10 great ways to use mason jars in your kitchen

By Kaboodle

Whether you’re storing leftovers or growing herbs – mason jars are extremely versatile and work wonders in your kitchen when it comes to storage and organisation!

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Show off your home grown succulent!

Growing succulents

Bring an element of mother earth into your kitchen by creating your own succulent planter in a jar. Place these on your kitchen benchtop, or anywhere visible throughout your kitchen surrounds.  


Store any leftover soups, stews, risottos or cooked veggies in your mason jars for tomorrow night’s dinner. Your leftovers will last a few days if kept fresh in the fridge. 


Mason jars come in various sizes, making them perfect for storing dry herbs and spices close to your kitchen cooktop.

Homemade juice or smoothies

Keep your freshly made juices or smoothie mixes fresh in the fridge.

Kitchen herb gardens

A mason jar herb garden adds a nice little decorative touch to your kitchen and also a whole lot of convenience when it comes to cooking. Grow your herbs by your kitchen window or get creative and hang them up on your wall.

Salt and pepper shakers                                                                                  

Find a couple of smaller sized jars with a non-glass top, cleverly mark out the placement of your holes and pierce them using a hammer and nail. 5-6 holes are usually created for salt, and 2-3 for pepper.  

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Ever tried a mason salad?

Storing dry foods

Dry foods like beans, pasta, lentils and rice not only look great when stored beside one another, but also last longer when sealed in the confines of a mason jar.

Mason salads

Salads in a jar are very simple to put together and easy to carry around. They can stay fresh for a few days – making them a very handy on the go lunch or snack option.  

Canning and preserving goods

Use any sized jar for canning and preserving foods like pickles, olives, jams and salsas. They also make the perfect home-made gift! 

As a drinking glass

All you need to do is pour your preferred beverage into a jar, add in a colourful straw and you’ve got yourself a party favourite.  

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