Do you drink your coffee or favorite drinks from a mason jar? Well, make yourself a decorative mason jar koozie, or cozy as they’re sometimes called, for your favorite drink and your jar will be a lot more comfortable to hold.
Think about it – when you put cold drinks in a glass, especially when you add ice, they sweat on the outside and they can get pretty cold to hold too. A mason jar koozie will keep the outside of your glass dry.
If you use jars for coffee or hot chocolate, or any other hot drink, you can wrap a koozie around the jar and make it a lot more comfortable to hold.
Regular coffee mugs have handles and they’re made with the type of glass that doesn’t get that hot on the outside while the coffee is steaming inside. Mason jars aren’t especially made for drinking out of, but since they’re gaining in popularity to use as drinking mugs, people are coming up with some fun ways to decorate them too.
Mason Jar Koozie Pattern Ideas
You can make a koozie out of just about anything – old sweaters, old towels, denim. Or you can knit or crochet your own.
Some pattern ideas are really pretty simple. Measure around the jar and measure the height of the jar, and then add a couple of inches to allow for folding and stitching the ends together.
If you make a koozie that has a bottom to it, you’ve just created a combo koozie/coaster too!
Ideas for Weddings
Wedding koozies are pretty popular today too. And if you’re creative, you can make your own mason jar koozies for wedding favors.
Your guests will love these because after the wedding, they’ll have a jar with a custom koozie on it that they can use for just about anything at all!
If you’re giving little treats for wedding favors, why not put them into jars and wrap a decorative koozie around it?
Since just about anything can be put into these fun jars, you can use your imagination. Cookies, candy, cookie mix, drink mix, anything you’re already planning on giving for favors can be put into these jars. Add a decorative koozie and you have the perfect favors!
Mason Jar Gift Ideas
Why stop at wedding or party favors? They’re great for birthday, holiday or special occasion gifts too.
- If you have birthday gifts during the winter season, put a hat and mittens into the jar.
- For Valentine’s Day, how about a little stuffed Teddy Bear that says I Love You?
- Going to a wedding or baby shower? Turn a mason jar into a pump dispenser for liquid soap or baby lotion.
- Know someone who does a lot of sewing? Make a custom pin cushion from a jar. Then make pockets in the koozie for a pair of scissors and a measuring tape.
Just use your creativity or head over to Pinterest to brainstorm some ideas of your own. And whatever you come up with, design a mason jar koozie to go with it!