So one week ago today I was dealing with the big question of whether or not to buy canisters.
The day before I totally had my eye set on some cute canisters at Target. But they didn't have enough on the store shelf, so I resisted purchasing any there. Then I came home and even so much as loaded these puppies into my Amazon shopping cart. . .
along with a few chalkboard labels. . .
I wanted so badly to duplicate the look of these fun canisters on Dina's baking cart.
But I just couldn't see shelling out that money right now. It was going to be at least $60 to buy what I wanted. So I cancelled the order and went back to the daily grind of changing diapers and sweeping floors.
Then, later that day, I was working in the kitchen unloading the dishwasher and clearing the countertops and I had an idea...why not use canning jars as canisters???
We already use them as our primary drinking glasses around these parts. We find them charming and whimsical.
So I gathered up a few larger ones that were laying around the house and began filling them with goodies - tea bags, Cheerios, brown sugar, sugar and coffee. I figured, why not give it a try? I'm out absolutely nothing and if it doesn't work well, I can scrap the idea and buy my dream $60 worth of canisters and labels. . .
But, so far, I am LOVING our jars-turned-canisters. I'm finding it extremely handy to have these frequently used items out on the countertop, the display looks cute and the best part of the whole thing - it was FREE. :) Makes a nerd like me happy, at least.
Of course, the day after I did it, I found this image on Pinterest from an etsy shop.
So I guess I'm not the first one to think of something like this. :)
What do you use canning jars for? Anything besides real life canning? I've been using them a lot lately to organize. In fact, I'll probably be posting again sometime soon with more glass jar storage ideas.