20 brilliant things to make in a jar

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Red velvet cupcakes in a jarVia: mycakies.blogspot.com

Start saving your old jam jars! From cakes to herb gardens, pies to photo frames, and even entire meals … here are 20 fantastic things you never knew you could make with a jar. (Above: red velvet cupcakes in a jar. Get the recipe here).

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Salad in a jarVia: fatgirltrappedinaskinnybody.blogspot.com

Word on the street: salad in a jar is all the rage. As long as you layer it so the lettuce and dressing don’t touch, your salad can be made up to four days in advance and will stay fresh. When you’re ready to eat, just shake it! Get the recipe here.

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Cookies in a jarVia: bakerella.com

Cookies in a jar – a great gift idea. Assemble all the dry ingredients, layer them prettily and then label with cooking instructions on the back. Get the recipe and free printable labels here.

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Jars used as photo framesVia: rikkihibbert.co.za

For a rustic vintage look, display your photos inside glass jars and bottles.

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Chocolate bread cooked in a jar Via: goodfoodbreadandmuffins.blogspot.com

Chocolate muffin bread cooked in a jar. Yes please! Get the recipe here.

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Pies cooked in a jarVia: pizzazzerie.com

Super sweet. Individual pies cooked in a jar. Use as a show-stopping dinner party dessert or attach thank-you labels and use them as wedding favours. Get some pie ideas here.

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Rosemary bread rolls cooked in a jarVia: simplebites.net

Bread, cooked in a jar? Yes you can! These wholewheat, buttermilk and rosemary rolls will rival any ‘artisan’ bread from your local deli. Get the recipe here.

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Holiday memories displayed in a jarVia: marthastewart.com

A fabulous visual reminder of your favourite holidays. Create these memory jars by collecting souvenirs, photos, ticket stubs and found objects from your family travels.

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Meals in a jarVia: bigredkitchen.com

So let’s just cut to the chase – what about making all your meals in a jar?! Prepare a whole week’s feast in advance with these recipe ideas – including samosas, chicken curry, lasagne, salmon salad and more!

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Rainbow cupcakes cooked in a jarVia: runwithglitter.blogspot.com

There isn’t a child on earth who wouldn’t be wowed by these: rainbow cupcakes baked in a jar. Get the recipe here.

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Cheesecakes in a jarVia: mybakingaddiction.com

Individual cheesecakes in a jar. Look, it has fruit on it – so it must be good for you, right? Get the recipe here.

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Chandelier made from candles in jarsVia: flickr.com

Suspended jars and tealight candles make a pretty stunning DIY chandelier.

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'Smores' marshmallow cakes cooked in a jarVia: howsweeteats.com

Get that campfire feel with roasted marshmallow cakes. These look evil but delicious! Get the recipe here.

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Beach in a jarVia: twothirtyfivedesigns.blogspot.com

A great alternative to party ‘bags’ at an underwater themed birthday: use brown sugar, blue m&ms and lolly fish to make beach-in-a-jar.

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Christmas scene in a jarVia: marthastewart.com

Assemble Christmas lollipops out of sweets and create an edible snow scene in a jar. Get the tutorial here.

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Wall mounted garden in a jarVia: notjustahousewife.net

No space for a garden? Create an indoor wall planter with a few jars and a little bit of DIY. Get the instructions here.

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Memories in a jarVia: inchmark.squarespace.com

The perfect pick-me-up. Write your kids’ funny sayings on little pieces of paper and keep them in a jar. When you’re having a down day, fish one out for a guaranteed smile.

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Berry crumble in a jarVia: mykitchenaddiction.com

Add a scoop of vanilla bean ice-cream and these cherry crumbles are perfection in a jar. Get the recipe here.

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Picnic ideas in a jarVia: thedecoratedcookieblog.com

A great way to pack for a picnic: individually portioned – a container and bowl in one! Get picnic jar recipe ideas here.

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Glass jars used as drink containersVia: rebekahgough.blogspot.com

Fun for cocktails or a garden party. Turn jars into drink bottles by drilling a hole in the lid, filing the edges and then spray painting in bright colours.

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