Win a hamper of crafting Ball® mason jars

May 16, 2016

For me, most Mother's Day has been about giving my mom a present, and as a mom for the last few years, receiving something cute, pretty or useful from my son. There's lots of gratitude and happiness involved, but it's mostly a fleeting day, forgotten long before the chocolates have all been eaten and the bouquet of flowers have browned.

This month, Ball® Home Preserving inspired me to "create memories" using their beautiful glass products, and I did something that brought up so many good memories for me (read on for how you can win your own jars).

Since I'm not that crafty, nor am I likely to be preserving jams or pickles any time soon (though the Ball® jar range is suited to this, though), I decided to make Mother's Day gifts, using the jars as my gift vessel. I made fudge, the recipe for which was passed on to me by my granny. If you had to ask my famlly what we enjoyed most over the years, it would be my gran's fudge. I've never tasted anything close to it, and while I've tried to replicate it, it has never quite turned out the same.

Making these gifts for my mom and new mom-in-law made this Mother's Day gift preparation more special than most, and I hope to not only create more memories this way, but to further be inspired by them.

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I've also enjoyed the practicalities of using the jars – for storing some of my home and stationery essentials. So if you're looking to do something awesome and unexpected, use glass like Ball® jars. Fill them with bath salts, cookies or candy, tie with a ribbon and you have a lovely teacher or hostess gift. Practically, you can also use to store those things that always go missing or that you can never find – scissors, safety pins, hair elastics or a sewing kit.


Good to know

The Ball® jars can be found at selected Pick n Pay, Spar, Makro and Farm City stores, or online at Yuppiechef and Takealot.


A reminder of the benefits of glass

* It's healthy

Made from natural substances, glass packaging is completely odourless and impermeable, ensuring that food and beverages remain as intended. Since its non-porous, glass baby food containers won’t absorb baby food odours or smells of previous food, or get stains.With glass, you reduce your baby’s exposure to BPA, phthalates and other toxic chemicals.

*It has a better flavour

Ever notice how things taste better from glass (I still remember the best milk ever tasted being delivered in glass milk bottles)? Ever think that the soup from your plastic container tastes a bit like last week’s leftover pasta? With glass, food tastes fresher and cleaner, and even though your toddler might not notice, it’s healthier to have purer flavours, and it might enhance their eating experience.

*It's versatile 

Glass can be reused again and again and washing up is faster and cleaner—you can safely pop glass into your dishwasher and cleanse at high temperatures. With glass, you can also store and serve up toddler food.

*It's beautifully transparent

See your food clearly, and find it easily. Labels stick well and peel off well, as does washi tape for labelling.

*It's cost-effective

Glass might seem more expensive than plastic containers, but think of it like this: glass can be a one-time investment, while other containers needs to be replaced often.

*It's 100% recyclable

Glass is 100% recyclable, making it a sustainable packaging solution.

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To enter to win

Simply comment below, and your name will go into the draw to win a quart jar, pint jars in regular mouth and wide mouth, as well as a 4oz. Entries close on Friday 20 May at 9am, after which the winner will be announced on the Rattle and Mum Facebook page and then emailed. This giveaway is open to South African residents only.

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  • Angelique Steyn

    Love it. Will definitely help with organizing all the clutter in my house

    May 16, 2016 at 7:57 am Reply
  • Romaine

    Love these jars they come in handy for do many ocassions and tasks.

    May 16, 2016 at 7:57 am Reply
  • Marion

    Love these jars! So many uses

    May 16, 2016 at 7:59 am Reply
  • Lisa Randall

    So many things you can do with these jars. Lovely giveaway

    May 16, 2016 at 7:59 am Reply
  • Angelique


    May 16, 2016 at 7:59 am Reply
  • Juanita Swanepoel

    wow would love to win this, it’s beautiful

    May 16, 2016 at 8:01 am Reply
  • Charlotte aka The Stiletto Mum

    Love all kinds of jars – please pick me…

    May 16, 2016 at 8:01 am Reply
  • Andrea

    This would be a wonderful collection to have

    May 16, 2016 at 8:01 am Reply
  • Ross


    May 16, 2016 at 8:04 am Reply
  • Gloria Strydom

    wow these jars are fantastic

    May 16, 2016 at 8:04 am Reply
  • Nicky D

    Love these jars!

    May 16, 2016 at 8:07 am Reply
  • melissa cook

    These are so awesome!

    May 16, 2016 at 8:07 am Reply
  • Annelise Singh

    Great prize. I have so many ideas for them already. #DIY #DIYmommy #CraftHappy

    May 16, 2016 at 8:09 am Reply
  • Carolyn Augustus

    Love it!

    May 16, 2016 at 8:10 am Reply
  • Anita Steenkamp

    I love these jars!

    May 16, 2016 at 8:12 am Reply
  • momtravelfoodblog

    What a lovely idea!

    May 16, 2016 at 8:14 am Reply
  • jandinewall

    just lovely!

    May 16, 2016 at 8:16 am Reply
  • Julie Jones

    What a lovely prize! Holding thumbs 🙂

    May 16, 2016 at 8:22 am Reply
  • Nanila

    glass jars are awesome

    May 16, 2016 at 8:29 am Reply
  • Fatima moolla

    So versatile. Already picturing all the different things I can use it for. Pick me please!

    May 16, 2016 at 8:29 am Reply
  • Lebo Mazibuko

    This would help me organise my veggies & fruit meals. I have a health conscious person and I usually prepare my meals before had because I am always busy, but I usually struggle sort out my meals the day before due not having containers that will help with that. But this, this would be a great solution. They’re so cute 😀

    May 16, 2016 at 8:32 am Reply
  • Nadia


    May 16, 2016 at 8:41 am Reply
  • Ling HotNotLa Renta (@Ling83)


    May 16, 2016 at 8:43 am Reply
  • Janet

    Cute little jars – I love practical and versatile things to store stuff in, especially if you can pretty them up!

    May 16, 2016 at 8:50 am Reply
  • Imrah Ariefdien

    Lovely jars that can be put to many great uses around the home.

    May 16, 2016 at 9:02 am Reply
  • Marie

    Sweet, (and another kind of sweet) sweet memories about Ball® jars and my grandmothers….

    May 16, 2016 at 9:03 am Reply
  • Jenny

    gorgeous win

    May 16, 2016 at 9:06 am Reply
  • Megan Hartwig

    I need all of this in my life….Swoon! Holding thumbs 😉

    May 16, 2016 at 9:09 am Reply
  • Lynnith Andreou

    Ooh, so handy!

    May 16, 2016 at 9:11 am Reply
  • Nazreen Wadee

    love it! I pack almost everything in glass jars.. giving gifts in jars are so memorable

    May 16, 2016 at 9:14 am Reply
  • @loshdon (@loshdon)

    Stunning # would love to win this # creative ways to use it # awesome # sharing on social media

    May 16, 2016 at 9:49 am Reply
  • speedbird059

    Been eyeing these jars on Pinterest for ages, would love to win

    May 16, 2016 at 9:58 am Reply
  • Marlene

    Wow!! I have seen these jars in so may overseas craft sites, but never even knew we could get them here too! Brilliant!

    May 16, 2016 at 9:59 am Reply
  • Lea-Anne C

    Oh how I need this! Would be perfect for my bits & bobs!

    May 16, 2016 at 10:01 am Reply
  • Toni

    These jars are super handy, please let this prize be mine! x

    May 16, 2016 at 10:04 am Reply
  • Ruth Tanser

    Awesome prize!!!

    May 16, 2016 at 10:14 am Reply
  • Pravina W

    Yes pretty please. I love giving these as gifts filled with my homemade relishes and pickles.

    May 16, 2016 at 10:16 am Reply
  • mandy govender

    I would love to win

    May 16, 2016 at 10:49 am Reply
  • melinda

    fingers crossed!

    May 16, 2016 at 12:21 pm Reply
  • Daniela Cardoso

    so many awesome uses for mason jars, love using them…these will be great for my study desk to keep everything neat and tidy whilst making it looking awesome

    May 16, 2016 at 1:11 pm Reply
  • Robynne

    Love these jars so much 😉 Holding thumbs x

    May 16, 2016 at 1:18 pm Reply
  • Ashishta Gokhul

    Awesome 😎

    May 16, 2016 at 1:22 pm Reply
  • Ranjula

    These are neat.

    May 16, 2016 at 1:53 pm Reply
  • Adele Kruger-Taljaard

    Love the gold Ball jars – definitely a DIY craft project I’d like to try at home.

    May 16, 2016 at 3:13 pm Reply
  • Melanie Pieterkosky

    I always need jars.

    May 16, 2016 at 4:45 pm Reply
  • rehana seedat

    I love these jars!

    May 16, 2016 at 6:10 pm Reply
  • belindamountain

    I have become obsessed with storage of late and these are so pretty! (especially painted gold!).

    May 16, 2016 at 6:13 pm Reply
  • Beryl Kairuz

    what an awesome prize really would love them

    May 16, 2016 at 6:22 pm Reply

    what a great gift 4 myself or 2 give somebody

    May 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm Reply
  • Heather

    I always need craft materials…

    May 16, 2016 at 7:41 pm Reply
  • ailsaloudon

    Would love to win – I have many ideas to put them to good use.

    May 16, 2016 at 7:55 pm Reply
  • dummymommy

    I love glass jars, they can be used for anything!

    May 17, 2016 at 8:54 am Reply
  • Adele

    I would love this!! Planning my little boys birthday party, and wanting to do a sweetie table, these would be perfect, and so many uses after

    May 17, 2016 at 8:59 am Reply
  • Craig

    These are just awesome!

    May 17, 2016 at 9:52 am Reply
  • Linda Laing

    So cool for storing all the sweeties!!!

    May 17, 2016 at 9:52 am Reply
  • Verity King

    I also gave out Mother’s Day gifts in jars! Love using them.

    May 17, 2016 at 12:52 pm Reply
  • Ayesha Kajee

    What a fabulous idea!

    May 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm Reply
  • Natasha maggott

    Taking my crafting to a new level…love!

    May 17, 2016 at 6:48 pm Reply
  • Jax

    Love it! This is will the start of my collection for Mason Jars <3

    May 18, 2016 at 7:24 am Reply
  • bethn

    these jars are so handy!

    May 18, 2016 at 7:51 am Reply
  • cleo Fitzgerald

    I love making lights from Mason jars .. Drill + Electrical cord + socket + bulb + Glass jar = 1 x awesome light

    May 18, 2016 at 8:12 am Reply
  • Tshepiso Malatjie

    Would be amazing to win this! I love glass and the benefits it has, love putting things in it & I always recycle it.

    Would be amazing to add to my storage things.

    I use glass for sewing things

    & so many other things 🙂

    Holding thumbs! x

    May 18, 2016 at 8:15 am Reply
  • Debs

    Perfect for keeping food items fresh and free from nasties!

    May 18, 2016 at 9:54 am Reply
  • Roxanne Chutthergoon

    This is stunning, I love it!

    May 18, 2016 at 1:28 pm Reply
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    May 18, 2016 at 1:33 pm Reply
  • Sulika

    Coll jars! Can think of a few things I can use them for!

    May 19, 2016 at 7:35 am Reply
  • Cornell Botha

    These jars will work perfect on my desk as a teacher as I always need to organise a million things without it looking cheap!!

    May 19, 2016 at 9:59 am Reply
  • Cara

    Love these! Would go so well in my home

    May 19, 2016 at 6:55 pm Reply
  • Cathy Badenhorst

    love mason jars, so many different ways to use them

    May 20, 2016 at 12:27 am Reply
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