I gave a bunch to my artist friend to use for paint thinner containers, and I've used a few to hold small craft supplies, but I can't think of more ways to use them, and I don't want to store a whole bunch for "just in case" because I don't like the idea of amassing tons of stuff I'll never use.
Any other practical ways to reuse all these jars before recycling them?
ETA: I was just browsing online and came across this -- I like tip #2:
Put letter stickers to say things like "sparkle" or a person's name, then covered with something (I can't remember what it's called, bought it at Michael's) that clouded the glass that didn't have the stickers, then took off the stickers so you could read the word. Filled jar with bubble bath. Glued netting to the top of the jar to act as an exfoliator. The last part didn't work well, as they fell apart from humidity in the bathroom. Should have used a different glue, but I didn't kow much better!
Also, glue a figurine to the inside of the lid, then fill with water and glitter, instant snow globe!
i made the butterflies out of paper and pipecleaners and the kids decorated the wings with stickers. The pipecleaners doubled as antenae and hooks.
The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it. We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.
nail the lids to a peice of 2x4 then you have something manly to hold nails, screws, bolts whatever. the jars screw on and hang, you can see what is in them,, the wood can be easily mounted, my step-dad used to do this and he loved it.
I also use small jars in this manner to store pins, needles, sewing items, etc.
And we are joyfully awaiting a new addition in April 2011! <><