Tuesday, April 13, 2010

repurposing glass jars

Ohhh, I found another project to do! One of these days I'm going to have to start implementing these projects instead of just writing and talking about them.

Anyway, I don't think I've blogged about it yet, but we're planning on collecting blue ball mason jars to use as our flower vases. So far I've collected around 5 or 6 from antique stores and flea markets. What I didn't realize at first was how expensive those jars can be! I think I paid $5 for the most expensive ones, but there were some priced even higher than that. However, I do have lots of the plain, clear glass mason jars because the future mister's parents do a lot of canning (and we get to reap the benefits). I don't really like the look of the clear glass, but they're free(!) and the following project has given me a wonderful idea on how to spruce them up. Behold:


They're from Martha, of course. All it takes is a bottle (check!) and enamel paint. What do you think?


  1. I love the look. It’s classy, yet has a somewhat homey feel. Great pick!

  2. Love it! So weird- we were just talking about mason jars and I swear to you that I did not yet see today's post...great minds think alike ;-)

  3. Very colorful :) I've just thought of an idea for table numbers using mason jars. They really are useful!