I saw this at and I literally squealed and started digging through our recycling box. Boyfriend walked by while I was covered in empty milk containers, yogurt containers and cardboard and just sighed.
I covet those little plastic inserts you put into mason jars to make them into travel cups. But I have enough problems actually keeping track of the jar, let alone the ten dollar insert. So when I saw the tutorial from Mommy’s Middle Ground, I knew I had to do it!
- A mason jar
- A lid that matches, and the inset (not pictured because I do everything the hard way)
- Plastic yogurt lids
- Scissors and/or x-acto knife (ahem, not pictured)
Trace the outside of your mason jar lid. It’s way easier to do it using the insert. But I was way too excited to think clearly. This way obviously still works, and it works better if you like a snug fit, like me!
Cut out your circle, and check to see that it fits inside the lid. Trim to fit.
Cut a hole that allows you to sip out of it. Slice a small “x” with a knife on the opposite side as a pressure release. OR:
Use a hole punch, scissors or an x-acto knife to make a circle in your lid so you can insert a straw.
And there you go!
Pop that little plastic gem into your jar ring, and get ready to drink out of mason jars without having to deal with a ten dollar price tag, or screwing and unscrewing the lid. And if you lose the piece, or your entire mason jar? Fuggetaboutit. Get thee to a thrift store and pick up another one for a quarter, and make another! It literally takes a minute. Two minutes tops!