17 Unique Christmas Mason Jar Ideas

It’s no secret that we love mason jars. But did you know that mason jars aren’t just for spring or summer decor? Mason jars can be dressed up in their holiday best to decorate your ceremony or reception site with ease. For instance, you can add a custom monogram label to a jar, fill it with cocoa and wrap up in pretty packaging as a favor for guests. Or, you can place a pretty jar filled with epsom salts and a candle for a DIY mason jar lantern to light up the night. If your wedding isn’t during the holiday season, apply these pretty ideas to your home decor, as homemade gift ideas for loved ones or to create a wow-worthy holiday party co-workers will be talking about well into the new year. Find out which 17 Christmas mason jar ideas made the cut after the jump!

#1: Jars + Crochet= Love.

These Christmas jam jars covered in crochet just about warmed our hearts! You can learn how to DIY these at home with the full tutorial found here.

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photo credit: dottie angel

#2: Christmas Cake in a Jar

Red and white cake in a jar with a Santa label on top. Perfect! Via According to Kelly:

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photo credit: according to kelly

#3: Christmas Scent in a Jar

This Christmas scent in a jar idea was spotted via Happiness Is… and emits a simmering scent to fill your home (and guests homes!) with the sweet scent of the holidays.

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photo credit: happiness is…

#4: Christmas Cupcakes in a Jar

Learn how to bake these delectable Christmas cupcakes in a jar with a full tutorial here via Pinterest.

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photo credit: our best bites

#5: Winter Wonderland in a Jar

This beautiful wonderland can be constructed with jars for a pretty decorative touch at your reception tables. Crafted by the lovely Tortoise and the Hare:

christmas mason jar

photo credit: tortoise and the hare

#6: Christmas In a Jar

Gift guests with Christmas in a jar by filling it with yummy candies and wrapping it up in pretty packaging via A Subtle Revelry:

christmas mason jar

photo credit: a subtle revelry

#7: Mason Jar Lanterns

#7: Dress up your reception decor with these decorative mason jar centerpiece lanterns with just a subtle holiday touch:

photo credit: stylizimo

#8: Mason Jar Candles

Create a holiday scene in a winter forest with these mason jar oil candles via The Green Head:

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photo credit: the green head

#9: Cranberries + Floating Candles in a Jar

A holiday scene in a mason jar with a floating candle via Better Homes & Gardens:

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photo credit: bhg.com

#10: Christmas Ornaments in a Jar

Arrange ornaments in mason jars (or any jar with a lid) and place at tables as centerpieces as done via Real Simple:

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photo credit: real simple

#11: Epsom Salt Mason Jar Lanterns

Mason jars filled with epsom salts and tea light candles will create a DIY lantern with a snow-filled effect and the warmth of candlelight. Via HGTV via the original source The Inspired Room:

christmas mason jar

photo credit: the inspired room

#12: Blue Mason Jars + Fake Snow

#12: Fill blue mason jars with fake snow and shells and top with vintage ornaments for a holiday theme in blues and whites via Erin Art and Gardens:

photo credit: erin art and gardens

#13: Moss and Conifer Filled Jars

Three little bottle jars filled with moss, a sprig of conifer and spruce scented oil make these the cutest glass ornaments ever. Spotted via Pinterest via Small Burst and originally by One Gift One World. Cute idea!

photo credit: one gift one world

#14: Mason Jars Filled with Lights

Add a romantic glow to the night by filling up mason jars with mini lights! Spotted via Pinterest:

photo credit: iva mananquil

#15: Mason Jar Lantern Decor

Mason jar lanterns strung about create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Photo by Trent Photography:

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photo credit: trent photography

#16: Christmas Globe in a Jar

Craft pretty snowy pines in a jar with this clever DIY christmas mason jar crafted by In My Blessed Nest:

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photo credit: in my blessed nest

#17: Peppermint Cocoa in a Jar

A perfect gift for guests? Peppermint cocoa in a jar! We spotted this genius and completely appropriate gift via Texas Cottage from the original source Sunset with photograph by David Prince:

christmas mason jar

photo credit: sunset

We hope this post has inspired you to think outside the box for Christmas decor and has shown you a few unique ways to dress up your ceremony and reception sites. Maybe you’ve even discovered a few gifts to make at home for your loved ones this holiday season. So, we want to know…

… which one is your favorite?

Happy Planning!


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November 4, 2014 12:55 am

I’ve been browsing for simple and easy to make Christmas table decorations and I think I found some here. Those mason jars with christmas lights are pretty awesome! Glad I come across to your blog. Thanks for sharing inspiration!

December 5, 2011 1:01 pm

you know I LOVE these! My favorite is the mason jar snow globes. On my to-do list since I saw them being sold at anthropologie for a lot of $, and I knew I could make them myself with my massive mason collection! great round up of ideas.

December 4, 2011 5:40 pm

So many amazing ideas!! The winter wonderland in a jar is definitely my favorite. My friend is having a “White Christmas” wedding next year and I’m definitely telling her about that!

December 4, 2011 3:40 pm

awesome post. love them filled with lights

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