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Coupon Abbreviations
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Top 4 ways to use your mason jar, mason jar crafts, diy mason jars and mason jar gifts.
We live in the south where mason jars are everywhere.  I remember when mason jars were used for canning and sweet tea when all of the cups were dirty – back before it was the trendy thing.  Now, we can’t get enough of them (and I’m totally okay with that).  Aside from canning, here are my top 4 ways to use your mason jars.

4.  Mason Jar Citronella Oil Lamp:

– Mason Jar
– A fiberglass wick
– Lamp oil
– 10 Drops of Pure Citronella Oil

Fill the jar with the lamp oil until it’s within one inch from the top.  Pour in the 10 drops of citronella oil.  Pierce a hole in the lid of the jar and string the wick through the hole.

This project looks very easy and it would be great at any outdoor event: cookouts or weddings, nights on the porch.

Spa in a Jar - Southern Savers

3.  Spa in a Jar:

– Mason Jar
-Printed Label for the Jar
-Ribbon to Tie on Jar
– Bath Salt
– Hair Mask
– Nail Polish
– Foot Scrub
– Candles
– Any Other Spa Materials

The Gunny Sack made this cute Spa in a Jar and I love the idea of giving it to any new moms, mother’s day gifts, or just giving it to a friend when you know they’ve had a long week.

Gifts in a jar are a great option for an inexpensive gift that will mean a lot to the recipient.  You could also give a “Date in a Jar,” “Hot Cocoa in a Jar,” and so many more ideas.

Animal Mason Jars - Southern Savers

2.  Animal-Topped Mason Jars:

– Mason Jar
– Small Plastic Animals
– Super Glue
– Spray Paint

Super glue the interior of the mason jar to the screw top and once that’s dried, super glue the animal to the lid.  Once all of the glue has dried,  spray paint the entire lid and animal the color of your choice.  After the paint is dry, reattach the lid to the jar.

This is a great idea for your kids’ rooms.  Use their favorite animal and favorite colors and display them in their room.  They can store savings money, loose change, marbles, or if they’re like my 5-year-old, it’ll just hold an assortment of random things.

1.  Sweet Tea Mason Jars:

– Mason Jar
– Ice
– Sweet Tea

I don’t think I need to link to a tutorial to tell you about my favorite use of the mason jar.  Just give me some ice and sweet tea in a mason jar and set me on the front porch – it’s my happy place.

What’s your favorite use for the mason jar?

For more ideas, visit my “Mason Jar” Pinterest Board.


    • Elise LaChance McGurk

      I love the jars with the animal lids! What a cute idea:)

    • kaoscasa

      I think it’s funny that so many of the mason jars are actually “Ball” jars. These originated out of Muncie, Indiana by the Ball brothers and are who originated Ball State University. They have become popular now in the South.

      • April Stroud Roberts

        We know the difference (written on the jars) but “Ball” jar sounds sort of…blegh. “Mason” jar has a nicer ring. ;)

    • Judy

      I love mason jars. My Daughter used them to put real flowers in and sat them on the tables for center pieces at her wedding reception. They looked great and we saved a lot on the florist bill.

    • Stella02

      I love rootbeer floats in these jars. It reminds me of my great grandmother.

    • kathy hodges

      I remember when I was ten years old I went with my best friend to visit her Mom’s friend. They lived way down in the Ky hills. They used jars to drink from, not all were canning jars, but I was fascinated at the time. Now it is my favorite vessel. I despise plasticware.

    • Linda

      I love the Spa in a Jar! Thinking this would be great for teacher gifts. Thanks Jenny!

    • April Stroud Roberts

      The “spa” jar is cool. I made “manicure” jars last year for mom and sis on Mothers’ Day. Mini versions of most nail items can be found at Target. They keep their jars in the car so that they can fix emergency nail issues on the fly. ;)