A Different Sort of Mason Jar Mug.

A mason jar, an old belt, a country mug. Fun and a great gift idea!
This was the only mason jar I had that was not a quart, so I used this one,but ir would work with any jar.
This is the belt my husband was throwing away that gave me the idea.
Cut the belt in two pieces. The one with the buckle has to be long enough to go around the mason jar and have a couple of extra holes punched in it.
I have a leather punch, but if you don't, make a couple of holes in the belt end with the buckle so you can fasten it tightly around the mason jar, make sure it can be pushed on to the mason jar from the bottom and is snug when it is on.
Make a loop out of a piece of the remaining belt, I punched a hole in each end and took a sliver of leather off the bet to thread through the handle and tie on both sides.
Thread the buckle portion through the handle portion and do up the belt.
Slide it up onto the cup. If it was snug before it will be very hard to get up but it will not fall off..
This have 3 holes punched in the part with the buckle so I can make it fit other mugs, mason jars or containers.
Coffee time!

Suggested materials:

  • Old belt, mason jar
  • Utility knife or leather punch

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3 questions
  • Dou5256259
    on Nov 6, 2016

    How do you fasten the bottom of the handle to the jar?

    • Teresa
      on Nov 6, 2016

      The Belt end, with the buckle goes through the handle, before you put it on the cup.

  • Shirley4
    on Nov 6, 2016

    LOVE the look... But... How do you wash it?

    • Teresa
      on Nov 6, 2016

      The belt part goes through the handle, open the belt off comes the whole thing - I don't think I would use it as my everyday mug, but you could.

  • Renata
    on Dec 13, 2016

    This is kool but is it really sturdy enough to use as in drinking out of?

    • Teresa
      on Dec 13, 2016

      It was after I shortened the handle by about an inch so the handle was smaller.

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