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How to make drinking jars in easy steps

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There is nothing better than to eat outside in the garden, on the beach or in the park. Be it a barbecue, a party or a leisurely picnic. Often, however, flies, wasps and other insects spoil the mood and far too often they fly into our drinks. Here’s a clever and attractive way to stop that when you make drinking jars in easy steps.

We’ve all had coasters over our glasses to keep flies, wasps and other creepy-crawlies away. We all know the problem: A small gust of wind and the protection is gone again. The situation is quite different with our drinking jars. They not only look incredibly cute, they protect even in strong wind from annoying insects.  And they are also very easy to create.

And it’s a great project to do with the children. Let each of them create their own design for their special lid, and you will never have a problem getting them to drink their milk in the future.

Make drinking jars in easy steps: You need:

  • Glass jars with screw caps
  • drill
  • paint color
  • drinking straw
  • abrasive paper
  • ruler

How to do it

  • Unscrew the lid of the glass and place it on a firm surface. 
  • Use the ruler to measure the center of the lid and carefully drill a small hole into it. 
  • This should just be so big that you can put the straw in it. 
  • Next, roll a piece of sandpaper into a ‘straw’ so that you can put it through the hole. 
  • Now pull the paper back and forth through the hole so that the sharp edges that can be created by drilling disappear. If necessary, you must also sand on the bottom and top of the lid, where the hole is. You should, however, make sure that the surface is not scratched too much.
  • Once you have eliminated all edges, your creativity knows no bounds. Design the lid as you like it. Whether dots, stripes or flowers – everything is really allowed here. For this you should use waterproof paint. 
  • Allow the paint to dry well, so that no residues of paint peel off. In any case, you should only paint the top and the outer edge of the lid. Please avoid the inside and the inside edge, so that the color can not mix with the content.

After the lid is dry, you can fill the glass you washed out with your favorite beverage. Screw the lid onto the glass and insert the straw into it — and you are ready with your own drinking jar.

Author: Genevieve Dumas is a food, fashion, health and beauty writer from New York, who has worked for a range of major magazines.