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woolgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Elizabeth
Great Lakes IL
USA
901 Posts

Posted - Aug 11 2011 :  09:19:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://covetliving.com/diy/ball-jars-i-love-ya/

Liz
Farmgirl #1947
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melody
True Blue Farmgirl

3231 Posts

Melody
The Great North Woods in the Land of Hiawatha
USA
3231 Posts

Posted - Aug 11 2011 :  09:54:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love my vintage cobalt blue ball jars! I store my dried herbs in them and drink ice tea out of 'em too!

Thanks for the link!


Melody
Farmgirl #525
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farmmilkmama
True Blue Farmgirl

2027 Posts

Amy
Central MN
USA
2027 Posts

Posted - Aug 11 2011 :  09:57:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Super cute ideas! I often bring out stuff to drink to the family in jars. They always smile and say I'm "cute". Love that soap dispenser idea and using them for votives!

--* FarmMilkMama *--

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walkinwalkoutcattle
True Blue Farmgirl

1675 Posts

Megan
Paint Lick KY
USA
1675 Posts

Posted - Aug 14 2011 :  05:33:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I store all my teas and cocoas in my ball jars! :)

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Catherine L
True Blue Farmgirl

397 Posts

Cathy
Newton Texas
USA
397 Posts

Posted - Aug 14 2011 :  8:06:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I saw a jar with a solar light sitting in the top. So, I tried it. I got one of the inexpensive solar lights and pulled the stake off of the bottom and sat it in the top of a jar. It sits out side my front door. It would be very pretty in a blue jar.

~Catherine~
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batznthebelfry
True Blue Farmgirl

1257 Posts

Michele
Athol Ma
USA
1257 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2011 :  9:59:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I too am addicted to bell jars...I was lucky years ago to get 4 crates of free blue, green & whclear bell jars with the glass lids...instant love!!!!...since I have many herbs I store all of them in the jars & labeled them...I have a few with the zinc lids that I use for spices in my kitchen that stay on the helve of the stove...I love seeing them & using them...yet to find a lavender or yellow bell jar but am still looking....:)....Michele'

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The Old Batz Farm
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shepherdwagen
Farmgirl in Training

41 Posts

Susan
Winterset Iowa
USA
41 Posts

Posted - Aug 22 2011 :  12:24:36 PM  Show Profile  Send shepherdwagen a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I keep a multitude of items in my fruit jars. Mostly buttons and notions such as lace and cloth tape measures. Also good for storing bandaids, q-tips, sunflower seeds, bread crumbs, and so forth.
I also made it a game to get fruit jars of various makes, so I have not only Ball, but Kerr, Queen, Presto and others.

"I've childproofed my house, but they keep getting in."
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tammyknit
True Blue Farmgirl

135 Posts

Tammy
Reedsburg WI
USA
135 Posts

Posted - Aug 22 2011 :  3:54:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I keep finding more of the jars with the glass lids...I had a few before we moved here that I forgot about, then found the other day. I also found some blue glass jars with zinc lids (which we soaked in vinegar to get the gunk off of) at an Amish store about 15 miles from here. They were selling jars 12 for $4, so I picked out the blue ones, then finished it out with regular glass canning jars. I love them for spices, pasta, dehydrated fruits and vegetables. i even found some rubber gaskets for the ones with glass lids at the hardware store.

Tammy
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countrymommy85
True Blue Farmgirl

898 Posts

Krystle
MT
USA
898 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2011 :  7:22:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They made yellow ball jars?! Neat! I have to start keeping my eyes open for other colors! I see blue a lot more than green (I've only seen one green jar in my life and they wanted $20 and it had a big chip in the top! But it was neat to see!) but never any other colors.

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2583 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2583 Posts

Posted - Sep 08 2011 :  04:24:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
great ideas! I need to get mine out and use them.
Michele
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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8409 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8409 Posts

Posted - Aug 14 2016 :  09:23:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8409 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8409 Posts

Posted - Aug 14 2016 :  09:28:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I saw this post as I was looking around at some of the older ones and thought I would post this picture. I have lots of Ball jars, these are three of them. I hope there is only one picture, I spent forever trying to remember how to load them. Si I kept doing it over and over until surprise it worked. BUT I forgot to leave a message. I need to lay down.
Nancy Jo

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4134 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4134 Posts

Posted - Aug 14 2016 :  09:30:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy, buttons in mason jars make for a very pretty collection.

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HealingTouch
True Blue Farmgirl

1853 Posts

Darlene
Kunkletown Pa
USA
1853 Posts

Posted - Aug 19 2016 :  5:33:40 PM  Show Profile  Send HealingTouch a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Love all the jars full of things. I have many myself. At Christmas I put little scenes in them, carollers, snowmen, nutcrackers, fake snow and set them all over the house. Made them for gifts and everyone loved them.

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing,
Darlene
Sister 1922

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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

1123 Posts

Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Oct 18 2016 :  09:39:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know we are talking about ball jars, but here is a craft my daughter-in-law and I did this past weekend. We wired rusty canning lid rings/bands together for the base and put the Christmas balls inside the rings. I had a bunch of Dollar Tree decorative things from last year so we incorporated those into the project. I really like how this turned out. I teach craft classes at our local library, can you guess what the Christmas craft for Dec. is?
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Oct 18 2016 :  10:03:43 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Nancy,
Love your buttons and jars collection! I have LOTS of Yankee Candle jars that I use for my buttons, sorted mostly by color!
CJ


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Edited by - ceejay48 on Oct 18 2016 10:05:27 AM
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Oct 18 2016 :  10:04:34 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Kem,
Your decoration piece is beautiful! Great idea!
CJ

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2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6542 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6542 Posts

Posted - Oct 18 2016 :  10:11:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have some old bail and wire jars that a friend gave me when she moved. I use them for buttons and for bath salts. I have small solar light strings in some different size ones. My grandkids like to use one for a night light when they sleep over.
I store loads of dry foods in them, beans, pasta, powdered drinks and soup mixes.

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

1123 Posts

Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Oct 18 2016 :  11:14:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CeeJay, Thanks, I really wish I had a job crafting everyday.
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3073 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3073 Posts

Posted - Oct 18 2016 :  4:04:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kem, your Christmas craft is fabulous!
I like to turn the mason jars into soap dispensers and add burlap, lace, and button decorations around the jar. It's super easy and adds a pretty touch to the kitchen sink!

Krista
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4040 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4040 Posts

Posted - Oct 19 2016 :  06:14:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great ideas to use Ball jars all year long as decorative items! Thanks for sharing.

Dawn in IL

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