If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you already know just how much I love mason jars. But what’s not to love? These beautiful and iconic containers are not only as American as apple pie, but they’re incredibly versatile — you can even use them to get organized around the house!
In this post, I’ll show you an easy way to make a mason jar even more useful than it already is. Learn how to make a simple DIY mason jar dispenser lid below!
How To Make A DIY Mason Jar Dispenser Lid
- Empty carton with a capped pour spout
- Mason jar with canning ring
Start by ripping open the glued portions of the the empty carton and lay it out flat on your work surface.
Next, grab your pencil and canning ring, and use the canning ring to trace a circle around the capped spout.
Use your scissors to cut out the circle you just drew, then press the carton section into the canning ring with the capped spout facing outward. Screw your new pour spout onto your mason jar, and you’re done!
All that’s left to do is to figure out what you’re going to store inside it! ;-) Read on for some ideas of how to use it!
How To Use Your DIY Dispenser Lid
You can use your DIY dispenser to store almost anything you could consider “pourable.” I have one at home that I’ve filled with baking soda, and it makes it so easy to sprinkle a bit of baking soda onto grimy cookie sheets, oily stains, and other household messes.
In addition to cleaning powders like baking soda, these mason jar dispensers could be equally useful for storing dry ingredients and pantry staples. Fill it with chopped nuts or chocolate chips to use in baking projects, or fill it with your favorite powdered coffee creamer or sugar substitute and store it with your coffee supplies.
The possibilities for your DIY mason jar dispenser are virtually endless, and I’d love to hear back about how you end up putting yours to good use! :-) Leave a comment below, or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. (My inbox is always open!)
What would you store in a DIY mason jar dispenser?