Green home: Blackboard Mason Jar glasses

Adventures in Upcycling: The Mighty Mason

Green Home: Get your Mason Jar craft on!

We’re not quite sure how the Mason Jar became the poster child of the upcycling/recycling movement, but we’re really glad it did. There’s something about its chubby little body that reminds us of summer lemonade stands, of grandma’s preserves and mom’s jam. Its a friendly little jar that appeals to a wide swath of users who are now turning the humble Mason Jar into everything from Redneck wine glasses to Hipster coffee mugs. Here are some innovative Esty upstarts who are turning Mason Jars into green home treasures.

Green home: Mason Jar Chandelier

Green home: Mason Jar Chandelier

The Mason Jar Wagon Wheel Chandelier is the brainchild of artist Aimee McKenney and consists of 12 lights hanging from a wagon wheel 36 inches in diameter. The chandelier comes with a plug which can be removed if you want to wire it directly into a power source. McKenney has a variety of Mason Jar Chandeliers which are available from her Etsy store, Rustic Chandeliers. Order your Mason Jar chandelier here.

Green home: Mason Jar Mugs

Green home: Mason Jar Mugs

The perfect gift for the couple who has everything! Mason Jar mugs can be used for coffee or beer. These little cuties are made by Engraving By T. Don’t fancy the font or want your name on the mug to prevent someone else from drinking your beer? No problem! Just contact Thurman to discuss your engraving options. You can order these awesome Mason Jar Mugs here.

Green home: Mason Jar Wine Glasses

Green home: Mason Jar Wine Glasses

Redneck chic at its best; these Mason Jar wine glasses are the handy work of the very creative Rhonda. Perfect for a wedding toast, these puppies come replete with sealing caps to keep those pesky fruit flies out of your go-go juice. Order your personalized Mason Jar wine glasses from Rhonda’s Etsy shop TipsyGLOWs.

Green Home: Garden stake Mason Jar candle holders

Green Home: Garden stake Mason Jar candle holders

Step aside tikki torches! These fantastic garden stake Mason Jar candle holders will add a touch of hipster whimsy to your outdoor events. These candle holders come in orders of six and are designed to hold quart-size Mason Jars. Perfect for lining a path or lighting your garden, these candle holders are handmade by Treasure Again; an innovative Etsy store. You can order your candle holders or check out a plethora of great Mason Jar lighting at Treasure Again here.

Green home: Hanging Mason Jar Luminary Lanterns

Green home: Hanging Mason Jar Luminary Lanterns

This innovative set of lantern lids (set of eight) mean you can give a dull wall a little pizzazz while lighting your garden, paths or for special occasions. You can just add candles, or add candles in pebbles, with flowers, seashells or other accents. You can order regular or wide-mouth lids to fit any size Mason Jar. Devon and Tanita are the creators of these clever little lids and you can order directly from their store The Country Barrel here.

Green home: Mason Jar Birdfeeder

Green home: Mason Jar Birdfeeder

You can spread a little Mason Jar love to our feathered friends with this handmade Mason Jar Birdfeeder with copper hanging. Just fill the aqua blue glass vintage mason jar with seed and screw on the bottom. Holes allow for drainage and its easy to see when you need a refill! Sue Freeman is the bird-friend behind this pretty addition to your garden. Check out here Etsy store and place your orders here.

Green home: Blackboard Mason Jar glasses

Green home: Blackboard Mason Jar glasses

Cool kids love Mason Jar sippy cups and these cute little characters are made by Tina Bogart. Kids will love to pick their own jar and write their name, their drinks order or just doodle on the blackboard section with the attached chalk. The chalkboard paper is used on the lids as well as the sides. Order your set of six here.

Green home: Mason Jar Soap dispensers

Green home: Mason Jar Soap dispensers

We love these soap dispensers from Glass Act Supply. Order the lids to fit any size Mason Jar for dispensing soap and lotion. If you want to put the lid on a smaller Mason Jar, just trim the plastic pipe down. You can decorate your own jars or place pebbles and seashells in the soap for added effect. You can order your dispenser lids from Glass Act Supply here.

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