Glass jars have made a comeback in the past few years with the new information we have on plastics, and I couldn't be happier. Something about a glass jar makes things seem so clean and organized to me. I am forever saving my empty jars - for my wedding, I saved glass yogurt containers for months to use as bud vases and votive holders (I reused the idea just this week with the "2013" votives I made for new years)
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Photo credit: Philippe Beuf
I also use glass jars to organize my kitchen. One of the easiest and effective projects I've done is to pain the lids with chalkboard paint, so they can be labelled and reused easily!