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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar ...


I love to use Mason jars for crafting and making some recipes up in. How much fun can using a glass jar be!? Food, flowers and candles all look so good inside them too.

Today I am sharing some fun ideas to use them for.

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar:


1.) Homemade Fruit Drinks:
  •  Lemonade is perfect drink recipe to make and leave for a few hours. Lemons soaked in water tastes great after a few hours. Delicious served up ice cold on a warm Summer day.

2.) Alcoholic Cocktails:
  • Mixing up alcoholic cocktails, add fruit and ice. Give them a big shake! They are so yummy. I like to leave mine in the fridge a few hours too, this way all the fruit flavours mingle together.


3.) Not Just Food And Drink!? How About Seasonal flowers?:
  • Freshly cut flowers look lovely in jars. Spring is here!! Beautiful.

4.) Artificial Flowers:
  • Look nice too and last longer than fresh flowers. Pretty!

5.) Herb Garden:
  • A herb garden growing on your windowsill!? I love this idea.


6.) Salads:
  • Use them for making you lunch time salads in. Make them up to last you through the day. Layering up your favourite ingredients. Yummy!

7.) Cold Pasta:
  • Make up some pasta. Leave to cool. Add mayonnaise and chuck in some chunky cut salad veggies. Perfect.

8.) More Cold pasta? How About Meal Prep?:
  • Mix cold pasta with a tin of chopped tomato to store. Next day put in a pan with some cut up corned beef and seasonings, warm up gently. Serve with cheese.


9.) Children Cocktails:
  • Make some fun children's cocktails up with fruit and ice cubes added. My kids love these.

10.) Smoothies:
  • My favourites, serve your favourite fruit smoothies in them. Yummy. 


11.) Granola, Fruit And Yogurt Breakfast:
  • Perfect for breakfast recipes inside, granola, fruit and yogurt. Overnight oatmeal. 


12.)  Fruit Cocktails:
  • Cut up your favourite fruit for the day and mix a little lemon juice into keep them from turning brown.

13.) Fruit Or Nuts:
  • Store your opened dried fruit or nuts inside to keep nice and fresh. pistachio walnuts peanuts?


14.) Sweets:
  • Sweets are always a good one to pop inside a jar once opened. I have to hide mine though or if I see them I need to eat them!


15.) Hot Chocolate And Marshmallows:
  • Mix your favourite hot chocolate powder and a packet of mini marshmallows inside. When you scoop the hot chocolate into your cups the marshmallows are all ready added.Yummy. 

16.) Cookie Mix:
  • Mix all your dried ingredients for your favourite cookies . Then ready to add butter and cook whenever your short on time but fancy warm cookies.


17.) Jams, Marmalades And Honey:
  • Your favourite home made preservatives.

18.) Homemade Pickles And Chutneys:
  • Tasty!


19.) Vegetable Juices:
  • Great way to get your 5 a day in.

Can you think of any more ideas?

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25 comments

  1. Some fabulous ideas and some save so much time preparing food, especially in a morning. Lovely post x

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  2. I love jars too, but have to constantly remind my husband not to put them in the recycle bin because I like to re-use them too! Love all your ideas, might just borrow a few.

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  3. So many great ideas - I love the different food ideas you've utilised to prepare to help through the day

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  4. I love those jars and so many uses for them too. I think the smaller jars are great for cocktails

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    1. Thanks Mellissa, I love making cocktails in them :)

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  5. So many excellent ideas, liking the sound of the cocktail one- of course !

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  6. Thanks for sharing these excellent ideas. Now I know the various ways I can use my jars at home.

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  7. So we've never bought into the mason jar idea, not sure why... but I would love to drink a frothy hot chocolate from one topped with marshmallows and secret drop of baileys! I might see if i can talk Mr Me into getting a few now LOL.

    Emmie xo
    www.unsignedmeblog.co.uk

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    1. Thank does sound amazing Emmie, I love hot chocolate :):)

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  8. I use mason jars for all kinds of things, from storing seeds, gravy pots and makeup brushes, to sample perfume and paperclips x

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    1. Thanks lovey, they are so handy, aren't they :)

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  9. They look fab, I really need to invest in some of these

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  10. I'm a massive fan of upcycling items so this post is awesome - I do and would definitely use the jars again for things like flowers, food & smoothies. Never tried out a herb garden though so that's definitely on my to try out list, thanks :)

    Alina from home & DIY blog UK

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  11. These are great ideas, I love mason jars x

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