Before you bring your recycling bin to the curb next week, take another look inside. All those jars--from sauces, jams, jellies, olives, salsa, pickles, anything--can be repurposed into simple but beautiful (and practically free) projects in just five minutes.
Since we're always interested in reusing what we have, and we're always in the market for free, helpful items like desk organizers and vases, we bring you five creative and super easy projects. So give those jars a second life with craft supplies you might already have around the house (if you don't, they're cheap to buy).
Your first step for any of these five projects is removing the labels. To do that, run the jar under hot water for a minute or two, then use your thumb or the scrubby side of a sponge to loosen the paper and glue. When the goo is gone, run the jar through the dishwasher (on the top shelf) along with its lid.
You’ll be left with a clean and sparkly glass jar that’s ready to be put to new use.
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