Taking the world of preserve making by storm, Kilner jars are flying off our shelves like hot cakes! Having stood the test of time for over 100 years, the essential staple of your Grandmother's kitchen are now the height of fashion. But Kilner jars (also known as mason jars) aren't just for filling with strawberry jam and onion chutney, here we present 10 alternative uses for your Kilner jars:
1. Cocktail Glass
2. Candle Holder
3. Sweet Jar
Everyone loves sweets, so why not make a personal gift for someone you love by filling up a jar of their favourite sweets? And maybe one for yourself of course... If you're feeling lazy website A Quarter of The Best Sweets Ever have a range of sweet filled Kilner Clip Top Jars 3ltr!
4. Bath Salts
5. Sewing Kit
For those craft lovers out there the Kilner Preserve Jar 1ltr makes a unique sewing kit to impress your friends! Full instructions on how to make a Kilner sewing kit can be found on the Kilner website.
6. Photo Frame
Probably not your first thought when using a Kilner jar, but a DIY photo frame in a Kilner Preserve Jar 1ltr will certainly make a unique piece for your mantlepiece. Simply get a copy of your favourite photo and submerge it in oil. Full instructions can be found at Funky Bear Decor blog.
Create something homemade (in more ways than one) and unique by filling your Kilner jars with soil and planting your favourite herbs or plants. Not Just a Housewife have full instructions on how to make your very own Mason Jar Wall Planter using Kilner Preserving Jars 1ltr.
9. Recipe Jar
Create an instant recipe mix for just about any food with a Kilner Preserving Jar or Kilner Clip Top Jar. Choose from ready made bread mixes to DIY pot noodles. Our favourite idea has to be a cookie mix which allows the recipent to simply mix in a bowl and add the wet ingredients. Why not try the Cowgirl Cookie mix from bakerella.com and use a Kilner Preserving Jar 0.5ltr?
10. Cocktail Shaker
Okay, so this one might not be so practical to make yourself, but we love the ideal of a mason jar being transformed into a cocktail shaker! Currently being created in America by two blokes, we hope to be seeing the Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker over here soon.
Question: What's better than beer? Answer: An chilled beer on tap! But there's no need to head down to the pub, because you can make your own draft beer system at home! Robert Hess has made a video giving you step-by-step instructions on how to turn your fridge into a beer kegerator! However, we recommend you ask permission from your partner/parents/flatmate/boss first!