Contests & Give-Aways

Starting TODAY-New Thumbs Up Competition!

Here at , we are always impressed with the high caliber of DIY projects that you accomplish at home. Whether novice or expert, every DIY enthusiast has a level of ingenuity that deserves recognition-so we're doing just that. We've gathered some of our favorite DIY mason jar projects from around the web-and now it's up to you to vote for your favorite in this month's Thumbs Up-where the winning blogger wins a $250 gift card from True Value.


Summer is here-and whether you're canning fresh fruits and vegetables from your backyard garden or relaxing on the patio with a pitcher of ice tea, you probably have a few mason jars on hand. Mason jars are designed for canning and make a great glass for picnics and outdoor dining-you can even twist on the lid to keep the bugs out. But mason jars can be reinvented for many other uses-including a wide range of DIY decor.

We've picked out six DIY bloggers who take simple glass jars to new heights as chandeliers or solar lamps, wind chimes and rustic planters-even a set of speakers. Feeling inspired to make your own mason jar project? Check out the tutorials from each of our hand-selected bloggers to learn more about how they hacked this humble jar, then cast your vote for your favorite project in this month's Thumbs Up competition.

Thanks for helping us recognize the great work of DIYers like yourself. Don't forget to check back each day to help your favorite blogger win the $250 gift card from True Value and the title of the Thumbs Up winner.

DIY Mason Jar Chandelier from

Congrats to last month's winning blogger, Jaime of That's My Letter. Read more about her winning Thumbs Up project right here.

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