Wednesday, August 13

Peanut butter jars, revised edition

I noticed on Crafty Crow, today, another example of the peanut butter jar storage I had posted about here a few months ago. That reminded me to show you our updated version: peanut butter jars with lose-proof lids. I drilled a small hole through the side of the jar, near the top, and a hole in the center of the lid. I threaded a piece of an old shoelace (loss-prevention laces, I'm calling them) through each hole and knotted it on the inside. Ta da!
(Note: You could use any kind of lace, string or ribbon, keeping it short to avoid dangerous situations for babies.)

Update: For more detailed instructions and photos of the process, see my post at Blissful Kids.

21 comments:

moomer said...

So imaginative! I'm going to set out my little craft drill so I'll be ready next time I empty a jar. Hanging them opens up another realm of possibilities.

Jess said...

Dude, you guys eat a lot of peanut butter.

Amy said...

Ha ha. That's funny, Jess.

Glad you use the word "Dude" too.

Astrid said...

Oh so CLEVER!

Celia said...

Oh, what a great idea! Thanks so much!

Nichole said...

That's really brilliant! And, dude. We could have a whole squadron of peanut-butter-jar-storage-solutions by the end of the month. We eat a lot of peanut butter, too.

Anonymous said...

how do you get that rancid peanut butter smell out? no matter how much I wash, sometimes it still lingers, and I end up putting the whole thing in the recycle bin.

Amy said...

go check out this post!!!
http://myzoebug.blogspot.com/2007/12/momma-called-doctor-and-doctor-said.html

Anonymous said...

I love the ribbons, and you'll never loose a lid!
I'm definitely trying this one!
http://lovinpeanutbutter.blogspot.com/

roar! said...

Be careful to wash the jars VERY THOROUGHLY, or consider using another type of jar if the toys you store in them have the possibility of coming into contact with a child who has a severe nut allergy.

Ivory Soap said...

Brilliant! Truly.

Nikki said...

I just posted about peanut butter jar uses today. I LOVE the shoelace idea. and we use a lot of peanut butter too! ;)

Kirby3131 said...

I have always had a small love affair with peanut butter jars - mine never seem to go to waste. The funny thing is that we only go through about two a year, so I could organize my collections slowly lol

Love the shoelace thing - love it!

Have a Great Day!
Kristin (The Goat)

Deanna said...

Wow, why didn't I think of that! We are always losing our lids! Thank you for great idea! By the way, found you from tweeting around at twitter, you should tweet too!!

Katherine Marie! said...

So fantastic! We have a ton of extras---- I can't wait to try this. THANK YOu!!

Angie/Pebblekeeper said...

PERFECT! I've been searching the internet for DAYS looking for an idea for my Peanut Butter Jars. I'm looking to make a great beach combing contraption, but ways to keep the lid . . . :) THANKS!

pebblekeeper said...

Here's our version Of your idea!
THANKS!! The boys and I had fun making 3 of them last night.

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