14 August 2011

Weekend DIY: 3 Projects With Jar Lids

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Autumn is just round the corner already and it brings a whole new array of lovely colors, smells and traditions. One warm childhood memory of autumn I have kept close to my heart is the time when canning begins and the whole family takes part in the process. But to keep your canned food you need jars. In June I posted several diy projects with mason jars but they were mostly about alternative uses of jars. Today I bring you a collection of diy's to make your jar lids more appealing and to find a different purpose for them!  

1. Storage jars with chalkboard paint lids by Amanda Wright from Wit & Whistle.
2. Fancy Tops by KristanLynn from AdelynStone
3. Mason Jar Sewing Kit by Liz Stanley from Momtastic.

So, how are you beautifying your jars?


  1. These are so great!!
    I think the sewing jar is my favourite.....

  2. I learned to can while living in Canada, and still do some. But with only 2 to feed - rather than 4 as before - it can prove uneconomic. Besides, unless you know gardeners with surpluses, us apartment dwellers also have space constraints to deal with. Love the idea of the pretty labels: but now not on the agenda. However, good luck to all of you who are inspired!

    However, while I normally blog about my toys, your post today has given me the idea that I might share some of my ideas - so I'll think on, as they say hereabouts. Please visit me at www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com - the Cuddlies and I would love to hear from you. Cheers. Isobel

  3. Oh, how creative and functional. I love all of them. Haven't done any canning, but I bet the house smells divine while you are at it:):)

  4. Canning with the whole family sounds pretty neat - don't you just love traditions? :)

    And I just love that adorable jar lid pincusion! It's so CUTE! :D

  5. You read my mind! I've been wanting to make a jar just like that one with the pincushion lid!

  6. he he the pincushion is no doubt the most interesting project for me! and I really want to make some homemade pickles!

  7. Canning brings back happy memories of visiting my aunt and uncle who had a farm with the most wonderful garden.
    The jars you found are so fun!

  8. I love all those ideas! The chalkboard lid is very cool and smart.
    Everyday Inspired

  9. Love mason jar projects! I actually did a mason jar project yesterday and posted a tutorial this morning! Mine is for vintage book or newspaper covered mason jar lights. :)

    Love the pin cushion one! What a great idea.


  10. always love to re use jars ..your choices are divine!!