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Have a growing collection of glass yogurt or pudding jars? Check out these 20+ ideas to reuse those small glass jars in your house.
I love yogurt. And for a while I resisted trying the yogurt in the glass jars for many reasons. I was afraid the kiddos or I would break the jars. The yogurt in the glass jars is much more expensive. And of course, what am I going to do with the empty jars that have no lids?
I try to follow the reduce, reuse, recycle lifestyle. So for yogurt I tend to purchase the big container and dole out servings as needed and then recycle the big container. If I do buy the individual cups I recycle them as well. A few months ago I decided to try the glass jar yogurts but only if I could find useful ways to reuse the jars.
20+ Ways to Reuse Glass Yogurt Jars
After you have eaten your delicious yogurt or pudding, make sure you thoroughly wash your jar before reusing it. I usually just give the jar a quick hand wash then soak it in cold water to easily remove the label. After the label is removed I wash the jar in the dishwasher so that I can reuse it.
In the Kitchen:
- Display succulents or air plants in the jars on the window sills.
- Store leftover grease for cooking in a jar in the fridge.
- Organize the dreaded junk drawer by holding small items like toothpicks, Box Tops, bottle caps, clips, etc in the jars.
- Use a yogurt jar to mix herbs and spices together before sprinkling on food (instead of using a bigger bowl).
- Put small amounts of condiments for picnics or build your own food service stations in the jars so that the big containers are not left out too long. Use this tip for parties or gatherings to save space on the table and prevent contamination.
- Place individual servings of small items (olives, pretzels, etc) in the jars and cover with parchment paper and a rubber band for use in lunchboxes.
In the Bathroom:
- Use the glass yogurt jars to hold small items like cotton balls, cotton swabs, or floss picks. I do this in the guest bath so those items are available for them.
- Organize make up brushes, nail clippers, tweezers, etc easily with the jars.
- The jars are great at containing small items like bobby pins, hair clips, or hair ties.
- Keep small items like adhesive bandages and ointment tubes organized easily by using the jars.
- Use a jar to hold rings, bracelets, earrings or watches when washing hands or showering.
Office and Craft Use:
- Store small office supplies like paper clips, staples, push pins, or binder clips in the jars.
- Use the glass yogurt jars to hold pens, pencils, Sharpies, or markers on the desk.
- Store bobbins, needles, hooks, buttons, and other small items for sewing and crafting in the jars.
- Organize washi tape, scrap ribbons and yarn, and stickers with the jars.
- The jars are great for holding chalk, markers, crayons, pencils, paintbrushes, etc for kids or adults while working on a project.
- They make great paint water containers.
- I put small amounts of whatever items (beads, pompoms, sequins, buttons, glue sticks, glitter glue pens, etc) in the jars to set up craft stations for the kids.
- The jars could be used to make candles in.
- Use the glass yogurt jars to hold tea lights and other small candles for display and when burning.
- You could also use the jars to hold small amounts of potpourri, scent crystals or beads, or other small air fresheners.
- I use a couple of the jars to propagate new succulents in.
- The jars would work well to start seedlings in also.
As you can see glass yogurt or pudding jars can easily be reused in your home. I came up with 20+ ways to reuse glass yogurt jars and I assure you I don’t have that many jars laying around my house. Just make sure you wash them thoroughly before using them!
How are you reusing your glass yogurt jars? Share your ideas with me!
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My girls are turning them into floating candle containers for Christmas gifts.
Lori Burris says
Just received my 1st order of lids. My husband took a jar & lid to hold the extra hands & accessories for his collectable Marvel figures.
Marlena Laney says
Where did you get lids? They seem expensive on Amazon.
Rachel R Rocco says
I just discovered these wonderful yogurts and jars! I’ve seen them, but like you I didn’t know what to do with the jars. Well, I figured a couple of ideas out. 1) Use them on my candle warmer to warm Scented wax melts to make the house smell good. 2) same as before but I make a homemade simmer pot recipe and the small glass jar is perfect to put on same warmer with ingredients and water. 3) with homemade cloth lids or bought one from Oui Yoplait website I can gift homemade simmer pot ingredients that I’ve dried. 4) cocktail glasses. 5) fun wedding favors or table decorations. 6) Homemade spa items such as scrubs, soaps, and lotions. Just a few thoughts that ran through my head.
I use them for orange juice. They make great containers for individual jello portions. That way everyone doesn’t get the whole bowl of jello in a mess.
I am going to order the lids to cover them with.
I use a couple next to my coffee maker to hold splenda packets and the stir sticks.
But I have so many I need more ideas….
Kat - the other 1 says
I turn them upside down over small knicknacks , like a little bell jar, to keep the dust off. Much easier to just dust the tops of jars than a bunch of little stuff with crooks and crannies for dust to get stuck in!
Jenny Heberlein says
Oui yogurt sells lids to fit the jars and I ordered some to use for them for even more storage ideas. I have made succulent jars and little snow scenes with miniature animals, trees, and snow. I would love to know how to paint them; what paint works best?
Mary Jenkins says
At Christmas I made chclate mousse in them and trifle for people who wanted just a small dessert
I bought lids for them from ouiyoplait. I mostly use it for storing and in my craft room.
Yen Kim Huynh Rabe says
I am going to make my own yogurt in them.
That’s an excellent idea!
Denise Fernandez says
I will reuse the jars to create epoxy resin beach themes & I can also use the jars to make roses in resin .
What a fabulous idea, Denise!
I have baked brownies in them and had various toppings (peanut butter fluff, whip cream, sprinkles, etc.) available for guests to put on top. I have made individual cheesecake as well and had a variety of fruit to put on top. Very delicious and guests loved the idea.
What a fantastic idea, Edna! I bet they are delicious and so cute! Thanks for sharing!
OUI sells lids on their website
What?! That’s amazing, Tina! Thanks for the information.
Also OUI sells the lids for a lot less than other websites $3.99 for a pack of 4
But don’t forget the shipping. Shipping to New Jersey was five dollars.