Budget Decorating Idea: Save Those Old Canning Jars

 canning jar

Flickr Photo Credit: Super Fantastic

These things have so much character, which is one of the main reasons I like to use them in my home decor.

The other? I can see through them! Hey, when you start pushing age 40, this will be important to you, too.

I use these things to store beans, pasta and other legumes on my kitchen counter, to hold ladles, wooden spoons and other cooking utensils, in my bathroom they are used to hold Q-tips, cotton balls and homemade ointments and last of all in my sewing corner (when I have one) to hold buttons, beads and other related items. When I haven’t been able to get my hands on antique ones, I’ve used the quart, pint and other sized ones new from the store when I have leftovers from making jar gifts. They are also great for housing homemade candles.