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B is for Ball

6 Dec

While in grad school, I had the incredible opportunity of living on my fiance’s family farm.  <Shout out to the Hopf crew!> The organic vegetables we had constant access to were absolutely amazing, but to my surprise, I got just as much excitement out of a different farm item…

Enter the Ball Jar.

This inexpensive, and quite easy to find glass jar (also known as a Mason Jar) is extremely versatle!  While its primary function is for jarring goods, like farm veggies, there are so many cool things you can do with one around the house.

How, you ask?  Well let me tell you….

Soap Dispenser

I LOVE THIS!  I own 2 and use them for 1. dish soap in the kitchen 2. handsoap in the bathroom.

Reproduction Zinc Lid with Pump for Mason Jars
etsy.com
seller: Midwestfinds

If you have the jars on hand you can just order the lids and pumps for under $10 a pop.  If you needs the jars, you can order them in color (shown here in blue) or clear.  I prefer clear, since you can always add color by choosing a colorful soap to fill it with.

Lighting
Great for anyone looking for an industrial look!

Mason Jar Electric Lantern Mason Jar Party Lights, 6 Upcycled Lanterns for Wedding,Patio, Garden,Celebration, by TreasureAgain

Vintage Canning Jar CHANDELIER Created NEW
etsy.com

seller: mostazaseed ($20)
seller: treasureagain ($47)
seller: lampgoods ($99)

Candleholders
I think they make really great and romantic mood lighting for your deck, porch, or outdoor party.

Mason Jar Centerpiece
budgetwisehome.com


sdweddinginsider.com

Food Storage

I gave this to my last hair dresser as a holiday gift.  Just fill it with the cookie ingredients (make sure the amounts are correct) and attach the recipe!  Go for a cookie with dried fruit to brighten it up a bit.


simplydivinedesserts.esty.com

Store colorful food to spice up your kitchen.

dehydrated-food-mason-jar

Mason Jar Decorating Ideas
countryliving.com

Here is my go-to sugar container!


From Jenny’s HouseFullofPretty

Drinking Glasses

Libbey Country Jar 16-Ounce Mason Jar Glasses, Set of 12IMG00102.jpg
amazon.com ($20/12)
Via reader Joanna H. 

Miscellaneous Storage

You know those extra buttons that come with every blouse purchase?  The ones you know you’ll either lose, or you’ll give away the shirt before you get a chance to use them?  Yeah… I feel ya.  Well here’s a great little decorative alternative use for them!


From Jenny’s HouseFullofPretty

…or for all you beer drinkers


Doubles as a book end!
From Jenny’s HouseFullofPretty

{Found ANOTHER use for these jars?  I dare you to prove it.}

Thanks Abbie F. for sharing this awesome (and amazingly colorful) ball jar idea!

 

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2 Responses to “B is for Ball”

  1. Abbie December 6, 2010 at 11:07 am #

    I have my kitchen utensils in a clear mason jar that I keep on top of our stove. I have brightly colored utensils and this is a great way to keep them handy and still showcase the awesome colors!!!

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