I love two-quart canning jars. I discovered them several years ago and have been smitten with them ever since. While you can can in them (of course), they have other handy uses.
I love to make mint tea in them because I hate the idea of pouring boiling water into a plastic pitcher. With these jars, I just stuff in the mint, pour the boiling water to cover (they handle the heat just fine) and let it steep. Once it's ready, I add water and sweetener if I wish and stick the jar in the fridge topped with these lids.
We also use them as water pitchers on our table during meals, to store granola, keep leftover soup in the fridge (they pour nicely), to cure and store pickled red beet eggs, etc.
I think jars are perfect vases.
A wide mouth pint jar is made for bookmarks.
We use a pint jar to hold our egg money and another to hold our school pencils. I use a lidded pint jar to store flax meal in the fridge. They also showcase sea shells beautifully.
What do you use canning jars for? I know I must be missing some other uses!
Now. I mentioned mint tea above. I hope your mint is as prolific as mine this year. If it is, you may want to check out our recipe for mint tea (sweetened with stevia) and find out about how making mint jelly went last year.