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Learn how to make more than 50 Mason jar projects, including luminaries, planters, and upcycled art, in this eagerly anticipated book for DIYers!

Mason Jar Nation begins by exploring the Mason jar's impact on America since its 1858 patent. Prior to the jar's invention, settlers had no reliable and safe way to store food for the winter, which required them to travel great lengths in difficult conditions and obtain expensive canned goods in order to survive. With its hermetically sealable two-piece lid and thick glass sides, the Mason jar changed the way mid-nineteenth century Americans fed their families.

Although the popularity of the jars ebbed significantly from the 1950s until the turn of the century, interest in them has exploded in the past few years. Ball, the biggest brand name in Mason jars today, has seen its sales double since 2001. Younger generations, including Millenials, have adopted the iconic jars as emblems of a more sustainable time. The humble Mason jar has been "discovered" as a versatile and beautiful material for creating craft items such as chandeliers, luminaries, planters, containers, and upcycled art.

The second half of Mason Jar Nation features over 50 of these adaptations, shown with clear photography, all designed and photographed by author JoAnn Moser, the "DIY Maven." Readers who appreciate American cultural history, making fun and affordable crafts, and Mason jars themselves will love this new book and its tall, narrow shape that's based on the proportions of the classic Mason jar.

About the Author

JoAnn Moser

JoAnn Moser is a writer by education, a photographer by exploration, a blogger by accident and a DIYer by blood. A graduate of Hamline University, she holds an MFA degree in creative writing. In addition to writing fiction, she also writes about all things DIY on the design community curbly.com, where she has been a featured writer since 2006. Her pursuit of blogging reawakened a life-long love of photography and prompted further study of the art at Minnetonka Center for the Arts. When not writing or photographing, JoAnn pursues crafting of all sorts and is a diehard DIYer. Her DIY "done" list includes things such as kitchen and bathroom remodeling, landscaping, and furniture design and finishing.

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