Jamming with jam jars

I grew up with a house filled with jars in all shapes and sizes and every kind of recycled glass container you can think of.  My parents have this wonderful fig tree that supplies my mother with a feast of fruits every year.  Turning them into her magical fig jam, their piping hot stickiness filled these jars to the brim making lovely presents for friends and family.

Look at these ten creative ideas with jam jars.

  1. Crochet Covers


Pretty crochet jar covers give a romantic feel. pinterest.com

  1. Sewing Jar


Keep all your bits and bobs together in a labelled jar. polkadotchair.com

  1. Copper Jar


Use copper metal paint to create this distressed copper look on glass. suburble.com

  1. Chandelier


A jar chandelier is an inexpensive way to add character. You can also buy them separate as pendant lights but grouped together like this they have much more impact. rusticweddingchic.com

  1. Dispensers


Add a spout to your jar and turn it into a soap dispenser. treatsandtrends.wordpress.com

  1. Glitter Jar


Looking for some sparkle? Use glue on the bottom section of your jar and then roll it in glitter. Finish off this look with pretty pink flowers arranged loosely. projectnursery.com

  1. Strawberry jam & pudding jars


I LOVE strawberry jam (not as much as Mom’s fig jam but close) and would love to get a gift of homemade jam in these pretty jars! You can also serve layered deserts to guests to really make a good impression and you can simply put the lid back on and pop it in the fridge if you don’t finish yours. This is super practical for a picnic as well! weheartit.com thelilypadcottage.com

  1. Cheers


Arrange different shaped jars and glass containers and use them for single stem flowers and tea lights. This creates an informal but lovely centrepiece on a wooden table.

Serve welcome drinks for jars. REMEMBER: it needs the striped paper straw otherwise it’s just a drink in a jar 😉 brides.com

  1. Animal Jars


 uy cheap plastic animals from your local toy shop. Glue them to the top of your jar and spray paint them so it becomes seamless. Playful and very pretty {even for adults}! flickr.com

10.  Jar Decals


Use transparent decals on jars to mark their contents and place them on display. Combined with wooden scoops, they are just darling and handy.

If you want to go a bit more glam then opt for jars on candlesticks with chalkboard stickers. They’ll look great on your desert table filled with sweets. craftgawker.com factorydirectcraft.com

I’d love to hear what you’re planning with your collection of jars. Email me margaux@homeology.co.za


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