Turn A Mason Jar Into An Easy DIY Dispenser

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From the Simply Brilliant and Brilliantly Simple file…today’s post is short, but SWEET! I can’t believe I never thought to do something like this before. With as many mason jars as I use in my day-to-day life, being able to convert them into a dispenser of sorts is so helpful!

I first spied an idea similar to this on Pinterest, except it involved using the top of a salt container. Then I spied THIS idea and decided it just looked way too easy not to try.


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All you need is:

  • an empty juice carton
  • a mason jar
  • a mason jar ring
  • scissors
  • a pencil

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Start by opening up the top to create a flat surface.


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Using the jar ring as a guide, trace a circle around the juice carton opening.


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Cut out the circle.


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Press into the inside of the mason jar ring.


Screw on top of a mason jar.


That’s it!  You just made yourself a VERY useful little dispenser great for holding all sorts of pourable contents.

I use mine to hold baking soda to tackle those seemingly ENDLESS tasks around the house that baking soda is good for.


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Like scrubbing your grimy cookies sheets…………


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Or removing those annoying black marks on your kitchen counter.

The possibilities really are endless!


What would YOU use it for?

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  1. kelly says

    The lid from a powdered Parmesan cheese container also fits on a mason jar. I use these for hot pepper flakes, herbs, flour, and such…

  2. Chris Smith says

    Thank you Ms Jillee! Another great idea. As clumsy as I am tho, I’m thinking of using a plastic jar if I can find a ring to fit. I do have some plastic storage jars hanging around, so half the battle is won.

  3. Frugal Mom says

    This is great, I’ve seen the salt one as well,
    did you know the average green cheese and mayo lids fit right on a reg. mason jar, no questions asked. It is great!

    • Anita says

      Some peanut butter jar lids will fit canning jars too. Love this idea. Another person mentioned using Tupperware lids, this may just get me on the garage sale/thrift store hunt.

  4. Janette says

    Great idea! Did you notice that in your photo of you holding the cloth after wiping your counters, the baking soda looks like a little heart!? Love it!

  5. Linda F says

    Great idea, not sure what I’d use it for- but will keep it in the memory banks for future use.