Creative Reuse 2008: Canning Jars as Photo Frames

Creative Reuse 2008: Canning Jars as Photo Frames

Stephanie Kinnear
Sep 29, 2008

What do you reuse? And how do you do it? Let us know, because we're looking for readers' photos and creative reuse projects. The first 15 ideas we post will get a free AT T-shirt (get all the details here). So send your projects our way!

Here's Nora's idea for using clean, empty canning jars as photo frames. Simple and smart. Get the story behind her project after the jump.

Object: Canning Jars
Project: Photo Frames
Your Inspiration? I started doing this when my friends and I had children and I was awash in pictures. Rather than buy new frames for every new picture, I started sticking them in jars. The two children are my daughter, held by a friend, and the son of my closest friends. My daughter Ada is now three, but I love this picture of her and Adam so much that I have not replaced the picture with something more recent. I often put rocks in the back of the jar, as my daughter is a collector and the rocks end up all over our house.

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