12 Adorable Mason Jar Crafts You Must Make For The Holidays

With Christmas right around the corner, decorations are starting to crop up on every corner—and probably in your house, too. As someone who loves making festive crafts, I researched various things to create with a simple Mason jar. The results were so creative, I almost forgot that a jar was the primary ingredient to all of the below.

To Eat Or Drink…

1. Mulling Spices


Not only is this a great stocking stuffer, but also a great gift to bring to a holiday party (or ten). Plus, the scent is so delicious, it’ll make you want to make mulled wine year-round.  Check out nestofposties.com for full instructions and details.

2. Christmas Salsa

You can make this red salsa from scratch for the Mexican food lover in your life, then tie it with a green bow and you’re all set!  Checkout Taste of Home for instructions.

3. Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix

Happy Hour Projects

These are the perfect gifts for your co-workers and it’ll make them wanting seconds! (So make extras! I learned the hard way!) Click here for full instructions.

4. Gingerbread Terrariums


I think this wins for “most creative (edible) Mason jar idea.” Ground pretzels are used as “gravel,” shredded coconut (or vanilla frosting) as “snow,” kneaded marzipan for “succulents” and “Christmas trees,” and Rosemary as added trees.  Click here for full instructions.

To Light Up Your Life…

5. Snowy Pinecone Candle Jars


I adore everything that Crafts by Amanda does (follow her on Facebook and you’ll see what I mean!). These snowy pinecone candle jars are festive, yet also romantic—perfect for those cold nights when you have to stay in.

6. Snowman Mason Jar

Crafty Morning

These are the cutest—and great to make with kids!—and also light up when you add an LED tea light to them!

7. Snowman Luminary


These are as cute as the Snowman Mason Jars with the LED lights—and also a kid-friendly craft activity.  Click here for complete instructions.

8. Illuminated Christmas Scene


The other day, we did a story on how you can make your own Christmas snow globe. Now, you can make a serene winter setting—that also lights up! Perfect as night lights or accents for a holiday dinner party!  Full details here.

9. White Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries

Ginger Snap Crafts

Once you make these, you’ll bring the magical effect of snow into your house. They’re perfect to line your indoor staircase or as table centerpieces.   Full details here.

10. Lanterns

Adventure In A Box

What better a way to guide guests to your front door than with these cute Mason jar lanterns?  Get the full how-to here.

To Give Thanks And Thoughts…

11. Gratitude Jar

Make And Takes

This example is for Thanksgiving, though I do it for Christmas and, inside, I put a bunch of reasons why I am grateful for whomever I’m giving it to. It’s the perfect thank-you for special people in your life!

12. Journal-In-A-Jar

Organized Home

I LOVE this idea. Just like it sounds, the journal-in-a-jar gives the gift receiver prompts to journal about. Check out this link for more specifics, and for children’s versions, too!

For even more holiday Mason jar craft ideas, check out this link.