Lately, I’ve been seeing Mason jar drink lids all over the place, and I love them. I mean, really, it combines two things that I love: a Mason jar and a reusable to go up. Yay!
I’ve been wanting one of these suckers for a while, but I hadn’t ordered one yet because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to buy something made from plastic. And then, it dawned on me. I bet I could make my own from the metal lid on a Mason jar instead! It turns out that you can, and it’s super easy. This project took about 10 minutes total.
- Mason jar with lid and screw on ring.
- 5/16″ metal drill bit and drill
- hammer and nail
1. Use your 5/16″ bit to drill a hole in your lid close to the little lip. Remember: that lip fits under the screw-on ring to secure the lid to the jar, so you don’t want to drill through that part. When I drilled mine, my lid did a hilarious spinning thing, so enjoy that. Also, make sure you use a piece of scrap wood under your lid. You don’t want to drill a big hole into your table!
2. The drill didn’t make a clean hole in my lid, so use your pliers to fold back any hangy-offy bits, then use the hammer on the back of the lid to flatten them down. You may need to use the nail to get any bits of wood out from between the pieces of metal, which will make it much easier to hammer this down flat. Your lid will not be great if you cut yourself on a sharp piece of metal!
3. On the opposite side of the lid, hammer your nail through, then pull the nail out. This tiny hole might seem insignificant, but it’s the thing that will allow you to sip through the bigger hole. Something about science. Just don’t skip this step or you’ll be making a frustration lid.
4. Fill up your jar with your beverage of choice, screw on your lid, and sip away!
Hi there! My name is Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), and I am a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. My life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Check out my new book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!