Sunday, November 4, 2012

Save your Jars!

I'm all about Recycling, Reducing and Re-Using!  I have a few DIY projects and gift ideas coming up and I encourage you to save your jars.  

One of the best uses of jars is to store your seeds!  If you purchased heirloom seeds or saved them from your harvest it is best to keep them in cool, dry and in an airtight container (jar).

I don't make tomato sauce from scratch but I do like to spice up store-bought brands!  Our pasta sauce comes in wonderful Mason jars so I have a bunch that I've been saving for a very special occasion.
I love the Mason jars and so does Lucy
I wish I knew someone with a child who ate babyfood.  I could really use a few smaller jars.  Oh well...Bring on the martini olives!

Save any jar and don't forget to keep the lid!  Grey Poupon jars are fantastic!  Pasta jars, salsa jars, pickles and olives!  I use the jars for so many things.  I store dried pasta and beans, sugar, rice, dry spices and even leftovers.  When I made Basil Lemonade the larger jars came in very handy!
Happy Sunday!

21 comments:

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

I save all my glass jars now. I love the Alfredo sauce jars, they are awesome.

Thank you so much for linking up to Raising Imperfection!

mail4rosey said...

This is a nice post, I like items in those jars, they feel nice like comfort food does. :)

Found you on the Raising Imperfection blog hop and I'm following.

Marcie said...

I am a jar saver. Thanks for the the great ideas that I can use them for! Thanks for sharing on "I Gotta Try That Monday"
Marcie

craftmates said...

I save spaghetti sauce jars. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays linky party.

Lisa Lynn said...

I'm a jar saver too :) so many uses for them, and no bpa!

Dani - Diane - ATA Girls said...

I've given all my plastic and tupperware away and only use glass jars now! Can't wait for more projects! Joining from Inspire Me Monday - http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

Kristy Creighton said...

I'm intrigued by your upcoming posts for glass jars! I do save many, but I'll be putting a few more aside now! I found you on Blackberry Vine's link party and am a new follower via GFC. I would love for you to come visit and follow me back if you get a chance!

Have a great day!
Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

Raising Reagan said...

Glass jars are so cool..there are SO many things you can do with them.

Thank you for linking your favorite post to the Raising Imperfection Sunday Link Up.
Stop back by Friday to see if you were featured!

Lanaya
www.raising-reagan.com

Karri Reiser said...

Great ideas. I love jar's also my favorite is the Pace Picante sauce.
Thanks for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

Ana Sullivan said...

I found you from Inspire me Monday. I have been using jars also. I love them. I use them in my sewing area for safety pins, bobbins, etc. I use bigger jars in my kitchen for cookie cutters and cupcake liners. See post here:
http://www.thelostapron.com/2012/09/fall-baking.html

Becca Acker said...

Glass jars can be used for so many things!

Thanks for linking-up at A Humble Bumble :)

Jenni Bost said...

I have a ridiculous amount of glass jars. I use them for EVERYTHING. We do lunches in them. Drink out of them! I put crafts in them. I can with them. It is getting a little out of control. :)

Found you through TipTuesday!

SweetPepperRose said...

I have so many already. If I can't get my hand into it, it's of no use to me to it goes to recycle.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Great blog post today and I too am intrigued by your next posting on what to do with the jars!

mary_smith said...

I just completed my first "jar post".
There are more on the way!

http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2012/11/eco-friendly-gift-giving-part-2.html

Jami said...

Great tips!! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing at The Blackberry Vine!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

This is the week's favorite post so I'll mention it in the party today. Thanks for joining Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Ashley Suzanne said...

I love saving glass jars! I am coming over from a linky party! Come over and check out my post here - http://www.ashleysuzanne.com/tutorial-crutch-purse-50-pick-your-plum-giveaway/

amanda said...

We re-use our jars all the time! My husband calls me a jar hoarder but we really do use them. I store herbs in them, seeds, dry goods, bone broth, I use them as my tupperware alternative. Love them!

Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday. Your post was one of the features of the week! I am excited to see what you have going on this week. Natural Living Monday is live! I would love it if you would come share your latest natural, green, real whole food, sustainability, homesteading and peaceful parenting posts! http://www.naturallivingmamma.com/2012/11/11/natural-living-monday-10/

Sarah @ Natures Nurture said...

I am OBSESSED with saving glass jars! It kills me when I see them being thrown out.. like really hurts inside LOL. Your ideas are wonderful, thanks for sharing at Tiny Tip Tuesday!

aka Bailey said...

I save allllll of my peanut butter jars and use them as drinking glasses. I also tried this great way to re-purpose the jars, which many of my readers have loved: http://akabailey.blogspot.ca/2013/02/diy-re-purposing-holiday-lights.html

xox
Bailey
http://akabailey.blogspot.com