Glass jars are one of the most common causes of household waste that many people think are impossible to avoid. They come as packaging for many different items to keep them in the best possible condition. Glass jars can be recycled like any other material but you don’t always have to recycle, how about reusing instead? Here are my top 10 creative ways you for reusing jars in the house instead of them ending up in the bin.
Utility Storage – Glass jars can be used to store screwdrivers, nails and other small implements that you use for odd jobs and DIY. You can use different jars for nails, screws, buttons and computer small parts so they can easily be accessed due to their transparency.
Drink Glasses – Not only is it much cheaper to turn your old jars into drinking glasses but it’s also stylish and very vintage. Mason jars are very cool for this, especially the ones with handles. You can store in them cold smoothies or iced coffee, anything you like really.
Growing Plants – With the earth getting hotter by the day, it’s important to grow more and more plants to help add more oxygen to the environment. But it’s not really easy to have a garden in your house, especially if you live in a small space. Instead of throwing away those glass jars you can have them hung in different parts of the house as the plant grows in them. This will serve as home decoration and at the same time make a difference to the environment.
Condiments – Instead of buying tomato sauce or pepper blends that have been loaded with harmful chemicals, you can easily make them with natural food and store them in old glass jars. They will remain fresh when stored in the fridge, and you won’t need to worry about what’s in them.
Candles – If you know how to make your own candles then glass jars will make things much easier for you. After mixing the candles you can put them in glass jars and make use of them when you need them. To make it personal you can add your favorite scents and colours.
Party Favors – Handmade gifts as party favours are now becoming very popular because they are mostly natural, free of chemicals and are very cheap. So start storing all those glass jars because you can fill them with things like cookies and nuts and share them at birthdays or wedding events.
Homemade Stuff – If you know how to make stuff like soaps, laundry detergents and perfumes in the home, there is no better place for you to store them than in glass jars. This will keep them safe, secured and available whenever you need them and you can refill them over and over again in the same jar for a very long time.
Decoration – Apart from storing candles in glasses for home decoration, you can also store many other things like flowers to help make the home less empty and more beautiful. Put some flowers in the glass jars and distribute them in strategic places in the house and wait for your visitors’ nice comments.
Photos – You can also make unusual home decorations by putting photographs in bottles and placing them on the desk and tables around your home. This is a great way to display some of your vintage photographs that are beautiful and priceless.
Amy Watson decided to stop throwing away her old jars and reuse them instead. If you’re interested in recycling unwanted household items click here.