Creative Uses for Glass Jars

Monday, May 19, 2014

What’s better than investing in a product that is multi-functional and can serve many purposes?

The answer is not much. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that a product you spent money on can be repurposed, used and abused for many years to come. It’s also fun trying out new things and being creative.

Glass jars are the ultimate multi-functional product. They can be used for absolutely anything.

Did you know the tops of standard size glass mason jars are usually the same size as the bottom of a blender?

You can use a mason jar to grind coffee or make single servings of smoothies and juices by screwing the base of a blender pitcher onto the mouth of standard mason jar. This is one of many examples that prove how versatile glass jars can be.

You really get your money’s worth when you invest in glass jars and the best part is that these containers are reusable and recyclable – the ultimate in eco-friendliness. More than 80% of recycled glass is repurposed and makes its way back to the market. It is also way easier to recycle glass than it is to recycle plastic or paper.

If you have various glass jars lying around your house or if your are interested in some fun DIY projects with glass jars check out some of the fun and creative uses for glass jars listed below.  

Glass Jars for Drinks

Different Ways to Use Glass Jars


People always have extra stuff lying around and a shortage of containers for storage and space to store them. Instead of buying multiple plastic boxes and stuffing everything together in a pantry or a closet why not play around with glass jars and use them as storage containers?

Food Storage: When you buy pasta sauce, pickles or peanut butter at the market it is usually stored in a glass jar right? Well why not store the rest of your food that is lying around the kitchen in glass jars as well and neatly organize your pantry? Canning is an extremely popular trend, which involves buying fresh seasonal produce and safely canning it in sanitized glass jars. This process guarantees that you will save money on produce and always have tasty food around the house such as fruit preserves, homemade sauces and canned veggies. You can also safely store spices, coffee, rice, cereal, jams and many other food products in clean glass jars.

Crafts: If you enjoy DIY projects you probably have a lot of small particles and craft supplies lying around that need storage. Beads, sequins and other small bits and pieces will be perfectly and neatly stored in glass jars.

Medicinal Supplies: Do you have cotton balls popping out of your medicine cabinet? Band-Aids strewn all over and Q-Tips spilled in your medicine drawer? Don’t fret, you can easily separate and organize your medicine cabinet with glass jars.

Art Supplies: Pencils, brushes, erasers, paper clips and other art supplies look neat and tidy when stored in glass jars.

Nails, Screws & Buttons: Have you ever looked under your couch? If you have then you know that you will find various knick-knacks that have fallen out of pockets and made their way around your house. Use glass jars to collect loose change, buttons, nails, screws and any other small particles that you find scattered around your home.

Piggy Bank: Collect your extra change in a glass jar and use it as a piggy bank. Fill it up all the way to the top and then use your extra savings for a nice treat!


DIY enthusiasts can go on and on about how to use glass jars as a decorative element. You can use glass jars as vases for fresh flowers, store colorful marbles or stones, use them as candle holders as well as find creative ways to decorate a wedding or a special event.

You can also decorate glass jars and use them as gift containers for friends and loved ones on holidays, birthdays and special occasions.

Using it for Serving

You now know that you can use glass jars as storage and as decorative elements, but did you know that they could also act as mugs, drinking glasses and other types of serving products. Glass jars make wonderful drinking cups especially during hot summer months when you can creatively serve chilled lemonade, cocktails and other types of refreshing beverages.

You can also prepare and serve food in glass jars. Prepare your morning oatmeal in a glass jar and take it to go and also prepare a fresh salad in a glass jar to save for lunch. You can also store leftovers in glass jars and tightly secure the lid to keep the meal fresh and delicious for your lunch break.

The Best Glass Jars

As you can see, glass jars are one of the most versatile objects to have around. They are also economical and eco-friendly – what more could you ask for?

If you are interested in learning more about glass jars and their many creative uses connect with the team at Packaging Options Direct.

We would love to chat with you and help you pick out the best glass jars for your needs and projects. Contact us today to get started.

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