There seems to be a real revival of Mason jars at the moment – I even noticed one in on a TV advert yesterday.
If you are on Pinterest, you will have noticed many Mason jars and similar glass jars in the food and drink images there.
Did you know that the Mason jar was invented and patented in 1858 by Philadelphia tinsmith John Landis Mason?
I love the blue Ball® Heritage Collection Mason jars (unfortunately not available in Ireland or the UK) which were launched this year to celebrate the centenary of the first “Perfect Mason” jar. See an example below as featured on the Ball Canning Facebook page who show the Mason jar being used for a centre piece in Southern Weddings Magazine.
If you don’t have Mason jars to hand, you might even find something similar in your nearest Ikea – I noticed a number of different styles of glass jars when in Ikea Dublin recently – check their food storage section of your local Ikea website.
So today I thought I would share two ideas for using your mason jars or glass jars – something to make and something to eat.
How to make a mini sewing box using a Mason jar
I really like this example from where a Mason jar has been converted into a mini sewing kit.
The lid becomes a pin cushion and the jar holds all your threads. If you use a large Mason jar you could even include a paid of scissors.
This would also make a perfect gift and it is so pretty it would make that ‘back to school chore’ of sewing on tapes to the kids school uniforms almost a pleasure!
How to make champagne soaked chocolate dipped strawberries
This recipe from the Ministry of Alcohol blog was written for the Fourth of July but personally I would switch the white chocolate they use in the recipe for milk chocolate.
In the recipe you can see the strawberries being soaked in the champagne in a Ball Mason jar.
And of course you could then decorate the strawberries to suit whatever occasion your are celebrating.
Save these these Mason jar projects to Pinterest to make in the future
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What other crafts do you like doing making use of Mason jars?
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