19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar. Recycle And Reuse.

Hello friends. Happy Sunday.

I love to use Mason jars for crafting and making up some recipes. Do you like upcycling too? Also, how much fun can using a glass jar be!? Also, it is so good, creating something fun to look at and use.

Mason jars are useful for more than just storing and transporting food; they can also be used as a cocktail shaker, and also for making and storing the perfect summer drinks.

Also, a non-alcoholic cocktail storage jug too.

Or even a water glass for your table. Also, great as an airtight container for pickling or making jam in. The possibilities are endless.

Food, flowers, and candles all look so good inside them too but recycling is also great for cutting down on waste. So what’s not to like?

Today I am sharing some fun ideas to use them for. All you need is a bit of creativity.

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar:

So find out 19 creative and useful ways to use your mason jars.

Explore the versatility of mason jars to discover a world of limitless options for your daily life. So from chic storage solutions and modern home décor to exciting DIY projects and delicious meals.

Get creative and begin changing these regular glass jars into remarkable items that will add charm, usefulness, and a dash of rustic elegance to any space. So check out these 19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar.

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Reuse my jars and also re-wearing my clothing. This dress was a bargain from the charity shop for wait for it… 50p!!

Homemade Fruit Drinks In A Mason Jar:

Firstly, Homemade Fruit Drinks.

lemonade is the perfect drink recipe to make and leave for a few hours. Lemons soaked in water taste great after a few hours. Here are some tips for making delicious lemonade.

  • For the finest flavour, start with fresh lemons. Use a citrus juicer for easier extraction, or squeeze the fruits to extract the juice.
  • Also, make a simple syrup by dissolving sugar in a mixture of hot water and equal amounts rather than adding granulated sugar directly to the lemonade.
  • This guarantees that the sugar gets distributed uniformly and avoids any graininess in your beverage.
  • As you go, taste your lemonade and adjust the sweetness and sharpness to your liking.
  • Add extra sugar syrup if it’s too tart; more lemon juice if it’s too sweet. The mixture of lemon juice and sugar syrup should be diluted with cold water.
  • This aids in rapidly refreshing and cooling the lemonade.
  • To keep your drink cold, add lots of ice cubes to your pitcher or glass.

Don’t be afraid to try different variations and experiment with different citrus fruits like lime or orange.

Delicious served-up ice cold on a warm Summer day because summer days are perfectly spent sipping homemade lemonade in the garden.

Or maybe you would like to try some homemade Strawberryade? Also, an ideal idea for children’s parties. Refreshingly simple and easy to make. So yummy, too.

Alcoholic Cocktails In A Mason Jar:

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar.

Alcoholic Cocktails.

Secondly, why not use them for mixing up alcoholic cocktails, adding fruit and ice. Give them a big shake! They are so yummy. I like to leave mine in the fridge for a few hours too, this way all the fruit flavours mingle together.

Love Gin? How about also trying out these ideas: How To Make Cranberry Gin. Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free. Hello friends. So do you fancy making some cranberry gin? How To Make Cranberry Gin. So tasty.

Or how about BerryWorld Infused Gins. Mix up your usual G&T by infusing the gin with berries. Not only will it have a pretty colour, but it will also taste delicious too. BerryWorld Infused Gins. So good.

Maybe you prefer Pimms? Celebrate in style with a seasonal berry version of Pimms…Very Berry Pimms.

Add two large handfuls of halved or sliced strawberries, depending on their size to a large jug with a large handful of fresh raspberries, a few sprigs of fresh mint, and ¼ cucumber, sliced and cut into 4. Very Berry Pimms: Great For Any Party. 

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar.

Not Just Food And Drink!? How About Seasonal flowers?

Thirdly, Not Just Food And Drink!? How About Seasonal flowers?

How beautiful do freshly cut flowers look lovely in jars? Spring is here!! Beautiful.

Fourthly, Artificial Flowers.

Artificial flowers look nice too and last longer than fresh flowers. Pretty!

10 Upcycled Jam Jars Ideas. I also love to upcycle glass jars and Hartley’s Jam has kindly let me share some of their recycled jar ideas today, alongside some of my own ideas.

How cool can you make an old jam jar look with add flowers and planting bulbs into them? So cool, don’t you think? So here are some recycled jam jar ideas. 10 Upcycled Jam Jars Ideas. So much fun.

Fifth, Herb Garden.

So how about growing a herb garden growing on your windowsill!? I also love this idea.

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar: Recycle And Reuse

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar: Recycle And Reuse:

Sixth, Salads.

Use them for making your lunchtime salads. Make them up to last you through the day. Layering up your favourite ingredients. So yummy!

How about trying this Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure. So do you fancy making this tasty salad recipe in a jar? Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure: Layered Salad Jar.

5 Mix And Match Salad Jar Recipes To Try Out. 

Looking for delicious and healthy salad jar recipes? Look no further than these 5 Mix and Match Salad Jar Recipes! These easy-to-make recipes combine fresh veggies, protein, and flavourful dressings to create tasty and nutritious meals on-the-go.

These salad jars are perfect for meal prep or a quick lunch. Try them out today and start eating well, wherever you are! 5 Mix And Match Salad Jar Recipes To Try Out. So good.

Seventh, Cold Pasta.

So why not make up some pasta. Leave to cool. Add mayonnaise and chuck in some chunky cut salad veggies. Perfect.

More Cold Pasta And Salad Mix? How About Meal Prep?

Eight, More Cold Pasta And Salad Mix? How About Meal Prep?

Try mixing cold pasta with a tin of chopped tomato to store. Next day put in a pan with some cut-up corned beef and seasonings, and warm up gently. Serve with cheese.

fruit in jar

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar.

Children’s Cocktails:

Ninth, Children’s Cocktails. So why not make some fun children’s cocktails up with fruit and ice cubes added. My kids love these. They tasted so yummy, we ended up having the same ones a few days in a row!! Children Spring Cocktails. So tasty.

Smoothies. Tenth and my favourites, serve your favourite fruit Smoothies in them. So yummy.

6 Smoothie Recipes To Try For Breakfast Or Brunch. Looking for a delicious and nutritious way to start your day? Check out these 6 amazing smoothie recipes that are perfect for breakfast or brunch!

From classic fruit blends to creative combinations, there’s something here for every taste and dietary preference.

Simply take out the milk in these recipes and add your favourite milk. 6 Smoothie Recipes To Try For Breakfast Or Brunch. So good.

Breakfast in a jar

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar: Recycle And Reuse:

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar: Recycle And Reuse.

Granola, Fruit, And Yogurt Breakfast.

Granola, Fruit, And Yogurt Breakfast. Eleventh, these jars are perfect for breakfast recipes inside, granola, fruit, and yogurt. Or how about overnight Oatmeal?

I love breakfast (the most important meal of the day)  and one of my favourite things to make is granola and fruit parfaits. Layering up fruit, cereal and yoghurt, what is not to love?

You can find this recipe here: Granola Parfaits With Strawberries And Blueberries. I love breakfast (the most important meal of the day) and one of my favourite things to make is granola and fruit parfaits.

Granola Parfaits With Strawberries And Blueberries.

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar.

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar: Recycle And Reuse

Twelfth, Fruit Cocktails.

So cut up your favourite fruit for the day and mix a little lemon juice in to keep them from turning brown. We also love making something like this: Fruit Cocktails.

I made up this yummy fruit cocktail to get away from the treats. I usually make a bowl of fruit salad up for the children and it lasts a few days. Fruit Cocktails.

Thirteenth, Fruit Or Nuts.

Try storing your opened dried fruit or nuts inside to keep them nice and fresh. pistachio walnuts peanuts?

These Maple Glazed Cocktail Nuts are so much fun. Maple Glazed Cocktail Nuts. This recipe contains almonds, pecans, peanuts and cashew nuts.

All my favourites with cashew nuts being my favourite, favourites! Maple Glazed Cocktail Nuts.


19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar.

A Sweets Jar From A Mason Jar:

Fourteenth, sweets are always a good ones to pop into a jar once opened. I have to hide mine though or if I see them I need to eat them!

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar: Recycle And Reuse

Fifteenth, Hot Chocolate, And Marshmallows.

So 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 already added. Yummy. So good.

Sixteenth, 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. Or other ingredients such as flour or sugar. So good.


Homemade Jams, Marmalades And Honey Jars:

Seventeenth, Jams, Marmalades, And Honey.

Make your favourite home-made preservatives. I have lots of yummy ideas here: Jam Recipes.

Firstly, 7 Homemade Jam Recipes To Try Out Today. 

Today I’m going to share 7 homemade jam recipes with you. What a delicacy! I love jam on my morning toast, and here are seven recipes to get you started. 7 Homemade Jam Recipes To Try Out.

Secondly, How To Make Rhubarb And Vanilla Jam. 

So do you fancy making your own jam? Not only is this rhubarb jam perfect for toast and as a sponge cake filling, but also delicious added to an apple crumble, or pie, folded into whipped cream to make a fool or spooned over ice cream for a simple pudding.

How To Make Rhubarb And Vanilla Jam.

Thirdly, How To Make Apple Pie Jam: A Spoonful Anyone? 

The scent of apple pie spices pervades this delightful jam. It can be made all year because it does not rely on seasonal fruit.

It’s delicious spread on toast, crumpets, scones, and pancakes. Also, a teaspoon on your oatmeal is a good idea! How To Make Apple Pie Jam: A Spoonful Anyone?

Fourthly, How To Make Some Strawberry Vanilla And Apricot Amaretto Layered Jam. 

Today I am sharing this Edd Kimber Strawberry Vanilla and Apricot Amaretto Layered Jam. How yummy!? As I’m presenting today: How To Make Some Strawberry Vanilla, Apricot Amaretto Layered Jam. So good.

Homemade Pickles And Chutneys Jars:

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar: Recycle And Reuse.

Eighteenth, Homemade Pickles And Chutneys.

Very tasty! How about a Pineapple Christmas Chutney. Fancy making some easy Pineapple Christmas Chutney? A perfect dip for all your party food. Pineapple Christmas Chutney.

Or some Blackberry, And Apple Chutney. This tasty chutney can be prepared well in advance, and is a perfect compliment to gammon, turkey and beef, as well as pork or game pies. Blackberry, And Apple Chutney.

Vegetable Juices. Last but not least, also a great way to get your 5 a day in. Here are a few ideas: Vegetable Juices. I always encourage the husband and children to eat their fruit and vegetables.

To be fair they always do. I am the naughty one, though!! I start off with the best of intentions Banana smoothie or shake for breakfast.

Then by elevenses, the apple and pear I was going to have with my lunch, gets replaced with biscuits. I sometimes even get the fruit and veg ready.

Carrot sticks, Apples cored and peeled. In the end, though I cannot be bothered to chew them and up dipping a biscuit in a cup of tea. Philips Viva Collection Juicer.

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar: Recycle And Reuse

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar: Recycle And Reuse:

19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar: Recycle And Reuse.

Can you think of any more ideas?

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  1. 20 June 2023 / 17:28

    Thank you for sharing Claire, I recently inherited many mason jars, and I have been trying to come up with new ideas and ways to use them.

  2. 16 June 2023 / 12:54

    So many great ideas! Love this.

  3. mireille
    17 January 2020 / 17:49

    Great ideas: all the pretty pictures almost make me yearn for Spring but I still want some cold and maybe some snow. I love using mason jars for flowers.

  4. Malin - SenLearningwPenguin
    16 January 2020 / 22:02

    I’ve never really thought of serving breakfast or drinks in jars like this, but it looks really nice, so thank you for these ideas! And thank you for linking up with #KCACOLS! x

  5. 14 January 2020 / 16:46

    Some great ideas here. My favourite use of a mason jar is for making fermented vegetables, so easy with a mason jar #KCACOLS

  6. 12 January 2020 / 22:51

    Fab ideas Claire – congrats for being featured at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy this week!

  7. Claire Rocks
    7 January 2020 / 22:41

    i have been looking for ideas as i have so many clean empty jars. Im determined to reuse them. Youre ideas are great. thank you

  8. Laurie
    6 January 2020 / 17:51

    Wonderful ideas. I love your photos. I got some Mason jars with homemade goodies in them for Christmas. I think I will use your idea to begin an herb garden in my kitchen. Thank you for sharing!

    • 17 January 2020 / 06:43

      Thanks Laurie. Whoo I am storing all my coffee beans, sugars, marshmallows in them now as I had a coffee machine for Christmas.

  9. Karen, the next best thing to mummy
    6 January 2020 / 09:30

    Popping back #anythinggoes@_karendennis

  10. Karen, the next best thing to mummy
    5 January 2020 / 09:58

    I love a mason jar, We use one for putting the cutlery in when having friends over for a bbq#kcacols@_karendenbid199@gmail is

  11. Mother of 3
    5 December 2019 / 10:46

    I have a whole pallet of jars I bought for some craft projects and have been looking for some other ideas of what to do with them; these are great suggestions! Pinned.

  12. 28 May 2019 / 15:28

    I like all of these ideas. When I think of mason jars, I always think of my favorite homemade perserves. I’m glad to have other ideas of things to use them for now.

    I found you from the Monday Morning Blog Club.

    • 7 June 2019 / 08:42

      Thanks for stopping by. Happy to hear you like my ideas.

  13. Tamar A Strauss-Benjamin
    1 May 2019 / 00:31

    I love using mason jars! So chic!

  14. 30 April 2019 / 17:26

    I love the salad and over-night oats use. that’s what i think i would use it for. Thanks for sharing the other ways too Claire. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  15. Heather
    30 April 2019 / 12:51

    I love using Mason jars too and have used them for a lot of the same things! I like the wide mouth jars for storage and drinking out of.

    • 30 April 2019 / 20:56

      Thanks Heather. So many fun ideas to use them for.

  16. Chilling With Lucas
    4 August 2016 / 12:43

    These are great ideas, I love mason jars x

  17. Alina Ghost
    2 August 2016 / 20:44

    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

  18. Kara Guppy
    2 August 2016 / 16:19

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

  19. beautyqueenuk
    2 August 2016 / 15:01

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

  20. Emmie, Unsigned
    2 August 2016 / 10:13

    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

  21. Stella Olojola
    2 August 2016 / 08:00

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

  22. ana de jesus
    1 August 2016 / 22:54

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

  23. Dean B
    1 August 2016 / 12:48

    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.

  24. Mellissa Williams
    1 August 2016 / 13:32

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

  25. pinkoddy
    1 August 2016 / 13:29

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

  26. Cathy Glynn
    1 August 2016 / 10:27

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

  27. Margarett Murphy
    31 March 2016 / 16:24

    I like all of these ideas!

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