How To Flip Your Lid With This Guilt Free Sewing Hack
Storage Hack: Organize your sewing supplies with Parmesan cheese shaker lids on glass jars.
Lazies, Years ago, my dad discovered that his fave candy was small enough to fit through the holes of the ‘shaker’ side on the Parmesan lid. You know the one – the green lid with the three holes on one side and one big ‘pour it on’ hole on the other side.
Instant Candy Dispenser Storage Hack
My dad cleaned and filled one of those plastic Parmesan containers to use as a candy dispenser. Dad thought that was dandy and I did, too.
What he didn’t know is those lids fit on many glass jars, including ‘regular mouth’ canning jars. So if you have some jars by Ball or Kerr, you are already half-way there!
Go Ahead and Indulge In The Cheese
I love cheese, so any excuse to add cheese to anything is okay with me. Now I buy this shaker of cheese guilt-free because I want that lid. When this cheese is on sale, it’s about the same price as buying the lid by itself. Can you believe that? So, getting the cheese with the lid is like a built-in bonus.
But – I didn’t know you can buy just the lids by themselves and in different colors! Oh, you know I had to check that out…and there are details below.
How To Fit Lids To Jars
If the lids match, there’s a decent chance
the plastic lid will fit on the glass jar.
The Ultimate in Laziness
Storage Hack for the Sewing Room
Isn’t that jar with the mug handle just
the cutest? It was a jam/jelly jar.
Who wouldn’t love a shaker bottle of sewing clips!
Flip the lid and shake out a few.
Use jars with these lids to hold beautiful buttons, a collection of colorful zipper pulls, all of your sewing clips, and other small things. If you need help building a stash of these lids, ask family and friends to save their lids for you. Don’t tell them why – they might keep them for themselves.
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Lids Available In Pretty Colors for this Storage Hack
These cheesy lids are available without the cheese and in different colors. So skip the cheese if you like and buy the lids in the colors you want.
Cheesy Shaker Lids In Green or Red for Jars.
PS: A reusable drinking straw fits nicely through the three small holes for a great drink jar.
Orange and other color non-shaker, screw-on lids.
My dad would have loved using this cheesy hack in his workshop. I can almost see the jars filled with nails, screws, nuts and bolts. All perfectly organized in that only-dad-knows way. Makes me smile to think that he might have enjoyed how I hacked his hack on this one.
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I knew the cheese lids fit on mason jars…but i didn’t know we could buy just the lids…and in red, too! Thanks for the heads up!!
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I did not know that, thanks for the great tip!! The lids are very expensive to buy here in Canada, so I think I’ll just save my lids and get my family to save there’s for me too.
Love this hack. But I definitely do not trust myself with glass jars in my sewing studio. I’ll clean out the next empty cheese jar and use it for my clips to keep them from spreading all over the place.
Hello, Joan, What is a good source of Zipper pulls? I think I need to order them on the internet as sewing shops near me do not carry them. I know I can pull one off a zipper, but I need them for zippers which have lost their pulls. Thank you
Hi Amrit, I buy my size #3 (apparel sized zippers) zipper pulls from Zipit here: https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=6220&awinaffid=478073&clickref=&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Fshop%2Fzipit%3Fref%3Dseller-platform-mcnav%26section_id%3D23568603 Be sure to match the brand of the zipper pull and zipper so they work together. YKK pulls won’t work on Coats & Clark or Talon and vice versa.
If you like tiny mini dehydrated marshmallows for your cocoa they also come in a jar with a blue shaker lid. Under two bucks at Walmart…Bonus the jar smells amazing even after you clean it.