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Reusing a Salt Spout on a Mason Jar

The small metal spout on the top of your salt box can be reused with other containers for convenient pouring. This is a guide about reusing a salt container spout.
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23 found this helpful
March 28, 2013 Flag

Don't throw that empty salt container away. You can remove the top with the spout and cut it down to fit inside a mason jar ring! Now you can put all kind of things in the jar and easily pour out the amount you want.

Total Time: 10 minutes

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Supplies:

  • salt container with spout
  • mason jar
  • mason jar ring
  • box knife

Steps:

  1. Using a box knife, carefully cut the top off the salt container.
  2. Trace around the top of the mason jar with a pencil.
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  4. Using the knife (or scissors), cut out the traced circle. Trim to fit, if necessary.
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  6. Put the spout piece on top of the jar and screw on the mason jar ring. Now fill it with whatever you want. (For example: bulk salt, sugar, bulk seasonings, glitter, beads, etc.)
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April 13, 20160 found this helpful

Great idea! I'm definitely going to do this as soon as my salt container is empty. I'm going to tape a note on the container to remind me. It may be a while before it's empty. We don't use a lot of salt.

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30 found this helpful
July 20, 2010 Flag

When finished with an empty cardboard salt container, cut the whole round top piece off and measure to fit a canning jar ring. Trace and cut with the flat part with scissors to fit a pint canning jar. Fill the jar with sugar, then cut a second one from a second empty salt container for non-dairy coffee creamer. The pour spouts make for easy access to your sugar and creamer.

*If desired, half pint jars can be used instead of pint jars.

Source: my grandmother

By Monica from Cortez, CO

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September 24, 20120 found this helpful

Great idea!

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June 3, 2013 Flag

Don't throw that empty salt container away. You can remove the top with the spout and cut it down to fit inside a mason jar ring! Now you can put all kind of things in the jar and easily pour out the amount you want. View the full project here: Salt Spout Mason Jar

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June 10, 20130 found this helpful

Thank you for the tip. Why didn't I think of that??

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