5 Creative Ways to Repurpose Canning Jars for Outdoor Design

Originally Published on April 7, 2014. Last Updated on November 21, 2023.

At POLYWOOD, we repurpose recycled HDPE plastic by transforming it into beautiful, functional outdoor furniture. Rethinking the function of everyday objects is a great way to find eco-friendly solutions for decorating your home, entertaining, dining, and so much more. Spice up your outdoor living space with these five creative ways to repurpose canning jars.


A chandelier is a great way to bring indoor comfort to your outdoor dining space. Wouldn’t this chandelier from Unskinny Boppy look perfect hanging above a POLYWOOD Dining Table?

Herb Garden

Keep fresh herbs at your fingertips to enhance your home-cooked meals with this DIY herb garden by Camille Styles.

Citronella Candles

Don’t let pesky bugs ruin your outdoor oasis. These easy-to-make citronella oil burners from Lilies & Loafers will help keep away those unwanted party crashers.

To-Go Cup

Cool off in style with this to-go cup from The Prairie Homestead.


These hanging vases by 17 Apart are a simple way to show off fresh cuts of flowers from your garden.

There are endless ways to creatively repurpose canning jars. We’d love to hear what some of your favorites are. Feel free to share your ideas in the comments section!

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