Mason Jars

I'm on the verge of an obsession with glass jars.

        

I found a bunch of old mason jars at a local furniture store (random, right?) They were only $2 each so I bought 8. Now they sit on top of my shelf in my “studio” (it's technically the dining room, but we don't “dine”, so I moved my stuff in.)

I've started a button jar and have a few scrap ribbon jars. The others are empty at the moment, just sitting there looking pretty waiting for a purpose. Some don't have the wire that holds the top on, but I bought some 12 gauge jewelry wire to see what I can do. I know I can at least make the jars into hanging lanterns like this tutorial from Brown Paper Packages.

Any other ideas?

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  1. Julz says:

    Looks great! I use my glass jars for holding my various zippers to be used in future projects, make-up brushes, toothbrush and toothpaste, corks from the wine bottles (cheers!), garlic, lemons, and limes. (Just to name a few) Love the glass jars! What's your favorite ribbon on the roll storage/organization?

  2. Kris (again) says:

    It might be easier to make the twists in that 12 gauge wire with rounded needle nose pliers.

  3. ssteinruck says:

    Thanks for the suggestion Kris!

  4. ssteinruck says:

    Right now, my ribbon is in a clear plastic bin so I can easily grab a spool and get the length I need. Depending on what you use your ribbon for, there are lots of fun ways to store it. My favorite from a Pinterest search is an old cassette tape holder. If only I had kept mine!

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