I love to recycle when I can and this simple recycled milk carton spout makes a great snack and beverage holder. It’s a quick and easy project and you’re going to love the simplicity of this little container.
- Glass jar/any size and any size opening
- Paper scissors
- Recycled milk or beverage carton with a plastic spout
What to put in your recycled milk carton spout jar?
Of course, you can put whatever you want in these little jars, but here are some ideas that I use them for. I keep a jar filled with sunflower seeds and it makes it really easy to shake a bunch on a salad or for snacking, the same with nuts. When we travel it makes it easy to throw in a few little jars filled with snacks into our travel bag.
These recycled milk carton lids also make a great little beverage holder. Just unscrew the lid and take a sip. The lid seals well and does not leak! They make a fun little sippy cup for the little ones.
- Liquid beverages
- Dried fruit
Take an empty recycled milk carton and rinse it out well. Using a pair of PAPER SCISSORS, poke a hole in the side of the carton about halfway down. Continue to cut around the carton. Open up the carton and flatten it out.
Decide which size of jar you are going to use and trace the top of the jar. Offset the spout so it’s close to the edge, but not right against the edge, because you need to give it a little space from the jar ring as indicated in the photo above.
Cut along the traced line and discard the rest of the container.
Apply the lid on top of the jar and screw on the ring. Tadah!
Now you’re ready to fill your jar. I have several of these jars and whenever I buy milk to make my Instant Pot Yogurt, I save the recycled milk carton spout for another lid.