I adore canning jars. Such a simple element can be used so many ways. Last Thursday I found a beautiful blue gem for 50 cents at the thrift store.
I often use canning jars as vases. You saw them recently at my grandmother’s birthday party…
…as well as a few years ago for the Fashionista’s Seventies Soiree.
They also work great as candle holders….
…and drink containers.
The storage ideas are endless.
From the kitchen…
…to the craft room.
Even washing up has never looked so good.
Lighting options are endless.
I adore how even the canning rack was used in this outdoor fixture.
Of course canning jars can be used in the traditional sense. I make jam at least once a year. Most recently I tried a new concoction which I shared on the Lady Marmalade post. The strawberries have been just delicious this year and I can’t wait to make some preserves.
One of my favorite deserts ever was cake in a jar. Yum!
But I also loved the idea of seven layer dip for a Cinco de Mayo lunch. Ole!
Of course they can also be used as a great gift container.
There are so many clever ways in which to wrap this humble glass jar.
As you know I also love lavender. So I thought why not combine two of my favorites?
I placed a few heaping scoops of French organic lavender in a canning jar, covered it with a coffee filter and jazzed the lid up with some twine and a button.
It was added to the giveaway collection.
You can enter the giveaway HERE. Contest ends tonight.