Tuesday, January 17, 2012

mason salt jar.

i always want to start each post with "this is my new favorite thing", but that's not very original and really, how many favorites can one girl have? 

a lot.

i've discovered that i love mason jars. they are wonderful, versatile, fairly cheap, easy to find, beautiful, and wonderful. i came across the easiest project ever on pinterest, and to make it even better, it cost me nothing. those are the best kinds of projects. 

creative idea #5: mason salt jar
idea sparked by: TheCraftPatch

  • mason jar
  • salt with round top [i don't recommend the salt at Aldi - the pour spout was covered in gunk. note the difference between the tutorial pics and the finished product, which has a Morton brand spout]
  • scissors
  • pen or pencil
  • Exacto knife
  • felt or other thick fabric
  • scrapbook paper

  •  remove top from salt container.
  • cut off the rim.

  • remove the lid from the mason jar. use the lid to cut the salt top to size.
  • awesome? yes. attractive? no. 
  • use the mason jar lid and pencil to trace scrapbook paper to fit. cut it out.
  • set the salt top on the scrapbook paper. Pull the spout open, stick your pencil in the hole, and trace the spout shape.
  • set the scrapbook paper on the felt [to keep from scraping the table] and cut AROUND [not on] the shape you traced [it needs to be a bit bigger than what you traced or it wont fit]

  • pour salt in mason jar, fit scrapbook paper over salt top, place new top in mason jar ring, screw on tight.

now, every time a recipe calls for salt, my heart skips a beat. mason jars are way better than cardboard tubes. i'm all about any little thing that makes life more beautiful and cooking more fun, especially if it can be done on the cheap.

the blogger at TheCraftPatch used her jar for yeast because she bakes a lot. if you think of something else this could be used for, i'd love to hear it!

love and a girly kitchen,

1 comment:

  1. I saw the one you made for Martha, and I copied it. I now have a nice little pretty Mason jar filled with Kosher salt sitting in my cupboard! Thanks for sharing the idea!!!

    Btw, I *love* the name of your blog! And your posts have been so fun to read! Keep it up.....