Breathe New Life Into An Old Mason Jar With This Chic Tissue Holder DIY

Working as the go-to containers for preserving jams and pickles, mason jars often find themselves discarded in the trash after their culinary duty is fulfilled. These versatile glass containers, however, are now gaining a second life in the hands of creative individuals who champion sustainability and repurposing. From trendy home decor to practical storage solutions, mason jars are proving to be more than just a one-hit wonder. 

Eco-conscious minds have discovered myriad ways to upcycle mason jars, turning them into flower vases, candle holders, bird feeders, and even portable cake and salad containers. The beauty of repurposing lies in its ability to transform waste into something functional and stylish. One particularly clever adaptation is the conversion of these jars into chic tissue holders, adding a touch of elegance to an everyday item. Besides their aesthetic appeal, reusing glass jars around the house helps in reducing waste and contributes to a greener lifestyle.

So, if you're looking to extend the functional lifespan of your old mason jars, remaking them into tissue holders might just be the way to go. All you need are a clean wide-mouth mason jar, cardstock paper (plain, colored, or printed), a pencil, a pair of scissors, a cutter or craft knife, and a box of tissues. Now, let's get hands-on and turn an ordinary mason jar into a stylish tissue holder.

How to make your own mason jar tissue holder

First, remove the mason jar lid insert, lay it on the cardstock, and trace a circle around it. Cut out the circle you traced on the cardstock. Then, put the contents of the tissue box inside the mason jar. Use the cardstock cutout in the lid insert's place (put the print side up if the cardstock you're using is printed), and replace the lid. Create an opening for the tissues to be pulled through by gently but firmly making a crisscross cut on the cardstock cutout using your cutter or craft knife. Your mason jar tissue holder is now ready to use.

If you're feeling a little fancy, consider applying a coat of your favorite paint to the jar using a foam brush. Just remember to lightly sand the glass first to create a better bonding surface for the paint. For a rustic vibe, consider using chalk paint like Waverly Inspirations in matte, available at Walmart for $7.27; or use metallic spray paint for a touch of glamour, like this Rust-Oleum spray paint for $9 on Amazon.

Personalization is key to making your mason jar tissue holders unique. Experiment with different paint colors, stencil designs, or even decoupage techniques to match your home decor. For a truly unique design, making faux-stained glass is easier than you think. These DIY mason jar tissue holders not only make for a delightful addition to your living space but also serve as thoughtful and eco-friendly gifts for friends and family.