Mason Jar Hack

Style up your desk - so easy.

Instead of recycling those old jars, try turning them into something fabulous (and useful). All your bits and bobbles will be stylishly organized and you can smile the next time you can easily find a sharp pencil.

  • clean jars
  • paint (this is chalk board spray paint which gives a nice matte finish and leaves a fun surface to draw on)
  • letter stickers (try gold or silver)
  • glue gun
  • a special rock or two
make it

Place the jars upside down and paint them. You can leave some jars clear for a see-through effect or put on painter’s tape and make a striped pattern if you want to get fancy. Paint some of the lids as well. Let dry fully.


Stick on your words of choice. Glue gun a rock to a lid. And there you have it – your custom desk set.

tip In taller jars, pour in some rice or dried beans so that the pens and pencils don’t sink to the bottom.


Now, get to work!

Photos: Ben Loughton




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