do you think you can do it? This is easy! You will finish this project in no time at all.

Check the link for the instructions.

14. Mason Jar Herb Garden (Perfect for Cramped Spaces)

Source: Home Remedies Rx

Create an eye-catching herb garden with your Mason jars. You need reclaimed wood, paint, and decorative chalkboards to do this project.

You can keep this in your garden so that you can gain easy access to your herbs. Plus, this planter makes it easy to grow mint, rosemary, basil, and lemongrass.

Do you want to have something like this in your home? Head to Home Remedies Rx for the how-tos.

15. Mason Jar Chandelier (Another Easy Chandelier Project!)

Source: Shanty 2 Chic

Here’s another chandelier idea for your garden or porch. I am surprised at its simplicity, and you will be, too.

You can put votive candles inside whenever you are entertaining at night for that perfect ambiance.

Check Shanty 2 Chic for the steps.

16. Garden Treasure Jars (Wonderful Activity for the Kids)

Source: Empress of Dirt

Decorate your garden with these easy-to-do and colorful garden treasure jars. Put little treasures in them for your kids to make it fun.

Did I get you interested in this project? Then, head to the Empress of Dirt for the instructions.

17. Outdoor Hanging Lights (For a Romantic Mood)

Source: E-How

These hanging outdoor lights of Tim and Mary Vidra are simple, yet inviting. You can suspend them on garden hooks and light them up at night.

The soft glow of the votive candles will add a romantic feel for an evening with a loved one.

If you want to make these hanging Mason jar lights for your fence, click here for the guidelines.

18. Hanging Planter – Works Best With Succulents!

Source: Saved by Love Creations

You need a butane micro torch or candle and lighter to cut the glass for this project. You may need to exert effort in cutting the glass, but I can guarantee you that you will find satisfaction after finishing this project.

You can choose whatever plant you like, but succulents work best for this project.

Ready? Learn how to make this planter from Saved by Love Creations.


Did you enjoy checking my list? Let me know what you think in the comments.

Thanks to this list, I was able to transform my Mason jars into something more beautiful and useful.

If you like my list, please share it with your family and loved ones so they can have ideas on what to do with their Mason jars too.

Thank you!