Last Updated on May 16, 2020 by Ellen Christian
Years ago, we had a HUGE vegetable garden and I canned all of our vegetables, jams, relishes and pickles. Times changed and I had less time to devote to gardening and started to develop problems with my back and shoulder. That meant that I was left with a stockpile of Mason jars that weren’t being used.
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9 Easy Mason Jar Ideas
While I gave some away on Freecycle, I still wanted some Mason jar ideas to use some of the jars I held onto. I do occasionally still make jam and pickles. I just don’t do it quite as often or in the quantity I did in the past. Here are some Mason jar ideas that I’ve done:
- Jams and jellies – You can easily do small batch jams and jellies without spending hours and hours slaving away in the kitchen. I love my Banana Jam and my Strawberry Marmalade.
- Make sauerkraut – You need a very large Mason jar to try this one but homemade sauerkraut is definitely worth it!
- Mini planter – I wrapped a small Mason jar in jute twine to create a mini planter for a succulent.
- Glass cloche – The word cloche is French for bell. You can use a Mason jar as the top portion of a cloche to create a still life art project. I created one with butterflies.
- Sprout beans or seeds – I love making my own bean sprouts so I created an easy DIY bean sprouting jar from a Mason jar.
- Glassware – We drink out of our Mason jars all the time. They work perfectly for things like my Rhubarb Iced Tea.
- Make kefir– Kefir is a wonderfully delicious dairy based probiotic drink. You can make your own kefir in a Mason jar.
- Storage – Of course you can use your Mason jars to store any number of things or to hold homemade cleaners like my DIY furniture polish.
- Salt Scrub – Make a pampering salt scrub or sugar scrub and use the Mason jar to hold the DIY beauty product.
What do you do with all of your extra Mason jars? Here are some more things to do with Mason jars.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.