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 lunchtime 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 in to 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 into 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 already 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 homemade preservatives.


18.) Homemade Pickles And Chutneys:

  • Tasty!


19.) Vegetable Juices:

  • Great way to get your 5 a day in.


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25 Comments

  1. Margarett Murphy
    31st March 2016 / 4:24 pm

    I like all of these ideas!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1st April 2016 / 6:46 am

      Thank you 🙂

  2. Cathy Glynn
    1st August 2016 / 10:27 am

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1st August 2016 / 4:11 pm

      Aww, thank you Cathy 🙂

  3. Dean B
    1st August 2016 / 12:48 pm

    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.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1st August 2016 / 4:13 pm

      Aww thank you Dean 🙂

  4. pinkoddy
    1st August 2016 / 1:29 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1st August 2016 / 4:21 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Joy 🙂

  5. Mellissa Williams
    1st August 2016 / 1:32 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1st August 2016 / 4:23 pm

      Thanks Mellissa, I love making cocktails in them 🙂

  6. ana de jesus
    1st August 2016 / 10:54 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd August 2016 / 6:20 am

      Thank you Ana 🙂

  7. Stella Olojola
    2nd August 2016 / 8:00 am

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd August 2016 / 5:07 am

      Thanks Stella 🙂

  8. Emmie, Unsigned
    2nd August 2016 / 10:13 am

    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 http://www.unsignedmeblog.co.uk

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd August 2016 / 5:10 am

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

  9. beautyqueenuk
    2nd August 2016 / 3:01 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd August 2016 / 5:17 am

      Thanks lovey, they are so handy, aren't they 🙂

  10. Kara Guppy
    2nd August 2016 / 4:19 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd August 2016 / 5:19 am

      Thanks Kara 🙂

  11. Alina Ghost
    2nd August 2016 / 8:44 pm

    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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd August 2016 / 5:23 am

      Thanks for the comment Alina 🙂

  12. Chilling With Lucas
    4th August 2016 / 12:43 pm

    These are great ideas, I love mason jars x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      5th August 2016 / 5:38 am

      Aww, thank you 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      5th August 2016 / 5:41 am

      Aww, thank you 🙂

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