I love DIY’s that include things we already have around the house. In this post, I am showing off some of my crafty prowess by using some mason jars from my kitchen to help keep my work area neat and tidy. My desk isn’t big at all, and has two small drawers that don’t hold nearly as much as I need them to. So in order to find a way to keep all of my pens, pencils, and utensils nearby, I decided to repurpose a few mason jars I had in the kitchen and stack them to create mason jar cubbies that could hold all of my stuff.
This is a simple DIY to replicate and takes hardly no time at all. I know time is of the essence for a lot of us, so being able to make things that don’t require a lot of time is something most of you are looking for.
All you need are mason jars (preferably the bigger ones—the small ones won’t be able to hold as much) and things like pens, pencils, paper clips, etc, to put in them. Then you can stack them as seen here or you can line them up. Stacking requires less space, but does take some skill. Depending on the surface, they may roll around and not be sturdy. So make sure to have a surface with some texture to it, and stack them with the ‘Ball’ word face up so the jar above has enough friction to stay in place.
If stacking isn’t your thing, you can just line them up like so.
These cubbies are also good for a kids art station. My daughter loves to create in my office when I am working, so many of my supplies double up as her art materials. If you have a budding artist yourself, you can use the mason jars to make mason jar cubbies for a kids art station. Put in paint brushes, markers, crayons, glue sticks, and more!
As you can see, these mason jar cubbies are easy to utilize and in no time at all, you will have an area that is neat and tidy and organized with everything in its place. And, if you have a kid artist in your midst, they have cubbies that are able to fit almost all of their supplies in a cute and fun way.
You can also spruce them up by painting them or decorating them with decorative tape to add a little pizazz.
What do you think about these mason jar cubbies?