Glass jars are the most versatile of raw material when it comes to crafting things out of them, or reusing them in brand new ways. Most eco friendly people opt for glass bottle/jar packaging, rather than plastic. If you’re one of those, you would be having a surplus of glass jars of all shapes and sizes at home. You can put all your old glass jars to use in new ways – you can make décor items or reuse them for household purposes. Salsa, peanut butter, baby food, jam and jelly bottles and pint, half pint and quart canning jars can all be used in unique ways. Check out a few really good uses of glass jars.
Cookie jar messenger
Convert a cookie jar to a personalized messenger. Don’t greet your mom on her birthday using Whatsapp or SMS, but make this lovely glass jar greeting card. Just use some glue and raised letters to express your feelings, and watch the delight on your mom’s face when she sees it!
Ultra modern Halloween glass pumpkins
Give a twist to the age old Halloween pumpkin with an elegant glass jar pumpkin. It’s really simple to do as you only have to paint the pumpkin on the front of the jar, and display them prominently.
Hanging mason jar
Using mason jars as chandeliers is an innovative idea for sure. You’ll need a few mason jars, cord kits and lights which you can fit inside the jar. Cut a hole in the lid to pass the wire through and hang it from a fixture in the ceiling and attach to a light source. This is a great lighting arrangement for your home’s outdoor, especially the patio.
You don’t have to know how to etch to make beautiful etched glasses out of glass bottles. Just use an etching solvent on the glass to create your special etched glasses, which are not just décor items, but can be used too. You can wash them and use them whenever you want to.
How about adding a pop of color to your interiors without any expense and in a most eco friendly way? Do that by creating some colorful tissue paper decoupage bottles, which can add color to your décor instantly.
Create a tasteful one of a kind glass votive, using pretty but broken seashells or seaglass. Glue the broken shells or seaglass onto the glass jar and tie a piece of twine around the neck of the jar. You can make different sized sea shell / seaglass votives to create a pretty set your can display.
Washi tape glass vases
An inexpensive way to design a glass vase is by using washi tape. If you have to decorate for a big occasion, but are short of funds, just buy washi tape rolls, and stick them around glass jars to make elegant or fun or patriotic glass vases, suiting the occasion. Ask friends or family and/ or kids to join you in making these vases.
The glow of the light of fireflies is special indeed. Chasing after fireflies has been one favorite childhood memory, though we always let them go. Now create a faux firefly effect in a glass container using fluorescent paint and buttons, and keep your childhood memories alive.
Make some festival candles with a glass jar, olive or almond oil, metal lid, pure cotton wick, pinecones, stones, crystals, cranberries, holly, mistletoe, and so on. Put all the decorative things in the glass jar, make a hole in the lid with a nail and hammer, and fill the jar with the oil. Put in the wick holder and wick and your fabulous festive candle is ready for use.
Glass gift wrapper
Tiny gifts can be gifted in a mason jar (small sized) which has been converted to a beautiful glass wrapper. Apply some glue on the jar, and sprinkle glitter all over it, golden, silver or multicolor, to get the most unique glass jar gift wrapper.
Glass jars can be used for almost any purpose and you only have to use your imagination to create beautiful and interesting things. All these will help you in making a good use of your spare time, and you’ll end up with something that is beautiful, inexpensive and eco-friendly.