I have an aversion to getting rid of glass jars. As a result, a full upper cabinet in our kitchen is devoted to jars of all shapes and sizes. We use them as drinking glasses, flower vases, salad dressing mixers, and more. While I love my empty jar collection, I'm swayed by some of these creative uses for recycled glass jars as more permanent fixtures in the kitchen.
Chelsea's small kitchen (above) has no drawers. Her creative solution for housing silverware in mason jars works well and looks great. The mix of glass and stainless is quite stunning.
If you're dealing with a a lack of counter and storage in the kitchen, find open space wherever possible. Consider attaching jar lids under shelves for an additional row of stored goods.
Keep your herbs fresh and where you use them. A collection of herbs growing in jars on the window sill is beautiful and functional.
Instead of tossing a growing collection of frappaccino jars, this woman converted hers into spice jars. Check out her technique for etching labels on the glass here.
Stop buying new plastic soap dispensers. Purchase soap in bulk and refill a permanent dispenser like this lovely repurposed mason jar. Make your own dispenser with this tutorial.
(Images: 1. Chelsea's Cozy and Eclectic Garden Apartment | Lindsay Tella, 2. Home Made Simple, 3. Organic Authority, 4. Instructables, 5. Babble.)