It's Mason Jar season! It's Mason Jar season! You know, the time of
year when we sip sweet tea and other chilled beverages out of our
favorite non-traditional glassware, canning jars.
the Mason Jar wants you to know that it's capabilities and timeless
good looks go way beyond the pantry and picnic table. This spring, we're
putting to work and bring our fun and functional friend the Mason Jar
into the bathroom as well.
5 ways to incorporate Mason Jars into the Bathroom:
1. DIY Soap Dispenser. Simply drill a hole in the
top of a canning lid, add a soap pump (can be purchased at most hardware
shops) and fill with your favorite liquid soap. This idea can easily be
used for lotion as well.
2. Toiletry Storage.
Use them to store personal hygiene products like cotton balls, makeup
remover pads, q-tips, and so much more. They'll look great hanging out
next to the sink, and will always be within arms reach.
3. Individual toothbrush holders.
My family (present company included) does not like to share oral
hygiene products. To keep the cooties (ok, germs) away, we use
individually labeled Mason Jars to create pretty little storage cups for
each persons toothbrush, toothpaste tube and floss.
4. Homemade bath salt storage.
Soaking in aromatherapy bath salts has to be one of my favorite ways to
relax after a stressful day. I store the salts in the largest Mason
Jars I can find, and have a 1/2 scoop near by.
5. Makeup storage.
Use various sized jars to store lipsticks and pencils, eyeliners, and
application brushes next to wherever you get ready. Add fun detail to
the jars by putting a couple inches of dried beans in the bottom of the
jars. Go another step and store all the jars on a small Lazy Susan for
easy counter-top access.
Mason Jars are awesome ways to spruce up the bathroom not only because they look chic, but because they're also inexpensive, come in many different sizes, and can be thrown in the dishwasher when dirty.
Do you use Mason Jars in the bathroom? If so, tell us how!
image credit: iStockphoto © Chris Kocek Photography