You’ve devoured the contents of your retro sweets jar. But did you know there are a range of uses for them once they’re empty? Giving them a second life couldn’t be simpler – it’s a wonderful way to save money and bring some style to your living space.
Here are five fun ways of using your empty sweet jars…
- Store Odds and Ends in Style
You can use sweet jars as storage. Once all your sweet treats have been devoured, then an empty glass or plastic sweet jar is wonderful for storing everything from stationery to all those little odds and ends lying around the home that never seem to have a place. From storing pencils and crayons for the little ones, to paperclips and pins, your sweet jar will quickly become the envy of the office or home. After all, an organised workplace means an organised mind, right?
2.) Store Kids’ Toys
There’s nothing worse than the crippling pain of tripping over a Lego brick or spiking your foot on a toy train that’s been left out on the floor by the children. Sweets jars provide an economical, organised and effective way to store children’s toys in true style. Throw in everything from wind-up toys to jigsaw puzzles and more. Even better, the sweets that were inside may encourage little ones to tidy up their mess, all by themselves!
These jars make the ideal home to hold your flowers. If you feel the clear jar is too dull-looking, they can be easily personalised – take a look on Pinterest where you’re sure to find some really good sweet jar vase ideas. Alternatively, you could take a trip to your local craft shop and pick up some paint and accessories to decorate your jars with. Place them around your home – or in the middle of your table at dinnertime to make a truly unusual showpiece.
4.) Food Containers
Sweet jars are a fabulous way to store your food in the cupboards. You could keep pasta, nuts, rice and spices super fresh in the jars – and these foods will look really stylish, too. By using sweet jars to store food, you can eliminate the mess and untidiness that comes with bulkier packaging.
5.) Fill Them Again
A more obvious choice for filling empty sweet jars is to simply cram them with delicious delights. Head to your local sweet shop and stock up your jar with all the tasty treats you can think of, from humbugs to sherbet lemons – or even the ever-popular strawberry laces or the oh-so-irresistible white mice.