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“Chris, I broke another glass!” I shouted from the kitchen. This time I had merely stacked two of them together and set them ever so carefully in the sink. They instantly shattered. I’m not sure how many glassware sets we had gone through at that point but I was rather sick of it.
I remember the first time I saw someone using Mason Jars as their drinking glass. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it myself up until that point. We had tons of mason jars for whatever reason, and those things are so sturdy. We’ve been using mason jars as our drinking glasses for years now, and I don’t miss regular glasses at all. Plus, they totally go with our rustic/farmhouse aesthetic.
Here are 10 great uses for mason jars from around the web:
This is the number one use of mason jars for in our home. We even use the 8 oz ones for Miss H (affiliate link). Over the five or so years we’ve been using them, we haven’t had any break. We had gone through so many sets of glasses, and spent so much money, that I don’t think I will ever go back to regular glasses!
With Easter right around the corner, how cute are these bunny jars!? I would love to have these in our home as a favor for our Easter dinner guests.
Arts and Crafts
I wasn’t kidding when I said you name it, mason jars can do it. Check out these adorable tissue holders!
My dear friend used mason jars to create cake favors at her wedding, similar to these. Each place setting had it’s own individual piece of wedding cake baked right into the jars. It fit perfectly with her rustic theme!
We use mason jars all over our home, but I love them for organization. There are mason jars in each of our bathrooms for toothbrush holders. I’ve used them for storing cotton swabs, makeup brushes, and hair brushes. They are cute as well as practical. Here is a tutorial for hanging the jars for organization; a great idea if you’re short on counter space.
Adding a little paint can create the perfect flower vases to fit any rustic or farmhouse aesthetic. I love the cozy feel these add to the space.
These jar lighting ideas are seriously adorable. I especially love the vanity one. I’d love to incorporate them into my home, and they don’t look too difficult to recreate.
Lunch on the Go
I love the idea of creating jar salads at night, and having my husband just grab one on his way to work. Everything he would need would be right there in the jar. This would save him time and space in his lunch bag.
The moment I saw these 64 oz mason jars, I knew I wanted them for dry goods in our pantry. I found mine at Michael’s and I bought six of them. They have worked wonders for us. If only they were a smidge taller so I could store pasta in them. You can find them here (affiliate link).
I love mason jars for bathroom organization, but check out how they’re used for desk/office organization. I love how it’s paired with an embossing label maker, like the Dymo brand one I have (affiliate link).
The versatility of mason jars is a big reason why I love them. They work great for drinking glasses, vases, crafts, organization…you name it, a mason jar could probably cover it. The best part is, they are inexpensive!