Now that we're in the thick of summer, you might be starting to question why you have all these Mason jars lying around. And I get it: I was skeptical too when my mom first introduced them to me. But now that I know how versatile they can be, they've become essential items in my kitchen—and yours too!
Mason jars can give you a sense of nostalgia
- It's hard to pinpoint exactly what about mason jar culture is so appealing. Perhaps it's the nostalgia of things that were passed down to you from past generations, or maybe it's the idea of a world where people use reusable containers and don't constantly buy new things that they'll throw out after using them once. Whatever your reasons are for liking mason jars, there are many other people who share similar feelings and would love to help you find them some fun ways to incorporate these useful containers into your life.
Mason jars are the perfect size for desserts or cocktail glasses
If you’re looking to serve your guests something more than a little treat, mason jars are a great way to go. And if you want to get really fancy with it, go ahead and serve up some mini desserts in the jar!
Mason jars are so diverse
Mason jars are so versatile! You can use them to store food, craft supplies, small objects you want to keep dry and protected from bugs, or pretty much anything else. They’re also great for making DIY gifts.
The other reason mason jars are so popular is that they’re incredibly easy to find. They come in all different sizes (including mini) and can be bought at any grocery store or hardware store for less than $5 each.
Mason jars are great for so many things
Mason jars are great for so many things, and they're cheap. What's not to love?
- Keeping dry goods like grains, beans, nuts and seeds in a mason jar is a smart way to make sure you always have some on hand. It's also an easy way to refill an empty bag of something that you can use in recipes or take on the go—just scoop out whatever amount you want and reseal the top with a lid or foil.
- If you're cooking pasta for dinner tonight but want leftovers for lunch tomorrow, put it in a mason jar! It will keep longer than when stored directly in the fridge because there's less surface area exposed to air compared with storing it flat (or upright in some containers). Plus: no need to worry about plastic containers taking up space in your home pantry!
- Dry goods like herbs work well too—they'll stay fresh longer if stored upside down so air can circulate through them better (if they're packed tightly together).
I think what I love most about mason jars is that they’re so versatile. You can use them for hot drinks, cold drinks, desserts, or anything else in between! They’re great for parties and gatherings, but also perfect just for yourself when you want to drink something by yourself at home. Mason jars are a classic piece of Americana that has been around since before we were born—and I think we can all agree there is something comforting about that.