Decorative Glass Containers With Lids

Decorative glass containers with lids can be used to contain food, craft items, or artfully arranged contents, such as layers of colored sand. They are somewhat delicate – glass can be easily broken but are generally durable, being resistant to water damage. Glass can be ornamented in a variety of ways, including designs molded into the substance, dyes added to create colors, frosting, etching, and painting.

Strictly Ornamental

Not all glass items are created equal. Some include dyes or chemicals that render them unsafe for food storage while others simply have shapes that do not encourage practical applications. That does not keep glass containers from being beautiful. From basic clear glass kitchen jars through frosted vases with willowy shapes, glass containers make a lovely addition to any room. Ornamental glass comes in a variety of brilliant colors, which combined with light can create a focal point for any room.

Cookie and Bulk Goods Storage

Flour, sugar, salt, and cookies, along with coffee and tea, are traditional things that might be stored in kitchen jars. Clear glass jars help the cook see what is inside facilitating food prep. Labels can be added – and are advisable since some substances, such as sugar and salt, look remarkably alike. Glass is impervious to moisture and resistant to mice, roaches and other creatures that can slip into your home and ruin your food supply. This protective feature of glass makes it a good choice for storing items such as beans, dried peas, and pasta because they are protected from predation. Clear glass is less useful for storing foodstuffs such as olive oil or wine because sunlight can cause chemical changes in the liquid.

Combined Qualities

Many glass canisters combine the qualities of ornamentation and practicality. A frequently seen example is a set of glass canisters in graduated sizes with wooden lids or cork stoppers. These jars are often used to store items such as spaghetti, macaroni, rice or beans. The colorful jars of dried food make an interesting kitchen accent.
Glass, while easily broken, can be formed into many different shapes. Some types of glass are strictly ornamental while other types can be used to store foodstuffs and many other things. Glass can be shaped by blowing or by molding. It can be etched, frosted and even painted. This makes it an amazingly versatile substance with many applications.

The reflective blue mercury glass containers add style and interest to any shelf. Each jar has a
Marsha Lidded 3 Piece Decorative Jar Set

The reflective blue mercury glass containers add style and interest to any shelf. Each jar has a unique floral etching.  The three containers, which have graduated sizes, make a statement of unified completion when displayed together. These decorative glass containers are not made for food and are for decoration only.

This highly textured glass container is great for various kinds of storage. The deep texture in
Round Pressed Glass Container with Pewter Lid Decorative Jar

This highly textured glass container is great for various kinds of storage. The deep texture in the glass is highly tactile. This jar makes a perfect accent for an occasional table, display niche or a public office desk. It practically begs people to reach in and sample the wrapped treats inside.

The etchings of flowers in this square glass container stand out fully in the light. The jar
Etched Square Glass Container

The etchings of flowers in this square glass container stand out fully in the light. The jar can contain many items and its sturdy base allows it to be moved from one area to another. It creates an effective accent in an office or room with a floral touch. It is especially effective in spaces with traditional décor.

This heavy glass piece makes a great centerpiece for a head table or dining table. Fill it
Decorative Transparent Glass Container

This heavy glass piece makes a great centerpiece for a head table or dining table. Fill it with water and live flowers, or aqua beads and artificial flowers -- it can handle it all. Its use as food storage is debatable as it stands 23 inches tall and can easily be tipped over by someone reached for it.

This glass container is clearly designed to contain food, as indicated by the word “cookie”
Pressed Glass Cookie Jar with Galvanized Lid

This glass container is clearly designed to contain food, as indicated by the word “cookie” pressed on the outside of the jar. The surface is textured so that it can be easily held and not dropped. A screw on lid makes it easy to open or close the jar.  Looking at it reminds one of a family kitchen where people gather to enjoy snacks and good company.

This set of 21 food storage jars with matching green lids is a great resource for picnics or
Go Green Glasslock 21 Container Food Storage Set

This set of 21 food storage jars with matching green lids is a great resource for picnics or lunches. They are easily organized and cleaned as they are dishwasher safe. Clamps hold the lids on securely, keeping air out and sealing freshness in.  An important note is that the mini jars are not as strong as the large ones.

Large jar with wooden base and lid can be used for dry goods.  The jar does well with
Cylindrical Transparent Glass Container with Wooden Base and Lid

Large jar with wooden base and lid can be used for dry goods.  The jar does well with LED lighting within it to show dark places and light up food supplies. It can also be used outside lining a walking path. It is an appealing way to light an evening barbeque or outdoor event for everyone.

Decorated with a penguin, this food-safe jar works well in any kitchen on the counter for all to
Glass Jar

Decorated with a penguin, this food-safe jar works well in any kitchen on the counter for all to see. The white ceramic lid also makes it easy for children to open without having to lift or move the jar to get cookies or similar items. This makes it a good option for being the family’s cooking jar.

The handcrafted dark glass in this set follows an exquisite design and touch. It has a silver
3-Container Food Storage Set

The handcrafted dark glass in this set follows an exquisite design and touch. It has a silver lid that sits snuggly in the blown glass jars. With the dark tones of the glass, these fit any wood tone kitchen and can hold foods that can be spoiled when exposed to too much light.

These hexagon cookie jars come in sets of 12 with a cork topping to seal the jar. They show
Glass Hexagon Cookie Jar

These hexagon cookie jars come in sets of 12 with a cork topping to seal the jar. They show a social presence and creative mind. These jars can also be used for decoration on a mantel and sit securely with colored sand or beads. This introduces color and a fun taste to a room where people can relax in.

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Chateau Round Mercury Glass Decorative Container with Lid
Chateau Round Mercury Glass Decorative Container with Lid
This is made of tempered glass container is the perfect solution for storing food in the
This is made of tempered glass container is the perfect solution for storing food in the refrigerator. It is also ideal for the microwave. It has a practical lid with handy handles for closing.
This lovely decorative glass container is a beautiful detail design and functional design element.
This lovely decorative glass container is a beautiful detail design and functional design element. A beautiful bird on the cover captivates and makes the whole presents itself across charmingly.
This wonderful decorative glass jar for small items is the perfect place to hide treasures.
This wonderful decorative glass jar for small items is the perfect place to hide treasures. Beautifully crafted, subtle details in antique silver finish and a beautiful cover create a unique whole.
Pakkon Mouth Glass Jar with Plastic Lid/Ferment & Store Kombucha Tea or Kefir/Use for Fermenting,
Pakkon Mouth Glass Jar with Plastic Lid/Ferment & Store Kombucha Tea or Kefir/Use for Fermenting, Storing & Pickling/USDA Approved, Dishwasher Safe, Airtight Liner Seal
A functional and stylish set of two capsule-shaped glass jars that will offer you the most amazing
A functional and stylish set of two capsule-shaped glass jars that will offer you the most amazing storage solution for your kitchen with the design suitable for keeping dried fruit, pretzels, chips, rice or beans safe and secure.
I NEEEEEED a set of these glass canisters from Crate & Barrell... I also NEEEED space in my kitchen
I NEEEEEED a set of these glass canisters from Crate & Barrell... I also NEEEED space in my kitchen to put them...
purple fleur de lis topped glass jars canisters - beautiful!
purple fleur de lis topped glass jars canisters - beautiful!
Idea ~ glass containers in different sizes~ flour,sugar...,pasta, cereal,beans,nuts...Went with
Idea ~ glass containers in different sizes~ flour,sugar...,pasta, cereal,beans,nuts...Went with glass jars with aluminum screw on lids.
Mogden glass jar with lid at IKEA, love these too ($5 ea)
Mogden glass jar with lid at IKEA, love these too ($5 ea)
I think I will do this with empty Bath and Body candle containers.  They have a nice metal lid I
I think I will do this with empty Bath and Body candle containers. They have a nice metal lid I can decorate.
Bejeweled Jewelry Box How-To Use a fast-drying glass or jewelry glue to secure the pearls, taking
Bejeweled Jewelry Box How-To Use a fast-drying glass or jewelry glue to secure the pearls, taking care to position each pearl so the hole is minimized. Have plenty of smaller or seed pearls on hand to fill tiny gaps. Rather than cover the base of the cont
pedestal candy jar using super glue and a pickle jar:  ~ black spray paint  ~ 2 washers (different
pedestal candy jar using super glue and a pickle jar: ~ black spray paint ~ 2 washers (different sizes) ~ pickle jar with lid ~ a finial ~ super glue ~ "Glass Metal and More" by Beacon     (Michael's calls it Mosaic Glue)  ~ metal candle holde
During the Depression, when housewives couldn't afford to waste a crumb, glassware companies turned
During the Depression, when housewives couldn't afford to waste a crumb, glassware companies turned out inexpensive jadeite containers for flour, salt, and other ingredients.
DIY apothecary jars - can use clear glass vases and small glass bowls (candy dishes, candle
DIY apothecary jars - can use clear glass vases and small glass bowls (candy dishes, candle holders, etc.) for lids then add a knob or clear marble on top. Great solution for those clear glass containers that don't come with lids! Glue a glass candlestick
I hate throwing out the large glass bottles anyways and have been looking for a cheap way to get
I hate throwing out the large glass bottles anyways and have been looking for a cheap way to get the pretty bottles for my organization projects. Perfect solution!
plastic animal jar lids..just glue, spray paint and voila! Me thinks this may work with toy trains
plastic animal jar lids..just glue, spray paint and voila! Me thinks this may work with toy trains and cars too.
When your party is outside, put your salads in large glass jars with lids. No bugs.
When your party is outside, put your salads in large glass jars with lids. No bugs.
Heritage Hill Glass Jars with Lids in Food Containers, Storage
Heritage Hill Glass Jars with Lids in Food Containers, Storage
Dried roses in a pretty glass jar with lid. Great way to preserve and display meaningful flowers
Dried roses in a pretty glass jar with lid. Great way to preserve and display meaningful flowers
recycle glass jars, make them cute with covered lids and use them to store lots of fun stuff in or
recycle glass jars, make them cute with covered lids and use them to store lots of fun stuff in or for gifts in a jar!
Pantry envy.  Apparently these glass jars with colored lids come from Jamie Oliver's kitchen line.
Pantry envy. Apparently these glass jars with colored lids come from Jamie Oliver's kitchen line.
Why not find the ideal use for those amazing mason jars that are unused? It is simply the perfect
Why not find the ideal use for those amazing mason jars that are unused? It is simply the perfect way to store your candles, nuts or mints, while providing a certain visual appeal and a cute addition to your interior style.
makes a great decor item...... put some flowers in the bottles without lids, maybe some old
makes a great decor item...... put some flowers in the bottles without lids, maybe some old colorful marbles in the ones with lids.
10 Fun Ways to Decorate With Mason Jars and Wine Bottles : Home_improvement : DIY
10 Fun Ways to Decorate With Mason Jars and Wine Bottles : Home_improvement : DIY