The humble mason jar has become the star of the DIY world, but we aren’t sick of them yet. Here’s five really cool accessories I’ve bought for my mason jars as of late and find I use all the time. From solar powered lid lamps to silicone drinking spouts, there are all sorts of accessories for under $10 that will make your stash of mason jars that much more useful (and adorable). Find out what they are and where to buy them after the jump…
Ball Jar Heritage Collection Pint Jars
They are Pretty Prudent blue! I don’t like them for actual canning or jams and jellies (i prefer clear glass), but for every other use, this bright color is so fun! $12.04 for a set of six on Amazon.
Mason Jar Solar Lid-light
Ok, these are freaking amazing. It is a lid you screw onto your mason jar (fits any regular non wide-mouth jar), then you leave the jar in the sun all day to charge. At night, the lid senses it is dark and an LED light on the underside goes on, lighting up your jar. The jar is a little portable lamp you can carry around with you! And the light it lets off is really beautiful. I like using it with my blue mason jars. Scarlet also likes to take it into her room at night, she says it makes a “spiderweb” on the ceiling. $10.99 each on Amazon.
Cuppow Drinking Lid
This is a simple BPA-free plastic lid that turns your mason jar into a drinking cup that can travel. You remove the lid from the jar, place the Cuppow on top, then screw the jar’s original ring back on. You can even fit a straw in the hole. I love this thing and carry it around everywhere. Scarlet always tries to steal it from me, and I let her, because she is less clumsy even than I. $9.18 on Amazon.
Mason Jar Flower Frog
A flower frog is a device that helps with arranging flowers. In this case, you just toss your regular mason jar lid and replace with the flower frog. Now you can stuff flowers into the grid and they will look perfectly arranged – letting you use less flowers to make a full arrangement. $6.99 on Amazon.
Jarden Home Brands Elite Collection 8 oz Canning Jars
I love these jars because I am currently obsessed with jam and jelly making. These jars are just a fancy shape, 8 ounces fit into a low, flat shape, perfect for scooping out my bacon-garlic jam with a knife to spread on crackers. $8.86 for four on Amazon.
So those are my five favorite Mason Jar Accessories as of today. Do you know of any others I simply must check out?