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May 15, 2010

Slumped Ball Jar Give Away

What can you do with a flat antique mason jar? We'll pick our favorite idea and send you a free slumped Ball jar. The winner will be announced on Saturday, May 22.

We've always been Ball jar crazy, and now, with a kiln, our world is expanding! :) We are so happy to have found something fun and useful to do with our rejected jars. See the recycled Ball jar glass in our shop.

Ball has always been about practicality and resourcefulness. I think the Ball brothers would be proud.



Leave your ideas in the comment section and we'll pick a winner on May 22!

16 comments:

  1. Heck, I could use one of these for my chickens... seriously! The reflection of the jar and their image in it would have them entertained for hours...

    Ginger our lead hen {named after the Buff orphington in Chicken Run} would be so pleased to have a blue looking glass hanging in her shed window, reflecting a warm chroma prismatic azure sunlight... a fine place to preen indeed:)

    Her harem or fluffy hens would have plenty to cluck about...

    Besides their coop need some homey country charm:)))

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  2. Well, I can't beat that first comment! :) But I would use it as a cheese plate to serve for our wine and cheese evenings with friends. A little slab of new zealand cheddar, a small cheese knife - so pretty! :)

    (Or a spoon rest, or a soap "dish", or a toothbrush rest, or a house key spot, or a stack of post its and a pen, or ... I could on and on. Because true confessions? I come over here and drool a lot. I dream of owning a set of 16 large blue mason jars as drinking glasses for our big summer dinner parties. We use clear ones now for all our family drinking and I have always wanted blue ones. I am hinting royally for every special occasion. :)

    Blue mason jars and marble collections make me dizzy with delight! :) )

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  3. I was thinking a kitchen magnet, a business card holder, if you had some especially flat ones-- a coaster, a catch-all, if you melted multiples you may be able to make a glass wreath

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  4. I would drill a small whole in the upper right hand corner and hang it from my birch branch with all my other lovely trinkets. The branch hangs in front of my kitchen window and the morning light would come through it beautifully. It would join a key, crystal hummingbird, assortment of shells, a couple cholla skeletons and one antique Christmas ornament.

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  5. Try melting them over a brick or round rock and make bowls and dishes. How fun is this for you guys.

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  6. my son and I suggest using it as a cheese platter for when your are having tea parties with your local fairies-they like lavender infused honey drizzled over local goat cheese. We figure the more they get use to seeing mason jars they will get curious about them and maybe we can finally catch one!

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  7. These comments are almost as fun as playing with glass! I love it!! You all are soooo creative.

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  8. or tiles for a garden walk-way

    or really heavy frizbees

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  9. It would make a great spoon rest.
    Or I would set it on my dresser as a little catch spot for jewelry. Would fit in perfectly in my bedroom. My inspiration for colors was centered around ball jars!

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  10. what about something simple like a piggy bank? maybe a piggy bank with a magnet so you could put it on your fridge? cutting board? all you would have to do is give it some texture... how about a home office collection? you coud have a half melted one and make it a paperweight that could hold pencils... a light, i know you have had a light but i mean one that goes inside and shines through the blue glass...just a thought. you could get a lot of small ones and attach them all in a line and put candles in them, hang them up. spice jars? thats all i got so yeah... NEXT lol

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  11. Awesome ideas! Loving them all. How will we pick a favorite???!!!

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  12. Oh god, I have about a thousand jars all over my house and one in a different shape... wow! I can't even express how much I want it! Gah! Get everything reflective into my life!

    These would make great coasters or "treasures" to hide in large potted plants. Adorable.

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  13. I would mount it in a frame to hang on the wall to remind me of all the women canning in years gone by. It really is beautiful art, worthy of display. Would look lovely in my aqua kitchen!

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  14. It would be good to rest a small dish or plate on! I think the Ball brothers would be totally into supporting family meal times (or snack!) or family moments and having this as a part of it is a way of starting traditions. I see the slumped jar as something you could pass down through the family because its so unique and can hold so many memories! :)

    -Jenny

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  15. How about using the glass as a base for a wind chime?

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