Don't chuck out old pickle jars. Check out 16 astonishing ways to upcycle them instead

Whether they are filled with food, storing utensils, or used as decoration, glass jars are some of the most useful things to keep around the house. If you can't live without pickles or grape jelly, we know that the jars can accumulate fast. However, make sure you keep them instead of tossing them out.
You never know when a glass jar could come in handy. They're perfect for all sorts of things like organizing your bathroom, decorating for parties, even lighting up your garden. Keep reading to see some amazing projects and hopefully gain some inspiration to start your own.
Canisters (h/t My Ugly Split Level)
If your kitchen is in need of some extra storage, save yourself some money on buying canisters from the store. Instead, make some yourself out of old jars. Within minutes, you'll have nice, handmade canisters to store your rice or sugar. Watch how easy this project is in the video below:
Upcycled jar (h/t Doodle Craft Blog)
This lovely jar was inspired by vintage apothecary jars. We love how you can transform an everyday object by adding some simple ornamentation. It would be such a shame to let such a good jar go to waste. Check out the video below to see the full project:
Picnic utensil caddy (h/t Just a Little Creativity)
This utensil caddy would be ideal for outdoor cooking or a picnic. Check out how the project comes together in the video below:
Lacy mason jars
In the video below, watch how combining lace can turn an old pickle/mason jar into stylish decor in no time!
Party favor jars (h/t The Chic Site)
If we were at a party, we would be so excited to get one of these jars, featured in the video below. Since party favors can be pricey, we love the idea of saving money by reusing materials from around the house.
Snow globes (h/t Sweet Something Design)
These waterless snow globes are stunning and would make priceless gifts for family and friends around the holidays or to keep for yourself as Christmas decorations.
Spring decor jars (h/t The Latest Find)
When spring rolls around, not only do we need to break out the bright colors for our wardrobe but the house could use some springtime colors as well. Next time you are redecorating for Spring, try this simple and adorable painted jar project below:
Soap dispenser (h/t Mox and Fodder)
Using jars around the house can lend a very nice aesthetic to your decor. Try using them in your bathroom by converting an old pickle or jam jar into a soap dispenser. See how this works via the video below:
Garden lanterns
A crafter's best friend is Mod Podge. Their second best friend is old jars. Combine the two and make these gloriously colorful lanterns that would be great for a garden or a dorm room. Watch the video below for the end result:
Wall decor
This super easy project will take just seconds to make but just look at how sophisticated it looks hung up on the wall. Check it out in the video below:
Pumpkin jars
Fall: the perfect time for cozy sweaters, warm lattes, and pumpkin everything. You know what it's also good for? Crafts. Combine all your favorite Fall characteristics by spending a day making these precious pumpkin decorations for your home. See it come together in the video below:
Hanging planters (h/t Knock Off Decor)
We couldn't show you a list of jar projects without including a planter. Jars are so useful in both indoor and outdoor gardens. Check out how to make a cool-looking one with the help of the video below:
Pickle jar lid coasters
This involves a different part of the jar: the lid. It's so simple and can look very chic as you customize it. Watch the video to see this done:
Pin cushion
Even if you don't sew, this adorable project might make you want to learn how just so you can use this idea. See video below:
Fourth of July decorations (h/t Frugal Coupon Living)
We love these DIY Fourth of July decorations. These are such a great way to show your patriotism and better yet, if you change up the colors they could be good for any holiday. Watch the video below to see how it is done:
Crochet jar covers
This project is for the knitters and crochet lovers out there. It's amazing what a cozy crocheted cover can do for just about anything. Why shouldn't your jars get to wear a comfy sweater in the winter too?
Mason jar bathroom organizer
If you have a small bathroom, you know how frustrating it can be trying to get ready in the morning with such little counter space. Using jars could be a great way to designate space for all your bathroom necessities while remaining super stylish.
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