Quick Post: The Closest One Can Get To Mason Jars in Divisoria

24 Sep

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This is just a quick post about the kinds of jars that are available in Divisoria.

My friend actually chanced upon this blog because she was looking for mason jars to use as decorations for her cousin’s wedding.

The bad news is that, so far, I have not seen any mason jars in Binondo. I’ve only ever seen them in malls and department stores, and they go for quite a lot.

Pinterest-users would know that mason jars are the modern-day bride or homemaker’s answer to making cute, rustic decor. The reason Americans use them a lot is because they’re ridiculously cheap. Unfortunately, that’s not the case here.

If you want to stick with the spirit of (cheap) mason jars, I recommend you go to the corner of Tabora and M. De Santos and look at the stalls on the street. Tip: The stores that sell jars usually also sell some abaca products, paper boxes and other cute things.

I purchased the jars in the photo above for P50 and P40 (P50 for the large ones, P40 for the smaller ones). I believe they’ll go down to P30 if you buy a lot. They’re still not dirt cheap, but they are brand new and good quality. I especially liked the milk bottle. I actually spray-painted it and used it as a vase:

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Now, if you have a budget to stick to, and you’re crafty enough to make them look just as nice, I suggest you use those jars with plastic lids, which are available across the old Divisoria Mall on M. De Santos:

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These sell for only P4-P6. They’re cheaper than the brand-new, metal-lid ones, and they’re definitely much cheaper than any mason jars you’ll find.

Good luck!

[UPDATED FEBRUARY 2015]

Great news, Pinteresting people! Mason jars are now available in Divisoria. Many stalls in 168 sell them (the same stalls that sell all kinds of knock-off Starbucks mugs, etc), and they’re also readily available on Tabora Street.

The price of a standard-sized one was P60, but that wasn’t wholesale. I’m assuming you can get it down to P40 (or less for the smaller sizes).

I’m putting below photos of things I found along Tabora Street, including mason jars:

divisoria mason jars

divisoria mason jars

rustic bags

rustic bags

native hats

native hats

all kinds of baskets, from P25-P200

all kinds of baskets, from P25-P200

adorable wooden mini-clothespins

adorable wooden mini-clothespins, and colored sand for DIY projects

giant paper mache letters (all sizes available)

giant paper mache letters (all sizes available)

Another edit [4/24/2015]: Sin Kian Heng in Quiapo also has the same jars that they sell in Divi. You can reach SKH at any of these numbers: 7332133, 7336381, 7332129, 7332131, 09178111922

They’re pretty hard to contact, though, but at least you can call in advance (unlike the stores in Divi). They also deliver if you order huge quantities 🙂 Good luck!

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31 Responses to “Quick Post: The Closest One Can Get To Mason Jars in Divisoria”

  1. ch September 26, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    Hi do you have the contact number of the supplier and where in divisoria? Thanks 🙂

  2. cha September 26, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    Hi do you have the contact number of the supplier and where in divisoria? Thanks

    • istoryangdivisoria September 27, 2013 at 10:45 am #

      Hi! I did not get a number, as these items are only sold at temporary booths on the street. I think the sellers change quite frequently, and so do their numbers. However, I have seen these items in this area on multiple occasions.
      These are the coordinates of the location: (insert in Google Maps) +14° 36′ 11.83″, +120° 58′ 13.42″
      Good luck!

  3. cukicrumbs September 30, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    This blog is a gold mine. My husband & I are planning to venture out into Divisoria for the first time this year and we’ve never been there before, so your posts are really helpful! Please continue! 🙂

    • istoryangdivisoria October 1, 2013 at 2:52 am #

      Awww, thank you so much! This really makes me want to continue! 😀

  4. charm October 2, 2013 at 2:53 am #

    continue to post your experienced in strolling around divi.. a big help for us shoppers especially now that xmas season is fast approaching 🙂

  5. jenny October 10, 2013 at 1:32 am #

    Hi,

    Good Day! I’ve been looking for a jars in divisoria good thing you blog it.thank you so much. 🙂

    I would like to ask how did you paint your jar? and where to buy?
    I have a paul mason jar. I’ll use it in my sons baptism.

    Thanks. 🙂

    • istoryangdivisoria October 10, 2013 at 5:49 am #

      Hi! Thanks for the comment. And I painted it with plain old spray paint :p I bought the paint at Home Depot.

      And cool! Good luck! 🙂

      • jenny October 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

        thank you so much for the idea, More power and continue blogging about divisoria. 🙂

  6. Leigh October 27, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    hello. This isn’t about jars, but I was wondering if you know if there are stores who sells stitching/sewing awl in Divisoria?

  7. joym November 28, 2013 at 2:22 am #

    hi !! Thank you for the info, i got my jars quite expensive. This is really a great help for me. You rock !!

  8. Dee November 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    Hi, I’ve been looking for these jars a week ago in Divi and was stumped because I didn’t find any. Thanks for the tip on where to find them. You made life so much easier!

  9. ADLC February 8, 2014 at 3:12 am #

    Your blog is an AMAZING resource for Filipinos. Thank you for taking the time to navigate Divisoria and find all these hidden gems.

  10. Cherie February 11, 2014 at 2:55 am #

    Hi do you know if they have real mason jars there like the Libby’s Mason Jar?

    • istoryangdivisoria February 14, 2014 at 6:11 am #

      Hi Cherie! So sorry, but unfortunately I don’t know about this. I don’t think so, but you never know what you can find in Divi :p

      • Cherie February 16, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

        Thanks so very much 🙂

    • wilson wong November 25, 2014 at 11:07 pm #

      I would recommend tiktilaok kabuhayan center. They are located at La Loma, QC. 0925.338.3338. They sell brand new jars at very good price. When you are applying for BFAD permit, they can even help you with securing certificate of food safe.

      They have fb page. Tiktilaokphilippines

  11. vinajassen April 1, 2014 at 3:42 am #

    Hope you’ll continue your blog posts. They’re super helpful! 🙂

  12. Jean May 28, 2014 at 1:00 am #

    Hi, could you help me find ceramics jewelry box in Divisoria? I need to buy 100’s but don’t know where in Divisoria. Appreciate if you could help me out in this query. Thanks much!

  13. Curly October 22, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

    I highly recommend to go straight to the supplier of those jars with gold lids. I usually buy them at Synergos in Libis: http://synergospackaging.wordpress.com/

    It’s really cheap. Their prices goes from Php12-25 each, depending on the sizes. They sell by boxes of 12. Those in Divisoria are way expensive.

  14. Kutty October 26, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

    Hi! Did you ever find mini wine bottles in there?

  15. Gee November 8, 2014 at 4:15 am #

    thanks for the great help! now i know where to go =))

  16. Gellin November 11, 2014 at 1:50 pm #

    hi! ask ko lng po.. sa Tabora street po ba ang may pinakamadaming stores selling DIY stuffs.. like ribbons? im looking for ribbons with polka dot print po.. i dont know if i could find one in divisoria.. im planning to buy by rolls… i found a shop selling what i am looking for.. but unfortunately… they we’re selling it for P15/yd.. and i find it quite expensive. i saw your previous blog abt Tabora street regarding the store selling a roll of ribbon which only costs P20-90 per roll.. i wonder if could find a store in Tabora street selling ribbons with prints.

  17. April Vida December 20, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

    Hi there where did you buy the battery generated cancels in Divisoria? Thanks super

    • istoryangdivisoria January 22, 2015 at 5:22 am #

      Hi! They’re in a lot of places. There’s a particular place that I know that has it and they have multiple branches. The two I’m familiar with are: 3rd floor of 999’s new building, beside the food court; and, 2nd floor of 166 Mall beneath the food court with McDo 🙂

  18. Julie January 22, 2015 at 1:20 am #

    How about mason glass with handle? Is it also available in Divi?

    • istoryangdivisoria January 22, 2015 at 5:20 am #

      Hi! Actually, I was surprised that I HAVE seen these around 168 Mall lately! I saw some in the new building of 168, at the first floor, in one of the center aisles (where they sell cute little towels shaped like cupcakes, Benedictine crosses, and other various trinkets). You could also try the places that sell mugs, etc. They’ve been popping up, I guess due to pinterest demand 🙂

  19. loveischild January 22, 2015 at 2:27 am #

    Hi dear, wanna ask if you happen to see a store selling different stuffed toys in Divi? Thanks and God Bless!

    P.S.
    I so love your blog. Kudos!

    • istoryangdivisoria January 22, 2015 at 5:21 am #

      Hi! Thanks!

      Yup, there are many of those. There’s an especially big one on the ground floor of City Place Square (between 999, Lucky Chinatown and 168 Mall — beneath Megaworld’s super tall building) 🙂

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