Reusing Pickle Jars

Pickle jars are handy to reuse for crafts or storage. This is a guide about reusing pickle jars.


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This is a guide about removing pickle odor from a jar. Some odors can be very persistent and present a cleaning challenge.

Pickle and old fashioned salt and pepper shakers next to an empty jar with a fork in it.

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November 1, 2007 Flag
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I decoupaged fabric onto pickle jars and put piece of vinyl flooring for a countertop disguise. I have a Mary Englebret theme in my kitchen.

By Maggie from Bloomington, MN

November 10, 20070 found this helpful

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November 20, 20070 found this helpful

Hi Maggie, Love your idea, Thanks for shareing. Will the decoupage seal the fabric? How hard will they be to clean? I am thinking that you could take a damp soapy rag to them every once in a while. Could you? I have never decoupaged. Any pointers? Thank you

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November 30, 20070 found this helpful

Yep, I just wipe them down with a little spray cleaner on the sponge and they're good to go! Using Mod Podge is quick and does work as a sealer, but will turn "milky" looking if soaked in water, until it drys again. I just put some on the item, lay the fabric on it and give it a heavy coat and it's a done deal :0) You could also (depending on the item) give a a coat of two of clear spray paint, for a final coat. (Walmart, about a $1 a can) I use it on everything!

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I am looking for uses for pickle jars. How can I make kitchen canisters out of them? I need some ideas please.

By Shannonh8 from Maceo, KY

May 5, 20091 found this helpful

I try to use glass jars of all sizes for storage. I used to have problems with getting rid of odors from the lids. This is my method for getting rid of the odors.

After washing the lids, I put the lids unwrapped in the freezer for a few days. Sometimes longer because I forget about them. It doesn't leave an odor in the freezer. After taking them out, I let them defrost/air dry. If this doesn't work, I place the lids in the hot sun for a day or two.

I have soaked them in bleach and water and this has worked but I don't always have the time to go through this for every lid I save. The other method may not be faster but it is more convenient for me.

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May 5, 20090 found this helpful

My Aunt got me started canning in them. She used the jars at least twice for Jams, Jellies, pickles. The rubber is strong, but unless you have canned, and have the experience I wouldn't advise it.

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May 5, 20090 found this helpful

Paint the jars or decorate them to match your kitchen add beads or ribbon or decoupage them with tissue paper or pics from magazines.

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May 9, 20090 found this helpful

How about collecting coins in them? Or maybe buttons? If you really want to use them in your kitchen, I think keeping different kinds of pasta in them would look really pretty. If you want to keep flour, sugar, etc. in them, I like the other posters' ideas about decoupaging or painting them. Painting the inside may not be a good idea, though. Or, you could put something like colored marbles, rocks, shells, etc. and display them on a shelf or near a window. How does that sound?

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