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15 Helpful Ways to Reuse Jars

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If you have some old jars that you don’t want to throw out then check out these 15 helpful ways to reuse jars I put together from #hometalk

I put together a list of 15 awesome ways to reuse old jars for Hometalk!  From repurposing mason jars into crafts to body scrubs and more come get some new ideas for those leftover mason jars! 

Several weeks ago my friend Nicole from Little Blog on the Homestead suggested I joined Hometalk which is basically a site that functions much like Pinterest {my absolute favorite social media site everrrrr} but is devoted solely to home improvement, diy, and craft projects.  I don’t have a ton of craft projects on my site but I shrugged my shoulders, created an account, and fell madly and passionately in love.

I think the reason I love Hometalk so much is because I’m not a particularly crafty person. I mean I can wield a glue gun and some ribbon but I definitely am not the queen of room or furniture makeovers by any means.  My laundry room makeover about killed me.  Which is crazy because it is literally a 6 foot by 3 foot space that got maybe 4 changes.  I was totally ready to pull my hair out.  And when I come across posts that put my crafty creations to shame I’m totally sucked in.  For hours.

So when someone from Hometalk saw my post on 3 ways to clean candle holders and contacted me asking me if I’d like to create a clipboard about repurposing old jars that they could feature in their newsletter I kind of thought they’d made a mistake.  I’d been on the site for just a couple days and had added exactly one post.  I sort of did that thing you do when someone waves at you and you look over your shoulder to see if they’re waving at someone standing behind you.

But I love love love being able to take something old and make it new again.  Anything that reduces waste and makes something pretty and useful is a good thing in my book.  And I had so much fun searching through Hometalk for repurposed jars and saw so many amazing posts that I’m sharing with you!  Check out my clipboard for all of these awesome repurposed jar ideas!

Have you used Hometalk before?  If you do what do you love about it?  If you don’t what are you waiting for?

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David Ryan

Monday 23rd of March 2015

We have lots of jars at home. I can use these ideas.


Friday 6th of March 2015

I love this! I must admit that I have never used Hometalk, but will go check it out. Thank you for sharing and I love the ideas. Found you at Inspired Bloggers! Glad I stopped by today.


Friday 6th of March 2015

Thank you so much for dropping in! I hadn't heard of them until a friend told me to go join! I love them!


Donella Crigger

Wednesday 4th of March 2015

I reuse old jars all the time! I kept loads when my son ate baby food, and I've used those for lotions, body scrubs, etc. We always keep Mason jars. I used to be so embarrassed when we used those for drinks (when I was a kid), but now everyone does. Haha.


Thursday 5th of March 2015

Haha I used to think it was so weird to drink out of mason jars at friends houses and now everyone is doing it! At least we can say we did it before it was cool!