It is no secret that we like our jars here in the Popcorn and Chocolate household. It all started with a big box of mason jars that we got at Walmart our junior year in college. We used these jars for everything from holding food to craft supplies; they always were handy. However, somewhere between our junior year and our senior year of college we lost a few of those mason jars. We started out with 12 and ended up with 2, one of which I use everyday to make my overnight oats.
The past few years we have accumulated some miss-matched jars from old salsa containers and pasta sauce, which have been decent but they just didn’t compare to the good ol’ mason jars. We would go to the grocery store and see that they were on sale and stare longingly at them as we slowly pushed our cart away, thinking no we don’t need those.. not right now..
Skip ahead to the present day where our nut cabinet (yes, this is a cabinet dedicated to nut butters and nuts and seeds and pretty much everything I love to eat) is overflowing to the brim with loose bags all shoved into the corners. This cabinet has become an unorganized mess of nuts! Something had to change, and quickly because I can’t stop buying nuts and making new nut butters.
Then one fine weekend we were strolling past the mason jars in the grocery store and we decided it was time to buy a new set. This time we got the size smaller as we have constantly needed that size to put sauces and spice mixes in. Once we were home I quickly dumped all the bagged nuts into these clean new jars and organization existed again! However, there was still something missing, something that wasn’t quite right. And then it came to us: Lids!
The lids on the mason jar needed to be spiced up. We grabbed our pile of washi and set to work. First we traced the inside lid onto white paper and then cut out the circles. Next we took the washi tape and covered the white circle with it, making sure to line up the pattern with each row. And that’s it! That’s all it took to spruce up the old nut butter cabinet: just some handy dandy jars and washi tape, my favorite things.
We would also recommend either laminating the paper or just mod-podging the top of it to make sure they last through many of refills, because we all know that these jars are bound to be used a lot. This craft was super easy and really transforms the look of the jar and our whole cabinet in general. We hope you liked this simple DIY!