Do you keep old jam jars ‘just in case’. We do, although to be fair Marc uses them all when he makes marmalade and chutneys. On that note a quick reminder for you, its Seville orange season right now and that means its Marmalade making time! Oh how I love this time of year when the house is full of the smell of those fragrant oranges. I digress, as this is a diy post so I should start with a ‘what you need’ list . . .
To recycle your old jam Jars you will need:
- Clean old jam jars of any size. Lids removed.
- Scraps of string or rope. I found this brilliant shop on Etsy UK, they sell coloured Macrame cord perfect for this project!
- Scissors or sharp knife if you use a thick rope.
- Strong Glue or a glue gun is perfect.
How To Recycle Old Jam Jars With String Or Rope
- Wash and clean your jars, and remove the lids.
- Decide, what you will turn the jar into, perhaps a vase, a tea light holder or as I have done use it to store crochet hooks or pens and pencils?
- Neatly trim the ends of your rope and open out both twisted ends a couple of centimetres.
- starting at the base of jar, glue the splayed ends to the jar, press flat and position them facing up towards top of jar. You will be laying the rope over them as you wind.
- Wind the rope/string around gluing as you go. Tuck the top splayed end down behind the last wind of the rope.
- Let dry for a few hours..
Ideas For Using Your Jars ;
There are so many things you can do with your jars: . Posy vases, Marc punched some holes in the lids for me, it makes them easy for floral arrangements. Storage jars for pens, pencils, crochet hooks, knitting needles. Pet treat storage jars. The list goes on. let me know if you think of any other uses.