While I don’t plan on being one of those brides who makes herself crazy trying to achieve every last wedding detail she pinned on Pinterest, I just can’t help but to love a good mason jar decor project. If it pops up, I’m pinnin’ it. Now I know you might be thinking this skews a little #basic and a little #typical but listen… I’m a vAAAAry early adopter of the mason jar. I’m talking getting vintage ones for Christmas when I was in elementary school early. So. You’re lucky I don’t plan on walking down the aisle covered in them. Instead, I’ll just pin a bunch of DIY tutorials to my wedding board, very few of which will I actually have the time or wherewithal to complete, and we shall end up with appropriate levels of mason jar accouterments. (The Lord finds a way.)
Of the projects I’ve come across I think one I will make the effort to complete is a Wedding Wish Jar. Here are a few tutorials…
This tutorial from Yesterday on a Tuesday includes free mason jar printables! I probably wouldn’t go for the glitter though.
This Wedding Wish Jar DIY from The Cottage Market is sweet, simple, and freakin’ adorable.
Guest Book alternative from Confetti Daydreams. Not a mason jar but I love the gold and the hand-lettering inspiration.
Or for less than 30 bucks, I can just buy one already made. Because if there’s one thing you can count on — if there’s a way to capitalize on Pinterest, Mason Jar, Wedding Planning mania — someone is out there doing it.
Alternatively, I can skip the mason’s all together and go for JENGA! Damnit Pinterest! You’re killin’ me.
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Do you use glass jars in your kitchen? I can’t help but to save every glass jar that comes through ours. There always seems to be a way to re-use every one! And I love stocking up on mason jars of all sizes. We use them to meal prep, store leftovers, make pretty decorations, and as drinking glasses. In case you need some inspiration, here are 6 more clever ways to use glass jars in your kitchen…
Create a soap dispenser and buy your liquid soap in bulk. It looks more adorable anyways and you can cut down on plastic packaging.
Store your spices. This is a great way to re-use baby food jars if you’ve got a little one.
Grow a counter-top herb garden. You’ll get to top your dishes with kitchen-grown parsley and basil. What could taste better?
Store your dry goods — like sugar, flour, beans, pastas, and coffee. If you shop the bulk bins you can bring your jars along to the store and take everything home in the same containers they’ll be stored in. (Just don’t forget to weigh them empty first so your cashier can subtract the tare!) Pretty enough to display proudly on open shelving and you’ll always know how much you have left!
Use larger jars to store your cooking utensils (whisks, spatulas, wooden spoons, etc). If you’re in a tiny apartment where kitchen drawer space is at a premium, you could even keep your eating utensils in jars right on your table. Setting the table will be a breeze!
Finally, my all time favorite way to use a jar in the kitchen… 1/2 gallon mason jar + immersion blender = a super inexpensive blender alternative that works just as well, is easier to clean, and takes up hardly any storage space.
What’s your favorite way to use glass jars? Do you have uses for them beyond the kitchen? Any other items you love to save and re-purpose? Share your ideas and tips below!