There is something so simple and beautiful about a glass jar. Maybe it’s nostalgia for me. They take me back in time. I get overwhelmed with the smell of strawberry jam and the memory of my Mom teaching me to make it in the house I grew up in. I imagine myself on a warm summer afternoon, still clad in my swimsuit and covered in freckles. My Mom, gently leaning over my shoulder, showing me how to mash the berries. Then, she moves the mixture to the silver pot with the black handle, and stirs furiously. Ahhh. Summer.
I have mason jars scattered all over my house. Most are in use right now, but I do have a small stash in my cupboard. I keep a little one on my desk to put loose change in. I store my favorite earrings in another one. I use a large mason jar as a vase on our kitchen table. I started making mason jar salads so my lunch is easy breezy.
I have seen so many cute mason jar ideas on pinterest lately. I can’t wait to try some new recipes and crafts with my spares. Although, I think I’ll always be partial to the simple beauty of a plain old mason jar.
1. Make and Take Meals
2. Dessert in a jar:
3. Mason Jar Vase
I adore the combo of blue and yellow in this daisy vase.
How cute would this be for the 4th of July? I already use my jars as vases, but painting them seems like a fun way to spruce them up for a holiday. Let’s be honest here, this isn’t happening for me. I lack a certain artistic skill that would make these turn out well. (I’m also way too lazy for that) If you want to attempt it, you can find the tutorial here.
5. Because we love Minnie and Mickey around here…