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3 Rock Collection Display Ideas (How To Display Rocks In A Jar!)

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3 Simple Ideas Of How To Display Rocks In A Jar (3 Unique Rock Collection Display Ideas)

how display rocks in jarLooking for and adding rocks to our collection can be a whole lot of fun…and time consuming!  We spend all that time exploring rivers, streams and beaches…we stop during our walk on the beach or down gravel roads to pick up rocks that catch our eye.  We’re rock collectors. It’s what we do…and we love it! And as rock collectors, we want the rest of the world to appreciate our treasures just as much as we do.  So we place our new treasures in a rock collection display case and walk away.  Some of us will put individual rocks on a shelf.  Maybe we fill a jar with rocks and display them that way.As a matter of fact, using a jar as a rock collection display is a great way to showcase your goods.  Jars make a quick and easy rock display!

In this post, I’d like to share with you 3 ideas on how to display rocks in a jar so everyone can actually see your treasures.


How To Display Rocks In A Jar

1. The Vintage Mason Jar Rock Collection Display

Ball Collectors Edition Vintage Regular Mouth 16 oz. Mason Jars in Aqua (Set of 4)

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One of the easiest, and my most favorite way to display rocks in a jar is by using a vintage style mason fruit jar.  The best part about using vintage style mason jars is that you can find them with different colored glass, from clear to blue and even pink! The most common colors are clear of course, blue and green.

Having a jar with a very subtle light blue tint might bring out different colors in your rock collection than you might not otherwise see. 

Tip: If going for a vintage look, you might want to think about using vintage style mason jars, like these.  

These vintage looking mason jars come in a variety of colors and are the perfect display for your rocks.  

2. Rock Display In Old Medical Exam Jars

Jennifer Collection Quality Canister Glass Round Jar with Tight Lids for Bathroom or Kitchen - Food Storage Containers, Clear

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Another way of displaying rocks in jars that I’ve seen, and I’m definitely a fan of is using old medical exam jars. My favorite are the antique looking glass medical jars, similar to these. Typically to find really good looking antique medical jars, I’ve had search garage sales and antique stores.

Tip: Try keeping separate jars of rocks collected on vacations as a momento.  If at the beach, maybe fill the jar halfway with sand and the rest of the way with the rocks you collected at that beach.  Be sure to label the jar with a reminder of that specific vacation!

3. Rock Collection Display In A Vase​​

FloraCraft Vase Filler Rocks 5 Pounds Black

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The final idea of how to display rocks in a jar doesn’t really have to do with jars at all. Instead, take a look at the vases you have lying around your house. These can look great filled all the way to the top with rocks.

Another great idea is to fill the vase halfway or ⅔ of the way with your favorite rocks, and then simply nestle a candle on top of the rocks.  

Tip: Try filling the jar ⅔ of the way with rocks. Then almost fill the jar with water. Then float a single tea candle on the water!  Or try filling the vase with rocks and planting a few succulent on top.


For rock collectors that want to give one of these ideas a try, but feel that you don’t have rocks of your own that you can display, or you don’t have the right size of rocks, there’s still hope!

Rocks For Indoor Display

So there are the 3 ideas the Rock Seeker has on how to display rocks in a jar. Do you display your rock collection in jars?  If so, how do you do it? Take a minute to share with us how you display rocks in a jar. We’d love to hear about it.Happy Rock Seeking!

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