Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Repurposed Pasta Sauce Jars

Take a close look at your store-bought pasta sauce jars and you'll find that many of them are common Atlas Mason jars.  I purposefully buy Classico because they not only make delicious sauce, but you get a true Atlas Jar in the end.  Of course glass is recycleable, but with so many brands of food switching to plastic, I enjoy the feel of a nice heavy glass jar.  For that reason, I started running mine through the dishwasher to resuse later. 

[On an important side note, the regular canning jar screw-type lids fit these jars!  So ditch the tomato-smelling metal lid and use it open, or with a new canning jar lid.]  Now on to the craft!

What happened this week was that my New Year's Resolution collieded with my crafting personality.  And voila, I have a new motivational craft made out of leftover pasta sauch jars!  While scanning Pinterest, I found a perfect use for the jars that mixes with a personal goal...Motivational Marbles!  So I decided to make my own set to motivate me to eat healthier and lose weight.  Here's all you need to create your own motivational marbles glass duo.

2 Glass Jars, Glasses, or Vases
Glass marbles from any craft store
Paint pens in your choice of colors

[Update:  Since adding my jars to the kitchen counter, I've unknowingly added built-in accountability from my 6-year-old.  This morning he was excited to see 3 glass marbles added to the Pounds Lost jar.  Later in the day, he asked why I hadn't lost any more pounds since the morning.  At least he's watching and I wouldn't want to dissappoint!]


7 comments:

  1. Great idea. I love that you 6-year-old is keeping you in check.

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    1. Thanks! Love your blog and creatiity!

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  2. What a wonderful idea! I'm going to have to do that to help me get more motivated on losing weight. One of my goals this year is to lose 45 lbs., so, hopefully, between changing my eating habits little by little and exercising I will have it gone by year.

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    1. Good luck on your weight loss journey! Check back in if you want some support. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Ha! I love that he believes you can lose poundage like that in a day. Great idea, Jen!

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    1. Yes, he was a little disappointed this morning that I couldn't add another marble today. I told him the body just can't do one a day every day! Boy, if only we could! : )

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  4. Do you save all your jars?? This is such a cool idea. But I would hate to be putting marbles BACK in the jar!!

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