Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mason Jar Roundup!

I know, I know!  It's been WAAAAY too long since I've posted something!  And I haven't made an e-newsletter in F-O-R-E-V-E-R.  I apologize, faithful followers!  Life has certainly gotten crazy but I wanted you to know I am still alive.  And I'll try my best to keep posting fun stuff for you in 2013!
My homemade salsa!

Last summer/fall I took up home canning, as a response to our new overflowing little garden.  (You can read about my first attempt on my IDMommy blog, complete with a great salsa recipe and free download) We only had two tomato plants and one grape tomato plant.  But, boy were they fruitful!!  I made a ton of salsa, pasta sauce, and tomato soup.  I am now really enjoying all of these goodies this winter and loved giving some as gifts too. 

So, with my stash of salsa dwindling and my pile of empty jars growing, it got me thinking about ways to use mason jars.  Of course, I'll be using them this fall to fill up with more delicious homemade salsa....but in the meantime, here are a few fun ways you can use mason jars!

SEWING KIT! What a fun little project.  I can totally see my great grandma's sewing stuff displayed in jars like this.  I was lucky enough to inherit her old machine and supplies! From the talented Traci...check out her blog!

SPRING PLANTERS! What a sweet centerpiece for Easter brunch! Totally putting these on my to-do list! Check it out over at The CSI Project!

SOAP DISPENSER! I need to do this.  My kids keep breaking our soap dispensers! From Liz Marie

SNOW GLOBES! How sweet! This would make such a fun homemade Christmas gift. Wonderful tutorial by The Lemonista!

CROCHET! What a cool idea to crochet a cover for a mason jar and use it to hold your hooks.  Love it! Fabulous idea from "Love the Blue Bird."

LUMINARIES! I already posted this idea on my doily post but thought it was fitting to use again!    

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