Our farm co-op no longer has the room to take back glass quart jars, among other packaging materials. Right now, I’m using all the egg cartons I can get my hands on for seed starting, so that’s no problem. I use the veggie boxes to package items for consignment. The straight-sided jars go into the studio for storage. But these small-mouthed quart jars with shoulders are piling up. I have a zillion ideas for repurposing them, but I am really trying to pare down supplies here. So here’s some pictures to get you inspired. And if you have any more thoughts, fire away! As always, they are available for local pickup, through this blog or through the Anne Arundel Freecycle boards.
I was trying to stay away from plain-old storage ideas. But this photo from Roadkill Rescue is so enticing. A bit of etching cream and some time is all it takes to create some customized bottles.
Slow Your Home has a mini-tutorial on turning old jars into hanging candle holders. Gorgeous!
This idea from Indulgy is a repurposing trifecta! Jars, candleholders, and lids all find a new purpose as canisters on pedestals. I’m so impressed!
Over on Etsy, ARTful Salvage creates birdfeeders from glass jars, dishes, and assorted hardware. They’re quite elaborate. Luckily, they’re for sale, as well as for inspiration.
And finally, Rikki Hibbert uses her jars as a really unique way to display photos. Check out her site for details.
Ahhh, if only I had the room and the time, I would try all of these ideas! If you try any of them, please share your results. I’d love to see them.