Monday, February 1, 2010

Mason Jar Uses

Apparently I’m not the only one who doesn’t use Mason Jars for canning.

I tried to can once and once was enough for me. Thank you. But I’ll gladly accept your jarred goods and your jars.

The jars I got were full of those make your own cookie stuff. Now that’s yummy jarred goodness.

There’s one use for those jars….fill them up again with a cookie, brownie, or soup mix and give them away.

Or keep those jars and fill them up in other ways.

We’ve got two sitting on the counter full of doggie treats and rawhides. You can buy lovely glass containers meant for that purpose. Mine were free. FREE. I like free.
I’ve got one in the bathroom full of cotton balls. The cotton balls actually get used, it’s not just to look pretty. Though they look kinda pretty.
I’ve also got a small jar in the bathroom that holds toothbrushes. But I’m not going to show that. No one needs to see my toothbrush. Really, you don’t. (The jar is in the seagrass basket to the right in the picture above…that’s as close as you’re going to get.)

I’ve also got two small jars holding paintbrushes in my craft closet. Though they never get seen in there. Idea alert! I might have to put the paintbrushes in plastic cups and repurpose those jars.

I’ve also filled a mason jar with chocolate before. Yet having the chocolate out in plain view made me eat more than I should. That idea got shelved…the chocolate got put in a container on a shelf in the pantry and the jar now holds rawhides. I’m not tempted to eat rawhides out in plain view. Not tempted at all.

Let’s see…you could fill those jars with candies, craft items, pennies, plants, beverages, pens and pencils, candles, and I could go on and on. I love the easy wedding centerpieces “It’s the Little Things” did with mason jars here.

Even Pottery Barn thinks they’re a good idea. You can find their Hanging Mason Jar Candleholders here.  Better yet, make your own.
So, of course using mason jars in other ways is a good idea.  A Good Idea.  Thrifty too.  And Pretty.

How do you use your jars?  Enjoy!


  1. I put lentils in them and make sprouts.

  2. I haven't heard of the lentils one. I might have to try it. Thanks for the idea!


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