Mason Jars have become quite the trend for DIY crafts that are both attractive and functional. We’ve collected some of the best ways to use Mason Jars in your kitchen, office, and everyday life.
1. Dry Food Storage
Large bags of flour and sugar tend to leak their contents after they’re opened. Avoid the scattered patches of flour and pour your dry goods into Mason Jars. You can buy different sizes to fit your sugar, spices, chocolate chips, flour, and more! Keep track of each item by adhering Ball Dissolvable Labels onto each jar.
2. Concoct Your Own Air Freshener
Refresh your home with a unique, homemade air freshener! In a 32 oz Mason Jar, combine 2 sliced lemons, 3 sprigs of rosemary, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Fill the rest of the jar with water, and pour into a saucepan to bring to a boil. Once the mixture has boiled, let cool and pour back into the jar. Now you have a fragrant concoction at your disposal! Simmer the contents for 20 minutes whenever your home needs a fresh scent. To get the most out of your air freshener, make sure to keep the jar full of water after you use it.
3. Salt and Pepper Shakers
Bring Mason Jars to every meal! Fill two 8 oz Mason jars with salt and pepper. Use a thumbtack or other sharp object to carefully piece 8-12 holes in the lid of both jars. Set your new shakers on your table or keep them on your counter when seasoning dishes!
4. On-the-Go Salad Jar
Looking for a well-sealed vessel to transport your salad or lunch? You’ve come to the right place. Layer your salad veggies or grains into a 16 oz or larger Mason jar and drizzle with your favorite dressing. You can either let the dresser work its magic and soak into the ingredients, or simply shake the jar to mix it all together. Do this the night before your leave for work, school, or travel so you can grab your jar when you’re ready to go.
5. Desk Organizer
No need to continue rummaging around in your desk for that pen or eraser! Keep your paper clips, thumbtacks, rubber bands, and pens & pencils in separate vessels to optimize your desk organization. Whether you’re keeping your supplies in a drawer or on your desk, this solution makes your supplies look clean and your organization streamlined. There are many different sizes of Mason Jars you can buy to fit each of your supplies: 4oz for small items, 16 oz for writing utensils and more.
6. Package cookies
Looking for an attractive way to package cookies as gifts this holiday season? Simply stack your homemade cookies into 32 oz or 48 oz jars, separating each one with a square of parchment paper to keep from sticking together. You can decorate the jar by tying a ribbon around the lid with a mini card for the lucky recipient!
Having trouble finding the right Mason Jar to fit your needs? Visit your local craft store (such as Michael’s or A.C. Moore) or shop on Amazon.com to find a variety of sizes and colors for your creative projects!