Whether you call them “mason jars,” “canning jars,” or “Ball” jars, they come in many different sizes and shapes. Before we can figure out which types of mason jars are right for our project, we need to learn how to speak “jar.”

Jars are categorized in 2 key ways:

Capacity–measured in ouncesMouth diameter–regular or wide

Jars within each category also come in a variety of shapes and colors. Some have brand names and images on them while others feature plain smooth sides.

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Come meet a line-up of some of the most common jars, with photos by Fresh Preserving.


4 oz. / quarter-pint

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Mini storage/spice jar Jelly jar


8 oz. / half-pint

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Elite wide mouth jar Wide mouth jar

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Quilted crystal regular mouth jar Elite regular mouth jar

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Elite jam jar


12 oz. / Three-quarters pint

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Quilted crystal regular mouth jar


14 oz.

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Sure seal bail storage jar


16 oz. / pint

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Elite wide mouth jar Regular mouth jar

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Elite regular mouth sharing jar Wide mouth jar

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Elite regular mouth spiral jar Smooth sided regular mouth jar

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Elite wide mouth jar


24 oz. / pint-and-a-half

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Wide mouth jar


28 oz. / pint-and-three-quarters

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Elite wide mouth spiral jar


32 oz. / quart

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Wide mouth jar Regular mouth jar

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Smooth sided wide mouth jar Smooth sided regular mouth jar

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Elite wide mouth jar


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