5 Ways To Upcycle Old Jars: Recycle And Reuse. I love to up-cycle old things and making them into some new and usable.
Glass jars are among my favourite things to up-cycle along with clothes and shoes!
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?
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.
Upcycling is good fun and my Daughter is always interested in learning how to make some old into something new and 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:
5 Ways To Upcycle Old Jars: Recycle And Reuse.
1.) Drinking Glasses Made From Old Re-cycled Jam Jars:
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:
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.
You might like these ideas here too:
10 Upcycled Jam Jars Ideas- Do you like to recycle, upcycle and reuse old glass jars?
I 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? 10 Upcycled Jam Jars Ideas.
3.) Reuse Old Jars For Food Storage Jars:
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:
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:
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 easily because you can see though the jars.
Do you re-use your old jars? Did you find any good ideas here? Anything that you would like to try out?
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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