Sustainable Living Made Easy: 10 Ideas for Repurposing Your Honey Mason Jars

April 21, 2023

Creative ways to reuse your mason jars. DIY with mason jars

At African Bronze Honey, we believe in sustainability and reducing waste. That's why we’ve shifted our packaging to reusable and repurposable glass mason jars. Though it can be tempting to simply toss the jar in the recycling bin or garbage, reusing your mason jars is not only environmentally friendly — it’s also cost-effective and practical.

When you choose to reuse or re-purpose our honey jars, you're reducing waste and giving new life to a perfectly good container — and you’re flexing your creative muscle. We believe that every small step towards a more sustainable lifestyle can make a big impact on our planet. We hope these ideas inspire you to find creative ways to reuse our honey jars and live a more sustainable life. Together, we can make a difference.

Here are some ideas for how you can reuse your mason jars once you’ve finished your honey... don't forget to re-order before you run out!

  1. Storage Containers: Our mason jars make great storage containers for pantry staples like beans, grains, and nuts, or for a uniformly curated spice rack.
  2. DIY Candles: With a little bit of creativity, our honey jars can be transformed into beautiful candle holders. You can use them to create a cozy atmosphere in your home while also reducing waste.
  3. Flower Vases: Our honey jars make great vases for small bouquets of flowers. They're perfect for adding a touch of natural beauty to your home or creating beautiful rustic centrepieces for table decor. 
  4. Drinking Glasses: If you're looking for a fun and eco-friendly way to serve drinks at your next party, consider using our honey jars as drinking glasses. They're durable, and look great on any table setting.
  5. Gift Containers: Fill the jars with homemade goodies like cookies, jams, or candies and give them as gifts.
    Other easy ways of using your mason jars if you have a little bit of honey left in your jar: 
    1. Salad Dressings or Marinade: Add your favourite ingredients to the leftover honey, and put the top back on a shake, for a healthy and natural alternative to store-bought options. 
    2. Honey-Infused Syrup: Add warm water to the jar of remaining honey, to create a honey-infused syrup for cocktails or mock-tails. 
    3. Immunity Booster Shots: Mix the honey with some fresh ginger juice and lemon juice, and store them in the fridge. Drink a shot each morning to boost your immune system and fight off colds.
    4. Facial Scrub: Mix the remainder of the honey with shea butter and coffee grounds to create a natural and invigorating body scrub.
    5. To-Go Beverage: Simply add some lemon juice and soda water to the remainder of your honey for a tasty and healthy beverage to-go. 
    We hope these ideas inspire you to find more creative ways to reuse our honey jars and make a positive impact on the planet. And don't forget, when you're done with your jar, be sure to recycle it properly. Provided the jar is clean and crack or chip free, the number one thing you can do is donate them to a thrift store, which is a great way to give your jars a new life and keep them out of the landfill. Glass is infinitely recyclable, so it can be melted down and turned into new products over and over again, making it an eco-friendly choice for containers. By choosing to reuse and recycle glass items, you are helping to reduce waste and preserve the planet's resources for future generations.

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