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.


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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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By Sarah Yang
06 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!

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Also try these DIY mason jar salads!

Greek Zucchini Salad

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Apple Cranberry Almond Salad

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Chicken Taco Salad

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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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Blueberry Pie Jam

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

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Strawberry Basil Freezer Jam

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

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Quick Pickled Roasted Beets

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

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By Lauren Anzevino
02 July

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!


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By Lauren Anzevino
22 July
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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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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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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 ;)

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And, make sure you get creative:

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Here's what you need to make these:

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  • 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
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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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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...
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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
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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 After 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 Str...
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02 November 2015

This is a gorgeous storage solution that will keep your yarn tangle- and gunk-free!

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Here's what you'll need to get started:
Jar with metal lid (one for each color)
Roofing nail (or any large, thicker nail)

Instructions

  1. Punch hole in jar lid using a nail and hammer, remove nail
  2. Place yarn in jar and thread it through hole
  3. Repeat until all balls of yarn are stored

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