So thrilled to be joining this group of talented bloggers today with our first “12 months of DIY” post. We’ll be challenging ourselves each month with a new material, and putting our noggins to the test to find the most creative uses we can, for each item. This month means MASON JARS. Who knew you could do so many things with mason jars?! I’m going to show you how I transformed mine into my new favourite travel cup in minutes. Complete with leather sleeve. Booyah! (This post may contain affiliate links. This means, should you end up making a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you. Click here for full disclosures).
First, supplies. These are pretty easy to come by…
When buying your supplies, just make sure to pay attention to what size of mason jar you’re working with. *I clearly should of applied hand lotion prior to allowing these claws of mine into my photography… but, that’s winter for you.*
The lids are the easiest step. They are sized to the mouth of your chosen mason jar. And are fitted in place using the jar ring.
Next, let’s make the easiest, no-sew, leather sleeve, ever! I found my leather swatch at Michael’s. It was already the perfect size. I simple measured it against my jar, with the right-side down, so I could mark off the overlap with a marker.
Once you have it marked off, it’s as simple as applying your super glue. This stuff is no joke. When they say “bonds skin instantly”, they mean it.
My leather swatch had no movement within seconds of pressing my two sides together. And, has remained solid ever since.
Now you can see where this is going, can’t you?
Yep, slip your leather sleeve onto your new travel mug, and you’re ready to go with your favourite hot beverage. I’m a coffee gal, and this is my new fave morning car companion… well, next to the Kiddo, of course.
The sip lids I bought also come with a reusable plastic straws. Perfect for you iced coffee lovers or when the hot weather comes rolling back in.
Literally, in about 5 minutes, I had a beautiful new travel mug. The leather just adds a little something, no? Plus it’s super guilt free. No paper cups, and no cardboard sleeves. Slip the sleeve off for washing, and BONUS! It’s dishwasher safe, too.
Another great option for you “no-sew” folks out there is fleece! Bond it with some super glue or other fabric adhesive, and you’ll have a pretty new sleeve in your colour of choice without the fraying.
Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY mason jar project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.
From the top left, they are: