Pour Spout Canning Jar Top (From An Old Salt Container!)

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Here’s a fun idea if you’re wishing for a top on your canning jar with a pour spout.  Just re-use an old salt container!

The round boxes that salt are sold in have those nice little metal spouts on them PLUS they’re the same size around as a wide mouth canning jar.  *So very convenient*

I’ve already been enjoying my little discovery that parmesan lids fit on canning jars, but I thought this was a pretty nifty little discovery too. And there’s more good news – it’s easy to make it into a chalkboard top so you can easily jot down what’s inside your jar.

Want to make one too?   { you know you want to }

Here’s how to do it:

How to make a chalkboard pour spout top for a canning jar - from an old salt container!

CANNING JAR POUR SPOUT FROM A SALT CONTAINER

You Will Need:

  • An Old Salt Container

  • A Wide Mouth Canning Jar

  • The Metal Band for the Canning Jar Top

 

If you are making a chalkboard top you will also need:

  • Self Adhesive Chalkboard Vinyl

(I found mine at Hobby Lobby or you can find it online here: Chalkboard Vinyl )

  •  The Round Metal Canning Jar Lid (to trace around)

 

1.  Begin by removing the label from your salt container.

2.  Punch your scissors into the container a couple inches down from the top and just do a rough cut around to remove the top.

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3.   Once you have the top removed you will need to trim it a little closer (see the second picture below).  You can leave the lip around the edge and just trim to about 1/4″ below it.

I also hope you are enjoying the lovely carpet back drop for the pictures here.  For whatever reason I was just sitting on the floor like a little kid doing this project.  Not sure why.  Anyway, continuing on . . . . .

How to make a chalkboard pour spout top for a canning jar - from an old salt container!

 

4.  Now all you need to do is put the salt container top into the metal band for the jar – and you have a brand new pour spout!

 

How to make a chalkboard pour spout top for a canning jar - from an old salt container!

5.  Ummm, but wait.  There’s that super ugly sticker thing that salt containers have over the spouts.  Let’s cover it up with something.

6.  There’s a cool new product out there that’s perfect for this problem.  It’s a self adhesive roll of chalkboard vinyl.  Use the round metal lid from the canning jar and trace around it on your chalkboard vinyl, and then cut it out.

7.  You will also need to cut a small opening in your chalkboard circle for the pour spout.

8.  It’s also helpful to color around the pour spout with a black sharpie marker so that if your job of cutting the opening in the step above is less than perfect, things will still all blend in together nicely.  I little tiny piece of chalkboard vinyl stuck on in front of the spout helps too.

9.  Remove the adhesive backing from your chalkboard circle and stick it on.

How to make a chalkboard pour spout top for a canning jar - from an old salt container!

TA – DA !  Here is our lovely new chalkboard canning jar pour spout top – that fits perfectly!

How to make a chalkboard pour spout top for a canning jar - from an old salt container!

This pour spout will work best for things that are a finer texture like sugar, salt, or powdered coffee creamers.

How to make a chalkboard pour spout top for a canning jar - from an old salt container!

And what exactly is that powdery stuff in my container??

It’s my latest version of a homemade powdered dishwasher detergent (that I actually like!)

Check out the recipe here = > Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

 

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2 Comments

  1. This idea is awesome, but I have a different use for the finished product…I buy large containers of white glitter for my Putz Houses that I sell on Etsy and this container would give me better control of my glitter. Thank you for sharing!

  2. OMG! what a great idea. I have tons of canning jars. This is going to look so cute instead of the ugly salt container. Thanks :))