Thursday, January 10, 2013

10 Uses For... Mason Jars

The Mason jar has come a long way since its first appearance in the mid-1800s. Originally used for canning, these charming glass jars have rolled their way into modern day thanks to their seemingly endless purposes. They're a favorite among crafters & home decorators for their functional beauty.

Whether you kick it old-school and use yours for strawberry jam, or you're looking for a modern way to display these vintage sweethearts, here are 10 cool uses for Mason jars:


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28 comments:

Milena said...

Love the ideas! Lanterns are my favorite, they look so romantic.

Anonymous said...

awesome post....love the new look too!

Kathi said...

great ideas! I have sooooo many of these in our basement and I love everyone of them

Niftic Vintage said...

What fantastic uses for these beauties can be found! Awesome finds, awesome post! Thank YOU Jaime!

The Vintage Resource said...

Love this post Jaime, thanks!

Miss Magpies Shoppe said...

Wonderful ideas for these humble jars :) Love the blog post!

Anathalia said...

Love the ideas! Mason Jars rock!

Elise said...

How cool is it that I can find the solution to the twine issue (when I send out packages I wrap with twine etc) right here on our blog!!! So cool, thank you!! love it! And the graphics are wonderful!
xo
Elise

CakeNumber9 said...

One word: Brilliant!
Thank you Jamie :-)

Jaime Core said...

Yay! I'm so glad you found a solution here! Mission accomplished!! :)

Gail said...

Beautiful layout! I love the look and all great ideas for jars!

gazaboo said...

LOVE this! New uses for great vintage finds, prefect!
And such an awesome layout, great blog!

Julia said...

I just love Mason Jars and have so many stashed in the basement! Looking forward to pulling them out and trying some of these fantastic ideas!

Mothra Sue said...

Vintage mason jars are one of my most favorite things! I was very fortunate to get my grandmother's canning jars after she passed away--- some of them even still have the little handwritten labels on them she made ("83 TOM" for instance :) ) and I love those even more. Wonderful post!

HilltopTimes said...

I love mason jars. Once I had a whole set for my drinking glasses. The versatility, beauty, and shape of these pieces lend to their use and admiration! Fantastic post!

ace faced said...

Love the new look, and great post! Mason jars are really so versatile!

adriana said...

Love this post!! So many great uses for the beautiful mason jar. I used mason jars as centerpieces for my wedding, which has been super popular in the wedding and party scene I know. I love using them as drinking glasses too :)

Elm Place said...

Fabulous repurposed ideas for a versatile and basic item! Thanks for the great ideas and inspiration.

Wicked Darling said...

This is an awesome post!!! The new look is fabulous!! :)

Rhonda Beigert said...

Some cool ideas! I wish i had a time machine so i could pull the old jars out of Mimaw's basement. Minus the spiders of course!

shaun mohr said...

you have blown me away Jaime! I finally have something to do with all of the mason jars I have gotten at auctions!

Toni Oswald said...

OMG! This is so awesome! I am a huge fan of the mason jar, we have tons at my house for alll kinds of things, but I found some great new ideas here! Thanks so much!! eveteam is the bomb!!!

Angela - MungoandMidge said...

Beautifully done - I'm inspired!!

Dave said...

Perfect uses for those old but great jars - thanks for these wonderful ideas Jaime!

Story Tellers Vintage said...

Okay, I love all these ideas and use my jars to save my garden harvests and keep my vintage button collection in...but # 5 is ingenious! I'm making one for my shipping station tomorrow!
Don't know why I hadn't thought of this already :)

Annie said...

Wow, I am so impressed with this post. It is fabulous! Thank you for sharing :)

Rachel @ Rhapsody Attic said...

I just LOVE mason jars! I'm thinking of buying a set to use as drinking glasses for spring and summer. My friend had some and they were just fantastic for lemonade! Great post! I love all of these uses!!

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