See what we did there? Ball mason jars...ball-er...ok, ok moving on.


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Here's what you'll need to make this:

  • 14 pint-size jars (Ball Heritage blue pint jar, about $23.99 for a set of six.)
  • two stainless-steel canning racks wired together
  • lengths of chain attached to the top rack with four evenly spaced link connectors


Instructions:

To hang, secure an eye hook into a support beam overhead, add some heavy-duty chain, and attach the chandelier's chains with a sturdy hook. Place remote-control LED votives inside the upside-down jar lids, twist on the glass jars, and position on the racks. Now you've got ambience—at the touch of a button.


Get more mason jar ideas from our aptly titled Mason Jars Forever channel right here at The Snug



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By Tabitha Naomi
16 May

One thing's for sure: crafters still love mason jars. There's no easier way to add a bit of country cottage-style charm to any space.


Whether you're using the containers as vases or drinking glasses or pendant lighting "shades" (shown here), mason-jar crafts have been among the most popular posts at The Snug since Day 1!


Here's how to make mason jar lighting pendants:

(image)VIA Better Home and Gardens

Here's what you need to make them:


(image)VIA Better Homes and Gardens

  • 3 pint-size Mason jars with lids
  • 2×4 board
  • 2 clamps
  • 1-1/2-inch bimetal hole saw
  • Metal file
  • 3 socket lights (We used IKEA's Hemma.)
  • 40-watt equivalent LED bulbs

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11 September
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Make like MacGyver and get crafty with a mason jar for lunch and snacks. VIA Little Things on FacebookOther mason-jar lid hacks you'll love right here at The Snug
By Tabitha Naomi
17 August

madincrafts.com

We've hit peak pineapple...and I ain't mad about it. Yes, the super cute and summery fruit is the new "it" motif—it's everywhere: clothes, phone cases, art print, pillows, candleholders, vases, and even pool floats (okay, this one I really need).


Now, Mad in Crafts blogger Jessica is taking it to the next level. She just paired two beloved trends: pineapples and mason jars. She painted an old mason jar with glass enamel paint, painted the lid green, and used glass stain to dray the pineapple ridges on it. And if that's not enough, she also made a hole in the middle of the lid and stuck a succulent inside. It's like my Pinterest board came to life in this one craft.


Take a look a the easy tutorial below:

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See more at Mad in Crafts


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By Sarah Yang
06 July
www.thesnug.com

Add a little spice to your life with this hot recipe!


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Here's what you'll need:

Makes 2 quarts of the fiery accompaniment for any meal!

  • 2 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Ball® Salt for Pickling & Preserving
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds, divided
  • 2 teaspoons peppercorns, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, divided
  • ¾ pound serrano or jalapeño peppers, stems trimmed
  • 1 cup sliced white onions
  • 1 cup sliced carrots


Instructions

1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the vinegar, water, sugar, and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, add the garlic, and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes while you prepare the remaining ingredients.


2. Fill each jar with 1 bay leaf, 1 teaspoon coriander, 1 teaspoon peppercorns, and ½ teaspoon cumin.


3. Using a sharp knife, make a few slits in each pepper. Layer the peppers, onions, and carrots in each jar, leaving about ½ inch headspace.


4. Remove the saucepan from heat. Divide the garlic among the jars and ladle the hot brine over the vegetables. Let cool to room temperature. Seal with a lid and refrigerate for at least one week before serving.



Want more canning tutorials?

Today is Ball® canning brand's 6th annual Can-It-Forward Day on Facebook Live! On Can-It-Forward Day, iconic Ball® brand (makers of Ball mason jars, of course) educate and celebrate "the joys of fresh preserving," host recipe demos, and more. Tune in all day today on the Ball® Canning Facebook page!



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By Lauren Anzevino
22 July

Freshly Preserved

HOLY YUM!! Dig out those mason jars and make this quick and easy recipe ASAP! Add it to grilled chicken, a black bean burger, or even a hearty steak to make your taste buds POP!

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Here's what you'll need:

Makes 5 pints.

  • 4 pounds small heirloom tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups golden raisins
  • 12 ounces shallots, diced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 ounces ginger, grated (scant ¼ cup)
  • 1 tablespoon red chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

Instructions

1. Prepare a boiling water bath and five pint jars.


2. Combine all the ingredients in a large, wide, non-reactive pot, set over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium high and cook, stirring regularly, for 45 to 55 minutes, until the chutney is glossy and thick.


3. Remove the pot from the heat and ladle the chutney into a prepared jar. Wipe the rim, apply the lid and band. Place jar in boiling waterbath canner. Repeat until all jars are filled and process for 10 minutes.


Want more canning tutorials?

Today is Ball® canning brand's 6th annual Can-It-Forward Day on Facebook Live! On Can-It-Forward Day, iconic Ball® brand (makers of Ball mason jars, of course) educate and celebrate "the joys of fresh preserving," host recipe demos, and more. Tune in all day today on the Ball® Canning Facebook page!


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By Lauren Anzevino
22 July

The Seasoned Mom

Mason jars are perfect for every aspect of life, including lunch on the go. No more fussing about what you should take for lunch because these can be prepared in advance for the entire week. So hit snooze a few times without compromising a healthy and delicious lunch.


Here's how to make the perfect ratio of salad ingredients for your salads!

(image)The Two Bite Club

Get the full how-to VIA The Two Bite Club



Also try these DIY mason jar salads!

Greek Zucchini Salad

(image)Amanda Meixner via The Beach Body Blog

Get the full how-to VIA The Beach Body Blog



Apple Cranberry Almond Salad

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Get the full how-to VIA Iowa Girl Eats



Chicken Taco Salad

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Get the full how-to VIA The Seasoned Mom



All of our favorite mason jar ideas, right here on The Snug!

OR

Check out mason jar noodle lunches here!


By Lauren Anzevino
27 June
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Fresh Preserving's sale on all their red, white, and blue items got me thinking: I could use these USA made jars for drinks and loads of other stuff this holiday weekend! From storage for burger toppings, desserts galore, or for decor to jazz up dining areas!


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You can GET YOURS HERE! But if you're reading The Snug, odds are you've already got a few jars at the ready. Check out these DIY party ideas!


Pickled Red Onions

The perfect patriotic burger topping!

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Get the full how-to VIA Fresh Preserving



Blueberry Pie Jam

Great to serve on vanilla pound cake or ice cream for dessert!

(image)Freshly Preserved

Get the full how-to VIA Freshly Preserved



Strawberry Basil Freezer Jam

Perfect to start off your party. Put on a toasted baguette and serve as an appetizer.

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Get the full how-to VIA Freshly Preserved



Quick Pickled Roasted Beets

A great topping to any salad for all those veggie lovers!

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Get the full how-to VIA Freshly Preserved


For more #4thofjuly DIY click here


By Lauren Anzevino
02 July
www.momtastic.com

This is an easy way to keep pantry drawers organized:

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Here's what you'll need to get started:

Get the full how-to for a flawless finish VIA Momtastic now!


Want more mason jar DIY ideas?

Check out our Mason Jars Forever channel!


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By The Snug
04 June 2015

It's a clash of the DIY-material titans, yawl! It's clear to us that DIYers love their mason jars and their shipping pallets. So we figured there must be a cool way to marry the two, right? We found a few!

1. Create wall storage

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Declutter the vanity with this storage solution. Get the full how-to VIA Skinny Meg!

2. Make a stunning centerpiece

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Make a great arrangement for a rustic wedding. Get the full how-to VIA Shanty-2-Chic!

3. Flower-wall display

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Lift your arrangements off the table with this bright decor idea. Same logic as #1. Image inspiration VIA Second-Time Salvage at Etsy!

4. Create a vertical herb garden

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So, basically, what we're saying is that you should fasten mason jars to a pallet plank and just full the jars with all kinds of stuff. Read more about this project right here at The Snug.

5. Create an outdoor chandelier

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What a gorgeous way to light up an outdoor party! You'll need some chain and hooks to bring the whole thing together. Image inspiration VIA Katie Brown Home Workshop!


Now check out:

Our Mason Jars Forever channel for more DIY inspiration!

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By TabithaSukhai
22 April

Freshly Preserved

Grab your mason jars (because we know you've got 'em) and get canning these delicious pickled green tomatoes! They make a great addition to any BBQ fare.


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Here's what you'll need (for every pint mason jar):

  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar (5% acidity)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp pickling salt
  • 1 tsp dill seed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 sprig fresh dill
  • Ball wide mouth pint jar with lid
  • Approx. 1 pound green tomatoes (slices)

And, here's what you do:

1. Keep clean jar and lid warm.


2. Prepare water bath canner.


3. Add the vinegar, water, and salt to a medium pot. Bring to a boil.


4. In the meantime, wash green tomatoes, remove stem, cut off bottom, and slice into ¼" slices.


5. Add dill seed, bay leaf, garlic, and fresh dill to the bottom of each hot wide mouth pint jar.


6. Layer in tomato slices (you may have to cut some slices in half in order to fit into jar).


7. Pour the hot brine over the tomatoes leaving ½" headspace. Be sure to remove all air bubbles.


8. Wipe rim of jar and add lid.


9. Place jar in water bath canner. Repeat until all jars are filled. Process for 15 minutes.


10. Turn off heat, remove lid, and let jar stand 5 minutes. Remove jar and cool. Check for seal after 24 hours. Lids should not flex up and down in the center when pressed.


11. Allow to stand for 4 – 6 weeks for best flavor before using.


Want more canning tutorials?

Today is Ball® canning brand's 6th annual Can-It-Forward Day on Facebook Live! On Can-It-Forward Day, iconic Ball® brand (makers of Ball mason jars, of course) educate and celebrate "the joys of fresh preserving," host recipe demos, and more. Tune in all day today on the Ball® Canning Facebook page!


See more of our favorite mason jar DIYs right here


By Lauren Anzevino
22 July

A Piece of Rainbow

Who doesn't love candles? They're inexpensive and can instantly change the mood of a room. These mason jar oil lamps are easy to put together AND are safer since the flame will be immediately extinguished by the oil and water if it's knocked over. Plus, they are so PRETTY!! Check it out:


(image)www.apieceofrainbow.com


Here's what you need:

  • large floating wicks: to be honest, I tried some oil lamp tutorials with long cotton wicks, and failed completely! The long wicks simply don't draw up enough oil (lamp oil can work, but vegetable oils have high viscosity) and would burn up and and flame would go out. These floating wicks work beautifully for all veggie oils!
  • vegetable oil: 1 tablespoon of oil can last 2 hours. Olive oil, sunflower oil, canola oil and many others all work well.
  • mason jars, glass bottles, water, and some decorative elements such as flowers, pine cones, pebbles, etc.
  • You can infuse your oil with herbs, spices or essential oils for a lovely fragrance!


Now head to A Piece of Rainbow for the full instructions


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04 March
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Mason jar rope lamp ($128) VIA Etsy/ Luke Lamp CoMason jar pendantHow-to VIA Organize Your Stuff NowMason jar chandelierHow-to VIA Nest of BlissSolar mason jar lighting VIA Etsy/BootsNGusRELATED: How to Make Your Own Mason Jar Solar LightsBath vanity mason jar lightHow-to VIA Blesser HouseMore ideas...
By The Snug
01 December 2015

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On a budget this year? Join the club! If you're planning on DIY-ing as many gifts as possible, these pastel painted jars are perfect for the jar-lover on your Christmas list.


Here's what you need to get started:

  • acrylic paints
  • glass jars: pasta jars, a frappuccino jar, mason jars
  • wax paper
  • flowers

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Head over to Framed Frosting for the full how-to!


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By Vanessa Velez
09 December 2015

Pen N' Paper Flowers

Mason jar lovers and bibliophiles unite! Combine your love of books, mason jars, AND pumpkins with this absolutely GORGEOUS DIY.

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Here's what you'll need:

  • approximately 25 mason jar bands
  • string
  • spray paint
  • vintage paper
  • hot glue gun
  • cinnamon sticks
  • "leaves" (cut from brown baking/cupcake liners)

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Get the full how-to VIA Pen N' Paper Flowers.

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By Vanessa Velez
09 September 2015
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Give the gift of an emergency cocktail. These are easy to make, won't break the bank, and will probably come in handy this holiday season ;)

(image)VIA Something Turquoise


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And, make sure you get creative:

(image)VIA Something Turquoise


Here's what you need to make these:

(image)VIA Something Turquoise

  • 16oz Mason Jar Mugs (mouth must be at least 2.5″ wide)
  • 7.5oz Mini-skinny bottles of soda
  • Mini bottles of alcohol
  • Cute straws
  • Twine and tags
  • Scissors


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By Tabitha Naomi
22 December 2015
www.thesnug.com
This is a gorgeous storage solution that will keep your yarn tangle- and gunk-free!Here's what you'll need to get started:Jar with metal lid (one for each color)Roofing nail (or any large, thicker nail)InstructionsPunch hole in jar lid using a nail and hammer, remove nailPlace yarn in jar and thread...
By Tabitha Naomi
27 December 2015

Freshly Preserved

Looks like we've made just about everything on earth we could make using mason jars. So let's get back to the basics: a few ingredients and a mason jar is all you need for these deliciously pickled red onions that pair perfectly with any sandwich and salad!


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Here's what you'll need:

  • 6-7 half pint jars
  • 3 pounds red onion
  • 4 cups white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic


1. Wash and preheat jars in water on stove. Wash lids and bands with warm soapy water. Set aside.


2. Peel onions and slice ¼ inch thick. Separate slices into rings. Bring vinegar and garlic to a boil in a large sauce pot. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add onion rings to vinegar mixture. The pot will be very full. Cover and simmer for about 7 minutes. Stir occasionally.


3. Pack hot onion mixture into hot jars tightly. Be sure onions are covered in hot pickling liquid. Leave ¼ inch headspace. Remove any air bubbles, wipe the rim, apply the lid and band, and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.


Want more canning tutorials?

Tomorrow is Ball® canning brand's 6th annual Can-It-Forward Day on Facebook Live! On Can-It-Forward Day, iconic Ball® brand (makers of Ball mason jars, of course) educate and celebrate "the joys of fresh preserving," host recipe demos, and more. Tune in all day tomorrow on the Ball® Canning Facebook page!



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21 July
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30 August
www.thesnug.com
See what we did there? Ball mason jars...ball-er...ok, ok moving on. Here's what you'll need to make this chandy: 14 pint-size jars (Ball Heritage blue pint jar, about $23.99 for a set of six.)two stainless-steel canning racks wired togetherlengths of chain attached to the top rack with four eve...
By TabithaSukhai
04 July 2015
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In the spirit of #BacktoSchool season (SORRY!! IT IS UPON US!) here is a fun storage idea from Upcycled Treasures! Isn't it just gorgeous! Check it out: Here's what you'll need to make one: Wood {5} Vintage Yardsticks 4 Pint Size Mason Jars {4} #40 Stainless Steel Clamps Stain {I used Miss...
By The Snug
10 December 2015
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MATERIALS
1. Mason Jars - Michaels Craft Store (Any Size)
2. Hammer
3. Line Up Punch (1/8") - Canadian Tire/Hardware Store ($8) *the line up punch is WAY cheaper than a drill if you don't have one available to you! I also have no idea what its intended use is LOL but it worked wonders for me using just a hammer! yay for improvising*
4. Assorted Size Faucet Stem Rings - Hardware Store (In Plumbing Section $2)
5. Glue Gun
6. Spray Paint - Hardware/Craft Store
7. Washi Tape: http://www.cutetape.com

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WASHING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Wash by hand.
2. A clear coat on the spray painted jars (especially the jar with a glue pattern) will help prolong the quality (but spray paint is heavy duty permanent!).
3. Sealing your washing tape is an option.
4. When applying the washi tape, make sure there are no air bubbles when applying it to the glass jar.

By Tabitha Naomi
13 December 2014

The folks over at The Summery Umbrella pulled a vanity lighting fixture out of their guest bath when they remodeled. So they transformed it!


Before

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After

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Here's what you need to steal the idea:

  • 40" L x 8.5" W x 1" thick piece of reclaimed barn wood
  • Repurposed Bathroom Light Vanity Strip
  • Spray Paint
  • 6 Mason Jars
  • 6 Edison Light Bulbs
  • Drill and Bits
  • Screws
  • Rope

  • Get the full how-to VIA Remodelaholic


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    By The Snug
    07 October 2015

    No matter where we turn, it seems like we are always finding new ways to use our trendy little jars. This simple DIY converts your mason jar into a salt/pepper/herb dispenser in a matter of minutes!

    To make the craft, you'll simply use the inner portion of your mason jar lid to trace out a circle around the pourer on the salt container, and then cut the circle out of the cardboard.

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    See the full how-to VIA Put It In A Jar.


    Get more mason jar ideas right here at The Snug!

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    By Vanessa Velez
    22 September 2015

    You love food and you love mason jars (hence our data-driven Food Before Dudes and Mason Jars Forever channels), so we get extra excited when we find how-tos that combine the two :)


    Take your meal prep to the next level by making these healthy, delicious, AND practical "pot lunches" via Hemsley + Hemsley for Goop.


    Curried Egg Squash Noodle Pot

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    The coconut milk makes this noodle pot creamy while the turmeric adds a pop of color and a ton of health benefits—it's anti-inflammatory, blood purifying and aids in digestion. Get the recipe VIA Goop.


    Italian Style Quinoa Noodle Pot

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    A bit of leftover tomato sauce, fresh basil and some finely crushed garlic inspired this Italian-style noodle pot. Get the recipe VIA Goop.


    Ginger Sesame Chicken Noodle Pot

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    It's safe to say that sesame plus chicken is a culinary match made in heaven. Add ginger for kick and carrot noodles for crunch and you've got a delicious and healthy lunch in minutes. Get the recipe VIA Goop.


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