Decorating with Canning Jars

I LOVE canning jars.  I am always finding uses for them, they just make me happy.  They make a perfect vase for weeds flowers from my babies, or shaking up a batch of dressing.  I threw together some decorations for Thanksgiving using things I had here and the canning jars came to the rescue again. 🙂

I used a square of unfinished burlap, then filled my canning rack with wide mouth quart jars.  I added 1/2 cup red lentils, then rested cinnamon tea lights on top of the lentils.

I always have a spread of snacks and appetizers out while I’m making a holiday dinner.  Some cooked, some not.  Satsuma mandarins, pistachios or other nuts, pumpkin seeds, our FAVORITE gingersnaps.  I think I might try using the canning rack filled with jars of snacks for a fun snack tray next time.

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