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Mason Jar Straw Lids

I’d love for you to see how easy it is to make these adorable mason jar straw lids in a matter of minutes!  These will be great all summer long and are perfect for picnics to keep those pesky bugs out of your beverages!!

I just have to say that this post is dedicated to my sweet friend Jessica at Mom 4 Real.  Jessica loves her mason jar drinks and accessories so this tutorial is for Jess.  Not that she needs my tutorial…she is fully capable of making her own, but because I can’t drink out of a mason jar, or use a mason jar, or think about a mason jar (and accessories) without thinking of Jess, it is dedicated to her!!

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Supplies needed:

  • Mason Jar lids
  • 5/16 Rubber Grommets
  • Power Drill with 3/8” drill bit
  • Fun Straws
  • Scrap piece of wood to drill into

This could not be easier! (I did 4 and found the best way to get smooth edges on your drilled hole is use a scrap piece of wood behind it.)  Put your lid on your scrap piece of wood and drill down slowly until you are all the way through.  I offset my straw hole to one side (not centered) just by choice.

drilling mason jar lids for straws

If you happen to get a sharp edge, then just trim with some metal snips.

Snip Access Metal from drilled hole

Carefully slip your rubber grommet through the hole.

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Insert lid back on jar and put a straw in it!  Told you it was easy!

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The grommets are not food grade but they really don’t come in contact with the beverage at all so I am ok with that.  Here is what the bag looks like and I found them in the small drawers in the nuts/bolts/screws aisle at The Home Depot.  They were in the grommets section.

Rubber Grommet Collage

If you want to decorate them up for a party you can also see my chalkboard labels that I did for our Mickey Mouse Birthday party.  In my shop I sell the Mickey Mouse Chalkboard labels along with Sesame Street tags, ovals and rectangles.

Happy Sipping Friends!

 I’m thinking of mixing up a batch of my White Peach Sangria or my Copy Cat Lime-A-Rita to put in these cuties!  Even my Cucumber, Lemon & Mint Detox Water or my Tropical Green Smoothie would be fabulous!    What would you put in yours???

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114 Responses to Mason Jar Straw Lids

  1. Carrie A. says:

    Really cute, Cheryl! You rock! :)

  2. Oh my goodness…I just love you! You are correct, I do love my mason jar drinks…but, you are the queen now with those awesome lids…heading out to Lowe’s to get some grommets shortly!!!

  3. Beverly says:

    I love this idea because I love drinking out of Mason jars! What kind of straws do you use for this project?

    • Beverly, I just used some paper straws but my regular plastic “comes in a pack of a million” ones fit too!!!

      • Pati says:

        Hi Cheryl, I really love the straws that you used. Are the ones in the picture plastic? If so, where can I find them? I’ve looked at Walmart and Michaels and they didn’t have any. We are going to make these in a class. Please let me know.


        • Hi Pati! The straws I used in this post are paper straws. I just spotted a whole rack of them at Jo-Ann’s Fabric & Craft stores in the baking section! Otherwise I purchased mine online through one of the deal sites! If you google paper straws I bet you will find exactly what you are looking for!

  4. Adorable and a lot nicer to pay for than the ones that I’ve seen for $10.00 a piece.

  5. Dona says:

    Iced coffee!!!!! Thanks! Dona

  6. I love this idea! Our girls love drinking out of mason jars, but one of them usually ends up spilling something. A trip to Home Depot is in our near future . . . Thanks so much for this great idea!!

  7. Crystal says:

    I love these!! Thanks for the tutorial!! Can’t wait to make these. Perfect for summer! I would put either Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper or Crystal Lite Peach Green tea. Thanks again!!

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  9. Coolest small-scale DIY project I have seen in so long! Love it!

    Take care,


  10. Atta Girl Amy says:

    Smacking my head because i have bought some of these. But I always wanted to know how to knock em off and make my own. Now I know what those little rubber thingies are! You are a genius.

    I just threw out all our sippy cups and have been letting my 6-year-old drink out of mason jars with straws. Now I can make him an entire set of lids.

    And now I have another reason to love Jess! Never realized she was such a fan of sipping out of Mason jars. Hope they have them at Haven

  11. These are great!! What a fun for a summer time party!

  12. Ashley says:

    So clever! This is a must for those of us with kids who spill EVERYTHING! : )

  13. Lindsay says:

    I love this project and have actually tackled it myself, but I couldn’t stand the smell of the rubber grommets… you know if there is a way to get rid of that by chance?

    • Hmm…I’m not sure exactly Lindsay. The ones I got actually didn’t smell bad at all and I am REALLY, REALLY anal about that kind of stuff. Where the grommets you purchased neoprene? Maybe try a different brand from a different store?! Sorry I can’t help more! I am totally with you though…that smell would drive me nuts if I could smell it while sipping on my drink!

      • Lindsay says:

        Mine came from Lowes I believe….maybe I’ll try Home Depot sometime. Thanks – it’s good to know that there are some out there that don’t stink because I was really discouraged after I did it!

  14. This is a great idea! I’ll be using this for sure this summer!

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  16. Lisa says:

    What a great idea, perfect for summer too!

  17. Love the rubber grommet idea, keeps it safe for little hands!

  18. Lisa Clarke says:

    I love this idea! It’s like a grown-up sippy cup :-)

  19. Nat says:

    This is SO cute! I know this is dumb…but I really didn’t know you could make them yourself! Haha! So excited to try it with my blue Ball jars!

    • Not dumb at all and they will look AWESOME with the blue jars! I had to use incredible self control when I saw a 6 pack of blue jars at Target the other day! Love those!! Thanks for stopping over!

  20. Janet says:

    Awesome!!! I like this so much better than others I’ve seen.

  21. Rhondda Mol says:

    Great post ! I love this idea – it will help keep the bugs out of the beverages :)

  22. Tanya says:

    I love this idea, brilliant Cheryl!! Shared on FB and Pinned. Happy weekend!

    xo, Tanya

  23. Super Qt idea and dedication! These are simple, but oh-so-smart! A perfect combination!!

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  26. Emily says:

    Clever!! I’ve been wondering how to do this. Thanks for the tute :)

    I’ve featured you today:

  27. Sthiegs says:

    It may be worth noting for those who want to make a number of these (I’m in the midst of making 25 for a family gathering for the 4th) that HD only keep a small number of these grommets in stock and they cost about $1/each. After toying with special ordering (additional cost) and much ado at the service counter (will they arrive in time, etc), I googled rubber grommets and quickly found a company called Imports that sold me a pack of 100 (!) for $10. Not sure what I’m going to do with that many rubber grommets but if you’re making more than 10, this might be a better choice. And they are scheduled to be her in 3 days from order date. Just a heads up as I had already drilled, bought new snips and committed with I felt the sticker shock of rubber grommets. Thanks!!

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  29. Vernita says:

    I found the grommets at a hardware store for $.39. I got some white plastic screw on lids that fit the jars and and made some to fit regular straws and some that fit the thicker (1/2″ I think) smoothie straws. They work great and are a lot of fun. I love using those new pretty “vintage” blue pint jars. I would love to get some of those stainless steel straws I saw on Amazon…

  30. Kate says:

    such a great idea! I want to do this for a big BBQ birthday party I’m throwing this weekend. Thanks!! :)

  31. Catherine says:

    This is so adorable and creative! It’s spill-proof, which is perfect for kids! :)

  32. Vivien says:

    Love it! Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

    I featured your idea on my Weekend DIY

  33. Alex says:

    I love these! Put a little twist on them and painted them with chalkboard paint so that you can keep track of your drink! I also found that the holes came out much cleaner when you drill them from the bottom! Thanks!

  34. Traycee Bedford says:

    Love this idea! Anyone know if a Crop-A-Dile tool would work too? I don’t have one but have drooled over them in the craft stores. This just might be the excuse I need to buy one!

  35. Phyllis Stebe says:

    Blackburns preserves come in a glass jar with handle and screw on lid. I have purchased this jelly many times from Menards, and it would work perfectly for this project. The lid is one-piece and would be easy to drill and insert the grommet.

  36. Theresa Craig says:

    I am having trouble getting those gronments to fit in the hole of the lids

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  38. Eurethia Tallent says:

    I made these except I used a plastic peanut butter lid. Adorable and so much cheaper than the bought ones

  39. Stephanie H. says:

    Hi, I used a similar tutorial with 3/8″ grommets and my reusable straw won’t fit! Have you tried reusable straws with yours?

  40. Kim says:

    Thanks you for showing just how easy this is!!! I’m doing these for my daughters baby shower and couldn’t figure out how to do the lid! Question though where did you get the straws from I need them in a bulk supply


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  42. Bliss says:

    I never toss out huge compliments randomly especially such a word as this …. but…. you are a genius!

  43. Dawn Bauer says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Marilyn says:

    These are wonderful and can’t wait to get my rubber grommets and get started. These will make great party favors or an activity if you provide paint pins for everyone to decorate their jar (glass) and then take home.

  45. Katherine Michelle says:

    Hello! I’ve seen this post a long time ago but only got to find a mason jar a few hours ago. I’m so excited to use my jars for food and drinks. And I’ve noticed others have been using mason jars as vases… Maybe when i get tired of drinking. Thank you again for sharing your ideas! ☺️

  46. barry says:

    need a price on 200 lids for 16 oz. mason jars, no straws, just lids.

  47. Antoinette says:

    Are these grommets 5/16 inch inside or outside diameter? I want to make sure I order the correct size. Thanks!

  48. Vllanas says:

    OMG,I go to this restaurant that uses mason jars for your drinks and I always say I want one ,now I actually can,haha,thank you

  49. Laura Miller says:

    Nice! I just bought some vintage blue style jars for summer, I’m going to have to make a few of these.

  50. Jacinta says:

    These are so easy to make! You have done a great job with the website, my partner and I have been looking to expand our current online presence to include a lot more Mason Jar art and craft elements, to engage with visitor more and give them a lot more value. Hope you don’t mind if we try and re-create them at home for our subscribers!

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      What inspired me was I had bought a set of the quart-sized handled jars with the lids and straws from Sam’s Club.

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  56. Julie says:

    Did you use a drill bit made for drilling metal, or just a regular one used for wood?

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  60. Dawn says:

    Love this! Thank you!

  61. Brenda Lee says:

    I am wondering if the holes ever rust underneath. I made the soap dispensers from mason jars & the lids rusted around where I cut the hole out. I used a strong glue instead of silicone- that may be my problem. Does the grommet protect it from the moisture? Just wondering if you’ve had that problem. Thanks.

    • So far they have not Brenda. I did use the brass lids though. Brass does not rust. I am sure these aren’t 100% brass lids but so far they are doing great! The grommet has a pretty tight seal on the hole. I’m not sure anything is getting up in there.

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