Giveaway: iLids Drink and Storage Lids for Mason Jars

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Last summer while promoting Preserving by the Pint, I spent a couple days in Portland. During my stay, I made a stop at one of my favorite grocery stores on the planet – the New Seasons Market on 33rd Avenue – and discovered iLids. I snapped a quick picture, posted it to Instagram, bought one to take home with me, and made a mental note to look up more information about iLids as soon as I had a spare moment.

Thanks to the interconnectedness of the internet, before I had a chance to do more research, Traci from iLids found me. A few days later, I was in Seattle doing an event at the Book Larder and she dashed in to introduce herself and hand off a few iLid samples.

iLid on jar

I’ve been using the lids ever since. They come in both a solid, one-piece storage lid and a one-piece drinking lid (and both are available in either regular or wide mouth sizes). I use the storage lids for leftovers and lunch packing and they are satisfyingly airtight and leakproof.

The drink lids are equally sturdy. They are fitted with a sliding tab that you can use to block off the drinking hole (just like the ones that many traditional travel mugs have) and when you lid the tab back, you can either sip directly from the lid or slip a straw into the space (it has a thoughtful bump-out designed expressly for a straw!).

iLid with straw

iLids come in nine colors, are made in the USA and are free of BPA, BPS, or phthalates. You can order them directly from the company or seek out one of their retailers. You can also enter today’s giveaway. Thanks to Traci at iLids, I have two sets of lids to give away. Both winners will get four lids apiece, one of each size and function. Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share something jar related. New accessory discovery? Have you finished your summer tomatoes? Did you recently break a favorite jar? I’m feeling open-ended, so go for it.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pmΒ east coast time on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The winnerΒ will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog by Sunday, MarchΒ 1, 2015.
  3. Giveaway is open to US residents only (sorry!).
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left on the blog, I cannot accept submissions via email.

Disclosure: The nice folks at iLid gave me some free lids for photography purposes and are also providing the lids for the winners of this giveaway. They are not currently Food in Jars sponsors and no money has changed hands. I simply like these lids and am happy to share them with all of you.Β 

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468 responses to “Giveaway: iLids Drink and Storage Lids for Mason Jars”

  1. I have been a fan of canning jars for years and now my new daughter-in-law is learning to love them too. They just bought a new house and I will be helping her put in a garden this summer. I am excited to teach her how to can and enjoy the fruits of her labor πŸ™‚

  2. I use jars everywhere. I just bought a flat of cute little half pint jars for body scrubs that I’m giving as gifts. Pick me! Lol

  3. I just canned beans for the first time which was a great revelation as we go through commercial canned beans all the time. Only down side, I had to give up the jar I use for my daily coffee to the canning until I could go dig out the cases of jars I have in storage.

  4. I love custom lids for jars. Ever since I discovered them, I’ve been using jars for all of my small kitchen storage needs. It’s so easy and practical!

  5. I based my last honey purchase on the jar it came in. It was the only local honey that was in a simple quart jar. I thought, “Hey, I could reuse that so easily for any number of things!” The others were not good candidates for repeat canning, so they were shunned.

  6. I love those lids! I’ve started making yogurt again and I’ve been putting it in pint jars. I love taking yogurt along as a snack with the BNTO cup to hold my yogurt!

  7. Just bought a new house with room for *everything*, so I ordered my first set of jars off amazon today. My canning journey has officially begun.

  8. I buy some things in bulk and transfer useable amounts to small jars for ease of use. Depending on the item and amount to be used it’s either one of a spice size jar, or cup jar or pint jar.

  9. I’m excited to move into a new apartment with a pantry, and to be able to use my supply of mason jars to organize it. Finally a space to look at pretty jars!

  10. When I moved into my new apartment, I got rid of all drinking glasses (save for wine) and use jars exclusively! I also use them for small storage in my pantry and fridge.

  11. I just pulled the oldest (2009) jar of pickles out of my cabinet. I guess that means I really need to reorganize and get them sorted before canning season starts up. I didn’t use the pickles, btw.

  12. We’re doing garden planning right now, and plotting what to plant to can this year! Lots of tomatoes, but some new fruit trees too as a long term investment!

  13. I am currently obsessed with hunting down the new purple mason jars that have just come out. So pretty!!! Can’t wait to stick some flowers in them πŸ™‚

  14. Put up some tasty carrot-orange marmalade recently! Haven’t used the last of anything yet – but there’s still plenty of winter left to go out here in Wisconsin.

  15. I’m probably late to the party, but I just discovered that jars can connect directly to a blender. So great for making individually flavored smoothies for each family member without having to rinse the blender jar. I let each person choose their ingredients and blend away. Those drinking lids would be awesome to screw on top of the finished smoothies for the days we are running late and need to drink on the go.

  16. My office manager brought me an enormous pickle jar recently, knowing that I would be so excited by it. Gifts of jars thrill me!

  17. I just filled a quart jar with some local, raw honey. Yum! Next up is vac-sealing corn meal in quart jars. I use canning jars for all kinds of stuff around the house, including storing extra buttons. More than likely the lids would get used every day around here.

  18. I’ve been trying to drink more water at work, and my weensy little water bottle wasn’t cutting it. I switched to a quart jar, and presto – I’m now the most hydrated lady at the office.

  19. I have run out of places to store my jars. I now have four cases sitting in my kitchen floor because I have no where to stash them.

  20. I use a beautiful old round wide mouth Kerr Economy jar for flowers. I had two, but unfortunately broke one. :(. So sad.

    I use a quart wide mouth jar fork a spoon holder when I cook.. Actually I use canning jars for many uses including dry good storage in the pantry; wide mouth 1/2 gallon jars for dehydrated foods. :):)

  21. I’m trying to figure out why my most recent batch of kimchi grew mold when none of the others have. I don’t think it will make it into jars:-(

  22. I have always loved canning jars and keep way more than I need on hand. They are great for so much, including storage. My daughter would love these lids!

  23. My little one just dropped a jar this morning and it shattered on the hardwood floor. ..she uses them as her drinking glass and while I’m happy no one was hurt I will need to replace it!

  24. I’m sure this isn’t news to everyone, but I recently learned that my blender fits a regular-mouth sized mason jar! Since then I’ve been making smoothies and blended drinks in the jar I drink them out of, making hummus in the jar I canned the chickpeas in, and making dips and dressings in the jar I store them in. Fewer dishes to wash, more delicious things to eat, and more uses for my beloved mason jars – woo!

  25. I have always loved mason jars, but mostly for food. I’ve recently gotten into the habit of taking drinks to work in them and am not sure why!

  26. i use my canning jars for storing things in my pantry and also for flower vases. I would actually like to use them more for canning things like applesauce and jam, though. ☺️

  27. I use canning jars all the time! little jelly jars for lots of kitchen supplies, food, etc. and I put on special lids for example I put a cinnamon/sugar mix into a jelly jar with a flip top lid, works perfectly. the jars I put in the refrig. can see thru to see what it is πŸ™‚ and also with previously used canning lids I can label whats in the jar with sharpie marker.

  28. I was thrilled when a customer sent some peanut brittle to the office at Christmas in a half gallon Mason jar… and I got to take the jar home! It has sauerkraut in it now:)

  29. This time of year my jars do a lot of soup toting. This morning I had tomato, chickpea, coconut soup from a jar and this afternoon I had spicy peanut carrot soup from a jar.

  30. i use my mason jars for dried spices, leftover cooking wine, fruit salad, the list goes on and on! I’d love to try these lids.

  31. I take fridge oatmeal to work every morning in a Ball jar. I prepare a few at a time, then pull ’em out in the morn for a fuss-free, healthy breakfast.

  32. Oh, man. My fridge broke last weekend πŸ™ while cleaning it out I discovered a handful of jars. I won’t need to buy more jars for awhile. You lose some, you win some!

  33. I have given up my coffee mug for a wide mouth pint jar and in truth I am so tempted to use a quart jar which would be sooo bad for me.

  34. I use jars for so many things. I bring a drink (sometimes juice, sometimes tea) to work every day in them, I make and store yogurt in them. I have a set of little antique jam jars that I bring my breakfast in everyday. And of course, I can with them. I love jars!

  35. I found an old half gallon jar with a regular mouth at a flea market for a quarter it made my day! I don’t ask for much.

  36. I’m a jar hoarder :/ I have to buy jars anytime I see an amazing deal, they are just so useful and if I had the jar lid drinking lid it would be wonderful.

  37. I make a big batch of coffee on Sunday and store it in the fridge in a half gallon mason jar. I love cold coffee, so I am good for the week once I do that! Love those giant jars!

  38. I use jars to store candy, coffee, spices, etc.. In the fridge they are perfect for storing green onions and cilantro with water to keep them fresh.

  39. I just checked my inventory to see if we’ll have enough spiced pickled beets to last until the next canning season! I think we’ll be okay, unless my toddler’s appetite gets any bigger.

  40. Living in Portland I feel so fortunate to have so many amazing grocery shopping options. In the winter I use my mason jars to infuse mini batches of flavored liquor. I just toted some blood orange ‘limoncello’ to-be down into the basement yesterday.

  41. While reorganizing in my fruit room, I found some older jars of pear halves. I sliced them & dehydrated them, & Oh. My. Goodness are they yummy. Those iLids look like they would be a lot of fun.

  42. I am enjoying using my tall Ball canning jars for storing my snack foods to keep them fresh. I am also excited to try pickling for the first time this year!

  43. I just bought 6 more 1/2 gallon jars….I was sorely lacking in large jars and now I’ve got more! So happy. And the stores are shrinking, but still a whole lot of food in our basement and for that I am grateful. I’d guess we are down to 150 jars of stuff left, but I also keep canning beans and stock up for now and the summer. I agree what you wrote about canning in in the ‘off season’ in that I stock up on those things now while other things are quiet. I also put up the last of the juice and jams from fruit in the freezer. So basically, just rambling, but I love jars and I love canning πŸ™‚

  44. I’m rationing my jam… just a few strawberry and only one raspberry left…

    We figured we can only eat one dilly bean per month until July comes again. My kids want me to triple the amount I can next summer.

  45. I love products like this for mason jars. I have a million of them and I have already helped fund three different projects at Kickstarter. I can see buying more of these to give as gifts.

  46. I’ve canned tomatoes and salsa…but just tried my first batch of strawberry & kiwi jam a few weeks ago. It was fantastic! And easier than I expected.

  47. I’m loving the (new?) wide mouth 8oz jars. Perfect size/shape for for sauces and condiments, so much better than the regular mouth version!

  48. The iLids are such a cool invention! I love camping and these would be great to have for morning coffe to evening cocktails around the camp fire. πŸ™‚

  49. I’ve broken mason jars before, but usually by dropping them or by trying to defrost frozen goods too quickly. Last summer was the first time I ever had a jar break while I was actually in the process of water-bath canning!

  50. I wish the white storage caps that are made for canning jars sealed for when storing (or transporting) liquids. I bought gaskets to put in the caps and they don’t make them much better as they don’t fit into the cap itself. Hope this is canning related enough to be in the running for the giveaway. Just a tiny little rant πŸ™‚

  51. discovered peach butter for the crockpot in an old Better Homes and Garden cookbook. will be canning in the summer and now iLids for my jars. how much easier can it get:) thanks for the chance.

  52. Been trying to be healthier and one of the ways is by juicing. Love the 12 oz jelly jars to store the juice, perfect size and looks kind of elegant.

  53. I’ve been using my wide mouth mason jars for making kefir and it’s just perfectly ideal. I’m of the opinion that more people should do it!

  54. Every time I make my granola, it seems to “disappear” with in a day. Now everyone will get a mason jar with their name on it and that is their divided out portion!

  55. These are so cool! I’ll definitely be checking them out. Let’s see, some jar related… I’m loving the new purple jars and I’m pissed that Ball only is doing the purple rings/lids in regular mouth…

  56. I made my first batch of overnight oats in mason jars tonight. The two piece lids were kind of a pain though. These kids look like they’d be perfect for what I need!

  57. I use mason jars for storing vegetable stock. I cook the stock all day and the strain it and pour it into pint jars and freeze it for when I need it for cooking.

  58. I am using mason jars for my wedding favors, and am really excited to get custom labels for the tops. Spent time this weekend canning some of your delicious peach jam to pop into guest bags!

  59. I’ve been on a steel cut oats kick for a couple of weeks. I make a big batch in the rice cooker and then portion it into pint jars about 2/3 full. Then each morning I add whatever viddles I want (today was dried cherries, frozen blueberries, nutmeg and maple syrup), add a splash of milk, and head out. Breakfast at work = done!

  60. Super excited about these lids!

    Also, I continuously make more jams and jellies than we could ever eat. It’s a problem πŸ˜‰ Maybe 2015 will hold more freezing than canning…

  61. I have started counting down the jam jars in my basement and realized I only have a few “gift” size left! I must have miscalculated this year but it sure helps planning for next year to know I was short a few. I’ve also started asking around for my jars. . . only to the close friends and family of course πŸ™‚

  62. We’re crushing on our blue pint jars lately. They’ve become our favorite drinking glasses, and they are perfect for dinner parties. Simple and beautiful. Green and purple jars are in our future!

  63. My friend just gave me FOUR jars of her pickles!!! I am so happy to have them, hers are better than mine. I’ll have to get her the jars back if I want them refilled. πŸ˜‰

  64. I need to inventory my jars before my canning season starts. I might treat myself to the limited ball colors this year.

  65. I brought three jars of preserves to Florida last week – escaping frigid Philly winter with a visit to my man’s dad’s house. Apricot-nut conserve, peach mostarda, and balsamic pickled figs! We ate them with PA and VT cheeses.

  66. When my husband and I moved into his late grandparents house, I inherited all of his grandmother’s old canning supplies. Her jars, her pressure cooker and even some of her canning recipes. It’s truly beautiful. I hope I am honoring her by continuing the tradition of gardening and preserving on her lot.

  67. We just planted a peach tree and a plum tree in our backyard. We also purchased an apple tree, but haven’t been able to put it in the ground yet. I am so excited for all the jars I’ll be able to fill! Maybe not until next next summer, though. The guy at the nursery said we’ll get 3 peaches this year. Haha. I’ll just have to eat those.

  68. I finally bought some plastic storage lids because the previous owner of our house left us with a pantry that stinks of laundry detergent and scented candles, no matter what we do. Air-tight is the rule these days.

  69. Every time I go out and see people I know they’ve been giving me back jelly jars! I’ve either gifted them homemade preserves or sold my products like sugar scrubs and body butters. I love getting the empties back with requests for more!

  70. These look wonderful. Can hardly wait to acquire a few of them.

    Biggest jar news here is they are beginning to get organized. A friend made some wooden storage boxes for some of the filled jars, but the box storage made very little sense, and the empty jar storage made even less sense! Winter seems like a great time to make some sense of it all. Hurray!

  71. Oh these look fun! My latest jar-related activity is actually (no really!) buying some Meyer lemons to preserve from Preserving the Pint. I am aiming for candied lemons and the strawberry lemonade preserves, which may make it into my belly before the larder!

  72. Last year I canned for the first time and loved it! I made three types of jams and one syrup and gave them as gifts for Christmas. I’d love to make some more, and this time I’ll be sure to keep at least one of each flavor!

  73. Personally, I’m just loving all the great things I’m reading in these comments! Plastic lids have made my life so much better, but bored with all white–looking for more color in my life.

  74. Those are pretty. I hope I win. We love jars at our house for many purposes. I recently learned how to use a pressure canner. It was scary and empowering. I now know I can preserve anything my family would need. Next up meats!

  75. I’m always excited to finish a straight-sided wide mouth half pint jar of elderberry jelly so I can use it for homemade yogurt, or to put soup in it for lunch.

  76. I often use a wide mouth quart jar to make my breakfast smoothie. No, I don’t drink a gigantic smoothie.
    The bigger jar is perfect to use with my immersion blender without making a mess or dirtying another container for drinking. I then use a glass straw to drink my breakfast.

  77. really want purple jars this year. My favorite color and I think they would be so fun for gifts. Also excited that strawberries are starting to come out on the west coast. Looking forward to the first batch of strawberry jam.

  78. Oh, the ball jars. I was super happy to see the purple ones this year and as soon as I find them in my little community I will use them for salsa this summer. I have a faithful fallowing and since they all know my favorite color is purple they won’t forget where they got it and return it for more!! Yeah!!

  79. I love brussels sprouts. But I hate the prep. So, I use my food processor on the weekend to shred them. Then I vacuum seal them in half gallon jars. During the week, all I have to do is pop the lid and the sprouts are all ready to go. I don’t know where I would be without a food processor and canning jars.

  80. Apple cider syrup has almost completely replaced traditional maple syrup at our house. Thank you for such a lovely recipe!

  81. I am so anxious to start finding the purple jars around! Haven’t seen them in the stores yet, but looking forward to using them for canning this summer πŸ™‚

  82. Just canned up a large crock pot of homemade applesauce plus I also stored my tuna and egg salad mixture in my wide mouth jars plus I store my dry beans in my quart size wide mouth jars

  83. I’ve taken a hiatus from canning due to starting work again after a few years home with the boys. I’m itching to start canning again but right now I use my stash of jars for holding lunches and smoothies! Love, love the colors of these lids and they would look perfect capping off a layered mason jar salad or green smoothie! πŸ™‚

  84. Breakfast jars are my latest favorite! I prepare oatmeal for the week. Then the night befor, I add milk to the jar. In the morning, pop it in the microwave for two minutes, and I have a perfect breakfast!

  85. I’ve been canning way over 50 years and I still love to can. I love to can in Mason jars to give for gifts to family and friends. I’m always on the lookout for new canning recipes.

  86. My favorite thing about jars right now is the stocks in the freezer in straight sided jars. It’s a nice secure feeling at a shaky time.

  87. My favorite little snack after work is a few crackers and cheese with a dollup of jam. This week I used my homemade peach jam. It was so delicious and even better when the cheese is melted just a bit!

  88. Everyday I bring to work a small jar filled with my own homemade Greek yogurt. I have to bag the jar with a plastic bag because it leaks so having a lid that does not leak would be a great improvement.

  89. Someone at my job was giving away a mixed lot of canning supplies from his mother’s estate and I managed to score one of those blue vintage jars! It’s so pretty and one of my prized decorative pieces.

  90. Well, I am so ready for summer- I am thinking about my favorite warm weather drink that I made lay year: iced coffee in a mason jar. Yum. Gonna try it with a little coconut sugar this year!

  91. I frequently bring a jar of water to work to drink throughout the day. Can’t begin to count the number of “moonshine” comments I get from coworkers! Too funny. But it’s so nice to feel like I am drinking at my desk from a real glass, and not some random squirt bottle. Much more homey.

  92. In looking at my empty jars on my very cold shelves. I dreaming and planning which varieties of vegetables I’d like to try this year in my garden. Ah, the planning and dreaming, its about all I can do right now. Jars just waiting to be filled. We’ll get there, it can’t be too terribly far ahead right?

  93. Out of school again for snow! I plan on taking inventory of what’s left of the summer and fall canning. It will be fun to see what’s left in the jars! Let it snow!

  94. I love the bright colored lids. I usually give a lid with my my canned gifts. It’s so much easier to store. So many neat new items these days!

  95. Among my favorite jars are the old fashioned blue canning jars that my father bought me 30 years ago at a farm auction. They always make me smile.

  96. Most of my canning jars are empty. I have only used them for fig preserves (but there are five flats of them!) I am hoping the figs produce heartily this year so I can fill them all up with yummy goodness.
    Of course I could use these lids in the meantime to make good use of my jars.

    • Had a really bad mouse problem in a house that I lived in 20 years ago . I socked the problem with mason jars for everything! The habit stays with me, even though I live in a mouse-free house now.
      I hope!

  97. I have some pickles I made this summer that I haven’t tried yet. Maybe eating them in this frigid weather will make it feel like summer.

  98. I’ve recently had to temporarily go full-time at work. Consequently, I haven’t had much time for jamming and my freezers are still pretty full. (By this time, I am usually looking for a way to use up the bits & pieces) Spring will be here before I know it and it will be time to pick wild dewberries! Then, peaches, pears and figs! There are a lot of empty jars around here…I need a vacation.

  99. I would love to have some storage lids. I make daikon pickles for our not-so-traditional banh mi sandwiches and recently made some sauerkraut. I need something other than the metal canning lids.

  100. I haven’t canned since the summer. Busy moving and fixing up the house. Hope to can tomatoes, corn and blueberries this year.

  101. My gf’s little girl will only eat my raspberry jam now, no store bought. Her mother can’t fool her because she looks for the canning jars I use πŸ˜‰

  102. Newby canner but have always jars to store dry goods – and have taken my jars to the store to fill my bulk items – have the customer service weigh the jar and mark it for checkout and fill it up – no more plastic bags to bring home and empty!

  103. Thanks for the information on iLids. I just placed my first order for wide mouth lids. Always looking for innovative storage ideas. Glass jars are ideal, but I’m not too fond of metal lids. These look like they’ll not only be perfect, but bright & cheerful as well.

  104. I love jars! I use them for everything….from taking drinks along with me, to storage in the kitchen ans bathroom, to making them into dispensers. So much better than paper or plastic.

  105. I have lots of empty jars that I am using to pack healthy snacks in for my always hungry boys to grab for their school lunches or breakfast or on their way to sports practice. Things like yogurt parfaits, overnight oatmeal, energy bites, soup, apples and peanut butter, veggies with dip……

  106. I use mason jars for everything! Storage, canning, snack jars, for medicines and beauty care products that I make at home! I love to drink out of mason jars too…this product would make those car rides a lot less wet!

  107. I had no idea how many awesome mason jar accessories exist these days! I need to sit down and devote some time to research all the goodies there are out there.

  108. I use my empty jars to hold everything from Quinoa to antique buttons. Hoping to get a pressure canner so I can put up more of my garden harvest this year. If it EVER stops being below zero here in MI!

  109. all my jars are favorites and not only did I break one, I broke about 40????. It was necessary to move the cabinet I store my canned goods in so I had to empty it first. I thought the easiest way would be to transfer all my food to my sewing table which I put right next to it. As I put the very last jar on it, the entire table shifted and went down. Quite the mess and not only the huge loss of jars but the loss of all the food. It took 2 hours to clean up. I wish I could show you the pictures.

  110. I have vowed to not buy plastic vessels to send school lunches and snacks to school with my sweet third grade girl! Jars it is and the colored lids would be an awesome addition! Great giveaway!

  111. Just yesterday I found two jars of crabapple butter that had come unsealed. The contents had completely dehydrated…in all the years I’ve been canning, I’ve never seen anything like that! Needless to say I threw away the contents:)

  112. I use Mason jars for everything – storing beans, grains, nuts, dried fruit (they look so beautiful I display them on open shelves under my kitchen cabinets); extra smoothie goes from Vita-Mix to jar in the fridge for later; I freeze extra soup in them; and I use them to gift my homemade granola in…. I wold love to try the new lids!

  113. I have so many empty jars right now, so these are perfect! Really looking forward to warmer weather and things that I can… can. πŸ™‚

  114. I’ve been finding vintage jars and using them for canisters. My “new” jars are filled with jams. I love jars for everything!

  115. Always looking for the right lid for the jar. this looks great. We can all sorts of things and have sooo many jars lying around!

  116. I have the opposite problem – I am out of jars right now! My freezer is full of single serving meals in wide mouth pints, my fridge is crammed with regular mouth pints full of permeasured juices for smoothies, and I have about 6 empty jars left, but without lids! I NEED MORE BALL JARS! πŸ™‚

  117. We are currently working on eating down the stock. I canned a ton of fruit last year. The iLids look so great for drinks on the go. We are at the park all the time during the summer and I like to bring ice tea or iced coffe with me, but worry about spilling on the way there.

  118. Last year, I made some killer savory pumpkin soup. This soup was so good, I always felt like I had just gotten a hug after eating it. Forgetting that liquids expand when frozen, I filled several quart jars all the way to the top and put them in the freezer. I was heartbroken when I discovered two broken jars and two quarts of ruined hug soup.

  119. I am proud to say I am doing much better about storing dry goods and many other small items in jars. I love jars and would love to try some of these lids.

  120. I finally broke down and dumped out all of the jam I had that was over three years old along with the mass amounts of pickles I made a few years ago that just plain weren’t good. On to planning my first garden in years so I can fill those jars back up with stuff we’ll actually eat.

  121. I just purchased the Heritage Ball Jars in Blue and Purple. They are so pretty, I use them for pantry storage. Then I purchased the purple ones for my two besties for galentines day. I just had to share the love.

  122. I recently obtained very old large blue mason jars from my mother in law. They are from around 1916-1920 and they originally belonged to my husband’s great grandmother. I love them!

  123. Not only do I hoard canning jars, but other jars like pickle jars, spagetti jars, and on and on….
    The big gallon pickle jars come in handy for making kombucha.

  124. I freeze my nuts and seeds in mason jars πŸ™‚
    I LOVE slurping my smoothies out of mason jars through a glass straw…Lids like these would be a smashing hit, the jars would officially be able to take car trips with me without the fear of wearing my smoothies on my shirt πŸ™‚

  125. Love these colorful lids! Been using jars lately for all sorts of homemade lotions and deodorant. And my son has super-dry skin — I’ll only trust a mason jar to tote around olive oil for his skin on trips. Thanks for the giveaway.

  126. My toddler and I have been splitting smoothies for breakfast, and I pour the next day’s worth into a big ole jar in the fridge. That way I can just open it for her in the morning. These lids would be perfect!

  127. My mother isn’t able to can anymore, so the last time I visited her I went through her (huge) jar collection. What fun! MANY jars came my way. These lids would be great.

  128. I am watching my jars slowly transition from full to empty. The tomatoes are almost gone, but lots of salsa left. We still have a lot to eat before summer canning starts! These lids look interesting but I sure love my cuppows. I have a lot of brand loyalty going right now.

  129. I’ve been looking for a lid that could be used for storage in the fridge or pantry (for dried beans, lentils, etc). I only have one jar of apricot jam left πŸ™ I’m going to be sad to break it open, but it tastes like summer so it will be worth it during this arctic winter.

  130. I pickled and pickled and pickled last summer, canning enough sweet sandwich slices to keep my husband happy for a long time – hopefully enough that I wouldn’t have to grow cukes this upcoming summer.

    Then, he un-retired, and his once or twice weekly sandwiches turned into 5, 6, 7 times a week sandwiches, using up the small jars of slices much too quickly!

    We may have to grow cucumbers (and fight downy mildew and squash borers) after all…

  131. I have my grandmothers ‘quilted’ canning jars. I use them as storage for beans, rice, etc. Pretty and functional. These lids would be perfect!

  132. My canning adventures this week will include chicken stock, glazed baby carrots and mushrooms which I’m going to can and dry. Who cares if there’s snow on the ground!

  133. I use my canning jars for EVERYTHING! I can, craft, use them for vases and even use them just to sit around on the window sills and look pretty! I have canning jars that were my grammas’ and cherish every memory that they invoke.

  134. I recently discovered that Target carries frog lids for jars to use when arranging flowers. They also have lids with different kinds of holes in them to turn your jars into a piggy bank, a potpourri diffuser, or a votive holder. I only wish you could buy a variety pack… pretty sure I don’t need 5 frog tops! They don’t, however, yet have the purple heritage jars – I would buy those in a hot second and they would be perfect for these kind of non-canning uses!

  135. A friend recently gave me two boxes of jars. There were the usual jars already in my collection but there were a few unique jars in there too – I love “different’ jars. πŸ™‚

  136. Just opened up a jar of blueberry jam, which really gave me a burst of much-needed thoughts of summer during this brutally cold Chicago winter!

  137. I make a batch of steel cut oats at the beginning of each week, divide them up between 5 pint jars and bring one to work each morning for breakfast. Different flavors each week: apple cinnamon, peanut butter and cocoa, apricot almond…

  138. Ohhh, they look nice!

    I just canned your pickled mushrooms the other week (still working on the blog post photos) and I’m about to can stock this week in my pressure canner. Canning in the winter is THE BEST with all the heat and moisture so very welcome in the house.

  139. Wow, these lids would be perfect for the salads I pack for lunch in one quart mason jars. Also, I am a big fan of using a straw, the drinking lid would be perfect too!

  140. Those lids are so diverse – I can think of 10 ways I would use them right now. My husband and I are preparing to make a variety of jams and jellies for the spring/summer season! Just trying to escape from this bitter winter weather.

  141. My canning season for my jams and jellies is in full mode to start preparing for the Arts and Craft Fairs. Now the search for reasonably priced jars starts. Last year my search led me to Target. You have to be a little tricky and make them compare their own website prices verses shelf price but worth the game.

  142. I’m going to start pickling asparagus that is in your latest book. I did it last year and I got raves from so many people that I gave it to. I saw some in the farmers market the other day so I’m getting ready for that. These lids look great! Thanks!

  143. Perfect timing! I was just talking to my nephew about random things and he mentioned that he loves drinking out of canning jars. Now to hop over and order some lids for him.

  144. I love the way filled jars look on a built-in in my kitchen. I love the look so much, I sometimes forget that there is real food in those jars! I worked my way through the tomato sauce from last year’s bumper tomato crop, when I realized I still have three small jars of tomato marmalade. I think one of them will become a glaze on tomorrow night’s pork chops…

  145. We are currently on an emptying jars mission. There are so many yummy jars filled with so many good things, but sometimes we forget to incorporate them all into our cooking/eating, so we’re working on a one-empty/per week system since the beginning of the year. Got a little out of practice with some traveling, but we’re hopping back on the wagon next week.

  146. I love all my jars! I just got the purple heritage quart and pint jars and they are fantastic. I store snacks, dried beans, lentils, leftovers and so much more in all my jars. Right now we eat dinner at the gym between swim lessons and jars are great for a hot soup!

  147. I have so many jars of stuff I have preserved that I had to add shelves to my pantry in order to accommodate them. Now if I could only remember to use the contents more.

  148. I just got some new purple jars. I like the color when held up to light but they look kinda like a smoke color when put on a surface. I just put daffodils in one and they look great. Just waiting for spring !

  149. I make homemade juices and smoothies and they stay so fresh in glass canning jars:) I’m hoping to find some of these kids soon!!

  150. Oh! I’ve been looking for something like this! I did break one of my favorite blue Ball jars this week whilst aggressively stirring my chia “pudding” that had lumped up in a most unpalatable glob. My take-away is to have a nice tight LID and spend a few minutes shaking the mix intermittently before I pop it in the fridge.

  151. My hour-long commute to work each day involves biking, walking, and a vanpool ride. I bring my lunch from home, and I need containers that won’t spill no matter how much jostling they endure. The best solution I’ve found is canning jars, which have never once leaked on me (and only once ever broken, which was a total anomaly). Today for lunch I’ve brought matzoh ball soup, yogurt, and grapefruit juice, all in mason jars. I’ve been looking for affordable, versatile, spill-proof lids that are a bit more attractive than my used caning lids that no amount of scrubbing will clean of labels like “raspberry jam 2012”!

  152. Before this summer I had never used canning jars for anything other than canning and drinks. I’ve seen lots of neat uses…just hadn’t tried any. My daughter was married in August and decided to use them for centerpieces for her outdoor mountain wedding. We painted them varied shades of cream and peach, then tied raffia around the neck and put babies breath in them. Turned out beautiful!!!

  153. I am taking over the office room. it is going to be another pantry for my hundreds of jars. One thing I struggle with is jars collecting on the counter above the dishwasher. I need a handy spot to keep my empties too!

  154. I am working towards making another batch of chili. I can mixtures of peppers and tomatoes just to use for chili in the winter months!

  155. I’ve recently discovered wide mouth half gallon jars, and love them to store…almost everything! I’m on the lookout for more.

  156. I am dying to get my hands on those purple heritage jars! They are gorgeous! I’ve been in a soup mood and have been ferrying some to work in one of my blue heritage pints. Can’t wait to do the same with the purple! πŸ™‚

  157. I keep having to remember to leave the door to the closet ajar so the canned goods inside don’t freaking freeze. Please send spring!

  158. I always seem to be juggling multiple fermentation and canning projects at any given time, so the volume of jars to be found around my home is rather mind-boggling. All the new accessories that are being developed really increase the usefulness of these amazing multi-taskers!

  159. I’ve been looking for some good solid lids for taking yogurt to work. Right now I’ve been sandwiching a piece of plastic wrap in between the jar and screw band. It works, but I’m sure there’s a better way!

  160. My favourite jars are definitely my Le Parfait ones. I have so many saved from preserves etc that i have had to stop saving them as i have a cupboard full, but the Le parfait win hands down. I use them all the time – most often just to put my (homemade) yogurt in to take to work.

  161. My biggest jar related drama of late is storage related. I have simply run out of space within the bounds of my kitchen. I think you have meantioned hiding boxes under your sofa, but mine is in the middle of the room with no skirt to help hide them. I am considering long term storage in the crawl space. However, there is a snake that lives under there and I don’t want to disturb it.

  162. Not only do I love my jars of jams and tomatoes in the pantry but my jar full of threads with the pin cushion top is my favorite jar craft!

  163. I broke down and bought a lid rack and used it for the first time last weekend…I kinda love it now. So much easier to to grab a lid now with my lid wand than it was before.

  164. We’re thinking about either redoing our kitchen or buying a new house. Either way, I totally want to incorporate jars more permanently than they are now. Maybe some light fixtures?

  165. Going to search out iLids…..would be great for taking my green drink to work….can now use a straw!!! Great post….thank you.

  166. I recently bought a “made by Anoush” stamp with the words inside a little jar. Great for labeling my canned goods, and even anything else I make to gift!

  167. Also running out of product storage space! Husband is building shelves for the laundry room but I think it may have too much temperature fluctuation. I will think on what I can put there instead. After all the shelves won’t be finished anytime soon!

  168. My SO always accuses me of being clumsy and breaking stuff, but in the last 2 months he has broken 2 of my favorite vintage jars! That I only had a dozen of to begin with! At least I still have ten *sniff*. And I’d rather we use them and break them, I guess, then pack them away never to be seen again. OK, rant over!

  169. I use jars for everything, storage, canning, pencils, cotton, workbench, except as eating or drinking units. I love the idea of not replacing my water bottles, travel mugs, lunch boxes instead beginning to use “mason” jars. Looking online now for all the new lids.

  170. When I first started canning 4 years ago I bought a few dozen jars at retail. Since then I’ve searched out jars at garage sales, estate sales, and occasionally at stores when on deep discount. I’ve some how amassed more than enough jars for my needs. I’ve put them on my “do no buy” list and even passed up a couple that I could have had for a quarter each.

    Ahhhh…but I may still need so me purple ones.

  171. I’m a novice, just getting started with canning, so I look forward to reading other posts as I don’t have a story to share as I get my supplies to start this spring/summer with bountiful seasonal veggies.

  172. I recently start dehydrating and in the process of learning and putting the dried food in canning jars. So much fun and makes an addition to my canning. Also I have started planting potatoes and onions. Come on Spring.

  173. I have a canning shelf that is central to my kitchen. It looks great lined with jars full of pickled beets, cucumber pickles, applesauce, pickled pears, and jams. I also have some kitchen staples in larger quart and half-gallon jars, such as quinoa, specialty flours, muesli, rice, and oats.

  174. I used to think canning jars were specifically and exclusively for canning. How wrong I was! I have yet to do much canning (as in, I mostly only can applesauce, albeit several bushels worth), but the mason jars in my kitchen continue to multiply as I find more and more uses for them.

  175. Do bottles count? I have a lidless, 1-litre Weck bottle. It’s the perfect size for a carafe of sweet tea, but I hesitate to use it without a lid. Are there similar toppers for Weck bottles? I would love to have a handful of such lovelis (insurance for the next times they are lost.)

  176. I’m almost out of canned tomato products but I still have lots of pickles left! I guess this means I know what to concentrate on for next year- lots of tomatoes!

  177. Finished all my bottled tomatoes this week. Bottling chicken today and planning the garden. I can’t wait to try canning beans.

  178. This weekend I peeled a whole bunch of lemons and threw them into a half gallon Ball jar with a bottle of 100 proof vodka. My forward-thinking in February will reap delicious and refreshing limoncello in the summer!

  179. I like the look of these! I have a couple of the CupWow lids and like the drinking lids. But I also like the storage lid. Jar accessories are addictive to me!
    In canning news, I’m completely out of apple butter. My hubby asked me how I could have let that happen – I guess I’m not the only one disappointed about it! But I did just do 7 more pints of mushrooms in beef broth, so that should earn me back some brownie points!

  180. These tops look pretty awesome. My latest obsession is drinking out of quart sized mason jar (a few a day!) and the tops look like they would be pretty handy.

  181. I recently was given several boxes of jars that were left in a garage when my elderly neighbor went to a nursing home. Love it, there were several Atlas jars and a few “Mom’s” jars.

  182. This winter, we’ve destroyed so many coffee mugs because they are stored on an un-insulated wall and the mugs crack the moment they’ve come into contact with hot coffee. As an alternative, I’ve been using my mason jars as mugs. They work great, and not a single one has cracked despite them being stored on the same wall. I could really use a regular mug lid.

  183. These look like what I’ve been looking for! I’m addicted to pickled jalapeno’s but once open the brine corrodes my rings! On another note, one of my students drinks smoothies out of a large ball jar it makes my morning every morning.

  184. Canning is so much of my lifestyle AND now you are making it even easier. Will be moving soon, I want to create a “Canning” spot in my new kitchen. ..near my coffee pot. [smile]

  185. I have so many jars, but not enough ways to use them. That doesn’t stop me from collecting them though (I blame the depression-era lifestyle learned from my grandparents). Finally a way to use all my jars and not have to justify my ragtag collection!

  186. I am obsessed with the new colorful mason jars popping up everywhere. I’ve bought blue and green, and spotted purple on this site. Love to use them all around the house!

  187. My husband has taken to repurposing jars with chips all over the house. So now we have a jar for straws, one holds his wallet and change, one holds our toothbrushes, etc etc. House of jars……

  188. I bought some of the new vintage green quart Mason jars and are using them to make and store homemade yogurt. They are really pretty and stand out in the fridge. Love them!

  189. I love using a mason jar for carrying my drinking water around the house. I’ve even made an insulated cozy for it! I would love to add a new colorful drinking lid to my collection!

  190. We are in the middle of spending two months in Florida in our travel trailer. We pulled it from Montana and I didn’t put in glass things because I wasn’t sure how they would travel. You can be sure I will figure out how to pack them when we get back because I MISS MY JARS!

  191. We just finished the last jar of vanilla peaches this past weekend, we had them with waffles and they were amazing but now they are gone πŸ™ I think I will have to make 3 batches next summer πŸ™‚

  192. I made orange marmalade a couple of days ago and thought of you as I made just three jars and put them in a regular kettle. The jars rattled a bit and I realized I needed to put a cloth at the bottom of the pot. Wished I had one of your flower trivets. I love looking at the three jars (widemouth Kerr pints) and will put them in the pantry tonight.

  193. I’ll confess that I’ve mostly thought the “drinking out of a mason jar” to be a bit of a hipster affectation up until now, but I went to a waffle place this weekend where they did that with the really wide jars (the ones that have straight sides) and actually found it quite pleasant! The lip of the jar actually worked pretty well and the rings on the edges didn’t bother me as much as I thought they might. I’ll probably still stick to mostly using other drinking vessels though, since I somehow collected all these free water bottles, but I better understand that whole thing now πŸ™‚

  194. Love the look of these! Recently lost a jar when the man in my life and his friend tried to save hot bacon fat for a later project in a cold jar. It split perfectly right across the middle!

  195. I have been using up my yarn “odds and ends” knitting “sweaters for jars” (aka jar cozies)….they get a few weird looks when I use them, but mostly, “cool!” comments! Perhaps in my next life, I’ll be able to make a living selling them!! (Ah…!)

  196. I actually ended up breaking the bottom half of one of my quart jars. Since it broke off so neatly, I decided to sand it down and use it as a plant jar. :p

  197. the idea of ilids for my oatmeal-in-a-jar breakfast would be awesome!! Also for lunch salad in a jar!!! They have my mind racing to see what else I could put in them for a grab & go. Live in a tiny town, so am so glad when you tell me what is out there for us. Thanks!! & also for a chance to win. lbg

  198. I have a couple kits stored in jars.
    My favorite is a sewing kit: slim, rectangular pin cushion with pins (and often a threaded needle), tiny thread scissors, a spool of thread or two, thimble, and a piece of denim scrap holding un-threaded sewing needles. The basics are all together.

  199. I organized everything in my pantry by putting things into jars. It is life changing!! πŸ™‚ Everything is easy to see, organized, looks great and not stored in plastic!

  200. My favorite snack is plain yogurt with fruit from our freezer with homemade granola; eaten from a half-pint canning jar, of course!

  201. I have just done my very first canning session with my father and learned a ton! We made seedless vanilla bourbon blackberry jam with my great grandmother’s seeding collander. It was so fun to be connected to my past and learn something new.

  202. Love the lids. I use my jars for everything-storing dry goods , baking supplies, home dried veggies and fruits, drinking, keep milk in them in the refrigerator so the milk is colder, holding buttons, my knitting needles and crochet hooks, game pieces so they don’t get lost, spice jars, and the antique ones are used in decorating the kitchen. Oh and most of all–canning!

  203. My husband was diagnosed with breast cancer and while going through chemo could not stand to drink out of any but glass. These are a perfect solution!

  204. I just bought a blue quart Ball jar wired for a lamp @ a yard sale. A great find. These caps look great…and they don’t leak.

  205. I like caps for jars. Years ago, my mom had a great lid for a Ball jar (half-gallon was best). The lid screwed onto the top of the jar, and the top was a flip top. It also had a handle about 4 inches long. It turned a jar into a great, easy to use pitcher! I wish I could find one now — perfect for tea.

  206. I use jars for everything. I love collecting old vintage jars too. Some for display, spices, toothpicks, homemade cocktails, vase, money, cotton balls, you name it. Can’t wait for doing crops to come do I can begin my berry jam making! I would love to try these jar lids. So cool.

  207. i absolutely love these lids for drinking – using jars means I’ll never have to worry about having matching replacements! And they serve double duty…meaning 1 storage area serves two purposes – no longer needing to maintain a jar storage place as my jars are now glasses to drink from! But when not in use for drinking, I will fill them with blackberry refrigerator jam. No need to go through the “canning” requirements, as the jam never lasts long enough to be stored! Please consider me for the giveaway – I could really use this.

  208. I’ve never tried canning but a friend recently gave me a book and some supplies so I’m going to give it a whirl this year.

  209. I made apple butter last week, and it is delicious! I didn’t have time to can it, so I put it in jars, and popped them in the fridge once they cooled. I now just have to eat them before they go bad (or bake with them before they go bad!).

  210. Pulling canned items from the freezer’s making it a bit possible to get through the seemingly never ending cold: cranberry chutney tonight, applesauce for snack and cherry-mint jam as part of breakfast.

  211. I recently polished off my last 8oz jar of apricot jam and nearly wept. Now I have to wait until August to make them again. The price of living in western ny.

  212. I recently cracked open a jar of pickled jalapenos (used your recipe) and sliced one over masa bread with soft swiss cheese! It was delicious.

  213. I’ve been making pudding for my daughter’s lunches and started putting it in 4 oz. jam jars. We use the white plastic lids, but these leakproof lids would be perfect for her to tote to school. I love that they’re made in the USA.

  214. I wish I would have been able to see you when you were here at the book larder! I’ve loved cooking many of your recipes from both books and making up some of my own variations now.

  215. Would love to try these leakproof lids. I mostly just use jars for canning and for storage, but they are also perfect in the summer for flowers and candles in the back yard.

  216. Are these freezer safe? I freeze homemade stock and leftover soup in canning jars, and also use a lot of them in my pantry. Will have to inquire at the local hardware store that seems to be my best source for canning supplies. How come so few of the “kitchen” stores carry canning supplies?

    We opened the last of the blackberry preserves…

  217. I have a lovely experiment going in some jars right now. I have been passively mulling over how to get my favorite spring scent, plum blossoms, preserved in some way. I have thought about attempting an oil or tincture of some kind but they just didn’t seem the thing to really capture it. Well they are blooming this week in Oregon. I came across a recipe for vanilla sugar yesterday, and went “Aha! Maybe THAT will capture the beloved aroma!”

    I clipped a couple boughs and pulled off blossoms and layered them in sugar in a couple mason jars. I did a smell-check after a half hour and was quite impressed. This morning? Intense!! It’s like honey and flowers and plums and cherries and raspberries and syrup, and it make my mouth water. I think I may try using it in a gelatine, or a jelly, or maybe a cheesecake. I hope it holds up!

  218. We are enjoying a lot of cold brew coffee, and I use a Kerr wide mouth quart for mine. It’s fun trying different flavors, and it’s so easy to do.

  219. I would love to try these tops, I’ve been thinking about buying some and so these would be perfect for trying out. I also like the colors they come in.

  220. I can’t wait for spring! I’m so ready to try some new jam recipes. I’m looking forward to cooking my first batch of rhubarb and strawberries. I’m also wanting some new jars and lids.

  221. These are so cool!! I’ve been drinking smoothies from my green mason jars recently, and these would be a lovely way to make them to go. I also started storing popcorn kernels from trader joes in my green mason jars because they’re gorgeous, and who wants to deal with a floppy bag of popcorn kernels anyway?

  222. Recently saw this book “Mason Jar Salads and More” that looks really interesting, particularly for lunches for my daughter.

  223. My husband cut the top with a spout from an empty salt container and trimmed it to fit a pint canning jar. He then filled it with sugar and put a ring on. I now have a great sugar container with a spout. Such ingenuity from a man! Hahaha.

  224. I love to store dried marigold petals in jars to save for soap making. I would love to convert one of my canning jars into a drink holder.

  225. My father inlaw was cleaning out his basement- offered me a huge box of jars, otherwise he was going to recycle them! I took them of course.

  226. I have some cuppow lids, but I would love to try these as I won’t need a dome if I want to travel w/ a beverage somewhere. I am addicted to cold brew ice coffee and it tastes better when I use a glass container instead of one of my Tervis tumblers!

  227. We always share what we make and although I live sharing, I never get my jars back! I think I will have to start asking for their return.

  228. I’m so sad. I’m having to build my jar stock back up. I donated all my jars to goodwill before I moved from Oregon to Florida. I could only fit do many in my car.

  229. The storage lids sound great! Too often once the jar is open and in the fridge, the metal band gets sticky and gross. These sound way better. I hate sticky stuff.

  230. I learned to use my jars to store dry items like my homemade granola in the fridge and freezer! Better than a ziplock and reusable πŸ™‚

  231. I’ve been using so many preserved things as housewarming gifts lately: grape juice, chipotle peppers, pickled cherry tomatoes! I have to remember to actually eat the dang things myself too!

  232. Canned corned beef hash this winter with wonderful Idaho potatoes we bought directly from the grower this past fall. It is wonderfully. So much better than store bought and easy to make a fast breakfast.

    Thanks for the introduction to the new accessories.

  233. I just moved and realized how many jars I actually have! Probably not as many as some of y’all, but far more than I thought. On the flip side, it did encourage me to finish my Lenten canning (Grapefruit Marmalade) so I am set for hostess gifts, housewarmings and surprise gifts until the end of summer.

  234. We’ve been using up jars of applesauce around here like it’s going out of style. I also had an interesting discussion with my father (who is an older individual) about why you can freeze the widemout pint jars and not the regular ones. They hadn’t had the widemouth ones when he was growing up thus had never dealt with them before…

  235. Those look awesome! I’ve been getting more and more into the habit lately of storing everything in jars – leftovers, spices, sauces, whatever. I keep eyeing my collection of plastic food containers and thinking about just getting rid of them all in favor of my jars.

  236. My usually tomato-shunning 9-year-old LOVES the salsa I made last September. Unfortunately, the other day I discovered that we have only two more jars of it in the pantry. (She has already informed me that I must make A LOT MORE of it this autumn…)

  237. I recently gave an old friend a jar of crushed tomatoes and she later e-mailed me to thank me for the tomatoes but mostly to tell me how handy the jar is!

  238. I love these lids. Since I started canning I found 101 uses for the canning jars. These kids would definitely be a great accessory

  239. I keep going to the canning goods aisles in every store I visit, looking for the new purple Ball Heritage jars to finally show up. Purple is my favorite color, so I can’t wait!

  240. I have the ball storage lids but they are white and these from iLid look so great with their bright colors! I could certainly use the drinking version. πŸ™‚

  241. I just finished my biggest canning project yet and am obsessed with the tall skinny 12 oz quilted jars for dilly beans and pickled red onion. so . pretty. Love the idea of these reusable lids!!

  242. I’ve been using Weck jars to make chia pudding. I make it the night before and it’s a quick and easy breakfast! Eating it out of the Weck jars makes it feel fancy πŸ™‚

  243. I was digging around last night in the pantry and rearranging things when I came across a few jars of apple pie filling that I’d forgotten about. What joy! They’re so succulent looking and it won’t be long before the contents are gobbled up.

  244. There was a Kickstarter campaign for a silicone sleeve for mason jars. I supported that and am waiting to receive it. I also found baby bottle nipples adapted to fit mason jars so that they work like sippy cups on Etsy. So many jar related products now!! The last one I found that I really like is the SipSnap which is a silicon top in two different configurations that can be pulled over any cup to turn it into a kids cup or sippy cup. I used one a regular half pint jar for my cousin’s toddler and it worked beautifully.

  245. I use my antique Aqua jars for fresh cut flowers or starting paper white bulbs in stones. The rest are fair game for storing dry food staples and of course canning. So delighted to see it back in vogue with all you young hipsters ! Love to see the grandsons faces light up when I open a jar of some goodie I’ve made them.

  246. I just found a recipe for a Wendy’s chocolate Frosty knockoff, and I will put it in a jar as soon as I make it, and I’d love these lids to sip them through while the Hubs and I watch TV! Man, these ilids are seriously CUTE!

  247. I’ve been using Ball jars for all of my canning up until this point. I recently got my hands on 4 Weck jars so I think I’ll try these for a small batch of something this year.

  248. Coming to the end of canning lots of different small batches in 4 oz jars to use as party favors for my 50th birthday…using the new purple Ball jars as centerpieces.

  249. I love Ball jars – use clear class for canning and freezing and use the pretty blue ones for everyday glasses – these lids would be awesome!

  250. I’ve been collecting jars, to hopefully make the jump into canning at some point. But man are they useful in the mean time. I use them for holding my yeast excess for beer brewing, and for various dry goods around the house. Wonderful stuff.

  251. I’ve been making lots of smoothies lately and transporting them with me to work in my favorite mason jars. I would love to give these lids a try.

  252. I have a love for wide mouth short square pint jars. I have a few vintage ones and they are by far my favorite things to drink out of. I would be tickled if I had some of these lids. I’ve seen different lid options for sale and the ones in this give away are really unique. Love this site for all the info it has to offer. Keep up the hard work πŸ™‚

  253. I shop estate sales and I’m seeing people head for the jars first now! And the competition is fierce – it’s amazing how fast they go.

  254. I really love using jars for storage, and would love sturdier lids for that!

    I especially like jars for storing various fats that either are made by cooking (like bacon), or I’ve rendered. The glass is so much better than plastic for storing these!

  255. I did not can as many items this year as I did last year but I must say we are enjoying the summer fruit jams and jellies that I did make.
    Blueberry, peach and rhubarb taste like summer every time I open a jar and put some on a homemade biscuit…yum!

  256. This summer I scored a huge collection of canning jars at an auction and am still making my way through all of them, I just made your fantastic rosemary and white bean soup base to use up 7 more quarts and I still have 20 or so left to fill!

  257. I love using the EcoJarz drinking lid on a jar for my half and half to add to coffee – I buy a quart and freeze half at a time so I need something to dispense it!

  258. I am down to my last 2 jars of yellow pear tomato jam that I made this summer, based on the recipe found on this site! delicious!

  259. I just recently (as of this weekend) learned how to pressure can. Your recent post on beans inspired me, as did my desire to be able to can my bolognaise sauce.

    It was not as scary as I’d thought! My mom had her original pressure cooker that wobbles and doesn’t have a pressure gauge, and so I’d always shied away from it. I bought my own Presto 16 quart canner, and went to work.

    Thanks for giving me the courage (and the excuse!) to try it!

  260. I saw some Weck jars on an auction recently – I think there were 6 of them and they sold for just $8. If the auction had been closer to me (it was 2 hours away) I certainly would have bid on them!!

  261. This summer I canned with Rainier cherries for the first time – I kept missing their season in years past. I made several different jams, but also canned pitted cherries in a light syrup. I recently opened one of those pint-and-a-half jars and used all those cherries in a Dutch baby. It was amazing, and also brought the essence of summer into the house πŸ™‚

  262. I finally got some of those tall pint-and-a-half jars with a wide mouth for dilly beans and pickle spears this year and love them. Also great take along drinking vessels for smoothies and the like. Lids would be lovely.

  263. My husband stacked hot jars and they are hopelessly stuck together. πŸ™ bad boy. I’ve tried everything and can’t get them apart…oh well.

  264. A few years ago we cleaned out my grandparent’s house. She had tons of jars. I gave most of them to a friend with a large garden. I wish I had saved more because I love jars.

  265. I just got back from a trip that involved many hours of plane travel, broken into small chunks- the kind of flight segments that only warrant a pack of pretzels and a small soda. So, I mixed up a nice hearty batch of trail mix, packed it in a quart mason jar and had had sustenance for the flight!

  266. Today I organized my empty jars. They’ve just been piling up in my kitchen as we go through them. So I brought all the empty jars to my basement and organized them by size to get ready for this year’s canning!

  267. I am currently trying to group all my jars and canning stuff in one place. I just found a package of Ball sip lids and straws. They don’t close, so they leak! These look great. Also just discovered that the 1L Weck jars my dad got me are too tall for the canner. Dry storage it is, I guess. And I am finally down to the last 8 pints of jam that I made in 2013. Whew, that was a season.

  268. am making my list for fresh canning. but made fig nut jam with dried figs over the weekend. got the urge and that was all i could come up with.

  269. I love storing things in jars… so much so that when I cleaned out/organized my fridge the day before yesterday, I had one full shelf of nothing but jars. Jars of pickles, jam, salsa, vinegar, & marinara. Thanks for the giveaway!

  270. These lids look amazing. I’ve been using a cuppow and jar for a coffee cup. Lots of friends tease me about my sippy cup. These ilids also look kind of sippy cupish but I love the colors!

  271. I love my Mason jars. I have several sizes that I use for canning, food storage, leftovers, drinking glasses, leftover storage, pencil jar…the list goes on. This lids would allow me to add “water bottle” to the list!

  272. I found a 1/2 dozen old style canning jars with glass lids and the bail closure at a local antique shop. Got them for a dollar a piece. I know they are not so good for canning but I’ve been using them for fridge pickles and sauces that I store in the fridge. Love that old look

  273. My husband recently gave me flowers in wide purple jar (made by Jarden), similar to those flat 8oz fancy jam jars… The flowers are just about at the end, so I’ll be interested to see the jar capacity and figure out if it can go into rotation. πŸ™‚

  274. I find that Mason Jars are my favorite way to keep my kitchen organized when not being used in canning. There are numerous accessories out there that make them ever more functional. My husband and I particularly love the pouring cap lids by reCap (available in wide or regular mouth on Amazon). We both make big batches of iced tea in 1/2 gallon mason jars and these caps turn the jar into the prefect tempered glass pitcher. Also, scotch tape makes sets of label masking tape in assorted colors that help us easily label our jars and remove with no residue when the contents are done.

  275. I have something similar to these only you use the ring to keep it in place. I’ve been using mason jars as drinking glasses for the last 20 years! Who knew it would gain such popularity!?

  276. I love the versatility of mason jars…my friends & I use mason jars to share our farmer’s market “finds” with one another. They are the perfect containers to share honey, cheese, roasted nuts, cherry tomatoes, etc.

  277. My favorite use for jars other than canning is to give them to my kids for drinks. We have a variety of different lids right now but I’d love to try these out!

  278. I just bought a few gallon jars for fermenting and kombucha making. I’m looking forward to trying my hand at fermenting this year!

  279. Just reorganized the kitchen shelves and hauled batches of empty jars downstairs to store. Can’t wait for an excuse to fill them back up again.

  280. my pile of empty jars is growing… my stash of filled jars is shrinking. But the birds are chirping and the growing season will be here soon!

  281. I love getting out my jars! I have inherited most of them from my Grandmother and my husband’s Grandmother so most of them don’t match. I love seeing the different styles they collected

  282. My jar-related issue: currently deciding whether to purchase the new purple jars. We have lilacs, so they’d look lovely in them. Still deciding…. πŸ™‚

  283. Does anyone else have a hard time getting jars back? As in returned from someone (especially a relative) so that it can be filled with the next preserve? That is my current dilemma!

  284. My grandmother was a dedicated canner. I loved admiring the shining jars of vegetables and jellies. Now I can the garden harvest. I cherish the jars handed down and use those as decoration filled with flowers or buttons in my sewing room.

  285. This is the first time I put up enough peaches and pears that they aren’t just a once-in-a-while treat, and I love taking a jar to work to eat over a few days. Did mine with a light honey syrup, which is perfect.

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