The world of small glass jars
Jars and bottles come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and there is always a perfect jar or bottle for any project. In today’s post, we take a look at some of our small jars and share some ideas for how to use these jars for home preserves and gifts. Whilst some people believe that big is best, we like to champion the notion that small is beautiful. Read on to discover how our small jars can help you to create something delightful.
Small glass jars for home preserves
If you have a big batch of strawberries, you will probably choose 1lb jam jars to put your jam in; however, if you are making something a little more unusual or delicate, smaller jars are just the ticket. Lemon curd, for instance, does not keep for long and is best made in containers such as our 125ml Bonta jars or our 110ml deluxe food jars. Redcurrant jelly, chilli jam and homemade mint sauce also work best when stored in smaller jars. As garden mint is in season, why not make a batch this weekend?
Small glass jars for gifts
It is all too easy to fall into the trap of buying uninspired gifts for friends and family, especially if we lead busy lives with little time to go shopping. Most of us will admit to having received this kind of gift at some point or another, and we would much rather have received a small token gift. Homemade gifts are the perfect answer, as you can make them when you have the time and they are just enough to show that you care and have put some thought and effort into the gift.
Small glass jars are perfect for creating homemade gifts. Try making a miniature sewing kit, for example, including needles, thread and buttons. The 106ml globe jam jar would be ideal for this and you could even make a tiny pincushion to stick on the lid of the jar.
Another great idea for gifts is to buy some old-fashioned sweets, or even make them yourself, and pop these into some miniature jars. A set of three jars, each containing a different type of sweet, would look great, especially if you top them off with a pretty lid, a ribbon and a gift tag.
If you have some great ideas for using our smaller jars, drop us a line or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter. We would love to hear from you.