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12 Genius Uses for All Those Mason Jars

By BethanyK 04/24/2015

Portland News

As Portlanders, there are few things we love more than vintage mason jars put to good--and many--uses. Unlock your mason jars' potential with these 12 Portland-hipster-approved ideas.

Coffee To-go

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Say goodbye to your mugs and hello to your new best friend. Bonus tip for summer: add coffee, ice, milk, and your favorite flavoring to the jar, screw the lid on tight, and shake for a Portlander-approved iced coffee drink.

Home-brewed Beer

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No kitchenware is worthy of home brews like the mason jar is.

Fruit Water

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Why don't you put some cucumbers from the Portland Farmer's Market or some fresh blueberries from the backyard in that mountain-sourced water? 

Herb Planter

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Take your organic garden to the level of hipster with mason jars.

Organizer

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Because why would you ever use a normal container when you can use a mason jar?

String Lights

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Simply punch holes through the lids and you've got yourself some straight up classy, hipster string lights.

Terrarium

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We're Portlanders. We need gardens inside as well as outside. And the mason jar is here for you.

Speaker

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Need a quick last-minute speaker for your iPhone? Yes, the mason jar is there for you even now. Just put your phone in the jar for an instant speaker.

Wine Glasses

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Who said mason jars didn't have class? Glue a glass candlestick to the bottom of a mason jar of any size for a wine glass that's the perfect blend of hip, unique, and classy.

Mini Cakes and Pies

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Yet again proof that mason jars are good for nearly anything. Bake mini pies and cakes galore, perfect for your next party.

Tiki Torches

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When the neighbors break out their tiki torches this summer, be sure yours will stand out.

Ready-Made Cocktails

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Mix together mason jars of cocktails before a party so guests have quick, delicious, and hipster-approved drinks to grab without hassle.