If you’re a lover of mason jars – and who among us isn’t, truthfully? – then you probably have them scattered around your house for various uses. These rustic little jars serve a dual purpose; handy containers AND rustic decor. Plus, generally speaking, you can get mason jars for a dollar or less at most stores. Style, function, and affordability? It doesn’t get much better than that.
But even magnificent mason jars have a key flaw. If you use these jars to store pantry items, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about.
Say you’re using your mason jars to store rice, flour, or even seasonings like salt and pepper. They’re contained well, they look trendy as anything…but how do you get your pantry item out of the jar?
That’s right, you have to unscrew the lid and spoon the contents out, or take your chances pouring it from the jar. This second option will most likely only end in a ruined recipe or an obnoxious mess and the first option is just time consuming.
Don’t give up on mason jar storage quite yet! There is still hope. We have an amazing hack to share with you from One Good Thing by Jillee, and it is going to make your mason jar experience THAT much better.
The trick? Giving your basic mason jar a DIY spout for pouring.
This sounds complicated, but all this project requires is some good old fashioned recycling! You’re simultaneously helping the environment and preserving your sanity, all at once. Use the spigot (otherwise known as the nozzle) of a juice or milk carton to give an instant pouring function to your mason jar. The process of transferring the spigot from carton to jar is simple, costs no money, and has a brilliant end result.
- Mason jar
- Mason jar ring
- Milk/juice carton
First, open up your juice or milk carton. If you’re not sure how, just think back to breaking into your chocolate milk containers at lunchtime. Same concept, larger scale – the folded sides simply unfold and rise straight up.