I never throw away good glass jars. From candle jars to salsa jars to pickle jars, every time we empty one, I remove the label, wash the jar and stow it away with the others because there are so many ways to repurpose glass jars.
15 Clever Ways to Repurpose Glass Jars
The jars with measuring lines are perfect to use as a measuring cup. I keep a couple on hand for measuring liquids, especially if it’s a small amount.
A friend of mine uses her empty glass jars to store pasta and other pantry staples.
Some glass jars make perfect vases. I used jars filled with daisies as centerpieces during my daughter’s high school graduation party.
When I needed a sprinkle jar, I poked holes in the lid to an olive jar. I use it to store and use my DIY carpet freshener.
My husband’s favorite drinking glasses are the one’s we made from empty salsa jars. He always reaches for those jars first.
Sometimes I need a glass jar when I’m looking for a pretty way to store cotton balls and other toiletries.
- keep loose change
- hold silverware on a buffet
- make lanterns at Christmas
- store craft supplies
- hold pens and pencils
- store leftovers
- save diffuser blends
- display collectibles
- store makeup brushes
- contain cupcake liners
- corral cookie cutters
- store laundry supplies like DIY detergent
- use as a scoop for dry goods or epsom salts
- keep DIY body scrubs
- use as a candle holder
If you’re empty glass jar collection gets a little too big, you can always recycle some of the jars. Just be sure they are clean before putting them your recycle bin.
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the many ways to repurpose glass jars.
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