Things To Do With Mason Jars

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It probably wouldn’t surprise you at all that I have a few Mason jars laying around the house that I’m not using.  I love to garden and I love to cook. When you combine both of those things together, I love to can, make jams and jellies; and put up pickles, relish and preserves. I have one or two or six boxes of Mason jars that I don’t happen to be using right now. While I can certainly just leave them in their boxes until I need them, it’s a lot more fun to find ways to use them around the house.

Things to do with Mason jars

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Things To Do With Mason Jars

Of course, the first thing I think of is to store food items in them. I have several mason jars in the pantry to hold things like baking soda and powdered sugar.  I have even used a few to make gifts in a jar for Christmas.  Maybe you remember the post I did about making your own sewing kit or my Halloween candy jar? That’s about where my imagination gives up.  However, thanks to a neat book I received called DIY Mason Jars: 35 Creative Crafts & Projects for the Classic Container (see it on Amazon), I now know a lot more ways to use up the Mason jars sitting in my spare room.

The ideas in this book are broken down into several different categories: In The Kitchen, Around The Home, Fun And Festivities and Useful Jars.  There is also a section at the beginning of the book titled Mason Miscellany that includes a neat history of the Mason jar.  I have a few old square Mason jars that I absolutely love. I don’t can with them but I hold onto them because they’re old and funky looking.  I love all of the ideas included in DIY Mason Jars: 35 Creative Crafts & Projects for the Classic Container.  The projects use a variety of different sizes of Mason jars from the larger quart Mason jars to the smaller 4 oz jars. There are projects that include both the traditional and wide mouth jars.  Many of the projects allow you to use whichever size Mason jar you happen to have on hand. There are even projects that use the rings and lids!

Things to do with Mason jars

Things to do with mason jars

I decided to try one of the projects included and made my own Quirky Cheese Shaker.  My family puts Parmesan cheese on just about everything but we generally like to add a few dried herbs to the mix like oregano and basil.  Sometimes we also add a bit of garlic powder.  Creating a Quirky Cheese Shaker using a Mason jar with a lid with holes in it was super easy.  I had a lid that was already punched but if you don’t, it only takes a minute to create one.  Now we have our Parmesan cheese exactly the way we like it when it’s time to eat.

If you’re staring at a box or two of Mason jars or want some new ideas for things to do with Mason jars, I definitely recommend you pick up a copy of DIY Mason Jars: 35 Creative Crafts & Projects for the Classic Container.

This post on things to do with Mason jars has been made possible by a book provided for review. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are mine and mine alone.

 

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Comments

  1. Dana Rodriguez says:
    I really like the cheese shaker you made!!
  2. I have a few of these tucked in my pantry. I will have to see what other ideas I can try!

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