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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

A New Life for Old Crown Jars

A recent kitchen renovation has unearthed lots of items I had almost forgotten about. For example, these old crown jars. Some pretty aqua blue ones and some plain glass.

I remember my mother actually canning with these but I certainly am not about to do that!  But how about making some decorative lid covers to dress them up? Fabric circles were the obvious solution but not too interesting. My collection of vintage doilies would make lovely toppers but most of them were the wrong size and for those that did fit, how to tie them on? The solution? Of course! Make my own doilies designed so that a ribbon could be threaded through to gather them securely to the zinc lids.
And I knew just what to use! Tucked away in the guest bedroom closet I had a couple boxes of crochet cotton that were purchased for pennies at an auction many years ago. 

It was a bit of trial and error but I think the result was worth it. 

 Now, instead of gathering dust, these jars have an endless array of possibilities open to them.