35 Ways To Organize Your Kitchen With Nifty Mason Jar Ideas

Green and purple mason jars

Organizing your kitchen can be a daunting task. If you are looking for some organizing ideas, then read on to learn 35 ways to organize your kitchen with nifty mason jar ideas as this is perhaps just what you need! Get ready to have that overwhelming feeling disappear as these organizing tips are sure to help you find success in tidying your kitchen!

1. Utensil Caddy

Utensil Caddy

Separated utensil caddy - Image by Mason Jar Crafts Love

Remove the mason jar lids and store them side by side to segregate your spoons, forks, and knives for easy access on the dinner table or kitchen drawers and cabinets. It's a great way to save space and makes organizing your kitchen utensils a breeze!

2. Twine Holders

Twine Holders

One of the most creative ways to turn a trusty mason jar into a functional organizer is to keep many miscellaneous items like rolls of twine inside. Stack them properly and seal them up, then feed one end through a hole at the top before screwing on an outer lid.

It will then come out with two shorter pieces for tying off or sealing bundles of rope together smoothly. This way of organizing means there are fewer tangled cords and knotting.

3. Matches


Instead of keeping multiple matchboxes in the corner of your drawer, a straightforward way to store all your matches is by keeping all the matches in the jar and turning the lid into a nifty one with match strike paper.

This mini-DIY project couldn't get simpler either; simply take an old mason jar (or even reuse ones you've had stored away). Remove the aluminum top and insert match strike sticker paper to make lighting up a match for your candles, then all you have to do is strike the lid of the Mason jar and presto-chango: fire!

4. Bathroom Jars

Cotton buds and balls in mason jars

Organizing your bathroom toiletries can be a daunting task, but with the help of some mason jars, it can become a lot more manageable. One way to use mason jars in the bathroom is by dedicating one for each product type: shampoo and conditioner packets, cotton balls and pads, and even your nightly vitamins; the possibilities are endless!

5. Toothbrush Holders

Toothbrush Holders

Toothbrushes in mason jars - Image by Remodel Or Move

Mason jars are big enough so that you can put around six toothbrushes without each one touching. This organization and storage approach looks great in any bathroom with the right type of mason jar. You can even choose colored mason jars to add a touch of color to your space.

6. Make-up Brushes

Make-up Brushes

One of the best ways to display your make-up tools is by using a mason jar which you can place on your bathroom counters or your dressers. They're not only great for organizing and storing your make-up tools, but they're also decorative.

Cute as a button, these mason jar makeup brush holders will make getting ready in the morning so much easier! I love how they're eliminating messy drawers and hoarding several make-up pouches, only to lose them later!

7. Store Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning brush and towel

Nifty folks who want to recycle and reuse mason jars can use them to keep cleaning brushes, dishwasher soap, and even sponges in the sink or their under-sink cabinets. They're perfect for those who prefer having transparent organizers for better visualization and easy navigation.

8. Baker’s Caddy

Sugar in mason jar

The best way to store dried ingredients for baking is by keeping them in mason jars. Whether it's flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, or brown sugar, these jars will keep your ingredients fresh and free from bug infestation in storage.

If you're tight on a cabinet or counter space, using mason jars for organizing your open shelves is a great approach too. Not only do they look attractive on the shelves, but they're also very versatile and can be used in many different ways.

9. Coffee Cady

Coffee Cady

Coffee bean storage - Image by Canada Michaels

Preserving ground coffee is ideal in a mason jar or canister. It can be stored in the fridge or freezer and stay fresh for weeks. You can also store creamers, sugar packets, coffee pods, and stirrers in this cady to make coffee breaks at the pantry more accessible.

This is also a good idea if you like to roast your coffee beans, as freezing them in mason jars is a great way to preserve their flavor.

10. Spice Jars

Spice Jars

The most popular way to store spices is to put them in smaller mason jars that can be labeled easily. This way, you'll always know where your spices are, and they'll stay fresh much longer than if they were stored in the cabinet.

This is perfect for households with drawer space and uses up a lot of spices and herbs in their kitchen; from cumin, curry, to paprika and dill, there's a bunch you can store in these charming little jars for convenient use daily.

11. Cake Mixes

Cake Mixes

Ready to Bake Cake Mix - Image by I Am Baker

If you like to make cakes from scratch, storing the dry ingredients in mason jars is a great way to prep them before those weekend cravings. Just measure out each ingredient and store it in a jar until you make the cake. Then, follow the recipe, dump everything into one bowl, and stir!

12. Preserve Fruits and Veggies

Preserve Fruits and Veggies

A highly effective way to prolong the shelf life of fruits like strawberries and blueberries; and vegetables like celery and carrots is by storing them in a mason jar with water. This is an excellent approach to prepare them for snacking or cooking, and they'll stay fresh longer.

13. Cupcake Liner Storage

Cupcake liners

Cupcakes are always a fun and delicious treat, but if you tend to bake them often, then it’s likely that your cupcake holders won't last as long. Instead of using plastic cupcake holders that can sometimes break under pressure, why not use liners and organize them in smaller jars by color?

This way, all your cupcake liners will be in one place, and you can just grab the color you need without having to search through a big box.

14. Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser - Image by Crafts by Amanda

If you're looking for an easy way to add some farmhouse style to your kitchen or bathroom, then a mason jar soap dispenser is a nifty way to organize your liquids. A simple DIY is to remove the top lid of the jar and drill a hole in the middle, large enough for the stem of a pump to fit. 

Reusing an old plastic pump for dispensers that you would've just thrown away would be a sustainable way to spruce up your organizing efforts! Trim the end of your pump if it's too high and proceed to lock and twist the top part of the pump to close it securely. 

Fill in the mason jar with liquid soap and twist the lid tightly. There you have it, with your own recycled mason jar soap dispenser!

Check out the full tutorial here.

15. Salad Packer

Salads in mason jars

Salad packer is a popular method for packing lunches, whether for school, work, or picnics. Start by layering the bottom of the jar with dressing to the drier and more resistant to spill items like toppings and vegetables. It is also lovely to incorporate some creativity as you go by cutting the vegetables in different shapes so your kids will enjoy eating their snacks when recess hits.

16. DIY Herb Planters

Herbs planted in mason jars

If you enjoy growing your herbs in the kitchen, using mason jars can help propagate them easily. You can even get creative with the design and turn them into hanging planters using plywood and hooks.

Making your wall planter system is an excellent way to keep your succulents or herbs organized. Just take an old strip of wood and use clips as jar holders so all the planters can hang with ease when it’s time to start planting outside!

17. Flower Vase

Flower Vase

Yep, mason jars are not just for organizing and can even store or hold flowers. You can put a fresh batch in the fridge, so they last longer too! If you want an easy way to enjoy your favorite blooms indoors all year long, this is one hack that will come in handy.

18. DIY Chore Chart

DIY Chore Chart

Chore chart - Image by Jar Store

When you live with a bunch of kids who need to learn the importance of responsibility, then a chore chart is always an excellent tool to start. You can be sustainable with your approach and reuse your mason jars to make a DIY chore chart.

Start by placing the mason jars in the DIY chore chart, then instruct the kids to place each chore in the appropriate jar. Have a label maker available to identify things like "chores" or simple things like dots for completed assignments.

As soon as each child does one task from either pile of duties, move both sticks next to their corresponding number in order until all tasks are completed, then reward them lavishly. This is a great way to get everyone in the family excited about helping out, and it will look super cool on your fridge.

See the full tutorial here.

19. Toothpick Dispenser

Toothpick Dispenser

Toothpick Dispenser - Image by Domestically Blissful

Another nifty tool to have on your dining table is toothpicks. Use a mason jar to store them easily and customize the lid by adding holes to slide them out right after a meal.

20. Mounted Freestanding Pantry Organizer

Mounted Freestanding Pantry Organizer

Freestanding pantry with mason organizers - Image by Wendell T. Weber

A DIY freestanding pantry organizer is great for small kitchens and no pantry. DIY a wooden shelf out of an old pallet and ensure the distance of each shelf is tall enough to fit small to extra large mason jars. A fantastic way to maximize space is to use mason jars for all your dry food. 

From spices, rice, pasta noodles, baking ingredients to snacks like cereal, popcorn seeds, and pretzels, this storage system will make organizing your kitchen a pretty sight to see and a functional one at that.

21. Quick Meal Organizers

Salad in a jar

This tip is a life-saver for anyone who has trouble planning their food intake or eating healthy! With mason jars, you can store all sorts of ingredients for snacks and breakfast in advance.

That means no more hunting through your cupboard when it's time to grab something quick before leaving the house. You can start with simple overnight oats, chickpea and chicken salad, and even a strawberry cheesecake if you're keen.

These quick meals are a great way to ensure you're reaping the benefits of a healthy diet, and mason jars make it easy to transport your food with you on the go.

See more ideas here.

22. Fridge Organization

Fridge Organization

Mason jars used in an organized fridge - Image by Broma Bakery

One great way to organize your fridge is by using different colored mason jars for each type of foodstuff. Not only will this look cool and vibrant in your fridge, but it'll also be a highly effective way to create a system with your kids when they're looking for particular food and ingredients.

Aside from preserving vegetables and fruits, mason jars can also store dairy like yogurt, cheese, and milk. In addition, you can also use them to store sauces, condiments, oils, and other liquids like water or juice; just make sure you group like items for fuss-free navigation.

23. Vitamin Organizers


Vitamins are essential, especially if you tend not to have a healthy lifestyle. But keeping different vitamins can make your storage look cluttered. A great way to sort and store them is to keep them in mason jars with proper labels and instructions. That way, you’ll have easy access to it, and your storage will look clean and organized. 

Aside from that, this will help you keep track of your doses and expiration. With these jars on display right next to your cabinet doors, you can safely line them up in a way that signals which ones you need to consume first. 

24. Laundry Organizer

Laundry Organizer

Laundy organizer - Image by Designer Appliances

Creating a mason jar organizer for laundry supplies is a genius way to keep your favorite laundry room essentials organized and close at hand. Get different jars for clothes clips, sewing patches, stitching holes, laundry soap, detergent, and other laundry essentials.

25. Art Supply Storage

Art Supply Storage

Art supplies in mason jars - Image by Craft Ware House

For those with toddlers running around the kitchen all the time, making a charming and easily accessible art supply caddy for coloring in the kitchen could be a way to keep them off the hot saucepans.

Use mason jars filled with paintbrushes, crayons, and markers, among other art supplies, to give them a variety and help them explore their creativity! Doing this is also a brilliant way to help them clean up after coloring time.

26. Desk Organizers

Messy desk

A messy desk can counter-productivity when you need to get some work, studying, or planning.. It's easy to organize your office supplies with just three simple items: glass mason jars, spray chalkboard paint, and a handy pen.

You must use the right size for each type of supply needed, so be sure when choosing which ones will work best! Once everything has been labeled make it stand out by applying white adhesive letters in your favorite font inspired by what they hold inside, or use one coat over all containers before storing them away neatly.

27. Tissue Dispenser

Tissue Dispenser

Tissue Dispensers - Image by My Repurposed Life

Store your boxes of tissue in an upcycled glass mason jar. A little DIY won't hurt and doing so will save you a ton of space than the usual tissue box. Get the top lid of the mason jar and mark the center with an "x" to mark the spot. This will help you cut through the lid with ease using an exacto knife.

Place the tissues inside the jar, pull the first few tissues carefully through the lid's insertion, and seal the lid tightly. A nifty quick way to add some extra decor to any room while organizing at the same time!

28. Pen Holder

Pen Holder

Mason jars make useful pen holders when you have limited desk or counter space. Not to mention, it's enjoyable to be able to color coordinate pens and pencils in your favorite colors.

Learn how to create a full tutorial here.

29. Sewing Kit

Sewing Kit

Another good way to utilize mason jars is to make a sewing kit. The first thing you need to do is use your hot glue gun and attach the pincushion to the jar lids. So how do you make a pin cushion?

Just use a scrap cloth and mold it into a ball. Sew the sides accordingly to seal it tight enough, and create a little pocket for your pins. Using a glue gun, glue the edges of the lid to keep them in place securely when turning the lids.

From there, you can fill the sewing kit mason jars with whatever other supplies you'd like! This is a great gift idea as well and sure to be loved by any family member or friend who loves to sew.

Read more about this tutorial here.

30. Hardware Storage

Hardware Storage

Hardware tools in mason jars - Image by The Country Chic Cottage

Doesn't it get annoying how those pesky screws and nails get lost in the toolbox? Why not store them in mason jars to create an organizer in your garage. Sort the nails, screws, stoppers, and hooks in separate jars and add labels to create a more seamless organizer. Display them on your shelves for convenient navigation.

31. Business Card and Take-Out Menu Organizers

Take out menu

A busy and messy fridge filled with take-out menus and calling cards you don't want to throw away for a rainy day, and that's okay! But maybe finding a place for them might not hurt, like perhaps storing them in a mason jar? You can even go nuts with the labels and segregate pizza menus from Chinese food!

32. Candy Station

Candies in mason jars

Best for open shelves, gathering all your favorite candies and chocolates and placing them in separate mason jars on display is a great way to have quick access. It's also a fabulous way to satisfy your sweet cravings!

33. Seed Storage

Seeds in mason jars

Grab some mason jars, fill them with your favorite seeds! Keep them in the fridge or freezer for long-term storage. And keep them in a cool dark place for short-term storage. It will also make them safe from the bugs and in storage for your next planting.

34. Gift Jars

DIY cookie recipe in mason jars

Mason jars are also excellent for storing homemade gifts like freshly baked cookies, brownies, or even homemade soap! Add a little ribbon and a card to make it more festive. You can even get mason jars in different candy colors which can be perfect for gift jars. 

35. Pasta Organizer

Pasta noodles in mason jars

If you're big on pasta and trying all the many types of noodles, then mason jars could be an excellent tool to store them accordingly. Whether it's rotini, penne, macaroni, or even fettuccini noodles, they're perfect for keeping them all organized and in one place; not to mention, they're great containers for dry foods to keep the bugs away!


When it comes to organizing your kitchen, mason jars are some of the ideal tools to organize all sorts of things like cooking ingredients and baking supplies. Whether it's spices or sugar that you're organizing, these little glass containers can make everything look clean and spacious. Plus, they help create a nice rustic atmosphere in any space!

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