Mason jars are traditionally used for canning and storage. But did you know that more recently, mason jar light fixtures are becoming more popular too? It is also being used now as cute wedding favors and decor ideas.
Walking In The Woods . . .
On our new farm, Daddypotamus and I recently discovered the ruins of an old cottage, complete with 1940’s era washing machine, chimney and a stash of vintage mason jars. Carrying my loot home, I wondered if there was something special I could do with them. If you’re looking for a few ideas also, here are 50 I think you’ll love:
1. Homemade Soap Dispenser: Perfect for dish soap, hand soap or even lotion, these mason pump dispensers add rustic charm to kitchens and bathrooms. (photo courtesy of The Blissfully Contented Life)
Not sure you want to make your own? The dispenser you guys asked about from myhomemade dish soap recipe came from Industrial Rewind. It was pricey, but given that I was pregnant with #3, working on a book, and had just moved to a farm I cut back on my DIY activities for awhile. Unlike the reviews I’ve read about some other brands, mine have held up beautifully despite heavy use. This pump set (you supply the jar) is a little more affordable but there are no reviews yet. I love the orange!
2. Colorful Mason Jar Lantern with Beaded Handle: Love those vibrant beads – what a fun, easy project to make with kids! (photo courtesy Bug and Buddy)
3. Mason Jar Solar Lantern: This project is perfect for those with minimal crafty skill. (Photo courtesy of Weed Em And Reap)
4. Hanging Lantern With Copper Wire Handle: I’ll bet this style would be beautiful with the blue-tinted heritage jars.
If you have a black thumb when it comes to house plants, terrariums are the way to go! They do better if you mostly ignore them, and they also serve as a low-stress way to ease into gardening with your kids. Help them check on it every so often and make minor adjustments as needed: dampening, trimming, etc. Here are some great ideas to start with: