Vertical Storage for Canning Jar Rings

With a few wooden dowels and some vertical storage space, you can store canning jar bands in an easy-to-access and convenient way.

| June/July 2015

  • Canning Jar Rings
    Canning jar rings can be tricky to store. Here’s one solution.
    Photo by Bethany Schatzke

  • Canning Jar Rings

For years, my husband and I kept the rings for our canning jar lids in a box in our pantry. I always found this method untidy, however, and I could never find the type of ring I needed. I figured there had to be a more efficient means of storing them. I wanted to have quick and easy access to the jar rings — both for when they’re needed in the kitchen and for putting them away when not in use. I also wanted to take advantage of underused vertical storage space, if possible.

I mulled it over, and as it turns out, all we needed for our storage solution was a few small wooden dowels and a drill. We already had both in the garage.

 My husband drilled holes the same diameter as the dowels into one of the beams in our pantry wall. We inserted the dowels into the holes and — presto! — we had instant pegs for storing canning jar rings.

Bethany Schatzke
Billings, Montana
5/26/2018 9:25:40 PM

I use the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own DIY projects – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha. Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)



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