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Don't chuck out old pickle jars. Check out 16 astonishing ways to upcycle them instead

Whether they are filled with food, storing utensils or used as decoration, glass jars are some of the most useful things to keep around the house. If you can't live without pickles or grape jelly, jars can accumulate fast. However, make sure you keep them instead of tossing them out.
You never know when a glass jar could come in handy. They're perfect for all sorts of things such as organizing a bathroom, decorating for parties and even lighting up the garden. Keep reading to see some amazing projects and hopefully gain some inspiration to start your own.
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Canisters (h/t My Ugly Split Level)
If your kitchen needs some extra storage, save some money by making some canisters instead of buying them from the store. Within minutes, you'll have efficient, handmade canisters to store rice or sugar. Watch how easy this project is in the video below.
Upcycled jar (h/t Doodle Craft Blog)
This lovely jar was inspired by vintage apothecary jars. Some simple ornamentation transforms this everyday object. It would be a shame to let such a good jar go to waste. Check out the video below to see the full project.
Picnic utensil caddy (h/t Just a Little Creativity)
This utensil caddy would be ideal for outdoor cooking or a picnic. See how the project comes together in the video below.
Lacy mason jars
In the video below, watch how combining lace can turn an old pickle/mason jar into stylish decor in no time.
Party favor jars (h/t The Chic Site)
Partygoers would be excited to get one of these jars featured in the video below. Because party favors can be pricey, save money by reusing materials from around the house.
Snow globes (h/t Sweet Something Design)
These waterless snow globes are stunning and would make priceless gifts for family and friends around the holidays or to keep as Christmas decorations.
Spring decor jars (h/t Make It Create)
When spring rolls around, not only do you need to break out the bright colors for your wardrobe but also the house could use some springtime colors. Next time you are redecorating for spring, try this simple and adorable painted jar project shown in the video below.
Soap dispenser (h/t Mox and Fodder)
Using jars around the house can lend a very nice aesthetic to the decor. Try using them in your bathroom by converting an old pickle or jam jar into a soap dispenser. See how this works via the video below.
Garden lanterns
A crafter's best friend is Mod Podge. A second best friend is old jars. Combine the two and make these gloriously colorful lanterns that would spruce up a garden or a dorm room. Watch the video below for the end result.
Wall decor
This super easy project takes just seconds to make but look at how sophisticated it looks hung up on the wall. See how to make it in the video below.
Pumpkin jars
Fall is the perfect time for cozy sweaters, warm lattes and pumpkin everything. You know what it's also good for? Crafts. Combine all your favorite fall characteristics by spending a day making these precious pumpkin decorations. See it come together in the video below.
Hanging planters (h/t Knock Off Decor)
No list of jar projects in complete without a planter. Jars are so useful in both indoor and outdoor gardens. See how to make a cool-looking planter with the help of the video below.
Pickle jar lid coasters
This project involves a different part of the jar: the lid. It's so simple and can look very chic as you customize it. Watch the video to see this done.
Pin cushion sewing kit
Even if you don't sew, this adorable project might make you want to learn how just so you can use this idea. See video below for how to make it.
Fourth of July decorations (h/t Frugal Coupon Living)
These DIY Fourth of July decorations are fantastic. They show your patriotism and, better yet, if you change up the colors they could work for any holiday. Learn how with help from the tutorial below.
Crochet jar covers
This project is for the knitters and crochet lovers out there. It's amazing what a cozy crocheted cover can do for just about anything. Why shouldn't your jars get to wear a comfy sweater in the winter too?
Mason jar bathroom organizer
If you have a small bathroom, you know how frustrating it can be trying to get ready in the morning with such little counter space. Using jars on the wall could help designate space for all your bathroom necessities while remaining stylish.
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