Great Idea Series (Re-Purposing and Re-Using Everyday Items): 8 Ways to Re-Purpose Mason Jars
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Mason jars, traditionally used for canning, are all the rage right now as they can easily be incorporated into your home’s décor, craft projects, and are perfect for storage and organizing. As part of our Great Idea Series, here are some unique ways to reuse mason jars in different areas of your home.
Cotton Ball/Q-Tip Holder
Place an inexpensive glass candle votive inside a small mason jar for a creative Cotton Ball and Q-tip holder in the bathroom. I found this candle votive at Cost Plus World Market for just $0.99.
Mason Jar Salads
Mason jar salads are a great way to prepare healthy salads ahead of time for fast meals during the week. Make sure to layer salad dressing at the bottom, then veggies, and then lettuce on top so your salad will stay fresh in the fridge for up to five days! For more detailed info and for other yummy mason jar recipes, be sure to check out this blog post and video “How to Make Portable Meals with Mason Jars.”
Pin Cushion/Mending Kit
How cute is this pin cushion and mending kit mason jar?! I created this cute pin cushion in about 10 minutes – all I did was hot glue a ball of cotton filling and a piece of fabric to a mason jar lid and then placed sewing related items inside! You can get the full tutorial that I used here.
Craft Supplies Organizer
Collect mason jars to organize craft supplies like pencils, stamps, stencils and more! I love how you can see everything and it looks so darn pretty. 😀
Make a cute centerpiece by cutting up lemons and using a large mason jar as a vase. Check out what I created last summer with hydrangeas from my yard.
Cupcake Liner Organizer
Organize cupcake liners with a mason jar to keep them from getting smashed in the pantry.
Candles inside mason jars also make easy and inexpensive centerpieces. We recently used a bunch of these for a charming outdoor family wedding and they looked so pretty!
How about you? Are you as mason jar obsessed as I am? Do you have any unique ways or ideas to use mason jars?
Lina (firstname.lastname@example.org) loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects.
Be sure to check out Lina’s other Great Idea Series post: Re-Purposing and Re-Using Everyday Items In the Kitchen.