Monday, October 24

Green Guest Post {Sara from Sarbear's Journey}

I'm excited to have Sara included in our awesome green series! Check this out - it's seriously rad. 

Hey everyone! Sara here from Sarbear's Journey!
I want to share with you how to make this easy Mason Jar Bottle. This is great idea to cut down on waste and a wonderful alternative to plastics. Let's get started!

First, what you'll need:
-A Scrap Piece of Wood
-Power Drill
-3/8'' Rubber Grommets (or whatever size you choose)
-3/8" Drill Bit (just make sure bit and grommet size are the same)
-One 32oz Mason Jar

First, fit your drill with the proper size bit. I used 3/8" after checking that my straw would fit through that size rubber grommet. You'll want to use the same size grommet and bit.
As a side note, these little grommets can be found at your local hardware store for a small amount of change.

Mark an "X" or dot on your lid where you'd like your straw to go through.

Using caution, place lid on top of a sturdy board and hold firmly while drilling through the lid. This is where I should tell you to protect your eyes, so yes, do that! Glasses or goggles are your pal. The wood keeps the metal a little more under control and smooth for the next step.

The next step being that once your hole is complete you'll need to squish and pull your rubber grommet into the hole. It may take a minute or two to get it situated, but hold steady, I promise it will fit. Again, use caution, the edges of the metal will be sharp, so be aware of your fingers or wear gloves for protection.

Once you've wiggled your grommet into place you're almost done.
All you do from here is place the lid on top your jar, screw the ring into place, and put your straw in. Although, it's probably a good idea to fill it with your favorite beverage first. Easy peasy!

Not only are these good for home and work, but you can bring them with you on the road and stop for sweet tea or cola when you fill up on gas.
Not only will you prevent waste, but most places give a discount on refills. Wee doggie!

Have fun and let me know if you try it out.

Thanks for having me Shannon!



Brianna said...

This is such a clever idea, but I'd be concerned about breakage when out and about. But maybe that's just me - I'm not the most graceful person on the planet.

cb said...

what a really really cute idea! mason jars are everywhere at the thrift store to!

amberupbeat said...

I love mason jar diy's! This is really neat and can't wait to try it out :)

xo Amber P.

Anna Zimmerman said...

This is such a good idea!

Sara Reeves said...

Yay, thanks again for having me your loveliness. I'm so glad others want to try it out.


Gentrileeblog said...

Oh my goodness, I SO love this!! What an AWESOME idea! And it'd be a great gift too!

Gentrileeblog said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I just pinned it. :)

Lo Hood said...

Oh goodness I really love this...I had a mentor teacher always drinking coffee out of mason jars and this would be so perfect for iced coffee...anything really though! Thanks for sharing lady! I will have to post links to yours and CB's soon soon. :) -Lo

Doree said...

Love it! Where to buy the rubber grommets?

Anonymous said...

this is a great idea! going to pin it... thanks!

Anonymous said...

Where do you get the straw?

Katrina said...

This is such a great idea! However, if you want a tighter fit try a snap bushing instead of a rubber grommet...and they're more versatile for the variance is straw diameters. If you want to use (or can only find) the grommets check the diameter of your straw first so you can get a more snug fit. (I personally didn't like how much my room my straw had with the 3/8" grommet.)

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