July 26, 2017

How to Decorate With Jars, Jugs, and Bottles

If you live in the south like I do I hope you are surviving this hot, hot, summer weather. I have been staying in quite a bit...to avoid the extreme temps. 

We have had temperature warnings for the elderly and some of the county buildings have opened cooling spots for those with no air conditioning. 

I have been tinkering in the house and doing some thinking and planning for the fall, maybe in an attempt to think "cooling" thoughts. :-)

Now on to the post...

This fall filler can change from fall,
to Christmas, to Easter, to Summer for year round use. 

For some reason I just love jars, jugs, bottles, and similar glass containers!

I use them around my house for most seasons...from holding candy to holding decorating accessories, filler, etc. 

You can find high end and low end jars!

Canning jars come in many sizes, from pint to gallon,  and are such fun to use year round. Because canning jars (Ball, Mason,etc.) can tolerate heat I use small candles in them. 

Some of the photos in this post are mine (MKL), and some are from Pinterest. 

I hope you have fun seeing the ways you can use glass containers. Think outside of the box and plan some end of summer decorating ideas. 

Think, how would you use each of the glass containers in this post?  I get so many of my ideas by looking at what others have done. 

MKL, A fall look. 

MKL post

MKL post, a beachy look for my inexpensive lidded jar.

Mkl. A coulple of old old Kentucky crocks.
I like to use them for fall decorating. 


MKL post. 
Small canning jars can be used for beverages, for  gift giving with sweets, or hot chocolate, and for small candles. 

Line a sidewalk with jars and tealights to guide guests to your door. 

Or sprinkle them around your back patio for summer ambiance. 

MKL post. 
Easter filler in my elegant jar. 
This jar is a workhorse around my house!


Pinterest via Uncommon Designs blog


Store and display your cookie cutter collection. 

Pinterest via Liz Marie Blog. 
Control your bathroom vanity collection of lotions and makup.

Pinterest. Display pretty soaps.

Pinterest via Sand & Sisal. 
How pretty is this for storing and displaying a starfish collection!

Contain spools of thread. 

Another idea for your vanity or dresser. 

Pinterest via In the Fun Lane. 
safe way to use candles! 
Sand and enclosed heat resistant glass jars. 

A convenient way to store flour, sugar, beans, 
pasta, oatmeal, cookies, candy, etc. 

And why not use a jar as a vase for 
a touch of farmhouse, or back porch casual. 

MKL post

Save your jars, jugs, and bottles to make pretty arrangements. Think outside of the box! Think for a second or two before tossing that jar or bottle in the trash. :-)  Visit the glass aisle of your discount store and consider the possibilities. 

I hope you see some ideas you like!

Until the next time....

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. Sheila, I love apothecary jars, clear vases, and just jars in general. As we purge our closets, I'm donating some of the colored things and keeping all the clear ones. Such great ideas you've shared that I will share on Facebook. :)

  2. Love the glass jars and I use them in various ways all over the house. I have several sizes of them in the laundry room on a shelf over the washer and dryer. I store my white Lab Lucy's treats in there. She knows exactly where her "cookies" are kept!
    I clip cuttings of flowers, colorful foliage and even bare branches from the garden and put them in water in the clear glass containers. They make a coffee table, kitchen island, or mantel look interesting and inviting.
    I would love to hear other readers ideas too!

  3. Fabulous ideas, so very inspiring!
    Thank you dear Shelia, I love them all.
    I'm pinning.

  4. Sheila,
    Love your ideas for using clear jars... I use a short clear round vase to hold a ball of twine with scissors inserted in the hole in the twine ball. This keeps my twine managed and scissors handy.


  5. I do love jars too. I had one full of soap bars and sponges in the bathroom. Great ideas!

  6. Wonderful post! We have been having horrible hot, humid weather as well. No break in sight for poor Texas!!
    I am loving your jars. I use almost all of these ideas, but they just look so much better in your post!! :)
    I love the jar with the star on top, so I am off to hunt one for my house!
    Again my thanks and have a great weekend.

  7. Hmmm...I see some great ideas I will have to 'borrow'!

  8. I love all of these ideas! I have a lot of the jars shown here as I collect them not knowing what I will do with them. Now I have lots of ideas. Thanks!

  9. So many beautiful jars and decorating ideas! :)

  10. Thanks for posting this collection of beautiful ideas for using jars, jugs, and bottles in home decor. So much inspiration!
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

  11. Wonderful ideas in this post! There are so many different ways to use jars and jugs to decorate the home. I am partial towards the unexpected (like using canning jars for flowers, for example), but love all the various combinations there are. Thanks for creating this lovely collection to share :)

  12. There are enough ideas here to keep me busy for a long time!

  13. So many great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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