Free Mason Jar Lid Dispenser
How many empty jars of grated Parmesan Cheese have you thrown away over the years? Did you know that the lids from all those plastic jars fit a Mason Jar? Think about all the possibilities you can do with all those free lids! The lid has holes to shake out the contents or the other half is open where you can insert a spoon or pour the contents out. The possibilities are endless!
- I dehydrate my own herbs and these make great storage containers for them.
- If you grate your own cheese, put it in a Mason Jar.
- Keep your rubber bands in them.
- Save all your loose change.
- Salt or pepper.
- Sugar or flour.
- Powdered coffee cream.
- Powdered milk.
Well I think you get the idea. I hope this gives you some ideas for storage and a great way to recycle the lids.
Wish I had thought of it! The person that figures this out is a genius!
I use a empty parm. container in my doggy ‘diaper bag’ for a dispenser for doggy treats. (don’t tell Sami, the Wonder Dog, but the treats are really dog food but she thinks they are treats)
Hahahaha I use to do that too when my Shih-Tzu was alive. I bought a small bag of a different kind of dog food and she thought it was great!
What a great idea! I never knew.
So many great storage ways with these too!
Why have I never thought of this!!!! Wonderful tip indeed very helpful
I have been doing this for years. I am so surprised how few people have heard of this. Have a great day Cory!
So happy you posted this!!!!
That is a brilliant idea! I like it!
Thanks I saw this a long time ago and always have a spare lid hanging around!
Reblogged this on Cmblake6's Weblog and commented:
This is a brilliant idea! Whoever thought of this deserves a medal. I have had the problem of losing my lids, or them rusting and being thrown away. Then you have said Mason jar with plastic rap and rubber band. Or the dispenser openings point. Love this idea!
I agree they do deserve a medal! I also love that with the Mason Jar it is clear so you can see what’s inside! Thank you for reblogging!
Good to know. Although, I am not aware of “jars of grated Parmesan Cheese”. Here I know of cardboard like containers that have the sliding/spinning type of top. It is so interesting how things are sold and packaged differently throughout the country. And my favorite Parmesan cheese is from the deli section and it is sold in tubs. You are brilliant to have discovered the lids fit mason jars!!!
It is amazing and I like that your’s is cardboard and not plastic. Plastic is so bad for our world! Thank you terrepruitt!!
Great tip Diane
You can store a lot of craft items this way! Lol
“How many empty jars of grated Parmesan Cheese have you thrown away over the years?”
I can’t remember ever doing that exact thing. 🙂 It doesn’t come in jars here in France. I do save empty spice jars and use them for the herbs from my garden.
I am getting up there in years and we eat a lot of spaghetti with the grated Parmesan Cheese! I have probably thrown away over 50 in my lifetime! I like your spice jar idea too. I buy things in bulk and put them in smaller jars so they are easier to use. Thank you for commenting!
What an excellent idea, Diane! I always try to re-purpose stuff to fit my other needs but have not thought about the plastic lids.
They e a perfect fit! Thank you!
Oh my goodness…I seldom by the grated cheese but will now just for the lids! You are right..the uses will be endless on the mason jars.
Yes and for more than just food!
Yesssss!!!! I was going to post this at some point! I have all different colors. Red, turquoise, orange, black, green. I like to put flour in one so when I have to make a rue or thicken something quick, I am not dragging down the huge container of flour. Or breadcrumbs to shake directly on whatever you are making. Even borax to shake into the laundry quickly. I love mason jars!!!
Did you know people even put Mason jars in the freezer? I haven’t become brave enough to try that yet.
Don’t they have to do the proper canning method to freeze? I have done it with the plastic ones but not the glass.
No canning involved. They just fill them and freeze in the jars instead of the plastic ones. With my luck they would break…lol