A Mason Jar Salt Box:
I got this idea somewhere on the web. Just cut the top out of an ordinary cardboard salt box. Using the inner jar lid part as a pattern, trace around it and trim. It will be a perfect circle that fits perfectly on top of the jar with the ring holding it on. Then just cover it with paper, fabric or you could just leave it as is.
Put some salt, or other shakable product, in the jar, put the lid on top and tighten down the ring. It looks much nicer than the cardboard salt box sitting in your cabinet or on the counter.
Some ideas I have for these would be for powdered parmesan cheese, pepper and sugar. A cute spice set could be made using the really small mason jars with nice labels. They would work well for measuring because you could slowly pour the contents into a measuring spoon or cup.
There are so many uses for Mason Jars. I saw that the aqua blue ones are for sale again. If I see any of them, I just may have to splurge on a few.