In the spirit of frugality & frivolity, I implore you to save your mason jars! You know…the ones pasta & apple sauce come in (Bertolli has the best ones). You can use them for all your normal storage needs–I use mine to take my favorite smoothies to work & to store dry goods in the kitchen. But if you want to get a little more inspired, check out all these adorable mason jar projects:
Make a cupcake in a jar, according to Kelly.
Kara Pasley teaches fearless would-be electricians how to make a mason jar chandelier (for easier mason-jar lighting projects, scroll down)
Deer in a Bottle rounded up some favorite mason jar drinks:
Life Rearranged makes rainbow cakes in mason jars.
Tip Junkie shows you how to make a wall-hanging mason jar garden. This would be fantastic for flowers & kitchen herbs.
Anaboo’s house has a tutorial for these glorious vintage lanterns: