At this house everything is recycled or repurposed before we even think of sending it to the trash or recycle bins. Jar lids are no different. They start out life as they are intended on canning jars of hot food. I do not use lids more than once for this purpose although I have read of people that do.
I have been known to use jar lids a second time on dehydrated food with an oxygen absorber.
Used lids are great for storing lettuce and other foods in the fridge. For me lettuce and other fresh produce keeps so much longer this way. I also use jars for storing pasta, rice and other food items in my pantry and used lids are great for this.
And my newest use for old lids. Garden markers!
O Wise One drilled holes in some and made some small wire hooks to go into the ground to hold them. A paint pen or permanent marker and you have perfect markers for your rows.
Anyone else have a creative use for all those old jar lids feel free to add it to the comments.
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter