Creations, Quick Jar Dress-ups

I have a serious thing for jars..

peaches and jars

They are great for keeping snacks fresh for weeks…

burlap ribbon jars

HH loves a little bowl of goldfish or a salty snack when he gets home from work,  so we keep some handy on the great room bar

snack jars

Dressed up with a little burlap ribbon wrap, they are pretty enough to leave out

painted jars

If you have more time, give the jars a coat of spray paint


Wide burlap ribbon secured with a thin length of twine looks good too

lemons and jars

or a knotted rope

Valentine candy jars

I like to tie wide fancy ribbon around the top rim too and add a homemade tag

gift jars

Don’t forget to use a cute cupcake paper to cover the jar lid, so fast and easy~

cucumber salad

Tie 2 jars together and stick in some blooms

2 jars

A pretty ribbon and a simple half knot is a speedy and dramatic presentation

bacon jam

For buffet toppings place jars on a length of freezer paper labeled with what’s inside

topping jars

You can tie on a spoon for easy serving

bacon salt 1


or tie on a chalkboard tag


Do you have any unique ways to use or dress up jars?  Please share~

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20 Responses to “Creations, Quick Jar Dress-ups”
  1. Carole says:

    I made Autumn Jars last fall with items found in the backyard and some ribbon –

    Then I discovered a fluted votive holder will fit the top of a jar perfectly, with room underneath for seasonal items that can be easily changed.

    You have some very creative ideas, will be pinning a few!

  2. Jodi says:

    so many adorable ideas you party girl!! Love jars, love burlap, love FOOD! LOL! The freezer paper idea is cool!

  3. Ellen says:

    I haven’t taken the time to decorate any, but I do use glass jars for leftovers, snacks, etc. I buy a ton of fruit at the grocery, and to make it easy to eat at breakfast, I prepare it all at once and put it in jars in the fridge. That way there’s always blueberries or strawberries cut or pitted cherries, etc. I also save large wide-mouth glass jars like some of the items from Costco come in because those are are wonderful for left-overs, etc. I am trying to get rid of all plastic in my kitchen.

    • Thanks Ellen, and great ideas too. I have found that crackers and nuts keep literally for months in jars, no more stale stuff to toss away. I really like your idea of doing fruit ahead for an easy breakfast or a nutricious snack, I will start doing this asap! >

  4. Lynn says:

    With the exception of one flower frog lid, most of my mason jars are strictly utilitarian in the kitchen… Oh, but there is one full of buttons that looks cute in the craft room:@)

  5. Mary says:

    Jenna, Love all your jars dressed to impressed! I use them for flower, cocktails, and picnics and it’s so much more fun to eat out of a jar rather than tupperware 🙂

  6. What a great bunch of dressed up jars! I especially like the pink and white ones with the pink and white ribbons. Those would be so pretty filled up with babies breath. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing at Celebrate it Sunday.

  7. Kim says:

    What a great idea! Although, leaving snacks out would be dangerous around here. I’d be too tempted to stay out of them. But, your ribbons decorate the jars perfectly.

    • Thanks Kim, the snacks can be a little too handy, but the jars keep them so fresh that I do this in my pantry too~ as soon as somethings opened up it goes in a jar. >

  8. I have a huge thing for jars, too! 🙂 Great ideas to dress them up here!

  9. JESS44903 says:

    Aww! These are such cute ideas! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  10. Dee says:

    I have a jar thing too, and your jars are just adorable! I’ve seen similar ones in the stores, and they aren’t cheap. Love the burlap! 🙂

  11. What a great, creative idea! I love burlap and mason jars so this is right up my alley! 🙂

  12. You had me at burlap…lol Love all these genius ideas!

  13. Oh wow – so many great ideas to try! I’m loving those pink and white painted jars – so pretty!

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