There’s been a bunch of postings lately on Facebook that are projects that use Mason Jars. I love these! I want to keep them all in one place and do all of them! This post is mostly to keep myself reminded of them so that when I have a spare lifetime, I can get to them
Mason Jar Herb Garden
Wall-Mounted Herb Garden
This looks like a fun project! You don’t have to mount it, but I like that idea, and it would keep the plants off the counter and further away from prying cat fingers. Full instructions are on the Recycle Reuse Renew Mother Earth Projects blog (jebbus, that’s a mouthfull!). Maybe if I do this for the bedroom, I could utilize the Types of Houseplants that Help keep the Air Clean listing that I found.
Colored Mason Jar Candle Holders
Colored Mason Jars!
I suppose that you could use these for something other than candle holders. Anything, really. I just think it’s pretty neat. Instructions are courtesy of the Confessions of a Crafty Witch Facebook page:
Mix Elmer’s glue with food coloring and paint it on to any glass to make it look like sea glass when dry. In a bowl, you will want to add one teaspoon of glue, three drops of food coloring and 1 1/2 teaspoons of water .. These look really nice with candles, or electric candles, glow sticks ect inside them ~Frisky
Optional idea by Daw
if you wanted you put tape on the Jar in a Goddess spiral shape or pentacle ,stars, moon, Sun etc other symbols and paint as normally and take the tape off then paint the symbol in a different color
and then when your done put a LED Battery Candle inside imagine how gorgeous that would look
or add a bit of Glitter to this for a Shimmer look
Seal the jar with Epoxy Glue or a Clear Varnish to last
many many years of use
Constellation Mason Jars
Another from the Recycle Reuse Renew Mother Earth Projects blog – a quick way to make pretty constellation jars using only electric tealights, aluminum foil pans, and mason jars. Pretty neat! I could see taking an idea from the colored mason jars above and making the punches either elemental, god and goddess symbols, or more for outdoor evening rituals! Or just for fun! Spell out names, “I love You”, stuff like that.
While not a “pretty mason jar” project, I’ve made this in mason jars so I’m adding it The way I make Master Tonic comes from Lord Riekin, who is a member of EMLC. In fact, he gave us his recipe for Master Tonic in our recent EMLC Podcast (you should go listen!).
Master Tonic Recipe
(equal amounts – I use 1 cup as a standard but you can use more or less, just make them equal)
Fresh chopped horseradish
fresh chopped yellow onion
fresh chopped garlic
fresh chopped ginger
fresh chopped cayenne
Put in glass jar or other sealed container, fill to just cover the top with ORGANIC apple cider vinegar (should say “mother of vinegar” on the label) Twice a day shake it up. Do that for 2 weeks.
After that, pour off the liquid into another large container and you can let that sit overnight, and pour it off again if you want to get rid of the sediment. You don’t really need to strain it.
To USE: As soon as you feel a cold or flu coming on, kick back a shot and get warm. You can take it with honey, or dissolve in a glass of water if you need to. Stay wrapped up or get into a hot tub of water. The idea is to bring your core temperature up as close to 102.2 for 20 minutes or as much as you can stand. This is the natural way that your body kills off any virus, by spiking a temp. Go to BED and sweat it out. By morning the virus is dead and you will not be sick.
If you are already sick, you can still do this, and you will greatly shorten the duration of the illness.
Good Things Jar
Okay, so technically you don’t need a mason jar to do this, but that’s what I’m using! You start the new year (or month, or cycle, or whatever) with an empty jar. Each day, you write down one good thing that happened that day. Just a quick note! You can put in movie stubs, tickets from concerts or shows, whatever you did. Or just a bit of paper that says something like “Got a bunch of issues resolved today – such a load off my mind” or “spent time outside under the trees” or “got up to a 2 mile run” — just something good that happened that day. At the end of the year, dump out the jar and you’ll be reminded of all the great things that happened.