Sometimes I feel like every day is Earth day in my house, the way I try to reuse things. Today is all about the up cycle…again…or is it recycle? Or reuse? Whatever it is called, it is fashionable, frugal, and fun. I might be obsessed.
I had this little jar I had some sort of vision for stashed in my craft stuff. It was a jar that minced garlic comes in. Then shortly after, I had a preserves jar. After that I had an idea, but I needed one more jar, so, the salsa was emptied into a tupperware container and I had my three jars.
Who knew, right?
***If you like to reuse your food jars, let me give you a little tip for removing the sticky stuff left behind by the labels. This is what I do for all of my jars and they come out squeaky clean! First, peel off the label…with some hot water and some scraping, the paper part comes of pretty easily. Then slather the outside of the jar with vegetable oil. Fill the jar with hot, hot water and let it sit for a while. Once the water is pretty cool, dump it and scrape away at the sticky stuff on the jar. I use the scraper that came with my stoneware baking sheets and it works like a charm. Next, rub the outside of the jar with some dish soap. Add some hot water to the mix, and keep rubbing, wiping, and scrubbing away on the outside of the jar. You should find the sticky stuff sliding off in no time. Lastly, stick that jar in the dishwasher to wash with the rest of your dishes. Or just hand wash it.
Since my planters are going into my basement craft area, I opted for faux-succulents. Bummer, but I don’t imagine plants living for very long down there and I wanted some life-like items in my humble decor. I am pleased!
Linking it Up:
Under the Table & Dreaming
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Take a Look Tuesday
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