Introduction: Mason Jar Tissue Dispenser

Repurpose Mason Jars (normally used for canning fresh foods) Transform that new or used canning jar into a stylish tissue dispenser!

Have you ever seen tissues inside a mason jar being used as a tissue dispenser? Well, the Deirney creators are here! We have the best selection of tissue holders out there. This crazy creation is made under 5 simple steps. Instead of a big, bulky plain tissue box sitting on your desk, you have the Mason Jar Tissue Dispenser (MJTD) to spice up your space.


Another collaborative DIY project by two DIY Demons at MyWlakeTech.

Step 1: Supplies and Tools

  • Regular quart sized Mason Jar with lid
  • Tissues
  • Chalkboard paint (optional)
  • Chalk (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Scrapbook paper

The costs for this project range around $5-10, depending on what you already have on hand. The greatest cost will be the tissues and chalk paint. You can by a case of Mason Jars for less than $10. The products we bought for this project are 2 mason jars, chalkboard spray paint, and wrapped up tissues.

Step 2: Paint Jars

Paint the jars. In this case, we used chalkboard spray paint. Before painting, read your pain label to see how long you should let your jars dry. Our paint needs to dry for about 24 hours.

Step 3: Add Tissues

After paint has completely dried...

Add your tissues. If you don’t want to buy the package of twisted up tissues and just the box, fold all of the tissues in half, and push them into the jar.

Step 4: Dispenser

Remove the middle of the lid so you just have the rim, then choose your scrapbook paper and cut a circle to fit the rim of your lid. Draw an inch long x through the paper. Then cut along those lines. Next, place your paper inside the rim, and put on the top.

Step 5: Pull Tissue and Decorate

Pull the tissues through the x and decorate the jar with chalk!

Step 6: Summary

This project isn’t very hard. The only challenging part of it is getting the tissues in! If you aren’t strong enough, ask an adult to help you. In a few steps your room will look a nicer than it was. Make sure your jar is painted completely. Also, we tried off brand mason jars that were more of a tissue box shape and those did NOT work. Everything else is pretty easy and simple! Remember if you ever struggle making this product, the end result is worth it!


Made by DIS Makers,

Pe349030 and Fa361709

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