Since the 1840's, when John Kilner invented his first jar, the iconic Kilner jar, better known as, the mason jar, has seen us preserving jams and preparing marmalade to becoming a stylish accessory around the house. Our team at Petrolea, the leading provider of kitchen accessories in Malta, shares some nifty and creative ways of using these retro jars at home!
 
 
1. Mini Greenhouses
 
If you are passionate about nature and gardening but have limited space for it, these jars can act as micro greenhouses inside the home, adding colour and texture (with the use of twigs and pebbles) to the space they occupy. Alternatively, create a herb garden in your kitchen, it really is as simple as potting soil and herbs inside mason jars.
 
 
   2. Breakfast with a Twist  
   
   From salads to trifles, almost any single-serving meal can be put into a mason jar; in fact,    lots of cafes nowadays are using them. For a breakfast with a twist, make adorable chia seed    puddings or pot some fruit, add fresh cream and serve inside these cute jars.
 
 
3. Vases
 
What better way to display that small bouquet of flowers you received in a Kilner jar? Add a bit of water and there you have it.
 
 

   4. Light Fixtures
 
   Simply drill a hole through the Kilner’s lid, secure it into place and screw the jar around the bulb!
 
 
 
5. Candle Holder
 
Pop some tea lights inside your jar, they will create gorgeous soft lighting and a modern ambience once lit!
 

   6. Food Storage
 
   Who said your Kilner jars should only serve a functional purpose? Give them a decorative
   purpose by displaying raw coloured pasta, marshmallows, sweets, pickled eggs, lentils… the list
   is endless! 
 
 
 
7. Desk Stationery
 
Place all your kids’ pencils, pens, watercolour brushes, whatever it may be into a mason jar, and keep everything compact and tidy.
 
 
Come over to our Petrolea showroom and get your hands on some Kilner jars. We also offer Pyrex dishes and other cookware, BBQs and a wide range of home accessories. 
 
 
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