Friday, July 25, 2014

Fresh Home Friday: 50+ uses for mason jars

I have this habit of saving mason jars. I'm not even sure why, but I do. I save baby food jars and pickle jars and pasta sauce jars. I am Jocelyn, (Hello Jocelyn) and I am a jar saver.

So what in the world can I do with ALL THESE JARS? I figure it's about time that I figure that out. So I scoured the internet and came up with 50+ uses for mason jars. Click on the links to find the tutorials. It's like your own little mason jar encyclopedia.

001 Flower vase
002 A place to put change
003 Use as a glass
004 A place for a tea light candle
005 A cute light fixture
006 Paint the inside
007 A place to keep office supplies: paper clips, thumb tacs, pencils...
008 A rustic toothbrush holder (just add a decorative twine bow)
009 Hand soap dispenser
010 Container for a gift
011 To hold make-up and brushes
012 To hold cupcake liners
013 To store large spoons and spatulas in the kitchen
014 Put a cookie or cake mix in it as a gift
015 Hold bathroom essentials like cotton balls and q-tips
016 As a bird feeder
017 Poke a hole in the lid and use it to store string or ribbon
018 Wrap rubber bands around it
019 Fill it with vacay momentos for a memory jar
020 Pack a salad in it
021 Make it into a Christmas tree ornament
022 Use it to hold utensils and straws at a party buffet
023 Use colored sand to make sand art
024 Paint stars and stripes for the fourth of July
025 Store a cupcake
026 Grow herbs
027 Store spices
028 Store art supplies like paint brushes, markers, colored pencils...
029 Store craft supplies like beads, glitter, and buttons
030 Make them into tiki torches
031 Paint Frankenstein, a jack-o-lantern and a ghost on them for Halloween
032 Use them to hold pinwheels
033 Hang them from ribbon at different lengths for a cute backdrop
034 Make it into a sewing kit with a pincushion on top
035 Use it as a glass and make the lid a coaster
036 Make it into a snow globe
037 Grow succulent plants in them
038 Use it for a child's piggy bank
040 Paint bunnies and eggs on them for Easter
041 Make a pie in a jar
042 Fill with candy
043 Make a salt scrub
044 Adhere the lids to the under side of a shelf for hanging storage
045 Make cute lids by gluing toy animals to the top and painting them.
046 Paint white orange and yellow to look like candy corn for Halloween
047 Store nails, screws, nuts, bolts and other hardware
048 Make a little scene inside, like a snow globe without water
049 Frost the outside
050 Affix the side to a board for another type of hanging storage
051 Decorate with sheet music (maybe even punch out a heart and stick a candle inside
052 Spa night in a jar
053 Mason jar lid wreath

I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday! I'm going to a water park!

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