Have a bunch of extra jars lying around? Organize your home with those jars! Jars are not only functional but look pretty. They’re also affordable (especially if you re-purpose jars you already have like food ones or ones that have held candles). You can also pick up mason jars or plastic storage jars really inexpensively at thrift stores and garage sales. Check out the following 10 ways to upcycle those jars into useful (and pretty) containers for organizing your home!
10 Creative Ways to Organize with Jars
1. Organize Your Desk
All it takes is some extra jars and a hot glue gun to make this great desk organizer system from It’s Overflowing! This could also be used for long craft supplies, like paintbrushes or art markers.
2. Organize Your Pantry Pretty
Take bulk foods like flour, rice, or nuts out of their containers and put them into matching glass jars (which can be found at Target and Wal-Mart) via The Farm Chicks. Make it even easier to use them by adding a small measuring scoop to each jar. And if you’re worried you may forget what’s what, you could add some pretty labels to them!
3. Corral Your Craft Supplies
If you have jars of different sizes you can organize your small, medium, and large craft supplies like above via Yesterday On Tuesday (who put her jars on a pretty space saving tiered tray). Jars that are see through are good to use since they allow you to see what stored inside (otherwise label the fronts).
4. Make a Cute General Purpose Organizer
The DIY Playbook’s wall mounted DIY mason jar organizer could be used for a variety of purposes. It can hold makeup supplies, craft supplies, kitchen supplies, really anything at all!
5. De-clutter Your Garage
This idea from Chez Larsson is a great for organizing small items in a garage! This is a great way to re-purpose any little plastic jars you may have lying around. With this, you can easily find your nails, screws, thumbtacks, etc. Because the tops are screwed into the bottom of a shelf, you can just unscrew the jar bottoms and take them to your work area without worrying about losing the tops.
6. Organize Your Silverware With Jars
Organize your silverware for every day use (or a party). Great idea for people that don’t have lots of drawer space. Make it pretty by displaying your jars filled with silverware on a cake stand like this by My Sweet Savannah.
7. All-in-one Sewing Kits
Use a mason jar to create this great sewing kit organizer with a pincushion top from Wait Till Your Father Gets Home. These are great because they make it easy to carry around your sewing essentials. They’d make great gifts, too!
8. Magnetic Jar Organizers
Sugar Bee Crafts shows another way to wall mount mason jars- with magnets on a small magnetic board. This not only looks cute, but is really handy because you can take the jars off and on. This would be great for craft rooms or garages!
9. Organize Your Vitamins
Bet you never thought about organizing your vitamins! Transfer your vitamins from their not so nice containers into more uniform pretty jars (in this case re-purposed spice jars)! This idea from Homework is a great for people who leave their vitamins out, plus jars all the same size fit better in cupboards
10. Hang Your Food
This idea from HGTV makes great use of the space under your cabinets! It’s also a handy way to keep foods that you often use easily accessible, without taking up counter space.
These jar upcycle ideas will make organizing with jars in your home simple, frugal, and fun!
What ways have you used jars for organizing?
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