Protect and serve with DIY Mason jar straw lids 0
Summer is all about taking that afternoon beverage al fresco. And in the warm sun, as you sit back and relax with your drink in hand, life is pretty fantastic — until the bugs arrive.
The age-old battle between pest and man commences almost immediately. Swipes and blows are exchanged over your drink as it sits defenceless against curious wasps and kamikaze fruit flies.
However, your glass can be outfitted with the necessary armour to protect itself, as demonstrated with this enterprising project from Cheryl Spangenberg of thatswhatchesaid.net.
By altering Mason jar lids and adding a funky straw, the liquid goods are safe and your outdoor glassware is now kind of adorable.
Score two points for the humans!
- Mason jar with lid
- 5/16-inch rubber grommets
- power drill with 3/8-inch drill bit
- fun straws
- scrap piece of wood
How-to: Mason jar straw lids
1. Take a Mason jar lid and with a scrap piece of wood behind it, drill down slowly until you are all the way through. *Tip: Using wood underneath makes for smoother holes.Spangenberg chose to offset her holes for artistic reasons, but positioning is up to you.
2. If you get a sharp edge, trim with metal snips.
3. Slip the rubber grommet through the hole, screw the lid back on the jar and find a fun straw. Voila outdoor drink collection!
For more DIY from Spangenberg, head to her website at thatswhatchesaid.net.
Do you DIY?
Have you dabbled in DIY and taken photos? Email submissions and attempts to julia.dilworth[at]sunmedia.ca or tweet her @JuliaDilworth