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 =)
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