As small as saving an empty carton might be, you’ll sure be glad to know this little life hack that is sure to help you in the future.
Jillee from the blog, One Good Thing, shared the quick DIY, and it’s so easy, you’ll wonder why you haven’t tried it.
Before throwing her old juice or milk cartons in the trashcan, Jillee always takes a couple of seconds to cut out the spigots so she can use them as mason jar dispensers!
“I can’t believe I never thought to do something like this before,” Jillee wrote on her blog post about the project. “With as many mason jars as I use in my day-to-day life, being able to convert them into a dispenser of sorts is so helpful!”
To make it, Jillee gathered her empty carton, a mason jar with the lid ring, scissors, and a pencil.
The first thing she did was open up the top of the carton. If you’re not exactly sure how to do this, think back to your young years in grade school when you opened up those little cartons of chocolate milk during lunch time. It’s the same concept, only on a larger scale.
Plus, it doesn’t need to look perfect.
When Jillee had the carton open, she used the outer ring of the mason jar lid to trace a circle around the spigot. While making her circle, she made sure the lid to the spigot was as far over to one side of the rim as possible.
Once she had her circle traced with the pencil, Jillee went back and carefully cut out the lid with her scissors.
Then, she discarded the inner metal disc of the mason jar lid and replaced it with the cut out lid of the orange juice carton, pushing it into the bottom of the metal rim.
When Jillee finished pressing the cardboard circle into the ring, she was then ready to twist the lid onto the mason jar, creating the perfect dispenser!
This is great for a smoothie on the go to avoid spills in the car or for storing pantry items like rice, sugar, or dry oatmeal!
Jillee even used it for her baking soda so that the cleaning supply is easy to access for cleaning in the kitchen.