I Love Mason Jars!

If you haven’t guessed by now, I love Mason jars! There are so many things you can do with them beside their intended purpose of canning food in them. 

For instance, Mason jars are considered fine crystal here in the South. We love to drink out of them. And if it is summertime, they are sure to be full of sweet tea. Shoot, anytime of the year they will be full of sweet tea.

The South does have its one summertime problem. Bugs! Lots of bugs! And if you are outside on your porch swing trying to enjoy a glass of sweet tea, you will probably get a bug or two to fly right in your glass. 

Two “why didn’t I think of that” solutions can help with this problem. 

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Mason jar lid and cupcake liners! 

IMG_1148I found these adorable lids at my local Fred’s store (not paid to say that). Or was it Dollar General? (not paid to say that either) I can’t remember, but I do remember they were only $2 for six of them!!! My Man whipped out his trusty drill and drilled me some holes right smack in the middle of those lids! Straw fits perfectly. Let’s see a bug get in my drink now! 

IMG_1147I know I got these at Fred’s. They are cupcake liners. Perfect for the Fourth of July! 

IMG_1146They also had these flag ones. Sorry for the blurriness. With the paper liners, just carefully make a “X” slit in the middle with a knife, then poke the straw through. 

There are so many other ways to use Mason jars as a part of your celebration and decorating all Red, White and Blue! Let’s take a look. 

bandana jars

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How about using red, white and blue bandannas as napkins? Just put everything needed into the jar. Then fill that jar with sweet tea!

painted mason jars Source

What a great way to set out all the plastic…I mean, silverware for your Fourth of July picnic! 

blue water jars

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Simply add blue food coloring to the water and put in some pretty red and white flowers. Just be careful not to leave the white flowers in too long or they will turn blue as they drink the water. 

burlap mason jars Source

A little burlap and ribbon make these jars pretty!

flag mason jarSource

Use twine to wrap an inexpensive small flag around the jar. Fill with a little sand and a candle for soft lighting while shooting off fireworks. 

lighted mason jars Source

These may take a little more work, but they sure are pretty. 

Glitter jars  Source

I made these glitter jars for last years celebration. They are really easy to make and are so pretty at night. 

I could go on and on with ideas! I hope these have brought you just a little inspiration for that little somethin’ extra for your 4th celebration. 

The Bible tells us that once we accept Christ, we are given special gifts to be used for His glory. Not everyone uses their gift in the same way. If you aren’t sure how to best use your gift, or if you are kind of getting tired of using your gift in the same way,  ask God to show you a different way He can use you. Ya just never know what He might have in mind. 

Hope you are enjoying my Red, White and Blue series. 

Love ya, 

Jayne

 

 

 

About Jayne

I am a housewife desperate to give my heart and home to the Lord. I like to share with others what the Lord has taught to me. Taking care of my family and home are my passion. I like to craft and decorate and to share the ideas I come across with others. I try to find ways to incorporate crafting and decorating with sharing my faith in Jesus.
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2 Responses to I Love Mason Jars!

  1. windleg says:

    I’m loving this series on the 4th of July! So pretty, patriotic, and encouraging!

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