Whether you’re RVing or camping, mason jars are one of the cheapest and most efficient ways to stay organized. They’re multi-purpose, and they cost hardly anything at the store.
There’s no need to be a skilled craftsmen to put to use these ideas on your next trip:
1. First and foremost, you can use them to store food.
Reusable mason jars are one of the best ways to keep your food fresh on a trip, or even at home. You can also label them for easy separation.
2. Or you could turn them into lovely scented candles.
You can’t argue with an amazing smelling RV. Pictured is a romantic Floating Candle Jar, which can be easily made with water and a floating candle in the center.
Tie a ribbon around the top for some rustic decoration.
3. With a few jars, you can organize your bathroom.
Mason jars are ideal for separating bathroom items and toiletries. You can secure them to a piece of wood to hang on the wall to keep them out of the way. Read more instructions here.
4. Make them into salt and pepper shakers.
If you like to use salt and pepper a lot, those little shakers just won’t do.
This DIY idea is great for storing a much larger amount of the traditional seasonings.
Use a Sharpie to dot out where you’d like the holes on the mason jar lids – three for pepper, and six for the salt shaker.
Then, hammer a nail through each one to create the openings.
5. Turn it into a soap dispenser.
Another wonderful use for the bathroom, mason jars serve as excellent soap dispensers.
You’ll just need a mason jar, some soap, a plastic dispenser from an old soap jar, and a couple of general tools.
Read more DIY instructions here.