I love Mason Jars!
I use them for canning, freezing and short term food storage in both my fridge and pantry.
They hold spices on the walls of my kitchen. I am a very slow decorator, mostly because I cannot commit to anything and I'm not very good at seeing the whole decorating picture but I knew I wanted to do this as soon as we moved into the house.
My kitchen is very long with only one set of upper cabinets. I wanted something on that big wall that would stay clean but also be useful, in came the Mason Jars.
You can use them as a flower vase
|Find this vase and many more here|
|I love the blue color here is the link|
Turn them into soap dispensers!
|You can buy these jars from this Etsy shop|
Use them outside in the garden as hanging lights or lights for a party.
|You can find these lights here|
Lifehackers has a great tutorial on how to make solar powered jar lights! I am going to make these in the spring and I will post our pictures then but here is a link to the project if you want to do an indoor project to get ready for spring!
|follow this project here|
I am lucky to still have old mason jars from both my Grandmother and Great-grandmother. They are the old blue jars that still have the Zinc lids, you can see one of them pictured above. I do not use the Zinc lids for canning but I do use them with my spice jars. If you like the look of the Zinc lids you can find bags of them at antique stores but they are becoming harder to find so grab them when you find them!
How do you use Mason Jars??