I’ve had a bit of an obsession with jars for a while and use them to store all kinds of different things. I recently invested in some Kilner Jars from both Sainsburys and Lakeland and although I mostly use them to store homemade snacks for the girls I’ve also come up with a few very pretty alternative storage ideas.
I love how retro Kilner jars look, and considering they’ve been around for over 150 years they are really authentic too and look great in a vintage inspired home. When John Kilner invented his first jar in the 1840s his intention was that they be used for preserving and pickling in recent years people have come up with all kinds of uses. Here are a few of mine…
I think they look adorable as sweety jars, I also use a larger jar made by Kilner for my sugar cubes.
Jars make the perfect place to store buttons and could also be used for ribbons and sewing threads.
More sweet treats, these iced gems look so pretty in here and would look great as part of a party spread or just to brighten up a kitchen shelf.
I use one to store dried lavender which I use for crafts and soap making.
You could also use them to store make-up, pencils and hair accessories.
I was delighted when I spotted these boxes of real vintage Kilner Jars at Wimbledon Car Boot Sale this morning, they were quite pricey so I didn’t pick and up today but I had to take a few sneaky pictures to share. Don’t they look amazing with a little wear and tear!
Do you have any ideas for things to store in jars? I’d love to do another post on ways to decorate them so look out for that very soon.