Thursday, April 3, 2014

~Mason Jars~

The Mason jar was invented and patented in 1858 by Philadelphia tinsmith John Landis Mason.  They were originally designed for canning fruits and veggies.  

Well somewhere along the way we started using them for home and garden decoration.  We use them to drink out of, we use them to put candles in, we plant in them, we tint and paint them, we add sayings and names to them, we glitter them, we tie string and ribbon around them, we put knobs on their lids and use them to hold Qtips and cottonballs, we glue sea glass, beads, fabric, doilies onto them, we turn them into lights, we make them into snow globes, we turn them into birthday party favors, we eat out of them and we must not forget to wrap them in burlap............lets just say the list goes on and on!! 

Mason jars make me happy, so today I want to share some Mason jar transformations that I found on  I hope you enjoy and visit the shops that turned a plain 'ole jar into something very delightful and very useful!!

Just how fun are the pink polka dot Mason jars?  I could have kept posting more of these, but I will stop at 8.  Just click on the name of each shop to see what they have for sale.  It will be a fun visit for ya. 

Thanks for stopping by, Karen Lee 


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