How to prepare glass jars for reuse
Don’t let sticky labels and stubborn food remnants deter you from reusing glass jars.
Put them in a bowl of boiling water and let them soak for a few hours or even overnight.
Once done soaking, labels will be easy to remove and any remaining gunk should be easily sorted with a quick wash.
If you want to use glass jars to store food items, sterilise them after cleaning.
Now without further ado, here is our list of 28 handy ways you can reuse a glass jar.
Store herbs and spices
Glass jars are perfect for storing herbs and spices as they seal tightly, helping keep seasonings fresh.
Glass jars are also easy to organise, especially if you use a number in the same size.
One idea is to store glass jars filled with herbs and spices inside a kitchen drawer.
Label the lid of the jar so items can be quickly identified.
You can also build a custom spice shelf.
Find out how to build a floating spice shelf.
Make DIY lanterns
Create a DIY lantern using leftover glass jars.
Simply insert a tealight or pillar candle inside a glass jar, light it and voila!
You have a lantern.
Take things up a notch by adding sand or tiny rocks to the bottom of the jar and tie twine or ribbon around the outside.