One of the questions I get asked a lot (and more and more frequently these days) is "can the mason jars from the granola be returned/recycled?". It's a great question and one that I have been working on for some time
I chose to package my granola in mason jars because they look pretty but also because I felt like people would reuse them either to refill their granola), or around the house to hold various items, like loose change or those orphaned pens that you can never find when you need one!
We're working on a return program for our local New York City customers (stay tuned for that announcement) but in the meantime, we've rounded up a few ideas for what you can do with your leftover mason jars once they have lived their granola lives to the fullest.
Mason jars are incredibly versatile and can be used for a wide variety of crafts and DIY projects. Here are some great rainy day projects you can do with your leftover mason jars.
Mason Jar Terrarium
Creating a mason jar terrarium is a fun and easy way to bring some greenery into your home. All you need is a mason jar, some potting soil, small plants, and any other decorations you want to add. Start by adding a layer of gravel to the bottom of the jar to help with drainage. Then add any decorative elements, such as rocks, moss, or figurines. The beauty of DIY is in the personal touches! Use a color scheme that complements your home. Finally, add a layer of potting soil and your plants. When it comes to succulents, there are plenty of vibrant and unique options to choose from. Close the lid, or not, and enjoy your new mini garden!
Photo courtesy of Mason Jar Crafts
These succulent jars at Mason Jar Crafts are a great inspiration! We're definitely going to give this one a try. Succulents are great for people like yours truly who basically have a black thumb so I'm excited to try and report back!
Mason Jar Lantern
If you're a fan of fire-free candles, then a mason jar lantern is a must-have. To make one, simply place a string of LED lights inside a mason jar and decorate the inside of the jar with some dried moss or twig balls for a rustic effect. Perfect for a dining in the backyard or a watching movies in the park!
Inspiration below from L'il Blue Boo
Photo courtesy of L'il Blue Boo
Mason Jar Bathroom Storage
Add an elegant, farmhouse element to your medicine cabinet by updating your cotton ball and Q-tip storage jars with these jazzed up mason jars. A short trip to the hardware store is all you need to glam up your empty mason jars with a few supplies. It All Started With Paint gives a step-by-step breakdown and materials list that are easy to follow and will have your friends calling you Martha Stewart in no time!
Photo courtesy of It All Started With Paint
These DIY, eco-friendly projects are short, sweet and incredibly practical. If you do any of them yourself, we'd love to see your creations. Post a pic in the comments or tag us on instagram @flatbushgranola