When deciding on the themes I wanted to have for Farmhouse Friday, the thought occurred to me that our grandparents and great-grandparents probably never dreamed of all the things we do with objects that were purely utilitarian to them, and the simple canning jar is a prime example of that. Aside from the obvious food use that previous generations had for them, there are now literally 1,000’s of new ways to use them. I’m sharing some of my favorite ways to use them in farmhouse style decorating, as well as some other ideas that are just fun!
When I created this Rustic Chalkboard Frame, simply hanging an old canning jar on it turned it into a piece of farmhouse style wall art.
I also painted and turned one into a soap dispenser in my bathroom. It matches the antique cabinet I painted for sink vanity.
DIY Picket Fence Wall Hooks with Mason Jars
These pink painted jars from Ribbonwood Cottage were used as graduation decor, but I think they’d be equally adorable at a baby shower.
Real Simple magazine featured a canning jar sewing kit.