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How to reuse salt carton lids

For years I have just recycled salt cartons after they are empty. Look at what I have been missing!

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Carefully cut off the top portion of the salt carton.

Carefully cut off the top portion of the salt carton.

Gather supplies.

Gather supplies.

Use the canning lid as a template and draw a circle on the top of the piece you cut off the carton.  Center it over the metal spout.

Use the canning lid as a template and draw a circle on the top of the piece you cut off the carton. Center it over the metal spout.

Ready to cut out.

Ready to cut out.

Carefully cut out your circles.  You will need sharp scissors for this, the cardboard is stiff,  and being on a curve it is hard to cut through.

Carefully cut out your circles. You will need sharp scissors for this, the cardboard is stiff, and being on a curve it is hard to cut through.

That's it!  Place cut piece on the jar and screw on canning ring to seal.

That's it! Place cut piece on the jar and screw on canning ring to seal.

  • Empty salt carton
  • Scissors
  • Canning jar lid & ring (regular size)
  • Pen
  • Canning jar