A few weeks back Richella, from Imparting Grace, had a giveaway offering these wonderful vintage style reproduction Ball jars in green.
I threw my hat into the ring and these lovely jars arrived on my doorstep!
From the moment I entered the giveaway I began dreaming up uses for these jars. Here is what I came up with for my set of 6:
First off, I ordered a solar lid to screw on the first jar. I put it inside the greenhouse and it casts a subtle glow when it gets dark outside. It would sure be cute on a kitchen countertop or as a nightlight in a childs room.
Next up I decided to use number two as a container for organic fertilizer. I have a large box in a shed but it is not near the greenhouse and due to moisture concerns I didn't want to store it there. The jar has worked out perfectly. I can keep a smaller amount nearby and just refill as needed.
For the third jar I had to enlist the help of my husband (who is usually a pretty good sport for all my ideas/projects). I wanted to make a soap dispenser to go beside the new garden sink area (another recent idea come to life). He looked at the jar and told me to just order a pump/lid combination online. Always wanting to save some money (and a bit of stubborn "I know we can do it ourselves" ) caused me to look online for some tips and I convinced him we could do it. And we did! We actually just used the pump from a bottle of handsoap I had purchased, drilled a hole (with a special hole bit) in the top lid and screwed the band back on. It works great and the soap (lavender scented) is perfect in the garden area.
This is the perfect spot to wash up after working outside. It also keeps more dirt out rather than in and that is always a good thing.
Here is a look (okay, a rather wonky look due to my poor photography skills...) at the completed sink area. It will be perfect for cleaning veggies before bringing them indoors. The water connection in the back of the sink area also has a hose (in the bucket below on the left) that is really convenient and close to the garden. I can hang a dishcloth on the hook on the upper right. There are pots of lettuce and spinach to the right of the sink area that we have been eating on for weeks now. The leaves to the left are potatoes that are also in larger bins.
The use for jars four and five was an easy choice. After a hard day of gardening what tastes better than an icy glass (or in this case jar) of water?
I am showing the jars inside but I have a feeling they will be making their way into the garden area pretty often. So, that leaves me with one remaining jar. Any ideas?
Thank you again Richella for your generous giveaway. I have had such fun putting these jars to good use around here. If you have not previously checked out Richella's blog be sure to do so. She hosts a weekly Grace at Home blog party where you can link up the ways you show grace in your home and I will be linking up there today!