OMJ! (Oh My Jars!)

So, I was wandering around a shopping centre last week wasting time before a dance class was to start and stumbled into a massive $2 shop. Nothing special, it was filled with the usually crap that one finds in a cheap discount store. Except this one happened to have a treasure trove of…jars!

Exciting, right!? …..right?

Maybe it’s just me, but I have long been on the hunt for glass jars that don’t cost up to $20 a pop. Primarily, to store pantry items such as flour and sugar (I can think of 5 types of sugar I have in my pantry off the top of my head). So I got super excited when I found so many jars ranging from 50¢ for the itty bitty ones up to $3.50 for the big’uns.

I feel that, according to most people, I should be ashamed to say that I spent over $50 on jars (especially considering that I can’t justify spending that much on any item of clothing..ever). But, well, I’m not ashamed at all! I spent $51.30 and look how many I got!

jars for diy projects

oohhhh so many jars...

How cute are the itty bitty baby ones!? I got them more for the cute factor as opposed to having any real plan to use them. I’m sure I’ll figure something out. I’m definitely going back for more of the big ones for storing baking supplies.

So far, I have a few ideas for the jars. I’m planning on using them for:

  • Pantry organisation (storing flour, sugar, pasta, rice etc)
  • Homemade candles in the jars
  • More homemade bath salts, moisturiser and body scrubs (see original post here)

Now – my question to you, dear readers, what do you think I should use them for? I would love to hear your suggestions and ideas for DIY or organisation projects using my fabulous treasure trove of jars.                        

 Comment below with ideas of your own, things you’ve seen, links..anything!

Once I get a few ideas, I’ll put them to the test and post on my success!


Eleanor x

12 responses

    • Tess! Amazing ideas, I’ve actually been planning on whipping up some jam. Boiled lollies sound brilliant, and I think I even might have a recipe somewhere for some. Thanks for your ideas and for reading 🙂

  1. Love those jars!! I use them for everything. Look up “jar recipes” like hot cocca or cookies, add Epsom salts to the bottom and place a tea candle in them for an quick piece of decor or use them as planters for an herb or small flower. Best place to look…Pinterest!! 😉 Happy Jarring!

  2. I agree use the small ones for spices/herbs or gifts like bath salts, bbq, rubs, etc. Big jars you can store baking soda, laundry detergent, epsom salt.

    Or as you said you can use some for organizing like cotton boalls, q-tips, thumbtacks, paper clips, etc.

    I LOVE jars! So don’t feel bad about spending $50. I am obsessed with them 🙂

  3. There’s all kinds of gift recipes that you can combine in a jar, attach the recipe and wrap real pretty to give as gifts. Pack them with candies and make pretty jar toppers fro them. If you’re looking for ideas, try joining the PINTEREST site. You’ll be in jar heaven!

    • I’ve heard of the recipe idea before, absolutely love it! What a sweet gift idea. I’m on Pinterest actually (you can follow me if you like, there’s a link in the sidebar) but haven’t checked it for ages, will definitely check it out now! Thanks for your ideas 🙂

  4. OMJ!! Would love to get my hands on those jars! I would have gone crazy on them as well! I’ll use the jars to store homemade pickles and jams..And also homemade spice nuts. Well, the possibilities are endless and I see you have gotten many ideas!

    • OMJ how I love the blog world, so many people as crazy as me about seemingly normal things 😉 homemade spice nuts is a new one, sounds delicious..any recipes you care to share? Thanks for your comments! x

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