Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mason Jars

If your family is anything like my family, you probably have mason jars in your cabinets from where grandma gave you jelly, canned peaches, green beans, pickles, etc. and if you're anything like me, you probably love love love drinking your sweet tea out of mason jars and feeling as utterly southern as possible.

Well, I have a couple ideas of what to do with those mason jars you're not using to give your house some southern charm aside from the times you're enjoying sweet tea out of them.

Tie the mason jar to a hook so you are able to take it off the hook to change out the water/flowers when needed. This is such a cute idea and a lovely way to greet guests when they arrive.

Give your bathroom some southern charm by poking a hole in the top of a mason jar, fill it with your favorite hand soap and insert an old soap pump, or buy a new at most craft stores.

I think this would be beautiful at a cookout or outside country wedding. All you have to do is cut the tops of the mason jar lids to fit the circumference of jumbo christmas lights. This gives off a beautiful southern glow that will impress all of your guests.

This is another nice party idea. Fill the mason jars with a little sand and place tea light candles in them so the mason jars give off a glow when the sun goes down. These can be hung from hooks, placed on the table, or used as a way to light a walk way.

I think we have all seen this one done before, but it makes a beautiful gift. Insert all the ingredients used to make a cake, cookies, brownies, etc. This is an easy, inexpensive, thoughtful gift.

There's so much to do with these little southern gems. I love it!


  1. omg i can not exaplain my love for this post enough! i am obsessed with mason jars! i have new ones that we drink out of... and old ones that my granny has given me that are over 30 years old. i love these ideas....especially the one with the soap pump. so adorable. thanks for sharing :) i am a new follower and super excited about your blog!


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