Creative Ideas for Reusing Glass Jars

Despite being incredibly strong and reliable, there are few forms of packaging as versatile as glass jars. The amount of potential uses for glass jars is almost limitless, from beautiful decorations to helpful utilities.

Attractive glass jars can be found in every home, from basic screw-top lids to our KilnClip jars, so don’t throw them away. Instead, when you’ve used the initial contents, give them a clean and a new lease of life with these creative glass jar ideas.

Serving Drinks

Unique drink bottles are very much on-trend right now, especially for cocktails and evening parties.

If you’re looking for a fun way to serve your drinks, wash and sterilise your leftover glass jars. Fill them with beautiful mojitos or Long Island iced teas for an instant party talking point.

The Perfect Gifts

Jars are the ultimate packaging for giving gifts. Not only do they provide a classy look and feel to whatever you’re giving, but glass jars can be repurposed again and again, which is great for the environment.

You could fill a glass jar with cupcake ingredients for a unique baking-themed gift. Or, you could fill a glass jar with soil and a flower bulb for your green-fingered friends.

Of course, a classic gift is homemade condiments, jams or chutneys. If you have any spare, these can make unique and tasty presents at any time of the year.

Instagram-Friendly Food

Similar to cocktails, food can look extra special when it’s served in beautiful glass jars – perfect for your social media posts!

Did you know that glass jars can make good lunchbox alternatives? Layer your lunchtime vegetables in a jar for a beautiful rainbow effect.

If you’re in a hurry, how about preparing your breakfast the night before in a glass jar? Prepare your oats or chia seeds in advance and enjoy a quick, healthy breakfast straight from the jar.

Home Hacks

Everybody loves a new storage solution. Glass jars, in all their shapes and sizes, can be a fantastic space saver across the home.

Glass jars can be used in the bathroom to store loose cotton pads, or in the bedroom to keep your treatments organised.

If you want to get creative, why not fix a pincushion to a glass jar lid and create a charming space for your knitting equipment?

Of course, another easy use for glass jars is storing dry foods and spices in the kitchen. The right jar can help you create a beautifully-rustic storage solution.

Beautiful Home Decor Ideas

It’s super easy to use your glass jars to create a special atmosphere in your home.

One of the simplest ways to reuse glass jars is to fill them with water and add fresh flowers for a uniquely tranquil interior. The smallest jars are perfect for primroses, bluebells or other wildflowers while larger ones can hold anything from roses to daffodils.

For a classic design, you can quickly and easily add tea lights to your leftover glass jars. Or, if you’re feeling creative, you can create your own DIY glass jar candles at home.

Glass jars are perfect for a rustic wedding. Again filled with flowers or candles. Painted or simply as they are. You're sure to create a beautiful talking point.

We hope these ideas will inspire you to get creative with your leftover glass jars. If you ever need more, you can always explore our great range.

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