Make Your Own Pour-Spout Jar


I like coffeemate jarusing containers with spouts. It makes it easier to measure things like sugar and fine powders. So when Greg uses up his Coffeemate creamer or I finish a carton of salt, I snap them up for other uses.

The Coffeemate container can be used as is. Not only is it a nice sized container but the spout is slim and easy to pour.

Sadly, we don’t use enough creamer to get enough of these so I recycle spent salt cartons with their handy-dandy pour spouts that can be refitted into mason jars.

Here are the supplies you’ll need:
• scissors
• pencil
• empty salt carton with spout
• canning ring
• mason jar


  1. Cut the top off a spent carton of salt–the ones with the pour spout.
  1. Carefully trace the outside of the canning ring over the original pour top.
  1. Cut your newly sized pour spout out of the old one.
  1. Snap into the inside of the canning ring. (You might have to trim it to make sure it’s snug but not crushed in there.)
  1. Fill jar with sugar, salt, soap, or anything else you need to pour in abundance.
  1. Screw on lid.

These jars are handy for all sorts of things.

Don’t forget to save your shaker jars too when you use up your seasonings. They’re great for when you want to make up your own combination of seasonings. On Friday, I’ll post Greg’s favorite spice blend for bread dipping.


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  1. JackieBCentralTexas

    This is one of my favorite container hacks, just wish we still drank coffee so we could use the nondairy creamer up faster and reuse the containers. Use creamer as milk for cooking/baking but only occasionally as sweets have kind of fallen out of favor except rarely on holidays and such.

  2. I wish I’d seen this years ago. It would’ve saved a lot of time and trouble. Well, I have it now, so I’d better remember to start saving containers. =o)

    You know, of course, that Hubs will shoot me. I already save canisters for just in case and he hates seeing them stacked in the cupboards. (Unless he suddenly needs a canister for something. LOL)

  3. This is a great idea! Will put it to use as soon as the salt is empty.

    Re: using creamer as milk, to jump into the above conversation – remember that non-dairy creamer is not real food. Read the ingredients. A bit in your coffee is bad enough, but I wouldn’t use it as milk.

  4. That’s a wonderful mason jar hack for fumble finger cripples like me. I use a stevia baking blend that spills everywhere when I try to pour it out of the bag; this would work perfectly. It might also help with rice and cocoa. Yes, definitely cocoa, which is a nightmare to clean up when I spill it! Ha.

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