I love using mason jars. I think they look nicer than basic plastic tupperware and also prefer to use glass over plastic whenever possible. A pantry full of mason jars looks so pretty until you forget exactly what type of flour or pasta or spice you have stored inside each jar.

My favorite way to easily label mason jars is to use part of the carton and sandwich it between the lid and the metal ring.

You will need:

-Container/box/bag the pantry item came in

-scissors

-mason jar with lid and metal ring

-pen/pencil (optional)

michelle liebmann michelleklare mkl mason jar labelsTake the carton/box/bag your pantry item came in and cut a piece of it out. The piece should be bigger than the metal lid and preferably has the name of the product on it.

michelle liebmann michelleklare mkl mason jar labelsLay the metal lid on top of the piece of paper/cardboard. You can either first trace the lid or just use your fingers to hold the lid and paper together while you cut the paper to be roughly the same size and shape as the lid.

michelle liebmann michelleklare mkl mason jar labelsI recommend trying to cut out a piece of the packaging that shows the name or description of the contents.

michelle liebmann michelleklare mkl mason jar labelsPlace the metal lid on your jar. Before screwing the metal ring onto the jar, place the cut out piece of paper on top of the lid. Screw the metal ring on top (you’re effectively sandwiching the paper between the ring and the lid to keep it in place).

michelle liebmann michelleklare mkl mason jar labelsThat’s it! All done. I love the way this looks, and it’s so fast and easy to do!

By the way, the coffee in this post is from Peaks Coffee Co. It’s so tasty, I highly recommend!