I love decorating with mason jars, especially the green mason jars from Ball’s American Heritage Collection.
If you’ve been around my blog for any length of time then you know that I love to incorporate mason jars into my vignettes around the house and for parties. I’ve spray-painted jars gold, filled them with wine corks, used them to hold toothbrushes, and filled them with flowers. Seriously, I love them. I’d had my eye on green jars for a while. So when the folks at Ball Mason Jars contacted me and asked if I’d review a few of their products, including the green mason jars from the American Heritage collection, I jumped at the chance! Look at how beautiful they are!
Along with the awesome green jars, can you tell I have a thing for green?, came their Sip and Straw Lids. These lids are awesome for taking mason jars on the go, not only because they look super hipster, but because the jars are glass instead of plastic and the lids are BPA free. I’ll be using the jars for my iced coffee instead of the plastic cups I usually use. Along with the lids, I received a few Mason Jar Mugs, which are a little less convenient for me to take in the car because of the handle, but I prefer the handle for using them at home.
Another goodie that I’m really enjoying is the Mason Jar Infuser. The infuser is BPA free and made for Wide Mouth mason jars. You simply fill the infuser compartment with cut fruit, herbs, you name it! After the compartment is full, attach it to the green lid and screw the lid onto your wide mouth jar. The jar can be filled with water, juice, vodka, whatever you’re in the mood to drink. I filled my infuser with some watermelon and blueberries that we got at our local farmer’s market over the weekend. The taste wasn’t super strong, but it was still yummy! It may be because watermelon isn’t super strong. Now, I feel kind of silly writing this post about Mason Jars when I have never used them for their original intended purpose, canning. Lucky for me on Saturday, August 16th, Ball is hosting their 4th International Can-It-Forward Day, which will not only include classes on crafting and mixology (woot!) but also, canning! The event is hosted by a judge of Bravo’s Top Chef, Hugh Acheson, who will also be doing a preserving and mixology demonstration. You can find more information on Can-It-Forward Day, including the schedule for Saturday’s demonstrations, by visiting their website or by checking out the event hashtag, #canitforward, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.