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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By Trish Mastriano 07/24/2011
What an excellent idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us! Generally, I put the box of salt directly into a canning jar as I do with a lot of products. I like to see at a glance what I have & how much. This will make dispensing items so much easier. Now, I have to call upon the neighbors to save their salt boxes for me! lol
Trish in CT
By Marg 07/23/2011
Also cut the bottom out of the empty salt box to the same size and place it over the existing spout cut-out and replace the screw top of the canning jar. That will make it safe for travel and none of the contents will spill if the spout accidentally opens. =D
By Sheila 07/23/2011
Awesome idea! When I get some empty boxes, this idea will be used in our camper!
By linda 07/23/2011
Love canning jars, but if you'd rather have plastic, re-using Parmesan cheese containers works for this type of thing, as well.
What a neat idea. Can't wait to do this. Thanks!
By Ann Winberg 07/23/2011
Excellent-a thinking! My kind of recycling and one I am sure going to pass on. Thanks.
By Anonymous 08/22/2010
God Bless you for posting a picture and seeing, rather than reading about it, makes me want to just go ahead and make one for the remaining salt I have and then use it for something else once it's gone! Why wait, eh? ;-)
By Litter Gitter 08/21/2010
I fiinally emptied a salt box and made a top for a jar. We love it!
By Litter Gitter 07/21/2010
That's a good idea. I'll surely try it. Thanks.
By Anonymous 07/21/2010
Very clever, unique and frugal idea! Thanks for sharing it! :-)
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