Wednesday, June 14, 2017

DIY Easiest & Frugal-est Way to Make a Mason Jar Straw Cup

“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” 
~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams

I think that summer and mason jars are synonymous, don't you? These mason jar cups have been quite popular the last few years and though I adore mason jars, I never made any because of the whole drill and grommet situation. And then I thought of this... 

Using my handy homeschooling supply -- the mighty hole punch!

Just make a nice clean punch through one of your recycled jar lids (making sure to get as close to the middle as possible). Don't worry about the dent, it won't show when the ring is placed on. 

Just pop in a straw and you are finished!

If you are concerned about the long-term use of this concept because of potential rust, then please read on for idea #2...

Recycle an old plastic lid (like a plastic cream cheese container lid, sour cream lid, a plastic coffee lid, etc.) and trace the shape and size of the original mason jar lid onto the plastic lid. I personally prefer the Philadelphia cream cheese lid because it is grey like the mason jar lid/ring set.

Next, cut out the pattern with basic scissors. I traced my circle near the edge so that I can get the whole puncher close enough to punch out that dent in the middle of the plastic lid. 

Finally, punch through the plastic and you are finished!

Just attach the ring, screw on the lid and slip in a straw for a nice and easy mason jar cup! This is very convenient for outdoor use as the bugs have less of a chance to share your drink and they are also somewhat spill-proof.

 And there you have it, the easiest, frugal-est way to make mason jar straw cups!

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  1. Hey Jes,
    This is a terrifc post. I actually was thinking of straw (like hay) when I read the title. The result of reading it at 3:32 in the morning. Ugh, sleeping troubles tonight.

    I thought this was brilliant! I'd never have thought of it. I do have a suggestion for the plastic lids. If you use different types of lids, each person will know what their lid looks like, or you could use a Sharpie on any of the lids. Happy summer!
    Mrs. Laura Lane
    Harvest Lane Cottage

  2. This is an excellent Mason drinking jar hack! Thanks for sharing.
    Hope all is well. :)

  3. Thanks for this tip! I didn't even consider the hole punch to be so strong....I'm going to be trying this to. Hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. Brilliant!

  5. Oh my. I just made myself some tea to take in the car with me and put it in a mason jar. Had to un-screw the lid every time I wanted to drink. I was thinking of drilling a hole for a straw. Presto, your post. Problem solved. YAY!