Handy Dispenser Lid for Dry Storage

Introduction: Handy Dispenser Lid for Dry Storage

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You can create a dispenser top lid for any canning jar in which you place dry goods, craft supplies, or anything in small pieces that you want to pour.  All it requires is a canning jar, the ring from the jar's two-part lid, and an empty round salt box.

Step 1: The Stuff

You need:
A canning jar with two-part lid: cap and ring
An empty round salt container with metal dispensing top.
Cutting implements

Step 2: Making It Fit

Roughly cut the lid off the salt container--just use a serrated knife to remove it, being careful not to damage the metal piece on the top.

- For wide-mouth jars, just trim the edges of the top neatly so it is flat.  The lid will fit wide mouth jar rings  perfectly. 

- Regular mouth jars require a smaller disk.  Put the ring on the lid, making sure the metal dispenser is lined up the way you need it, and trace around the outside of it.  This is easier if you flip the dispenser piece up.  Then cut the disk out by trimming inside the circle you've just drawn.  You might need to trim off a bit more.  The goal is to cut out a disk that will fit inside the ring lid.

Put the cardboard disk into the ring and use as a lid for dispensing your dry goods.

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    5 Discussions

    I just threw away an empty salt box, and held it in my hand and looked at it for about 5 minutes trying to figure out something to do with the neat little metal spout. If only I had seen this first!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    You are so awesome! I love your crafts, I love potato soup and I use canning jars for storage! For people wondering what to do with all the salt, you can use it in cleaning and laundry!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    That IS awesome...but that is a boatload of salt if you wanted to make more than one! Find me a way to make the little metal spouts and you win!