10 Practical and Creative Uses For Mason Jars
Did you know that you can use mason jars for a lot more than just canning or freezer jams? These versatile jars can be used for practical storage around the house or creative gifts too. Best of all? They are inexpensive and come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes. Here are ten uses for these unique jars.
Storing “Dry” Ingredients Such As Sugar And Flour
You could store dry ingredients in mason jars. Make labels for them and store anything from oatmeal to cornstarch. This way you can see how straight through them too, so you always know how much sugar or flour you have left. When you open my cupboard doors this is how you will see most of my dehydrated items stored.
Recipe In A Jar Gifts
Make a dry mix recipe, such as brownies or cookies. Put it in a mason jar, label it, tie it with a bow and write directions for the recipient. For example, “add three eggs, ½ cup of milk, stir and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.” These make perfect gifts!
You don’t have to live in the South to enjoy your favorite beverage straight from a mason jar. Iced tea, soda or just plain water. It all tastes better from a mason jar. We use these as our glasses because they are good for hot or cold items. No need to have a cupboard full of different glasses.
Storing Office Supplies
Perk up your desk a little by using a mason jar to store your pens and pencils. Another great idea is to store other office supplies in them. They add character to your office, plus they help keep you organized.
Vases For Fresh Flowers
Put a bouquet of fresh flowers in a mason jar and use it as your table’s centerpiece or perhaps for your window. For an extra touch, add marbles or decorative rocks to the bottom of the jar. These also make great gifts!
Use mason jars to store your bathroom supplies such as cotton balls, q-tips, soaps, or your toothbrush and toothpaste. What else could you store in them?
There are many ways you can use mason jars for creative centerpieces or displays. Fill one with buttons or marbles and put it on your coffee table.
Need a container to store the rest of your lasagna? A mason jar does the trick! Store your leftovers in mason jars and you will always be able to see what you need to finish up.
A Candle Holder
Mason jars make excellent candle holders. You can make a decorative piece or you could just use it as a light for walking outside in the dark. I have seen mason jars filled an inch or so with marbles, filled with water, and a floating candle on the top. How cute!
A mason jar can make a unique soap dispenser! Just drill a small hole in the top of the jar for the dispenser, fill with soap, and there you have it! These look great by any sink.