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Topic: what do to with a bunch of 1/2 size mason jars???  (Read 920 times)
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« on: August 02, 2008 08:40:34 AM »

These aren't the regular size, they're half size, kinda short and squatty.  I have a bunch of these, hubby is threatening to throw them away if I dont use them.

I dont can, nobody trusts homemade canning around me anyway... "botchulism"...  Roll Eyes they'll just throw it away if I can something, and I dont want to waste all my time, money and energy to have it thrown away.   Embarrassed  Veggies and fruits are sooo expensive here, even at the farmers markets anyway.

What can I do with these cans? 

I'd love to do something at Christmas time but they're so small.  Only about 3-4 inches tall, regular width. 

Any ideas?  I went through all my craft books, all I could find was jams, seasonings (too expensive for jars that big), etc... 

I thought about the dry cookie or muffin mixes, but they're too small for that.  (even tried it myself)  And I'm kinda burned out on that craft project anyway.

I thought about some infused booze, but it's so small it's not really a gift, more like a giant shot.  LOL

Crafts are good too if theres some kind of craft you can do wtih these.

Any thought appreciated!

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008 02:06:26 AM »

you could nail the tops of them onto a board and put whatever you want in them (crafting supplies?) or just something pretty to put on display. then you tighten up the lid and they suspend.

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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2008 10:42:01 AM »

Can you make a little pin cushoin on the top?  then add sewing supplies ot them?

or turn them into mini first aid kits?  (bandaids, alchol swabs, safty pin, etc)

« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2008 11:21:27 AM »

maybe fill them with bath salts or salt scrubs and tie a pretty ribbon on? or make candles in them.
I'm not feeling too creative right now, I'll try to think of more ideas Smiley
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2008 11:56:10 AM »

I've always thought about trying baking cakes in jars.  Apparently you can then seal them and keep in the pantry.  Would make a fun/unique gift.  These would be more like individual serving size.  Here is a link with a bunch of ideas as well as the instructions on how to bake and seal cakes.  I also like the salt scrub idea, you could also do a sugar scrub.  http://members.tripod.com/~MaryMae/jarlinks.htm
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