Wednesday, June 5, 2013


No surprise that I LOVE Starbucks... 
and as of late i'm loving Lantern Coffee Bar & Lounge, Thanks to Blair
It's also no surprise that a daily coffee shop purchases can stack up.
This saves you money on three levels. 
One: Make iced coffee at home. 
Two: This Tumbler is cheaper than any store bought one 
Three: Bring your Tumbler to a coffee shop and they'll usually give you a discount.
I started looking around for a glass to go cup. Honestly, I couldn't find a single thing I liked. Everything had a weird logo with a Z in place of S, or it was tacky as hell.... I can't tote that around. I did find a few I liked on Etsy. But i'm impatient and couldn't wait for it to be shipped. Also nothing fit the glass and silver lid look I wanted, that wasn't a mason jar. 

This really isn't a new DIY, you can find a bunch on the internet. If you google that size grommet they automatically recommend reusable straws.
 I just wanted to share my tips on it... and the best jar for this. Period 

I think I made this for $4? I'm not adding in the $4 for the salsa jar. I already love and eat that all the time. If you don't like it Target uses the same jar for other products as well. 
You'll need a straw, you can pick up replacements anywhere that sells to go cups or use a Starbucks straw. The Grommets are 1/4 inch and at any hardware store. 

Left to Right 
1. Clean out the jar and remove label. I picked this jar because the lid is solid with no printing. 
2. Us acetone to remove the date stamp on the jar. 
3. Put the lid on the jar and CAREFULLY poke a hole in the center with a screwdriver and hammer. Make sure to hammer the underside so it doesn't have sharp edges. 
4. Push the grommet through the hole and insert the straw. 

I love how this turned out. I wanted a minimal glass container and I think this is perfect. Its also perfect for my infused waters that i'm obsessed with lately. I have an AdNArt glass infuser. I like the size of this better though.

My morning coffee routine: 
The night before I make a french press and pop it in the fridge overnight. 
In the morning I just add ice and organic hazelnut cream or just drink it black. It's amazing 
Run down of my favorite infused waters. I have Cucumber / Mint in the images 
Cinnamon Stick and Mint /Watermelon, Mint and Cucumber / Strawberry and Basil / Lemon, Cucumber and Rosemary.

Thanks for the photos Geof 

I forgot to mention my other favorite drink to put in my cup. Obviously you can't take this drink "to go' but its a great summer drink. 
Rosemary, Cucumber, Lemon Juice, Sugar, Water, and Gin
 This drink is best made over night. Make a pitcher of rosemary and cucumber water, its great by itself anyway. I added two shots of Gin / A splash of lemon juice / Two sugar cubes / Top off with the Rosemary Cucumber water and ice. 


  1. very cool! i l ike mason jars though and will make one with a mason jar - thanks for the tutorial.

    1. Oh totally! let me know how it turns out!

  2. Finally a DIY upcycling blog by a guy. My husband has always been complaining about the female dominance in this sector! I'll be talking about refashioning at the Singapore Mini Maker Faire and will be able to happily say that there are men who like to refashion :-)


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