5 Ways To Upcycle Old Jars: Recycle And Reuse

5 Ways To Upcycle Old Jars: Recycle And Reuse. Hello friends. I like to up-cycle old things as well as making them into some new and usable.

Glass jars are among my favourite things to up-cycle along with clothes and shoes! So much fun turning something that you would throw away into something pretty.

I am going to share a few reasons why re-cycling old jars is a good idea- firstly it saves you bin getting full, secondly, it gets you creative and last but not least; recycling is great for the planet. What’s not to love?

Also the great thing with glass jars and bottles is that you can always pick up something a little different and they make the best things to up-cycle.

5 Ways To Upcycle Old Jars: Recycle And Reuse

Upcycling is good fun and my daughter is always interested in learning how to make some old into something new but also something different.

Also, the possibilities are endless, you just need an idea to start with. and where you are going with it.

5 Ways To Upcycle Old Jars:

Here are 5 ideas on how you can re-use those old jars to save throwing them away: furthermore you are also helping the planet by cutting down on rubbish. Win, win.

5 Ways To Upcycle Old Jars: Recycle And Reuse.

1.) Drinking Glasses Made From Old Re-cycled Jam Jars:

Firstly, wash out old jam jars and make cool drinks in them. Fresh fruit, water and lots of ice cubes are such a sweet idea. Smoothies also look great in old jam jars. You could try this smoothie made and served up in an old jar: Spiced Pumpkin Green Smoothie.

2.) Flowers Vase Made From Old Used-Jars:

Secondly, keep them under the sink or in a shed if you are saving them for flowers.

Great for an unexpected delivery of flowers or some you have picked out of your garden. Sometimes you can never have enough flowers vases.

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3.) Reuse Old Jars For Food Storage Jars:

Thirdly, wash out and dry properly then add, dried fruit, tea, coffee, sweets or any other kind of foods like this in them.

They are great for storing food like these in them. You can always make some fabric tops like these to go over them: DIY Vintage Style Jar Covers.

4.) Homemade Jam And Marmalade Stored In Reused Jars:

Fourthly, save up your old jam jars and make some yummy homemade jam or marmalade. 

My grandma always had a stash of glass jars for making jams with. How about making something different like;

Strawberry Prosecco Jam or maybe a Tomato And Chilli Jam? Maybe even the Whisky Sour Marmalade would be a great idea too?

5.) Bits And Bob Holders From Recycled Jars:

Last but not least, store your buttons and sewing bits in them. My mum is a dressmaker and has hundreds of buttons in jars like this. How good is this idea? Plus you can find things easier because you can see through the jars.

Do you like to re-use your old jars? because these are so fun to try out.

Also did you find any good ideas here? Anything that you would like to try out?

So let me know if you get to try out only of these ideas. I hope I have inspired you to up-cycle your next empty jar?

Updated Post. First published here February 2016. 5 Ways To Upcycle Old Jars. Do you like to reuse old jars?

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  1. Helen Fern
    21 August 2021 / 01:09

    What a bunch of fun ideas!! And with the holidays coming those upcycled jars could hold some tasty gifts!! I host a brand new blog party at “My Big Fat Menopausal Life” – I’d be honored if you shared some of your fantastic posts!

    • 21 August 2021 / 09:22

      Thanks Helen, I will have to hop over πŸ™‚

  2. 26 July 2021 / 08:36

    I love reusing Jam jars it always seems such a waste to just throw them into the recycle bin, especially if they’re pretty ones

    • 27 July 2021 / 22:54

      I agree Dawn. I hate chucking pretty wine bottles too.

  3. 19 June 2021 / 21:34

    Very Creative. Thank you for the tips.

    • 23 June 2021 / 19:40

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  4. Karen, the next best thing to mummy
    16 June 2021 / 12:44

    Great ideas for recycling#alittlebitofeverythinh@_karendennis

    • 17 June 2021 / 07:52

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  5. Dee | Grammy's Grid
    3 June 2020 / 08:21

    Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 18 for Crafting with Bottles and Jars, open May 30 to June 10. All party entries shared if social media buttons installed.

  6. 30 May 2020 / 15:10

    These are great idea! I use jam jars and mason jars as drinking glasses.

  7. Pam
    28 May 2020 / 05:23

    Great ideas. I’m featuring this post tomorrow at the Thursday Favorite Things link party.

  8. 24 May 2020 / 16:52

    I have a friend that upcycles jars for her homemade laundry detergent which she sells. So many uses for jars!

  9. 23 May 2020 / 17:37

    Your re-cycle jars are perefect for flowers and so much more.
    Have a beautiful day,

  10. ritu thakre
    22 May 2020 / 14:21

    this is really great post. there are many more ideas.

    thanks for sharing us.

  11. 22 May 2020 / 00:06

    I like to use them as candle holders. Typically i decorate them in some way first but I almost always end up using them for candles. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

  12. Elena Wiggins
    21 May 2020 / 21:55

    We love Mason jars at our house and reuse them for all of the above!

    • 2 June 2020 / 08:30

      They are great for all kinds of thing’s, aren’t they πŸ™‚

  13. Morgan Prince
    26 February 2016 / 08:19

    To be honest I don't reuse old jars! How naughty! Must try harder. πŸ™‚

    • 18 March 2016 / 22:40

      Haha, I hope you get to try Morgan, it is so much fun πŸ™‚

  14. Margarett Murphy
    25 February 2016 / 18:17

    So many great ideas here…

  15. Suza
    24 February 2016 / 20:40

    very beautiful. its all so colourful.greetingssusa