Friday, April 29, 2011

Drinking Jar

I LOVE my new drinking jar! It’s practical, unique and oh-so-country-cute!

drinking jar 03All you need for this project is a wide-mouth canning jar and a grommet punch. Oh, and a drill with some really BIG bits! (I used a 1/2” bit for my grommet hole)

I drilled two holes in my jar lid, one small and one large. But I think it would still work with just the larger hole for the straw.

drinking jar 01I would have taken pics of the drilling process but it wasn’t pretty and I’m sure any one of you could come up with something a little more efficient.

Then you just use your grommet punch set to attach the grommets in the lid.

My 1 1/2 pint-sized jars are my favorite for this but  any wide-mouth jar would work. You could even do a half-gallon Super Big Gulp jar, but you’d have to acquire MUCH longer straws! :o)

drinking jar 02I love the way it looks with fresh strawberry lemonade in it! (I was enjoying it too much to take a picture of it! Maybe I’ll take one next time…)


Kristin said...

THAT is a MARVELOUS idea Carrie!! Awesome! Maybe I'll be copying that for some children I know! ha ha

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

These are adorable! I'll have to see about doing something similar. Thanks for the idea :)