A friend gave me a blue mason jar this morning, and it has a glass lid. A photo is below - it's really neat, if you're into that sort of thing.
Immediately, I started wondering what I'll do with it. While I'm at it, I thought I'd update you with more easy things to do with mason jars. I wrote my first mason jar blog entry a few months ago.
The Pioneer Woman has all sorts of ideas, and so do the many people who've commented on her site.
I'd like to figure out how to make this mason jar chandelier with a canning rack, especially because I have a rack I may never use for its intended purpose. This project seems a lot simpler than the mason-jar chandelier I blogged about earlier.
One idea I couldn't find a link for is from (I believe) Gooseberry Patch's “Homemade Christmas.” (I love Christmas, by the way, and read decorating and cookbooks dedicated to the season all year.)
They suggested filling jars in several sizes with sea or Epsom salt and then using them to display Christmas ornaments or figurines. I like the idea, especially to show off unique or retro-style Christmas ornaments. In fact, my new jar might be perfect for that project. You could probably do something similiar with fall-related items, as well, but I just can't get as excited about fall decorating.
How about you? Have any new plans for the mason jars in your life?