When you're done with canning & preserving for the year, but still have a ton of Mason jars lying around the house, check out this book. DIY Mason Jars: thirty five creative crafts & projects for the classic container can be enjoyed by both adults and older children. The book is divided into parts: In the Kitchen, Around the Home, Fun and Festivities and Useful Jars. The author also provides some basic information on Mason jars. Did you know that they been around since Napoleon? Some of the easier projects are a cheese shaker, Mason fabric frames and sprouting jars. Unique projects include Lidd-dle Pumpkin (made out of the screw bands) and Pendant Lighting. Save yourself some money by making your own Mason Jar straw tumbler instead of buying them at the store.