Monday, August 13, 2012

The Practical Mason Jar

I have a thing for jars.
There have been times when it just makes my day
to come upon a great deal on them.
They are hands-down the best way
to store beans, rice, sugar and flour and more.

The seal is airtight and the clear glass
lets you know exactly what you have in the pantry.
I haven't ventured into the world of canning yet,
but I'm looking forward to exploring
the hundreds of ways that my jars can be filled
with scrumptious and nutritious goodies.

Here are a few choice ideas:

1.  A bit of wire and some sand (or pebbles) turns Mason jars into lanterns for tea lights or votives.


2.  Place cutlery at a party or picnic.

Painted and Distressed Ball Mason Jars- Yellow, Gray and Light/Pastel Purple-Set of 3-Flower Vases, Rustic Wedding, Centerpieces

3.  Turn a quart-sized jar into a seed sprouter.

4.  Construct an on-the-wall storage idea using pipe straps and a length of scrap wood.

5.  Bake pies in a jar.

Blueberry Lattice Top Pies in a Jar
6. Serve ice cream, or jar up tea or lemonade, or pitchers of mixers for drinks; just stir in the spirits!

Mason Jar Cocktails

7.  Hang the jars with wire, then fill with string lights along a length of rope or clothes line.

8.  Catch those pesky fruit flies that often come home with you from the market.

9.  We keep our cotton and cotton swabs
right on the bathroom counter.

10.  This closet freshener was recently shared.

Jars have as many uses as folks who can dream them up.
There's a reason why they've been used
through the years.
Some things just never go out of style...

Here's a great post on ideas for the humble mason jar.