So you might be wondering why for the last several weeks I haven’t posted any recipes or DIY projects. The reason I have stuck to writing articles such as The Fickleness of Love and Bucket List for Marriage is because I already had the pictures available. When I shared the DIY Valentine’s Heart Decoration, I discovered that my pictures were not functioning properly when I minimized the pictures. So long story short, I no longer am editing my pictures in Picasa – although I still use their awesome collage program – my computer has undergone several system updates, and I finally am working with Lightroom. And yes it was a long and sometimes frustrating process, but hopefully now my pictures will begin to improve in quality as I continue the learning process. Hopefully!
Onto the mess!
For the last year and a half, toothpicks and I have had a horrible relationship. I know that might sound funny but seriously; the box my toothpicks came in did not last long and so I’ve been had to deal with a messy drawer.
The above picture has been my constant nightmare. See that cute little glass cup with the flowers on it? Yeah, it once held the toothpicks…
After seeing a picture of toothpicks in a mason jar I thought, why not? I use mason jars to store everything else – from my powdered sugar to my vegetables – I might as well use them for my toothpicks as well!
What you’ll need:
Small Mason Jar with lid
Cork Board – I am using a cork board hot pad
*The Mason Jar and nail were both cleaned beforehand for this project – yes I know I am a bit of a germ freak!
**Coffee is not necessary when making a Mason Jar Toothpick Dispenser – I was just so excited that it was free!
***Oh and for my husband who might be reading this, no coffee table was harmed during the making of this mason jar toothpick dispenser. ♥
First, unscrew the metal ring and place the flat metal lid on a corkboard. Make sure there is nothing important under the corkboard in case the nail goes through it – I had just been to the store so I placed a new pack of cardstock paper under my corkboard.
BTW my hand is not that color in real life – like I said still learning how to use Lightroom…
Hammer the nail on the flat metal lid to make several holes in various locations. Use a toothpick to make sure the holes are big enough. If they are not big enough just keep hammering until they are the right size.
Here is an above view of my Mason Jar Toothpick Dispenser – I decided to only make five holes but you can make as many as you want!
Fill the mason jar with toothpicks, secure the lid back on the mason jar, and set your cute little mason jar toothpick dispenser on your counter!
I was a bit unsure of how it would turn out when I started, but it actually works pretty great! The result will really depend on the size and amount of the holes you make. When I lift up and flip over my Mason Jar Toothpick Dispenser several toothpicks pop/peek through the holes and I just pull out as many as I need.
If you are baking in a hurry you can always leave the toothpicks slightly sticking out so you can easily grab one as you need them.
Also, it might be a good idea to keep the mason jar pretty full in order to ensure that several toothpicks always pop out when you need them.
This Mason Jar Toothpick Dispenser is both cute and practical. Now that’s what I call a great five minute diy project!
Love Mason Jars? Check out these other Mason Jar related posts:
Mason Jar Sugar Dispenser
Mason Jar Baby Shower Drinks
DIY Foaming Hand Soap and Mason Jar Soap Dispenser
Sparkling Star Mason Jar Lid Ornament
Mason Jar Toothpick Dispenser
Chalkboard Mason Jar Lid Ornament
I’d love to see your Mason Jar Toothpick Dispenser! Instagram your Domestically Blissful inspired DIY projects with the hashtag #DomesticallyBlissful and you might find your picture featured on DB’s Instagram!
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