Besides canning and storing foods, there are ways these jars can be used or reused for crafts. This guide is about creative uses for canning jars.
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I get recipes for cookies, brownies, cakes, chili, or whatever I can find and then put all the dry ingredients into the jar. I then decorate the jar with raffia ties, paint, material, or whatever I can find. Last year I tied bells and candy canes on the outside and gave these as gifts at Christmas.
Use an old or new wide mouth jar as your holiday candy holder. Paint any design with acrylic paints. Spray with a sealant like clear varnish spray. Add a touch of whimsy with a fabric tie. Add treats.
Use a glass mason jar as a measuring cup for liquids. It has all the markings listed on the side.
By tami333 from Auburn, GA
Taking just about any canning jar, you can decorate the outside or inside, and put a candle safely in the top.
Approximate Time 30-120 minutes
By Sandra from Salem OR
Editor's Note: We worry about the flammable nature of the applesauce cups. It works well for displaying a candle, but with lighting the candle, the plastic might burn. An old custard cup or glass or metal small candle holder might be safer, if you plan to light the candle.
By Laurie from Pahrump, NV
I always have canning jars around. At Christmas, I fill some with assorted Christmas colored candy; those star brite mints, gold and silver foil wrapped candies, etc.
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Anyone have any creative ideas on how to use mason jars as centerpieces at my reception? They are blue perfect mason jars. I was thinking a bouquet with floralytes.
Jenny from Belle Plaine, MN
I used mason jars at my wedding with whatever flowers I could get my hands on. They were just the clear straight sided ones and I tied a copper ribbon on each one. I thought they were beautiful.
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Redneck wine glass made out of candle holder and Mason jar ( with E-6000 glue).
This was from my friend for Christmas, I love them. You don't put them in the washer though, you hand wash them. They have to be sanded on the bottom before they are glued together. It is a small Mason jar.
By Robyn