Mason jars live on in the design world. They certainly have some years where they’re more popular then others. But they’re everywhere and for good reason. Every day we see even more brilliant ideas for using them. If they become the longest lasting event décor item of all time, we won’t be surprised.

Durable and versatile, rustic yet sophisticated, mason jars have earned our love here at Eventsage. We’d even get mason jar bumper stickers.

Here’s our many uses of mason jars that we’ll be exploring in 2015

1. Dessert

Use different layers of colours to make your creation really pop. This just says ‘delicious’ all over it.

Mason Jar - Dessert

2. Dessert

Grab Mason jars of all different sizes for different dessert portions. Want an easy and delicious crust? Find some cookies and have fun with a rolling pin.

Mason Jars - Dessert

3. Personal Glass

There are no easier party glasses than Mason jars. For a simple giveaway, send each guest home with this easy homemade hot chocolate mix in their jars.

Mason Jars - Chalkboard

4. Candles

Need a centrepiece for your dinner party? This is it. Pop candles in some Mason jars, wrap a ribbon or tie raffia around each of them, and consider your job done!

Mason Jar - Tea Lights

5. Lighting

Grab fairy lights. Put them in your mason jar. Close your mason jar. Instant lighting luxury!

Mason Jar - Twinkle lights

6. Tiki Torches

Maybe you’re going for the Survivor look. Maybe you just feel like some Tiki in your life. Here’s a secret: mason jars become DIY tiki torches in 5 minutes.

Mason Jar - Tiki torches

7. Drinks

Nothing says special like a raspberry lemonade cocktail in a Mason jar. Make sure to muddle your raspberries and don’t forget a cookie stick for dramatic visual appeal.

Mason Jars - Cocktail drinks

8. Drinks

Beautiful and only 50 calories. Pass us a frappuccino right now. Did we mention this takes only 2 minutes to whip up?

Mason Jar - coffee

9. Appetizers

Easy dinner ideas are great. Healthy and local? Even better. Absolutely gorgeous when served in a mason jar? Slam dunk!

Mason Jar - appetizers

10. Appetizers

Chili and cornbread is yum. Put them in a mason jar and top with sour cream, making them perfect for walking around with in your hand at an outdoor dinner party. We know what we’re making tonight.

Mason Jar - Food

11. Bonus

Want to make a bold statement? Paint them!

Mason Jar - Painted


Sage Words

Decorating can be easy on the pocketbook and a ton of fun. The key is to know your theme – figure out what kind of vibe you want to create and try variations of the ideas on this list.

(Image Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 67, 8, 910, 11)

Kimberly Rohachuk

Kimberly Rohachuk

Over my career I've had the honor of working on some major events, including the World AIDS Conference in Vancouver, G8 Foreign Ministers meeting, and the Vancouver 2010 Olympics bid delegation to Prague. I’ve also worked with a number of corporate clients all over the world delivering hundreds of events for groups ranging from 50 to 1,500 people.

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