But what's not to love about old canning jars? They are so interesting. Anytime I find a truly unique one, I wonder about the yummy things that might have once been sealed in. Jam, jellies, pickles, veggies... There's a history and a nostalgia with old jars that's easy to admire.
Although I wouldn't use them for canning today, as the old glass may prove untrusty, they still have so many great uses! I've orgainzed crafts with them, used them for vases, luminaries, penny catchers, snowglobes; most recently, I've used them for displaying pictures. It's ridiculously simple, and I love how easy it is to switch out. Simply take a jar, roll a picture into it, and ta-dah! A fun and interesting way to seal up some smiles.