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10 Best Ways to Use Mason Jars

This favorite household item has many, many uses. Of course, they're great for storing food preserves, but have you ever considered using mason jars to organize your bathroom, to store leftover paint, or to bake a dish? We've looked into 10 essential uses for mason jars. Let's take a look:

 
 

1. Canning

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Canning is possibly the best and most popular way to use Mason jars. It is an ideal way to preserve and store food.

Tip: When preserving food, bear in mind that quality counts. Use the freshest produce to yield fresh-tasting results and be sure to wash your produce well, removing any micro-organisms that may be present and that could potentially contribute to spoilage. Be sure to follow a reliable recipe to a T- recipes have, after all, been tested to ensure that acid levels preserve the contents safely.

 

2. Sewing Kit

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A great way to keep your supplies at the ready when you need.

Tip: Use a mason jar to store all your sewing kit essentials, needles, threads, safety pins, measuring tape and a pair of scissors. Complete the look by adding a pincushion atop the lid.

 

3. Bathroom Organizer

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Keep your bathroom organized with this storage organizing idea to keep items like Q-tips, cotton balls, and make-up brushes off the counter.

Tip: To complete the look, just varnish a pallet and attach the mason jars using pipe fittings.

 

4. Matchbox

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A great idea for the avid organizer. The project at hand is pretty easy and will not only enable you to store your matches, but strike them too.

Tip: Cut sandpaper into the shape of the mason jar lid and glue it on. Take it one step further by adding a small hole into the lid, to access the matches easily. The paper may need replacing after a while as it will likely get worn down from strikes.
 

5. Spice Holder

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Opening a drawer to scan name tops seems like a much more efficient way to store and locate what's needed.  

Tip: Complete the look with half-pint mason jars and chalkboard spray paint. A primer may also be used under the spray paint to keep it from peeling off. Then, for a neat and more legible labeling, use a chalkboard marker as opposed to normal chalk. Doing so will allow you to fit more letters into small spaces and won't brush off as easily.

 

6. Tealight Lantern

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This easy look will turn an outdoor area into a more inviting space.

Tip: Simply take an old bailing wire and wrap the wire around the neck of the mason jar and add some pretty ribbon. Place a basic candle inside and hang in the trees surrounding your porch.

 

7. Leftover Paint Containers

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Storing left over paint in a mason jar will save you some garage space - guaranteeing easy storage and even easier identification for when you need a touch-up.

Tip: Label each mason jar clearly, stating the room or furniture it was used for. This nifty trick will save you time looking for the right color, as well as money, should you ever need to purchase new paint.

 

8. A Baking Dish

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Make your own decorative dish in a mason jar, for a surefire way to impress your guests or family members.

Tip: While many recipes can be prepared and packaged in a mason jar, these heavenly brownies are a must try. To make a Yummy Brownie Mix in a Mason Jar, click here.

 

9. Kitchen Herb Garden

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This hanging planter, complete with chalk strips, makes for an excellent way to display some greenery indoors.

Tip: Add some gravel or clay shards at the bottom of the jars to avoid rot.

 

10. Air Freshener

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Room fresheners and scented candles may be costly, but you can easily transform your room with these all-natural scents.

Tip: Natural room fresheners are pretty easy to make too. All you need are some fruits, herbs, extracts, and spices. Try out a couple of recipes by visiting this link here.

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