Repurposing Glass Food Jars as Decorative Vases

I've been slowly transitioning our household from plastic food storage to glass, in part by reusing glass food jars. If a grocery item I purchase comes in glass, I wash it out and reuse it for future food storage. This has been a great, environmentally-friendly and low-cost way to make our kitchen a little healthier. We currently have all the glass food storage we need, so lately I've been repurposing glass jars as decorative vases!
Glass food jars repurposed as decorative vases. Simply wash them out, remove the label, add some embellishments (optional) and enjoy!
Peanut butter is a great way to get that leftover label gunk off your glass jars. Just smear it on the sticky spots, let it sit for a minute and wash off.
The former lives of the glass jars I repurposed.
I added removable stickers to this former salsa jar for a festive Easter touch.
A few strips of washi tape around this former spice jar add some fun color and design.
I used letter stickers from the dollar spot (underlined in washi tape) to add a friendly greeting this this former juice jar.
No embellishment needed for this old spice jar - just fill with jelly beans!
Two scraps of ribbon secured with double-stick tape are a quick and easy way to add some color to this tea jar.

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  • Ljg1925342 Ljg1925342 on Mar 26, 2017
    DW40 will take that gunk off in a second!!... just spray on and wipe off.

  • DJ DJ on Mar 21, 2018

    Very cute! Thanks for sharing. :) Am so excited to have a class full of 4th graders make their own jar vases and take home pussywillows for Spring. I looked at a million (or more!) images people shared and I liked yours best :). THANK YOU

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