UpCycling & Repurposing : Mason Jars December 30 2013
There is one more "R" though that my family has always enjoyed using that kind of plays on the reuse side of things...
|Salsa & pickle jars repurposed at my wedding|
The only bad part about this particular experience is the glue and paper stuck to the jars. After reading a bit I found some easy solutions for getting all that goop off the sides for next time I need to repurpose one of my pickle or honey jars!
1. Nail Polish Remover: Apparently this will remove all the goo but considering the smell and the fact that I don't have it in my home I will use option 2.
The resource I found used olive oil since it was available but any oil should do the trick. The method was to soak the jars in warm soapy water. Mix equal parts baking soda and oil together. Upon pulling the jars out from the soapy water place the paste onto the jars covering all of the gross parts and let is sit. The oil will soak into the remaining paper parts and loosen the glue while the baking soda gives some abrasion to scrub away the mess.
Oh where was this recipe when I was scrubbing jars in my apartment bathtub in college?! :)
I love to use my jars for storing fat drippings, chicken stock, honey wax, pens and pencils, drinking cups, and so much more!