Mason jars are huge right now, and why wouldn’t they be when you can use them for everything pretty? They can be containers and decor at the same time, they’re affordable, and you can even serve drinks in them.
If you’ve used them for storage, you know the drill: it keeps food good for a while, but to use some of that food, you need to unscrew the lid, take the food out with a spoon and screw it back. Which is a very simple routine in the kitchen, but what if there was an easier way?
There’s this amazing hack, by One Good Thing by Jillee and it improves the mason jar.
It’s called giving your mason jar a DIY pouring spout. If you use the spigot, or nozzle if you will, of a juice or milk carton, you can pour whatever contents you have in directly from the mason jar. It’s that simple.
Here’s what you need:
- Mason jar
- Mason jar ring
- Milk/juice carton
Open up your (juice or milk) carton, as shown in the photo.
Lay the carton down so it’s flat, like in the next photo. Take the lid from your mason jar and put it around the spigot, pressing it as close to one side of the ring as possible. Mark it with a pencil.
Cut it, following the marks, to separate the spigot from the carton.
Then, instead of popping your silver top back into your mason jar ring, put your paper spigot in instead. Just make sure to wash it first.
There! Use whatever you keep in mason jars with ease!
Pour out spices, flour, rice, even macaroni without having to pour more than planned. You can even up your DIY game by coloring and decorating it, just make sure it’s on the outside.