DIY Unique Photo Jar

Displaying family photos around the home is something I love to do, but you only have so many walls to put them on. I’ve seen a lot of different ideas including putting them on wood blocks, blankets, mugs, and calendars to name a few. The idea I loved the most was using a mason jar, oil and placing the photo inside to give it an antique, rustic look!

What you will need

Mason Jar
Picture (black and white)
Olive Oil
Decorations for top of jar


Fill your jar 3 quarters full of olive oil

Place your picture in jar using a long spoon or spatula to help position it

Top off the jar to desired amount of olive oil and place lid on

Attach decorations to lid of the jar (you can also put ribbon around the neck of the jar to dress it up a bit more be creative!)


Total cost for this project was .50 for mason jar at thrift store, .05 to print picture at home, .75 for the flower on top from Michaels  and approx 1.50 for the olive oil = $2.80!

The picture when the jar is moved did tend to move around in the jar, suggest using something heavy like a rock and gluing lightly the bottom part of picture to the rock to weight it down and keep it in place.

You can use any size of Jar and picture, you can even make a display of different sizes to put on a shelf.


I made this  for my very dear friend Debra. I downloaded the picture of her mom and dads wedding she had on Facebook and surprised her with this last summer and she absolutely loved it. Little did I know at the time how precious this would become to her as sadly she lost both her parents in November of 2012.

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About Bevypoo

Work full time as a Senior Community Specialist for EA (Electronic Arts) gaming company. Mother of very active twin 6 year old boys. I am a confessed social media addict, compulsive multitasker, organization freak and Pinterest addict! Personal blogging is a newly acquired hobby. Best known for not ever sleeping :)

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