Because mason jars have been so popular over the past 5+ years, there is now a whole sub-industry dedicated to developing fun accessories for mason jars. Over the years I have shared so many methods and supplies that you can use to decorate mason jars, today I am sharing my favorite mason jar accessories to use those jars for various purposes.
MY FAVORITE MASON JAR ACCESSORIES
These are all mason jar accessories that I purchased (usually on Amazon) and have used for crafts and projects over the years. They are the accessories that I personally recommend for durability and usefulness. I hope you find something you new that you can use too!
This mason jar accessory allows you to turn any mason jar into a bright LED lantern. The product that I purchased came with lid inserts to fit either regular mouth or wide mouth mason jars. The light does require two AAA batteries, but there is a small button which allows you to easily turn the light off and on to save battery life.
These pretty lids instantly turn two mason jars into piggy banks. I chose the copper finish, but you can buy them in a range of metallics.
Turning a large mason jar into a bird feeder could not be simpler with this mason jar accessory. The feeder will sit on the ground or a table, allowing little birds or chicks to hop over to eat their fill. Learn more about this bird feeder lid here.
I have upcycled old soap pumps into mason jar toppers before, but you have to be very careful or the lid will begin to rust. These pump inserts work extremely well, and they will not rust.
I am terrible about drinking enough water throughout the day. If my water has a bit of fruit flavor (or a bit of bubbles), I am much more likely to drink it. This lid insert lets you add fresh fruit to your water jar without worrying about slurping up any of the bits and pieces. Need some great infused-fruit recipes? I have your back!
Are you ready to ditch single-use plastic straws? While you can buy premade mason jar drink holders at the store, you can also just buy the lids and straw separately. This way you can turn the washable glass jars you already own into drink holders!
Hanging mason jar lanterns are beautiful, but it can be tricky to create a sturdy hanger. These wire hangers fit securely around the jar so you can hang them without worrying they will fall and break.
These inexpensive lid inserts make arranging flowers in a jar so much easier! The crisscrossed wire insert allows you to place a stem exactly where you want it, without the hassle of it slipping and sliding all around the jar. Since you get four frogs in a set, this is a great purchase if you are creating table decorations for a wedding or shower.
Mixing and Matching Mason Jar Accessories
Mixing and matching the mason jar accessories can be really fun, and these are only some of the products on the market. I also want to mention that you should make special note of the size of your mason jar and whether it is a regular or wide mouth jar. If you have different sized jars, you will want to make sure you are buying accessories that fit your jar.
You can even use multiple different mason jar accessories for one project. I made this copper dot mason jar a few years ago, and it works well with several of the accessories in this list. You can turn one project into several, just by mixing and matching the accessories!
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