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Made it with Mason! Mason Jar Craft Books

Book cover of Mason Jar Nation

If you are like me, you probably have a trove of mason jars in various sizes taking up space in your basement or pantry.  But beyond canning, there are a lot of great crafts that repurpose the humble jars into storage, décor, and organizational tools.  These books will give you some ideas to put all those jars to good use!  


DIY Mason Jars: Thirty-five Creative Crafts and Projects for the Classic Container 

by Melissa Averinos 

Simple projects that use mason jars in a variety of ways, including decorating, storage, gardening, playtime and baking.  


Mason Jar Madness: Ultimate Craft Ideas for Gifts, Parties, Storage, and More 

by Ana Araujo  

Provides step by step instructions for transforming mason jars into gifts, decoration, storage and even party trimmings. 


Mason Jar Nation: The Jars That Changed America and 50 Clever Ways to Use Them Today

by JoAnn Moser

 Learn how to make more than 50 Mason jar projects. This book includes instructions for making luminaries, planters, and upcycled art, as well as providing a bit of history about mason jars and their impact on America.  Also available on Hoopla. 


Mason Jar Crafts (This is available as an eBook on OverDrive.)

 by Lauren Elise Donaldson 

Includes dozens of DIY projects using Mason jars! 


So next time someone gives you a jar of some wonderful home canned confection, keep the jar and repurpose into a great craft! 

To learn about Growing Sprouts in a Mason Jar, check out this Learning Library video.


Missy is an Adult librarian in the Poland Unit. She’s worked for the library for nearly 20 years, starting in Information Services, and moving to her current home at the Poland branch in 2009. Missy loves books in general, especially British mystery, fantasy, Rick Riordan, Stephen King and quite a bit of YA. She’s mom to 2 beautiful rescue dogs, Stormageddon the Dark Pup of All, and Oliver Queen Puppy Supreme, along with her tech-obsessed husband, Patrick, a Poland Schools educator. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, sewing, cooking, baking, crafting, and practicing Yoga.