DIY drinking glasses

Have you ever finished off a jar like this and wondered what to do with it?

I try to be creative and reuse them instead of just recycling them. I put my leftovers in them or sometimes I use them to freeze leftover broth. I quite like using them in my pantry for my bulk buys (beans, grains, dried fruit, etc).

Recently, I put my creativity to the test. When we moved from Southwestern Ontario to Northern California, I didn’t pack our drinking glasses. We have this nasty habit of breaking them and we were only down to our last 3 anyway. I was going to buy some when I moved here to join my husband 6 months ago. I checked Ikea and some kitchen stores, but didn’t see any I liked.

I was starting to get annoyed at having to serve drinks to my guests in mugs. I was talking to my husband about buying some new glasses and he nixed the idea to my surprise. He has been a little tight with the budget as I am not working right now and living expenses here are about twice as much as we’re used to paying back in Ontario.

So I took my saved Aritisana nutbutter jars and made these beauties:

I just filled my kitchen sink with water and some liquid dish detergent to soak for a bit. Then I scrubbed the stickies off with a sponge. I have six jar-glasses so far and may make a couple more. Terry was impressed with my little project =)

I have shared this on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural blog hop party!

12 thoughts on “DIY drinking glasses

  1. I noticed this at your house! Actually, I thought, “neat. Are these just normal jars? Because they look cute.” I might have to copy you with this one.

  2. Hi Kimmy,
    These glasses look great! I, too, love to save and reuse my glass jars for all kinds of things. I use them to store beans, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, rice, etc. They are also great for holding homemade DIY body care products. The wide mouth jars like yours are the coolest!Thank you so much for sharing this great reuse idea with us on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it! Happy 4th of July!

  3. Thanks for reminding me of this Kimmy. I recycle glass jars to store items like dried beans, rice, pastry flour, and lentils. I use others for pickling cucumbers and beets. When I run low of glasses, I’ll take out the jars. If you get a chance please check out my blog post @ the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop!It’s the luscious red, white, and blue dessert.

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