My grandparents always had a large garden when I was young, and I spent many summer hours helping to freeze and can vegetables that would feed our extended family all year long. When I married I kept up the practice although our garden was much smaller and I’d have to supplement our harvest with trips to the farmer’s market.
I haven’t done much canning in recent years since the boys grew up and left home, but I can’t bear to part with the dozens and dozens of Mason canning jars in my garage. So I’m always on the lookout for unique ways to use them. I use them to store dried beans and pasta in my kitchen pantry, and in my sewing room filled with trims and buttons, and my grandson loves to fill a jar with fireflies he’s caught! I recently ran across this fun tutorial at the Hey Gorgeous website for rustic flower vases using Mason jars and twine…I can just picture these on the table for a summer picnic or barbeque or even as casual wedding decor!
Click here to get the step-by-step tutorial. I’ll be making these with some of my collection of Mason jars…maybe you will, too?