Creative Ways to Use a Mason Jar

This month's date includes some really cool mason jars for couples.

I don't know if you've heard, but mason jars can be used in countless cool ways. So I scoured the internet to find a bunch of things you can do to make use of your new love jars:

52 DATES IN A JAR

Write down over 50 date ideas on colored popsicle sticks. Each color represents a different type of date (ie: white = stay at home, pink = cheap date, red = splurge). 

Every date night, just pick a stick out of the jar and do what it says.

It's a fun way to solve the "What do you want to do?" "I dunno, what do you want to do?" problem when date night rolls around.

Sometimes the best thing you can do to make the best of your date nights is just plan ahead a little bit.

Here's a link to the detailed instructions.

"I'M BORED" JAR

Got kids?

Here's a perfect idea to help them from getting bored this summer. 

The idea is super similar to the 52 Dates In A Jar concept... here's a link to the instructions.

MASON JAR LUNCH BOX

Did you know you can use your mason jar as a lunchbox?

Well you can!

Here's a list of 27 amazing recipes you can cook or store in a mason jar. Some of these sound amazing! They've got breakfast ideas, pastas, salads, soups, and a bunch of other delicious-looking stuff.

Plus, you get bonus points for using an eco-friendly container!

FLAVORED WATER

It's summer time... the time of year I get 99.9% parched!

Nothing beats the heat like some delicious flavored water... which you can brew (is that right? Do you brew flavored water? I feel like a witch or a craft-beer hobbyist saying that...) right in your mason jars!

Plus, if you freeze your water in the mason jar, you can use it to keep your cooler cold when you go on a hike, or on a picnic... then enjoy a glass of deliciousness when you're ready for a tall glass of goodness.

Here are some great flavored water instructions and recipes you can check out!

MASON JAR DESSERTS

You can thank me later for these Mason Jar Dessert Recipes.

SUMMERTIME SMOOTHIES

I love smoothies... so much. They are one of my favorite things in the world.

Here is a list of 20 healthy smoothie recipes that I'll be trying out over the next few weeks... and here's another list of 20 different smoothie recipes which also look incredible.

If you ask me, the best thing about mason jars is that they are perfect for holding smoothies for you to drink.

CRAFTS AND MORE!

The amazing DIY Ready website has about a bajillion other ideas for things you can do with mason jars including more recipes, gift ideas, lighting, and crafts.

The list is really mind-blowing. No joke. I couldn't even sort through the whole list.

You might come over some awesome stuff here... including a terrarium!

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU DO WITH YOUR MASON JAR!

We want to hear what you guys end up doing with your jars. Send us pictures! Tag us on Instagram or Facebook! Tweet us!

We'll even send out prizes to a few of you who show off your awesomeness.

Until next month, may your relationship be full of love and happiness and summertime fun!

-Nate