We ♥ mason jars, yes we do. They make our hearts go pitty-pat with all their crafty-organizing goodness!
According to Wikipedia, Mason jars were invented by John Landis Mason in 1858. Mr. Mason intended them for canning and food storage which, I am sure was their main purpose for a very long time. My mother canned, maybe yours did too, but I sure don't.
Yet...there are 4 cases of Mason jars in my trunk at this very moment. We are going to have some Mason Jar fun this week, yes sir-ee, Bob.
Like many, I have been feeding my Mason Jar obsession on Pinterest (follow me by clicking that little button in the sidebar). Wow, the things you can do with a humble little Mason Jar....
Of course you can use them for canning, but how about....packing your lunch, decorating for a party, dispensing soap, holding pencils, using as a "keepable" vase for flowers, holding toothbrushes, using as gift wrap, as a design element for a decorative chandelier, to hold candles for a tablescape, using for premixed cocktails at your tailgate party, to mix salad dressing, store playdough....there are so many fun things, I could go on and on.....and I will because Mason Jar Mania is going on for a week, ending with a Linky party on September 22. We hope you will join us and link up your creative Mason Jar ideas!