Part of living simple is incorporating items that serve many purposes. Enter the Mason Jar. Simple, timeless, useful, and just plain cute. I feel a little redneck writing about how much I love these jars, but hey, it’s my life…
I did a post a while back on reusable vs. disposable, and I thought it would be fun to share some of the different ways people use Mason Jars (other than canning), as well as, the different accessories you can get for them.
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Mason Jar Accessories
1. To-Go Cup Lid
Glass water bottles are a big thing right now, because of all the research supporting the dangers of plastics and things of that nature. Instead of buying a fifteen-dollar, glass water bottle, why not buy a to-go lid for your mason jars?
2. Drinking Cup Lid
Ask Mr. Coppertop, I’ll drink out of a Mason Jar any day of the week over a regular glass. If I’m at home, I don’t bother with a lid, but hey look! They have them…
2. Hand Pump Lid
3. Sprayer Attachment
Having spray in a glass bottle could be beneficial if you were making your own cleaner or room-scent spray with essential oils that could potentially break down plastics. (They sell these spray tops on Amazon for pretty cheap.)
4. Coin Bank Lid
This could be a great, visual place to save for a family vacation or a large purchase. This could also be a simple way to create a piggy-bank system for your kiddos. (Perhaps let them decorate their jar with acrylic paints…future diy?)
5. Shaker Lid
I love this use. I like to grow and dry my own herbs. With the close-able shaker tops, I can easily store the herbs and use them as needed.
6. Storage Lid
You can store anything from food, coins, or cotton-balls. They also make user-friendly twistable lids (both regular and decorative).
7. Lunch/Snack Containers
You can make a weeks worth of lunches and store them in jars to grab, as you walk out the door. They also have inserts you can buy for dressings and dips.
8. Cold Brew Coffee Filter
Yes, you can even get a filter so you can brew your coffee in the fridge for a more rich flavor. (considering the cold-brew coffee makers average around thirty bucks, this option is a pretty good deal.)
11. Liquid Tap Lid
This would be great if you make a lot of your own dressings or buy your Olive Oil in bulk.
12. Tooth Brush Holder Lid
If you are into the cute, rustic bathroom decor, here you go… just know, there’s nothing wrong with skipping the fancy lid and twine and going a little redneck. 😉
13. Honey Dipper Lid
Just in case you keep bees or buy your local honey in bulk…
I had a lot of fun finding these. It’s neat to see how many different ways you can use something.
I’m also working on a post to share a few hacks I found for some of these items, as well. (So instead of purchasing these accessories you can create them with items that you already have around the house.)