Mason jars have become a trend recently, but these little jars were extremely useful for many years before the trend.
Check out 10 of my favorite ways to use them!
10 of the Best Mason Jar Uses
1. Food Storage & Preservation
Mason Jars are a food preservation staple. They are used to safely store produce, meat, soups, broths, and just about any other kind of food that you would want to store for your family. If you want to start home canning, but you don’t know where to start check out Home Canning with Confidence from Melissa K. Norris.
Honey, chocolate chips, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cookies, cereal, snacks, goat milk and more yummies are stored in mason jars in our pantry & fridge for short-term use in addition to the long-term canned food.
All of the drinking glasses in our home have been replaced by mason jars. We use these Ball Lids with Straws on the jars to keep the little ones hands out (they LOVE to play in our drinks :/) and for traveling.
Even the littlest ones in our house are mason jar fans! They have 12 oz Jelly Jars that are turned into sippy cups with Jar Jackets covers & lids. They use these jars around the house and on the go. The covers are shock absorbent to reduce the risk of breakage and the kids LOVE them!
3. Bathroom Storage
I used this tutorial to create storage space to hair supplies in my bathroom. A set up like this can also be used to store cotton swabs/balls and other bathroom essentials.
4. Soap Dispenser
I have made tallow candles & emergency oil candles in mason jars. You can also place tea light candles inside jars if you aren’t making your own.
Mason jars are excellent for storing lotions, creams, and balms. I keep my Homemade Bag Balm in small jars like this.
8. Piggy Bank
Spare change found in the laundry can be kept in mason jars… Or you can use jars for a “give, save, spend” system to teach your kiddos about money management.
9. Cleaning Supply Storage
Most of my powder based cleaning products (laundry detergent, scouring powder, crystal fabric softener, carpet freshener, etc) are kept in mason jars.
There are sooooo many craft & decorative uses for mason jars. One of my favorites is the mason jar pin cushion This is one that I made a couple of years ago.
What is your favorite use for mason jars?