I like using 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:
• empty salt carton with spout
• canning ring
• mason jar
- Cut the top off a spent carton of salt–the ones with the pour spout.
- Carefully trace the outside of the canning ring over the original pour top.
- Cut your newly sized pour spout out of the old one.
- 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.)
- Fill jar with sugar, salt, soap, or anything else you need to pour in abundance.
- 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.