Invented and enhanced by John, Landis Mason past in 1858, hence the name, Mason jars were originally created to help with the preservation of foods. The jars are still used today and their effectiveness has gone beyond the original planned purpose. Mason jar crafts and tasks are a fad to get a long interval now. Mason jars are easy to find and are quite reasonably priced. You will find them in your local craft shop or use old jars from your recycling. It is shocking that the terrific things you are ready to make with just a small level of creativity.