Give your bouquets a beautiful homemade feel by assembling them in an upcylced jam jar. Simply fashion a ribbon around the top of the jar for a dainty twist, or why not take things a step further and create something wonderful as shown by Red Online's idea here using paint? What a simple way to add a colourful little lift to your home!
For dainty drinks
Now that the sunshine is upon us, you can take your summer punch game up a notch by decorating your very own jars to drink from. Keep the design as simple or as sophisticated as you like - you could even create personalised drinks labels. Tikkido.com's excellent idea shows how you can fashion a lid for each jar, as well as add in a particularly stylish straw - ideal for a spot of homemade lemonade!
To set the mood
Another brilliant use of old jam jars is to create a little mood lighting. Simply invest in a few tea lights (or LED tea lights if you'd prefer) and watch them glisten on a warm summer's evening. A great way to add a touch of creativity to your lighting from The Forge involves using yarn and white spray paint - what a lovely effect! If you do use candles however, be sure to keep an eye on them, and if you'd prefer to use solar-powered lights in your jars instead, Dishfunctional Designs shows some brilliant uses, as well as explaining how to use your solar lights.