She Cuts An ‘X’ In Pretty Paper, Then Glues It To A Mason Jar For A DIY Tissue Holder

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Senior Editor of Branded Content at Wild Sky Media. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Woman's World. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law & Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

Over the years, Mason jars have typically been used for canning and storing foods, but they actually have so many more uses.

Mason jars are incredible for just about everything — from tiny herb gardens to mini sewing kits to baby shower party favors — Mason jars are some of the most practical items we have in our homes.

These inexpensive glass jars are not only great for storage, they also add a cute decor element to every room.

You may already store some bathroom items, like cotton balls and cotton swabs, in Mason jars, but there are so many other ways you can use Mason jars in your bathroom!

Follow along with this tutorial to learn how to make your very own adorable DIY Mason jar bathroom set.


  • 4 Mason jars
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Sandpaper
  • Chicken wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Chalk
  • Industrial-strength glue
  • 2×4
  • 2 wood clamps
  • Drill
  • Pretty paper
  • Hot glue
  • Soap dispenser
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Shot glass
  • Cotton swabs
  • Cotton balls
  • X-Acto knife
  • Tissues

General Instructions

  1. Paint all 4 Mason jars
  2. Let Mason jars dry
  3. Once dry, sand jars for a more rustic look

Toothbrush Holder Instructions

  1. Place Mason jar lid on chicken wire
  2. Trace around lid
  3. Cut chicken wire in a circle the size of the lid
  4. Apply industrial-strength glue to interior of twist-on cap
  5. Press chicken wire into glue
  6. Screw lid onto Mason jar
  7. Place toothbrushes in

Soap Dispenser Instructions

  1. Clamp Mason jar lid to piece of wood
  2. Drill a hole in the center of the lid
  3. Trace lid onto pretty paper
  4. Cut paper to fit Mason jar lid
  5. Glue paper to top of lid
  6. Hot glue soap dispenser to lid
  7. Fill Mason jar with liquid hand soap
  8. Screw lid onto Mason jar

Cotton Swab And Cotton Ball Holder Instructions

  1. Fill Mason jar with cotton balls
  2. Place shot glass into top of jar
  3. Fill shot glass with cotton swabs

Tissue Dispenser

  1. Trace and cut pretty paper the size of lid
  2. Cut “X” into center of paper
  3. Hot glue paper to inside of jar cap
  4. Roll up stack of tissues
  5. Place tissue roll into Mason jar
  6. Screw lid onto Mason jar, pulling tissues through “X”

To see more in-depth step-by-step instructions, watch the video tutorial below!

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