As we look forwards to the eagerly awaited wedding season, and everything that entails, we also look forward to the fun of craft wedding favours. For the particularly crafty (and savvy) planners, look no further than our wide selection of unique and charming glass jars to get creative with.
These custom jars come in various shapes and sizes to meet your needs, and create rich, rustic wedding favours. From our selection of mini round jars, to our quirky sweet jars – and all between – you’ll be able to find the perfect wedding favours for your special day.
Our mini round jar selection come in a variety of different sizes, from our 28ml to our 125ml, and our hexagonal jars come in a similar range of 45ml – 110ml. This range is suitable for a scope of gift-types, including holding handwritten thank you notes, to sweets and other trinkets. Our jars are easily decorated, with a little ribbon, labelling, or LEDs they could make for perfectly sized table placements that double-up as wedding favours too.
If you are leaning towards something that looks a little different, we have a selection of mini bottles and mini milk bottles on selection. Again, like our jars, these bottles can be easily customised to fit the feel and tone you are looking for on your big day.
For inspiration, here you can find examples of how our jars and bottles have been transformed into beautiful lights, and other types of wonderful craft gifts and decoration.
Find our selection of wedding favour jars here, and get ready to get stuck in.
Whether for small spring events with friends or larger occasions, make spring the cocktail season to remember with our selection of glass jars and bottles that you would struggle to forget. For your cocktails we recommend using our storage and preserving jars for a rustic look, or our range of milk bottles for something completely different.
Spring evenings, and sunny weekends spent outdoors with the BBQ are what we have been waiting for. Our selection of glass jars and bottles will make for the perfect aesthetic compliment to any occasion. The young ones don’t have to miss out either, our quirky jars would be perfect for holding mocktails or other iced drinks that they could get involved in making! And if you think plastic bottles might be the way to go we have an extensive partyware range for you to look into.
Perfect for the party planner or part-time creative, our jars leave lots of room for potential customisation. We would recommend assigning glasses by marking names and adding decorative ribbon for that personal touch. Our jars do look great on their own, however, and don’t necessarily require personalisation – it’s all up to you!
Alternatively, for those of you not so keen on cocktails, mocktails, or any other juiced variant we have a wider selection of glass bottles that may better suit your needs. These include our range of swing top bottles, drink bottles, and even home brew glass bottles for the adventurous.
If you are interested in our wholesale option, or have any other questions, please get in contact by calling 01134871092 or by emailing email@example.com.
Thinking about making jam, marmalade or a more unusual conserve this spring? Look no further! Not only do we have a beautiful array of jam jars, and other preservation jars perfect for the job, but also a whole host of tips and tricks up our ever – weather dependant – shortening sleeves!
Our selection of jam jars can be purchased at a scale suitable for independent or wholesale use and features many beautiful designs. From the stylish hexagonal look, to our decorative and Orcio jars, we are sure to stock the jar that will give your jam the extra sense of something special. We also have a rather extensive selection of classic round glass jars, and you can find our full range here.
Jar decoration is also a great way to get crafty and brighten up the pantry. A lick of paint goes a long way, so does ribbon and our selection of lids for sale that you can mix and match.
Jam & Marmalade
Spring is the perfect time to start making that classic homemade jam and marmalade. Just wait for those strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries to come up and get picking. An extra pair of hands might come in useful for this. Alternatively nip to the local supermarket, you’ll need to get your hands on plenty of sugar anyway!
There are plenty more unusual conserves to try out, like a spring onion and sherry vinegar jam. There are also many ways our jars and bottles can be made useful when it comes to other forms of food preservation. Using glass jars and bottles to store food can extend shelf-life and use. Our extensive range of glass preservation jars are perfect for this.
If you have anymore questions don’t hesitate to get in touch via our website, or by calling 01134871092.
It’s rhubarb season in the UK and whether you’ve grown and harvested your own or have bought some from a shop, there’s nothing quite as British as this deliciously tart and satisfyingly pink vegetable. Despite not being a fruit, the stalk flesh of rhubarb is treated as such and is extremely common in sweet treats like crumble, cakes and jams but can also be used in chutneys and sauces for savoury purposes. With such a short fruiting period and difficulty obtaining rhubarb from the supermarket all year round, the best way to enjoy it throughout the year is to preserve it as a jam. This jam can then be used in all the traditional ways rhubarb is used – whenever you want it!
What You Need
1.The first step is to chop the rhubarb into chunks ang give it a good wash, removing any signs of dirt or debris. Cut them up based on your preference – if you want a chunkier jam then leave them large or for a finer jam cut them small.
2.Next, add the rhubarb chunks to a bowl and add an equal weight of sugar over the top. Stir these together, cover with cling film and set aside for 2 hours. The sugar will draw the juices out of the rhubarb and result in a more flavoursome and brightly coloured jam, but if you are short on time you can reduce the infusion time or skip altogether.
3.Add the jam and sugar to a pan with the zest and juice of a lemon. You could also add other flavourings here such as ginger.
4.If you don’t have a sugar thermometer, pop a couple of plates into the freezer. Bring the jam to a boil and simmer for about 10-15 minutes until slightly thickened. The thermometer should read 180 or alternatively, drop some jam onto the cold plate and wait for a couple of seconds. Once cooled, run your finger through the jam. If it is ready it should crinkly slightly. If not, boil for a few minutes longer and repeat.
5.Finally, pour your jam into sterilised hexagonal jars and cool completely. Store in a cool dark place until ready to use.
Buy your hexagonal jars to make this recipe on our website.
Year after year, many of us devote our time to ‘Spring cleaning’ our houses only to end up having to do it again the following year. Whether you love or loath organising, having to do it so often can be frustrating and time consuming, but if you develop a system that works and changes as your home does, then it won’t need to be done as often and will work in tandem with your schedule. We’ve got some tips of getting every area of your home neat and tidy!
Clear the Clutter
One of the most irritating types of mess is clutter that is visible around the house and whether this is stuff the kids dump on the kitchen side or things accumulating on windowsills, it can make an otherwise spotless home seem untidy. The reason that clutter accumulates is because these miscellaneous items often don’t have a set place in the home and so you should create one! Use a large glass hinged jar to store these random things in an attractive manner and keep all the clutter in one place rather than spread out across the house.
Hinged jars can also be used for everyday items such as toiletries, spices, dried goods and oils which may take up counter space in your kitchen or bathroom. Simply give them all their own designated jar and use a label to denote what is inside. If you want to take the aesthetics up a notch, by all matching jars and get some labels printed so that they are easy to read and look neat and tidy wherever they are displayed. The beauty of storing things in this manner is that you can change the jar or the label to suit your décor whenever you decide to redecorate or reorganise!
See our hinged jars and our full range of storage solutions here.
Getting ready for Easter? Whether you’ve got gifts for children to organise or just want to celebrate the turn of Spring, Easter treats are fun to make, delicious to indulge and can be as simple or as complex, as you like. We’ve put together some of our favourite Easter crafts that will help you get into the spirit of Easter and keep adults and kids alike entertained!
While traditionally the most common craft at this time of year is egg blowing and painting, this can be a fiddly and rather messy affair that results in more than a few broken eggs. Instead, you can craft longer lasting and less wasteful decorations for the house using glass jars. Paint them in springtime pastels and place a candle inside to create a beautiful Easter decoration that can be used year after year. Alternatively, why not make an easter snow globe?! Not just reserved for Christmas, you can create a scene filled with easter eggs, bunnies and chicks and pop them in a jar with some water and glitter, for a twist that the children will get hours of joy from.
Everyone can get involved in an Easter egg hunt but purchasing lots of easter eggs can be a costly endeavour. Instead, buy a bulk number of sweets and fill up some miniature glass jars with them, hiding them around your house or garden. You can decorate them, leave them plain and leave them overnight and they won’t become damaged if the British weather brings on some of its famous April showers.
Easter is all about the chocolate, but that doesn’t mean that adults have to miss out on the fun. If you’re looking for an Easter gift for someone above the drinking age, infusing easter treats into a clear spirit is simple and delicious. Simply add some cocoa beans, sugar and flavourings such as orange or mint to a glass jar or bottle and leave to infuse with gin or vodka.
Lockdown has left us all twiddling our thumbs and finding innovative new ways to keep ourselves occupied from new crafts to working through the to do list. If you’re looking to get organised, rejig the clutter and just have a general tidy up, then glass jars are your new best friend! We’ve got some tips and tricks for using glass jars to organise your home.
If your spice cupboard is in disarray with open bags of this and that and hard to read containers that leave you searching high and low for what you need, then using glass jars can help you to rectify this. Simply decant spices into them and label appropriately. If your spices are kept in a traditional cupboard, then label the lids for easy identification, or if they are in a rack, label the front of the jar.
Buying in bulk can often save money and reduce the amount of packaging used, particularly where laundry detergent is concerned. If you find pouring fabric softener from a heavy and clunky tub difficult, then glass bottles that you refill over time can make laundry that little bit more bearable! Glass jars are also great for soap nuts, powder and tabs, depending on your preference.
Whether you’re an upholstery nut or just have a sewing kit for emergency repairs, we’ve all had to deal with tangled thread before now. Get rid of de-tangling frustration by storing those loose spools in a glass jar which prevents movement and will make the sewing kit tidier.
Admit it – we all have one. That draw where things go to gather dust that we reach into once in a blue moon. It needn’t be difficult to find what you’re looking for though, like with your spices, try to categorise it and store bits and bobs in glass jars for a simple tidying solution.
Feeling inspired? Browse our range of glass jars here.
Despite being one of the coldest and wettest months of the year, February is a great season for vegetable produce in the UK and whether you have been growing your own or just want to make use of what is abundant in the supermarkets, we’ve got some great ideas for you to cook up this month. All of our recipes can be stored in glass jars with lids, extending their shelf life and giving you delicious treats to enjoy all year round.
This delicious root vegetable is naturally sweet and is packed full of vitamins and works brilliantly with a number of meals. Pickled beetroot is deliciously balanced between sweet, salty and sour and adds a savoury crunch to sandwiches, salads or burgers and its vibrant colour makes eating with the eyes just as pleasant. To preserve this, simply cook off the beets in the oven until they are soft, then pop in glass jars with lids before pouring on a pickling liquid made from vinegar, sugar, salt and any spices or herbs that you enjoy the flavour of.
There’s nothing quite so quintessentially British as an apple and with so many varieties with unique taste profiles it is great in sweet and savoury dishes alike. We recommend storing apple chutney in glass jars with lids, ready to pop onto a cheese board, slather on a pork pie or spread on a thick sandwich! To make a chutney, simply peel and chop the apples down to a chunky size and add them to a pan with sugar, water, vinegar and some spices, bring to the boil and simmer until the mixture wrinkles on a cold plate.
Cabbages, onions and carrots are all in season this month and when chopped finely or grated and mixed with mayonnaise or salad cream, they make delicious coleslaw! If you’re feeling adventurous you can make your own mayonnaise using eggs, salt, vinegar and olive oil, then mix it all together in a bowl before storing in the fridge in glass jars with lids.
With home-schooling extended and staying inside being encouraged, people across the country are trying their hands at new crafts and ways to be creative to pass some time, achieve some goals and just have a bit of fun. Jam jar crafts can provide an endless source of entertainment for young and old alike and can be cheaper than many other hobbies, making them a good source of weekend fun without breaking the bank.
A Lick Of Paint
Painting jam jars can give them a new lease of life and as containers by nature, they’re great for a variety of uses. With patterns and colour on them, they can make brilliant candle or tealight holders, pencil pots, mantle décor or even just snazzy storage. If you’re looking for ways to jazz up your home, you can even upcycle them and use them as mood light fittings, change pots, vases for flowers or funky hanging decorations to suit your taste. If you decide you want to change their design, simply paint over them for a decoration that moves with the times.
House plants are all the rage at the moment, but if you’re not green fingered or don’t fancy the responsibility of looking after a large plant, then you can build a small vivarium out of a jam jar. Simply purchase a cactus or low maintenance plant that doesn’t require watering, insert this into the jar and then decorate with other bits and pieces. Go rustic with some stones and a few leaves or go glam with glitter and gizmos!
In the Kitchen
Cooking is an extremely rewarding way to pass the time and jam jars can be a baker’s best friend! Make yourself a cake jar, some juicy jam, punchy pickles or even just a spice blend and keep them all stored in your jam jars – decorated or otherwise.
If you’re thinking of setting up a business in 2021 or switching suppliers for your kitchenware provider, then our glass jars wholesaler can help. We have stocks suitable for a variety of applications from food and beverage products on a large scale to a small-time crafts specialist. All of our glass products are eco-friendly and can withstand high sterilising temperatures for repeat use, can be recycled and are available with a variety of lid and cap options.
Our glass jars wholesalers have a variety of aromatherapy and chemical containers suitable for small and large businesses to use. With the classic brown glass available, customers can contain creams, serums, powders and oils in these vestibules, and they will keep them fresh and stable for long periods of time. We can also offer clear alternatives for people seeking a different aesthetic from their products. Previously we have supplied these goods to the cosmetic, aromatherapy, medical and holistic industries.
With a selection or preserving, storage and jam jars our glass jar wholesalers is a firm favourite amongst food production clients with customers ranging from jam makers, sauce producers and small market stallholders. Glass jars are suitable for containing a wide variety of food goods and are even more popular at present as companies seek to use more environmentally friendly packaging alternatives to plastic.
Another industry that can use glass jars is the craft industry, whether you make candles, ornamental features or painted decorations our glass jars wholesaler can provide a range of different shapes and sizes for all creative pursuits. We have a dedicated wedding favours section and another for miniatures so are well suited to a range of crafts.
Karen Taylor - also known by some of our customers as 'Jam Jar Karen'..