Ways I Love To Use Jars

My poor husband is not a jar person… I am. I might drive him just a little bit crazy with my collections, but I don’t know that I can help myself! In fact, you could possibly (probably??) say that I have a mild obsession with jars and bottles. I. LOVE. THEM. I love the way they look, I love that they are non-toxic, I love the way they keep everything separated and organized, I love that I can make and store things in them, I love that they are reusable… Are you getting the picture? Maybe I should show you some pictures of some of the many ways I use jars! 🙂


Herbal Tea

I often make and store an entire half gallon of herbal iced tea, such as my pregnancy tea, in a 2-quart mason jar! The tea in this picture is made from our own homegrown herbs– yum!

Freezing Food

I like to freeze foods, such as the pureed squash, homemade bread crumbs and homemade Fajita Chili you see here.

Craft Supply Storage

Small craft supplies can be easily organized in 1/2 pint jars! How cute is that?? 🙂

Clay Face Mask

Homemade person care products just beg for a cute jar to put them in, don’t you think? Here’s my homemade clay face mask.

Counter Storage

For dry goods that we often cook with, we have these fun jars on the counter! We also have one with Celtic sea salt. 🙂

Homemade Herbal Capsules

Jars provide a protective, air-tight place to store homemade herbal capsules.

Leftovers in a Jar

No need for cheap, toxic plastic containers to store leftovers! A jar is see-through, non-toxic and reusable!!

Buttermilk Culturing

Culturing dairy, such as buttermilk, sour cream or kefir, is easy in a jar. When it’s done, just put the lid on and pop it in the fridge!

There you have it. Some of the many ways I LOVE to use jars!

What are your favorite ways to use jars?

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8 thoughts on “Ways I Love To Use Jars

  1. Deborah says:

    I didn’t know that you can freeze in a jar. I am starting to keep my eyes open for cute jars. And I save my small coconut oil jars. I would like to find ways to use them more and get rid of plastic! thanks!

    • I’d better point out that some jars will crack when frozen, especially if you don’t leave several inches empty in the top. Even then, some of the big 2-quart ones can crack if your freezer temperature fluctuates like ours does. If you stick with medium to small jars and leave 2 to 3 inches of space at the top, though, it works beautifully! 🙂

  2. I love jars, too, but I don’t have enough of them! I have started saving any glass jars that I come across. My mom made fun of me, but they are so handy to have around

  3. Wonderful ideas, and beautiful pictures too! I have so many jars and I’m already done canning/freezing so I think using some of my extras for dry goods on the counter would look really cute. I’m featuring your link at Thrifty Thursday this week, hope to see you again!

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