This post is in collaboration with Harriet Carr of Kensington Main Cleaners who provided some of the inspiration and ideas for how to keep your home organized with a simple mason jar organizer.
Everyone who experiences space problems in their home is probably also familiar with mason jars and how well they work to organize your stuff and to maximize storage in small spaces. Even better is a wall mounted DIY Mason Jar Organizer for your home. It is a fresh idea for providing order and saving space, and it doesn’t cost of fortune to make one.
This post will not only provide a tutorial on how to make this organizer but also includes a great list of ways to use a wall mounted mason jar organizer in your home.
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DIY Mason Jar Organizer
For this project you will need:
- Pint Size Mason Jars
- Wood board (I used on old decking board)
- Plumbing hose clamps
- 1/2″ Screws
- Screw Drivers – both a Phillips head and a Flat head
- Measuring tape
- Sawtooth Hooks
- Picture Hanging Hooks (I used a 30lb version)
- Metal cutting scissors
Since I already had a weathered piece of decking board from where we removed part of our old pool deck, I didn’t need to paint or stain the board for my project. If you are using a new piece of wood, you can either stain it or paint it depending on how you want the final project to look.
Once you have completed that step, it is just a matter of attaching the plumbing hose clamps to the board. For this, I measured the length of the board and divided it in to 3 equal sections to hang 3 mason jars equally across the board. I then measured 3 inches down from the top edge and marked with chalk where the screw needed to be drilled. I used the drill to make three guide holes in the board before attaching the hose clamps (or should I say my husband did this part).
The plumbing clamps already have slots in them so it was easy to widen one of the slots to insert the screw. Using the screwdriver, my husband and I attached the three plumbing clamps to the board.
I repeated a similar step to attach the sawtooth hangers to the back of the board.
The final steps are to insert the mason jars in the clamps, tighten the screws for the clamps until they securely hold the jars in place, cut off the excess length of metal for the clamps and hang it.
As for my own house, I hung my organizer in the basement bathroom since it does not have a lot of counter space available for our guests.
54 Different Uses for a Mason Jar Organizer
Now that you have made such a simple project, you need to figure out where can you use it and what can you put in it?
In the Bathroom
- Hair accessories
- Cotton Balls
- Cotton Swabs
- Toothbrushes and toothpaste
- Makeup brushes
- Band Aids
- First aid supplies
- Nail files
- Air freshener pellets
- Eye glasses (at night)
Harriet and her crew strongly suggest keeping your toothbrush off the counter and away from bacteria and also to save yourself from cleaning up the dried toothpaste from the sink.
In the Kitchen
- Herb Garden
- Flowers to brighten the space
- Dishwasher pods
- Tea Bags
- Cupcake paper cups
In the Kid’s Room
- Art Supplies
- Small Legos other small parts to toys
In the Office
- Post-It Notes
- Pencils & Pens
- Paper Clips
- Binder Clips
- Rubber Bands
- Small batteries
- Miscellaneous cords to electronics
In the Laundry Room
- Spare change
- Lint Roller
- Dryer Sheets
- Detergent Pods
- Lost Socks
In the Bedroom
- Battery operated candles or string lights
- Small plants
- Cell phone holder
In the Craft Room
- Paint Brushes
- Glue Sticks
- Decorative rolls of tape
- Scotch Tape
In the Garden Shed or Garage
- Seed packets
- Small Tools
- Balls of Twine
- Random screws or nails
- First Aid kit
- Rulers or tape measure
A great advantage to using a mason jar organizer is that the jars are very easily removed from the clamps and cleaned with just mild dish detergent and then reused again.
I love these types of organizers. Not only are they inexpensive to make but you can change out the size of the jar, decorate the jars with paint to match the room decor such as in red or pink colors, you can probably find a function for it in nearly every room in the house or outside, and they are easy to keep clean.
Mason Jars are the best! One day I want to get all the materials together to make an organizer like this. I love the way it looks and think it would be perfect for any room, especially my bathroom. #HomeMatterParty
I love these ideas! I use Mason jars for vases all the time, but you have some great new ideas! #HomeMattersParty
Lynn Woods says
I use a lot of Mason Jars in our bathroom to hold all the small things. They are so handy! #HomeMattersParty
Sandra Garth says
Having the jars mounted is a great space saver. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week and have a Happy Holiday.
Chloe Crabtree says
These are great ideas, I had only really seen these used for vases, and I always thought how unfriendly they would be to unscrew and screw back up every time you needed to clean out the water, these are much better ideas! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!
Thank you so much for such a well prepared and thorough list of how to use mason jar organizer.Think it’s past time for me to get one made and make good use of it, and more. Will be wondering what I ever did without it. Great and helpful post.
Wishing you and yours wonderful /happy Easter
Wow, you have put together so many ideas that I did not think of. I like that mason jar project. Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party. Hope you come back next week so I can stop by again. I hope you will stop by Thursday Favorite Things tomorrow.
I love mason jars! I need to make one of these for my son’s bathroom. Thanks for sharing on #HomeMattersParty
Thanks Emily. I will be there.
Great Post! I’ve seen pics of these all over Pinterest but haven’t ever tried to make my own. Pinned! I will be featuring you tomorrow so be sure to come join the party again!
Thanks Lindsey. I will definitely be there.
WOW! I cannot believe there are so many great uses for Mason Jars! They’re all cute, too! They’re especially useful for the air freshner pellets. Thanks.
Jen @ Noting Grace says
Love these ideas! Mason jars are my fav DIY decor tool – this organizer is cute!
Natalie @nelidesign says
Aren’t Mason jars the best? I’ll be using them a lot in my craft room!
I agree. Not only are they decorative and adorable but they serve so many functions. Thanks for stopping by.
Ashley @ Sweetpea Lifestyle says
Donna, you and I speak the same language! As I sit here typing while sipping tea out of my mason jar! Excited to host with you this month for #HomeMattersParty
Love that image. Thanks for stopping by.
I love this DIY mason jar organizer project. I want to make one for my herbs, so I can hang them upright along my windowsill. #HomeMattersParty
Love these ideas. I use them mostly in kitchen and craft room. Now, I got lots of ideas to use them around the house. #HomeMattersParty
What a great idea! There`s so many places and so many uses for a mason jar!
Lynn White says
I love mason jars. I use them all the time in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing where else I could use them in my home! #HomeMattersParty