I have so many glass jars! Seriously, I have an entire cupboard full of them, most of them from old food items like pasta sauce, salsa and olives. I don't know what to do with them and I never have. While I recycle, my local place doesn't take glassware and I would have to go clear into another county to get rid of them. Which isn't exactly eco friendly when you consider the driving involved to get three hours out of town to the nearly recycling facility that takes glass.
As a result, I tend to take a fair number of them to reuse as water
glasses. You know, the big ones you put on the bedside table to combat
the effects of winter dryness, and all that. A couple of others have
been filled and used as vases, though fresh flowers aren't much of an
option now that winter has arrived. My kids have even each used one for
their 'rewards jar', which they take a prize from at the end of each
week as an allowance for doing their chores.
I have run out of ideas on what to do with these multiplying menaces.
I learned how to make my own sauce and salsa in order to avoid
acquiring anymore. But what to do with the few dozen still crammed into a
cupboard in my kitchen...I could use the space!
This past weekend I sat down and started to really search out things
to do with them. The holidays are just around the corner, so it seems
like a good time to put them to use. I was relieved to find many
struggle with this question, and some pretty cool ideas have come out of
upcycling needs. As you would expect, a whole lot of these people had
gathered on Pinterest. Man, I love that site.
Here are five of my favorites glass jar upcycling ideas for Christmas (psst: Don't forget to check out our previous glass jar DIY projects: DIY Glass Jar Lanterns and DIY Sun Jars).
On: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
On: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Stay-at-home moms will find this one especially useful: if you have some extra glass jar which seem to good to be thrown aways, here's a creative idea on how to use them.
You can make lanterns for your garden to decorate long cozy evenings you spend with your family outside.