Mason jar crafts and gifts are just part of my love of all things mason jars! Sure I love to can in them – but I love to give them as gifts, as decor and fun craft projects too. I am certain I am not the only one that loves them, so I collected some […]
Mason jars are hot, hot, hot on Pinterest, in stores, and in uses never dreamed of by their inventors. If you are interested in learning the history of Ball, Kerr, and Mason jars, the long and short of it is they are all very much the same jars now, but invented and popularized around the […]
Canning is not the only method for preserving those giant backyard garden harvests every summer. We here at the homestead love to dehydrate fruits and vegetables as well. Dehydrated foods are perfect for backpacking and camping meals, having an easy backup food sources for when you have gone though all your canned goods, and also […]
Recycle an old, unused mason jar and make one of these great tiki torch lamps to sit outside. Keep out the bugs and add this great vintage, mason jar feel to your yard!
Some people get excited when they get a new phone, or computer game, or whatever. I get excited when I get canning jars, a jar funnel, and a jar lifter.
DIY Mason Jar Candles have to be the easiest candles to make. I make mine with a combination of beeswax and coconut oil. They are long burning and great for gifts as well as emergency candles. The beeswax and coconut combination gives a light scent, but nothing overwhelming. I also find them to be very […]