Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Knock-off Mason Jar Sippers Tutorial

DIY knockoff mason jar sippers for a party

We stil have a lot of jars left over, even after I turned leftover baby food jars into vases for Mother's Day. I saw adorable sippers in a magazine (the June issue of Real Simple), then saw them in this pin from Pinterest,  and decided to DIY some for my son's construction themed birthday party.

                            punching a hole in the lid to make space for a straw

With no metal punch, my husband decided to try using a screwdriver and a hammer to punch a hole in the lids.


a straw through the lid of a baby food jar

Perfect fit!


baby food jar craft turning them into sippers

Next, I took off all the labels, but the bits that were stuck on needed to be removed with Goo Gone . That stuff takes off anything sticky, from labels, to price tags. I also put the jars through the dishwasher to make sure they were really clean.


goo gone


Next, I spray painted the lids white and added orange straws to go with the colors of the party.


baby food jars with white lids and orange straws

All ready to on the buffet... Just waiting for the chocolate construction machine cake to go with them:)


baby food jar sippers


Filled with lemonade, not the made from scratch lemonade of a few weeks ago, just the regular in-a-bottle kind (our tree hasn't kept producing at a sufficient rate:)

close up of jar sippers full of lemonade

I also added a lemon slice to each one so it was clear what it was.



baby food jars turned into sippers

The birthday boy loved it! He downed this super fast and asked for a refill. That is the downside to these jars, they only hold 4 ounces. On the plus side, after 4 ounces of lemonade, I was happy to just refill the jars with water, leave the lemon slice in, and the kids were just as happy, sipping away.






Jessica

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33 comments:

Candice Moretti said...

Adorable and oh so cleaver! Too bad I tossed all those jars way back when. :(

Sarah said...

Love this! So cute for a kids birthday, but would also be cute to use at a baby shower!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

This is so adorable Jessica! Brilliant use for recycling baby food jars! And the pefect size for little ones! Angie xo

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Brilliant! And pint-sized! Love it. :)
xo Heidi

thifty said...

Such a great idea!

Kelli said...

Great idea! I going to collect some from my sister in law and do this for my daughtes party in July.
You always have so many great ideas.
Have a great afternoon!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

Oh my! Love the idea!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Once again a super brilliant idea!

Jen Migonis said...

Love it! What a creative way to use them instead of just recycling them!

Kathysue said...

What a great idea, I had to pin this one on my great idea board!! Love it, Happy Wednesday,
Kathysue

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

GREAT idea! I'm kicking myself for not having thought to save a single jar!

Jeanette said...

I saw those jars and thought about ordering them...until I saw the price. Yikes! I love the size of yours for the little tikes. I might use your steps to make larger ones for the adults...and add an adult drink.

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

DARLING!!! So much fun!
<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
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Christine said...

Seriously!!! This is FABULOUS!!! Gosh I wish I would have kept all my baby jars!! Arghh!! I'll go raid my sister's place for some! GREAT idea!

You better be planning on sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! Please!!

The Bold Abode said...

4 ounces makes a great shooter...just sayin'...

Kelly said...

ADORBS. This would be SUPER cute for a baby shower too. With alcohol. But not for the mama-to-be.

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Not only are these little sweeties so cute, I've been poking around your blog and am blown away! Beautiful! I'm your newest follower. Thanks so much for linking up over at I Gotta Create!
<3 Christina

Carri said...

I love this idea A LOT!! I love anything small, maybe because I'm short.HAHAHAHA! Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!! I'm your newest follower.

Carri
simplydonewright.blogspot.com

Chrissy Taylor said...

Genius! These are so cute!

Emily said...

What a cute idea! It makes me wish I had a bunch of baby food jars lying around.

Mo said...

Cute! I've been saving baby food jars without a good project - this is a great idea.

Meg said...

I love this idea! I have a bajillion of these in my cupboard just waiting to be made cute!

Thanks for linking up to the All Star Block Party!

Full Circle Creations said...

Great idea! Thanks for linking up to the party!

Holly

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is a fantastic idea! Would you consider linking it up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

Sara said...

Absolutely ADORE this!! Hope you can link this up at my new linky party Trendy Tuesday!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/06/trendy-tuesday-4.html

Shannon said...

Super cute!! So glad you linked up at the Summer Fun Party!!

Shannon@SewSweetCottage

Kylie Helm said...

This is CAYOOOOTTTTEEEE!!!!!! What an awesome idea. I have to pin this project! Thank you for sharing!!

-Kylie
absolutelyarkansas.blogspot.com

SchneiderPeeps said...

so fun! I think I'm going to try this with some larger jars for us big kids.

Pamela R said...

Super cute! And that is a great idea for juice cups to moderate the portions!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

These are so cute...I pinned it! ;P

Erin @ 110 + 2 said...

Genius! So great to find a way to use those baby food jars. Pinned!

Tamsyn said...

These jars (and your son) are just gorgeous!

Mrs. Great Indoors said...

So cute! And I bet your kiddos feel so special drinking from them. :-)

Erin @ The Great Indoors

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