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This is a sponsored post by Green Works and I am so excited about it!

I love a good mason jar hack and this one was done before I even knew what “hacks” were!
When I was little, we used to visit my grandparents on Hilton Head Island.  It was my favorite place to be.  My grandma, mom, brother and I would go biking or go to the beach- just exploring the island.  While we were out, my grandpap and my dad would be busy working in my grandpap’s garage.   He was so organized and creative!   This hanging mason jar organizer was just one of his little ‘hacks’ that made life easier!

hanging mason jars
You can hang your mason jars anywhere that works – your office for paper clips, rubber bands, etc…   or your garage for nails, screws, bolts (this is what my husband does) or even your pantry for things like chip clips.

So here is how I decided to upcycle our mason jars:
1- Clean the mason jars.  I used the Green Works wipes because they are always right there on my pantry shelf (they are so easy to grab when I need a cleaning wipe)
jar 9
Next I filled up my jars with things for the garage.

Next we measured where we wanted the lids to go (spaced out evenly):
We pre-drilled a hole in the wood, drilled a tiny hole in the lid (just to know where the center was) and then drilled the lid into the wood.

We drilled all of our mason jar lids into place:

And then we were able to just screw on the mason jars themselves.   They screw on & off pretty easily, depending on what you have inside of the jar.

When all of the jars were screwed on, we were able to take the piece of wood out to the garage and turn it into a floating shelf:

My husband even used it to store other things on top:
shelf organizer

Overall, it is an easy upcycling idea.   Take something that you have lying around the house and repurpose it to something useful!


Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. I would upcycle mason jars and use them as vases for flowers and fill them with not only water but also colored marbles and other items and use them as decor.

  2. My daughters upcycle all kinds of creations. My youngest redesigns clothes, and she made a night light out of an old vitamin bottle.

  3. I would love to upcycle mason jars like you did above and use them to make decorative wall sconces with candles inside to light.

  4. I have an old table I want to make into a charging station for the kiddos electronics. I just have to find the time

    1. I want to do that, too!! (& have the same “time” issue!!)

  5. We had some leftover Copper Piping and I used it to make a unique Jewelry Stand for my necklaces and bracelets!

  6. I love this idea!!! We are currently going through a stack of pallets out back and making planters for the garden.

  7. I’d use pretty blue mason jars to organize my cosmetics in the bathroom!!

    1. I love blue mason jars. I need to get some for our bedroom (its a light silvery-blue) 🙂

  8. I love to use mason jars to have my smoothies. I would also try this hanging diy mason jars in my son’s room for storing legos, crayons etc.

  9. Live the look! I would maybe use them in the bathroom for cotton balls, q-tips, hair rubberbands, etc… 🙂

  10. My husband works on a farm so it’s pallets everywhere! We are making book shelves for my sons room and a headboard for our bed. Fun projects!

  11. Something I find myself upcycling is old fabric into items like handkerchiefs and reusable bags.

    1. There is a book about that (fabric into handkerchiefs) that our kids love, but the name of it is slipping my mind… 🙂