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16 Amazing Mason Jar Lid Hacks You've Never Heard Before

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1. Use them as mini baking pans.

Get perfect miniature-sized treats when you use mason jar lids! Get delicious recipes here.


2. Attach clean fruit cups to the them to hold lunch crackers.


3. Make perfectly circular McMuffin-style eggs.

Mason jars and their lids were made to withstand high temperatures, so don’t worry about heating up the lid in a well-greased pan. To keep things neat, crack the egg into a measuring cup before pouring into the lid, then poke the yolk with a fork. An egg cooked over medium heat will take 11-14 minutes to cook, and you’ll want to flip it once about halfway through.


4. Coffeemate creamer lids fit perfectly on regular-mouth mason jars.



5. Make ornaments out of them.

Stretch fabric over the mason jar lid insert, and hot-glue the fabric to the back of the lid. Attach twine and cardstock cut-outs for a simple ornament that will look wonderfully rustic on your tree.


6. Turn them into coasters.

Use wide-mouth mason jar lids, your wedding monogram or another design, and a sheet of cork board with an adhesive back to make these customized coasters.


7. Make them into magnets.

Grow Creative Blog reused frozen juice can lids, but mason jar lid inserts would work just as well. Glue magnets onto the backs of lids, and scrapbook paper on the front.


8. Create candles by pouring wax into them.

For this project, you’ll need old-school mason jar lids that come in one piece instead of two.


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9. Or, make candle holders.



10. Attach chicken wire to make a toothbrush holder.

Keep those toothbrushes drying upright, people.


11. The top of a Morton Salt container can be used on a mason jar.

Using a mason jar’s ring as a guide, cut the top off a standard Morton salt container. Press the cutout into your mason jar ring and enjoy your new jar spout!


12. Glue toys to the lids and paint them for gifts and decorative storage containers.


13. Screw on a parmesan cheese shaker lid.


14. Cupcake liners can be used as drink lids.



15. Use a bolt and several washers to create a twine holder.

Use daisy mason jar lids, or drill holes in a regular lid, then thread a bolt through. Alternate spools of twine and washers on the bolt, then add a nut to keep the spools from falling off.


16. Use sandpaper as a lid to create a matchbox.

Cut sandpaper to fit a mason jar (don’t forget to cut a little hole in the top so you don’t have to unscrew the lid every time you need a match), and use strike anywhere matches.


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