Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Glass Jars

Cool alternative to patio lights. All you have to do is gather a few mason jars, flick some glow-in-the-dark paint in the jars, and let them sit in the sun to charge during the day. By the time your dinner party rolls around you’ll have firefly lanterns. I think it would be cute to do this same thing with mini jars, and string them up somehow… hmmm. Flick the paint on the outside of the jar.You could always use a toothbrush to flick the paint inside.

saving leftover wine how to save wine

Simple homemade air freshner Link to it

Toilet Dam
Reusing glass jars in your toilet can save you money and help the environment. Jars can be used as toilet dams to save water. A toilet dam is a container that is filled with water and placed into the toilet tank. This takes up space in the toilet tank and the size of the toilet dam is the amount of water that you save each time you flush the toilet. Use the largest jar possible to get the most out of your new water saving device. You could save thousands of gallons of water each year by using a toilet dam in your toilets.

Dry excess fresh herbs in the oven and store them in recycled glass jars. Don't throw away citrus check out this link

Dry out stale bread and use blender to turn it into fine bread crumbs and add them to my large recycled jar for crumbs.

Recycled glass jars are candle holders. Recycle wax and dryer lint into fire starters, using a large recycled glass jar to collect and eventually melt my collected wax pieces.

I have heard of baking single serve cakes and pies in jars, haven't tried it.

Plastic jars as flower vases, plastic tableware holders, and condiment servers for barbeques. Various sized plastic jars hold all sorts of craft supplies, sewing accessories.

Baby food jars-votive candles

Empty peanut butter jars to make pancakes. I just pour in the mix, add some water, and shake. No bowl or spoon to clean, and it's easy to pour

Here's an idea but I wouldn't do this with plastic jars.Pour hot cocoa in peanut butter jars before you wash them. Shake well and now you have peanut butter hot cocoa.

Buy a bottle of the shower gel, a bag of sugar, and some sort of pretty glass container. Combine 2 cups of sugar with enough shower gel to cover it, and add about a tablespoon of water. Mix gently as you do this. It will "foam" a bit overnight, but the underlying product feels and performs exactly the same. An $8 bottle of body wash has filled up my container about three times now, and I'm only about half way through the bottle.

Old jars are great for packaging homemade bath salts. You can use them to package other gifts as well such as premixed cookie and cake recipes, bath oils, and hand scrubs.
From the NY Times who made that mason jar
I found more uses HERE


  1. These are some great ideas on how to use old jars. Lots of people save old jars. They sell them at flea markets.

  2. I like these ideas! Very cool.