Any ideas what to do with 1 gallon glass jugs?

by Jean
We have several 1 gallon glass jugs that are either brown or clear. Any ideas?
  11 answers
  • Pat McHAN Pat McHAN on Jun 16, 2015
    Apple Moonshine, lemoncello, raspberry vinegar, mint syrup for tea. Or just for deco-make a fairy light. fill with twinkle lights, top with a decoration of some kind. I have a twinkle light filled crystal glass ceiling light globe turned upside down on a cake pedestal with a gold finial on top. It sits under my favorite oil painting and My hubs loves it!
  • Donna Donna on Jun 16, 2015
    Depending on how they look, you could use them to collect and display things like: interesting rocks or pebbles, seashells, sea glass, or other found objects.
  • Becky Becky on Jun 16, 2015
    Fresh flowers!
  • Holly Prim Holly Prim on Jun 17, 2015
    I turned mine into a table lamp and love it!
  • Amy Anson Amy Anson on Jun 17, 2015
    flip it upside down, glue glass pebbles or shells or whatever to it for decoration, put some solar or twinkle lights inside and use as a garden decoration. Instead of lights you can use as a water feeder for plants that need some extra moisture too.
    • Amy Anson Amy Anson on Jun 17, 2015
      @Amy Anson if you are going to glue anything to it to use for outdoors I would recommend using clear caulk from home depot or Lowes or something like that. Plumbers caulk works the best just make sure it's for tile or glass and is flexible and waterproof.
  • Susen Gail Susen Gail on Jun 17, 2015
    Just be careful using the brown ones--a lot of times they contained poisons. . . at least that's what one old timer told me.
  • Robin M Robin M on Jun 18, 2015
    Cut the top off at the shoulder, just where it begins to curve. Use it as a planter. For the clear glass one, after you use a glass cutter to cut off the top, use a good primer and spray it, then paint it decoratively. If you are not an artistic painter, then simply give it several coats of one color, and using a kitchen sponge cut in half, use a different color and sponge it on. Now you have a gorgeous planter!!!!!
  • Lana Booher Lana Booher on Jun 18, 2015
    I use one for homemade kahlua & another one I put used keys that no longer go to anything, I don't have many but kind of cool, I seen a windchime made with old keys so may have to find a new use for my jug, I like the lamp idea !
  • M'sMammy M'sMammy on Jun 28, 2015
    Wrap jute or a rope around lid,, add a knob, make a terrarium .Or, a gallon would be big enough for goldfish, if you like to keep critters captive. Make labels and use for storage: flour, sugar, baking ingredients, macaroni, beans, chips...
  • Deb K Deb K on Sep 04, 2022

    Hello Jean, hope this inspires you.

  • Wire them for lamps.