With Mother’s Day coming up fast we’re all thinking of gifts we can go and buy, but what about gifts we can make at home. A glass jar and a little bit of thought can go a long way. I recycled glass jars all of last year and used them as centrepieces at my wedding filled with candles and flowers. But what can you do with them for Mother’s Day? Duerr’s jars are probably some of my favourite right now; they’re short, kind of frosted and are shaped like globes – they look so, so pretty! But how can I recycle them into something that I know will be loved? Here are five ideas, not just for the Duerr’s jars, but for any jars you have around the home.
Turn Duerr’s Jars Into Vases
Vases do not have to be big, tall and deep. A gorgeous little handful of flowers out of the garden will go so nicely in a short jar. You can decorate them with twine, ribbon, lace, hessian and anything else you can think of. You can even paint them and make them look worn. Just pop a little posy in them with a little tag to your mum saying Happy Mother’s Day – it’s something she can keep and replenish!
Spa In A Jar
This is a fab little idea if you have the lid to the jar. I don’t know about you but I love a little pamper and with Spring just around the corner your mum will love this idea to get herself Spring ready.
Fill the jar with as many pampering and spa like miniatures as you can! Think nail polish and a nail file, hand/foot lotion, face mask, a favourite chocolate bar and a voucher to rent a movie perhaps? Who knows? Go with what you think your mum will love!
Colouring was the new ‘thing’ a while ago. Everyone was doing it and lots of us still are. Filling a jar with some brand new mini crayons along with a mini colouring book will be perfect for your mum to pop into her handbag or travel case if she decides to have a mini break somewhere.
Duerr’s Memory Jar
Mums love memories and reminiscing – well I do anyway! Why not write down the top 10 memories you have of your mum and pop them in a jar like little scrolls for her to open? You’ll be able to laugh, or cry, over them when she picks them out one by one. If you’ve got kids, get them to write a thing or two they love, or remember, most about their nanny so that they can join in too.
We all have our favourite sweets, mine are probably the white chocolate jazzies you can buy – I could literally eat them by the box load. If I had a jar filled with those, oh boy I’d be over the moon. Having said that I’m not particularly fussy and I’m happy to have a jar of any sweets or chocolate. Yummy!
Do you have any fabulous ideas for reusing jars? Maybe you need some inspiration? It doesn’t have to be just for Mother’s Day but for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings or Christmas – I’d love to hear what you’ve turned yours into.
*In return for this feature Duerr’s gifted me some of their super yummy marmalades.