Canning Jar Creativity

2 05 2014

IMG_4914I am sold out to canning jars, also called Mason jars. I employ canning jars in so many ways that they hold a place on an entire kitchen cabinet shelf. I began using these glass jars as food storage containers to get away from harmful plastics and for my family to identify our food easily. I discover creative uses by trial and anticipate many more discoveries. I’ll share some practical ways to use Mason jars beyond their intended use. The two most common brands in the United States are Ball and Kerr. I like that they have lids, can withstand heat and cold, are safe for food, are affordable and accessible, come in several sizes, and exude a shabby chic vibe.

 Canning Jar Uses (so far!)

  •  Transporting and serving dips, salsa, dressings, and saucesIMG_4917
  • Drinking cups
  • Taking and microwaving food at work
  • Storing food in the refrigerator or pantry
  • Individual dessert cups
  • Butter dishes, especially for homemade varieties
  • Condiment bowls
  • Mixing bowls and jars for homemade salad dressing
  • Containers for crafts or toiletries
  • Flower vases
  • Candleholders


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