How To Reuse Glass Jars

by - September 13, 2019


Why waste money on brand new mason jars to store your food. When you can repurpose your emptied glass jars of marinara sauce. They work just as good, are basically free, and look pretty darn cute. I personally love using these glass jars to fill them with spices, seeds, nuts, and many more things I purchase in bulk. They're also perfect to store leftover food, fresh herbs, and homemade salsa. If you want to learn how to repurpose your empty glass jars, then keep on scrolling. 

1.) Removing Labels.

Removing the labels from these jars is pretty easy to do but the leftover residue glue, on the other hand, isn't. Luckily I just found out how to remove it. All you need is 3 simple ingredients. Grab a bucket or large pot and fill it with enough hot water to submerge your glass jars. Add a cup of vinegar and a few squirts of dish soap. Place your jars inside the pot for at least 15-30 minutes. The longer you wait the easier the glue will dissolve. Afterward, peel the rest of the label off and scrub any leftover residue with a rough sponge or brush.

2.) Adding Labels. 

Next, add labels to the glass jars. I purchased mine at my local dollar tree a few months ago, but if you can't get your hands on chalkboard labels. You can use chalk paint to make your labels instead. You also have the option of writing directly onto the jars with an oil-based marker.

3.) Painting The Lids.

Next, paint your lids using acrylic paint and a brush.

4.) Once the jar lids are dry, you can fill them with whatever you'd like, and you are all finished!

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