I know – another mason jar post. But don’t worry, I don’t think this is going to be a thing.


But how could I resist sharing this adorable, easy – and basically FREE – idea??

mason jar pour spout

I’ve had the same little jar, filled with kosher salt, for years. When the hinge finally snapped off I knew it was the right time to attempt this little hack.



Here’s how you make a mason jar pour spout:

mason jar pour spout

mason jar pour spout

Using a knife, slice off the top of an empty salt canister. Using the mason jar ring as a template, cut out a circle. Reassemble the lid.

mason jar pour spout

That’s it! I used a piece of kraft paper to layer over the cardboard circle, as shown.

There are so many uses for this idea – spices, baking ingredients, art supplies, sprinkles – you get it.

Happy Tuesday!

mason jar pour spout


  1. Christa on July 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Jeez, that is brilliant. I have about a zillion mason jars, rings, and I’ve gotten rid of plenty of salt containers over the years. Except now I have to wait for another one. And it’s full. BOO.

  2. Angela duff on January 31, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Nice idea!

  3. clara on January 31, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Really a great idea! Some things are so hard to pour without spilling this is perfect.

    • sherisilver on January 31, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      And so easy (THIS coming from the non-craftiest person around!)!

  4. mary lou on February 8, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    do you have any ideas that would work to put epsom salts with the pour spot but a waterproof lid??

    • sherisilver on February 8, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Maybe some sort of covering for the cardboard? Or using a water-resistant material (like a thick plastic or rubber) in place of the cardboard?

    • CC on November 21, 2019 at 6:23 pm

      Amazon may carry plastic pour spouts.

    • Marilyn Holeman on August 1, 2020 at 11:38 am

      Plastic lids from Parmesan cheese fit on small-mouth (“regular”) mason jars. It doesn’t have a pour spout, but it does have a flip top! (My husband drills a hole in the plastic Parmesan lids so that a straw will fit exactly, so we have covered drinks. We have purchased the jars with metal lids with straw holes already in them, but found that they soon rust.) [By the way, your pour spout idea is genius!]

      • sherisilver on August 1, 2020 at 1:26 pm

        What a great idea! Totally doing this; thank you! πŸ™‚

  5. Debbie Specht on April 3, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Love this idea. Thank You

  6. Marla Hervey on December 2, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    I LOVE this spout. I am now using this for several spices and homemade spice rub. Thank you!!!

    • sherisilver on December 3, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Yay! This was one my fave hacks ever! πŸ™‚

  7. Glenna Hepworth on July 6, 2020 at 7:04 am

    This is such a cute Christmas Basket Project!!!

    • sherisilver on July 6, 2020 at 8:20 am

      It’s a good one – and so easy!

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