Reuse Those Jars

I've been looking at my empty mayo jars for awhile now and finally, it occurred to me - perfect for storing rice!  
If you buy your rice in a bag, you know pouring it out can be tricky - yes, I've dumped it on the counter a few times and then there's the issue of the bag sitting on the shelf.  A 30 oz. mayo jar is the perfect solution.  It holds a lot of rice, is a great fit for your hand, and the lid makes a great seal. The only drawback?  It's not very pretty.
The easy solution is scrapbook paper.  A 12" x 3" strip fits perfectly around the jar.  I even used the adhesive that was leftover from removing the original label.  It doesn't get any easier than that!
To 'pretty-it-up' a little more, I wrapped some Baker's Twine around the jar and added a button. 
I punched a 2&1/2" circle for the lid and glued it on.  The jar was done!  Prettied-up enough, but not too much that it makes it difficult to handle.

The jars could be used for lots of other pantry staples and lined up on a shelf, don't you think?   So, tell me, what have you reused or repurposed recently?  I'd love to hear your ideas.

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  1. I love the flair you put on the jars. Not just plain! Good idea. #sundaybest

    1. Thank you, Tracy. I still wanted to be able to handle it!
      Glad you like it.

  2. Very cute! I reused a coffee creamer plastic bottle as a bird seed holder. The lid has a pour spout so it makes it easy to pour the bird seed out into the feeder.


    1. Great idea, Tania! Those spouts make things SO much easier.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Fácil y queda muy bien.

    1. Thank you, Lirtea. I'm so glad you stopped by the Cottage, come back again soon, won't you?

  4. What a great repurposing project! Thanks for sharing at the To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link Party! Hope to see you again this week!


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