I made pincushion lids to the jars with the linens and put emergency power supplies in the jars!
The pincushion lids were circles cut from the linens to fit the metal lids with 1/2 inch extra to allow for the gathering edge. I used button thread and ran gathering stitches around the outer edge of the circle. Placed some stiffing into the centre of the circle, then the metal lid and pulled up the thread and tied them off. Result, padded lid top.
The jars could have been filled with anything (buttons, threads, pins, sewing items) but I decided that an energy source was a better idea and used candy.
Are you getting inspired to re-use, re-make, re-cycle? Let me know what you are making!