When someone says “Mason Jars”, most people picture delectable fruit canned in sweet syrup as a preservation method. But in the last few years the novelty of these jars being used as drinking vessels has been on the rise. The first time I can remember drinking out of a Mason jar was at my aunt’s “Jar Parties”. I’m not quite sure why using Mason jars as glasses, and for other projects, is becoming so increasingly popular but I am definitely on the bandwagon. I saw a set of three plastic mason jars with straws at Costco for about $20 and instantly fell in love. The purchase was definitely a success but I found myself missing the glass element of the jar. Just a few days ago I saw a pin on Pinterest for homemade Mason jar glasses with attached straws. SOLD. I headed down to the dollar store picked up a few jars, then to my local hardware store for some other supplies and got busy! You can find the original pin here.
Supplies include: mason jars and mason jar lids, drill with 3/8in drill bit, rubber grommets (original pin shows exact packaging and size), and straws (I had some disposable straws stored away).
First I placed the lid on the jar and drilled a hole slowly through the top.
Then I flipped the lid over and cleaned up the rough edges with wire cutters. After, a rubber grommet was placed carefully in the drilled hole. The jar ring was then screwed on the jar and the straw inserted. I AM SO EXCITED.
Now I have my spill proof jar without the plastic look! And all for under $ 3.00 a jar. Why not make your summer beverages a little bit Pinteresting? Head to the store and get your jars to add some southern flare to your next party.