Getting into canning means you end up with a lot of Mason jar lids, being a DIY orientated person causes me to look for solutions to problems using materials at hand. Now to be honest, making tarts is not a huge life problem for me, but after the tuna can cake I thought I would … Read more
I am always in search of ways to make food storage easier, recently I shared a tip for making a mason jar lid from things in the kitchen. It was a good tip, but this one is a little better.
Today we show a DIY mason jar lid cut from a orange juice container. It makes poring simpler, and is an all around better tip. As Genny says in the video, we saw this on survival blog and wanted to share.
I tend to visit Survival Blog very often, and Rawles even wrote the introduction to one of my books.
This is not the first mason jar tip we have shown.
We also used the top of a salt container as a lid. Something else that works well is the top off of a Parmesan lid. It is interesting and useful to note that many grocery tops are interchangeable is you are paying attention. Mayonnaise jar lids are also pretty close to the threads on a mason jar.
We have also bought different types of lids from jars that had fruit infusers, to sprouting holes, places to hold straws. The mason jar is an ingenious invention, and that product has been improved by all the different lids created for it.
The Parmesan cheese lid article was so popular I figured I would show you a similar tip for wide mouth jars. I present to you the mason jar salt lid tip.
The top of a 26 ounce salt container just happens to be the same size as a wide mouth mason jar.
The top and the bottom are formed, with the body being wound around them.
If you feel the container, you will feel a “lip”. If you carefully cut the top along this lip – you can press it down over the top of a wide mouth mason jar and screw the ring over it.
This isn’t as easy as some of the other lid tips I have shared with you, but it is a good way to store opened salt.
As I said in the video, I only use this mason jar salt lid for containers I have already opened – but it does make it easier to store salt without it getting moist and hardening.
I used this the other day after a snow storm – I used some stored salt in these containers to try to remove some stubborn ice spots since I took all my shovels to the land. I know that table salt is not the same as road salt, but the work similarly (just more expensively) – it worked though and I could get to work.