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What can I keep in a GIANT jar?

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AndShesGone Thu 02-Mar-17 13:06:55

I bought a beautiful antique jar from eBay thinking I could put cotton pads in it and it's way too big for that (like 50cm tall)

I still want to put something in it. It's for the bathroom and quite decorative.

Any ideas ?

Catinthecorner Thu 02-Mar-17 13:18:47

Shells? Pretty stones? Sea glass?

Pine cones?

Apples? Not in the bathroom obviously

CoffeeChocolateWine Thu 02-Mar-17 13:24:12

Is it a glass jar? Could you make it into a terrarium?

AndShesGone Thu 02-Mar-17 13:31:19

It's a glass jar. It's so big it would take a whole beach of shells. It has a giant stopper on the top which I wouldn't want to lose so I can't grow plants in it.

I can fit loo rolls through the top but I don't really want to keep loo rolls in it as it's going next to the sink rather than on the floor.

It's got pretty gilding and hand painted flowers on it or I would relocate it to a different room. The bathroom is huge and has Victorian bath/high level loo so it can definitely take the jar. 10 foot ceilings.

mangotango15 Thu 02-Mar-17 13:31:51

Lush bath bombs smile

AndShesGone Thu 02-Mar-17 13:33:07

If I win the lottery then yeah, lush bath bombs is the way to go grin I reckon I could fit 50 in there

wishcarry Thu 02-Mar-17 13:46:36

I think bath bombs is a great idea like mango suggested.found cheaper bath bombs on eBay.

Aderyn2016 Thu 02-Mar-17 13:47:22

Fairy lights?

AndShesGone Thu 02-Mar-17 13:55:18

I would genuinely need a thousand of those marble sized bath bombs to make it look good.

Fairy lights would look lovely but I'd need to use battery powered ones as there's no plug socket in the bathroom, take the lid off and turn them on to look good. I think if I left them on all the time the batteries would wear out really quickly.

I'm going to take a photo of it and show you

AndShesGone Thu 02-Mar-17 13:57:49

I've put a bar of soap in the bottom for scale

Itsjustaphase2016 Thu 02-Mar-17 13:59:24

Fairy lights (battery operated) look amazing in cases or glass jars. X

PhilODox Thu 02-Mar-17 13:59:35

Was going to suggest battery operated fairy lights, or a mossy fairy garden/ air plant garden. Don't you go on Pinterest?grin

AndShesGone Thu 02-Mar-17 14:00:58

I have thousands of pins grin

Kiwi32 Thu 02-Mar-17 14:01:00

Is slightly depends on your hoarding/trolley theft tendencies but how about testers/travel size bottles of stuff for people to help themselves to??

Kiwi32 Thu 02-Mar-17 14:01:30

Ooh fairy lights is better!

Maudlinmaud Thu 02-Mar-17 14:04:11

I have a jar like that in my bathroom, I keep bathsalts in it and I bought a wooden scoop to sit on top. You can buy radox salts really cheap.

littlewoollypervert Thu 02-Mar-17 14:06:42

The face of Bo...

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littlemissneela Thu 02-Mar-17 14:48:44

I would put fairy lights into it. You could put shells in with them too. Would look lovely in the bathroom.

beaveringaway Thu 02-Mar-17 14:53:42

I have a cork jar that I've saved up lots of prosecco and champagne corks and write on the bottom the date and occasion. I love looking through them all every now and again. You could start saving them up and its a good excuse to open a bottle!

kshaw Thu 02-Mar-17 15:40:55

Champagne (or prosecco!) corks

steppingout Thu 02-Mar-17 15:42:08

Some plants would be ok in a sealed terrarium? Beautiful jar!

plimsolls Thu 02-Mar-17 15:48:08

M&s do battery operated LED fairy lights (the tiny sort on a thin wire that you can mound into shapes) which have a self timer so they come on at the same time every day and turn off 8 hours later so you could just put them in and forget about them. I bought some at Christmas and they were £9.

Having said that, I think lights look better in plain jars but maybe it'll depend on the style of your bathroom.

Apfelbunny Thu 02-Mar-17 15:51:54

Fairy lights and various sizes pom poms. Or stick a twiggy stick in the bottom with some stones and moss and put lights on the tree like a mini fairy forest home thingy.

Apfelbunny Thu 02-Mar-17 15:55:44

Just seen the picture (slow internet) - that jar needs just lights. Nothing else.

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