Which Lid? Which Straw?

Similar to my past post about Glass Straws on The Go, I’ve found that many customers are asking about another trend in the reusable product world – lids that fit on mason jars.

The mason jar has been around since 1858 and used mainly for canning and food storage purposes. But recently the mason jar has become a simple, cheap glass to-go container for foods and drinks. With the mason jar’s growing popularity comes the creation of lids that fit on these glass jars turning them into handy drinking vessels. But what if you want to stick a Strawesome straw into that new lid of yours? Which straw will fit its opening?  Here I will provide a breakdown of a few of the lids we know of that work and don’t work with our reusable glass straws.

Ball Lid


The lid pictured above is made by the canning company Ball and it fits onto a standard wide mouth mason jar. The lids are also available for regular width jars, but unfortunately they come with a couple of plastic drinking straws, blech!  Our regular and skinny width straws are the perfect alternative to the plastic straws that fit into this lid’s opening.

The lids pictured below are from The Mason Bar Company. Two different styles are shown here – the bamboo lid and the MBC lid.  Both of these lids fit only our skinny width straws.




Not pictured is the silicone lid from Eco Jarz.  Because this lid is made of pliable silicone, it can bend easily to allow for our regular or skinny width straws to fit into the opening; although the skinny straw fits it best.

Sadly, the very popular Cuppow lid does not fit a reusable glass straw into its opening.  The lid is made from rigid plastic and the opening is in the shape of a diamond so that only a plastic straw that can fold on itself will fit into it. I’ve even had conversations with Cuppow to see if they were willing to develop their reusable product so that a reusable straw could fit its opening.  No such luck. It’s still the same design.

The beauty of these lids is that they give you the ability to customize the size of your drinking vessel.  You can use a quart jar for more space or a pint jar for less, you could even use a jelly jar for a child to drink from!  Mason jars are available in fun colors, like the green one we have pictured above. Mix the jar colors with fun straw colors and you’ve found a way to stretch your dollar and add a little color to your life.

Now we have a few too many lids in house, so I’m willing to give them away to a few of our readers.  Simply comment below and tell us if you have a favorite lid (maybe one we don’t know about yet!). One comment per person please.  We will choose 5 winners to give a lid AND a matching straw away to.  Winners will be chosen on 4/3/15 and notified via email.



Comments (29)

  1. I love the Cuppow! product line, and they are made two towns away from my house but as you point out, none of their current lids are glass straw friendly.

    Mar 25, 2015 Reply
  2. I haven’t tried any of these lids yet, but I would love to!

    Mar 25, 2015 Reply
  3. We love your straws and have been looking for lids to mason jars!! Thanks for the great post!

    Leslie Rowland
    Mar 25, 2015 Reply
  4. I am a huge fan of you (thanks to Meghan Telpher and ACN!) and The Mason Bar Company. I am commenting not for the giveaway, but to mention that The Mason Bar lids are available in both small and large sizes to accommodate most mason jars available and your skinny straws in short and long sizes work very well – the short ones are great in 8 oz jelly jars for kids, quick drinks, etc. Both companies are small businesses led by inspiring, creative women!

    Theresa Diulus
    Mar 25, 2015 Reply
  5. I do not have a favorite lid yet. I was intrigued when I saw this show up in my e-mail as I am looking for a glass bottle/lid to use my straw with. Glad to see there are options.

    Jennifer Melberg
    Mar 25, 2015 Reply
  6. great article- we have Recap mason jars – works well with the smoothie straws we own- but don’t prevent oxidation of green smoothies. Will have to check some of these out!

    Jos D
    Mar 25, 2015 Reply
  7. I don’t have any drinking lids for my mason jars yet. I have 2 of your straws so I’m happy to see a few options that will work. I often give my children smoothie in jars so I don’t have to dump out their water glasses. My little ones could really use a lid so there are fewer spills. Thanks!

    Mar 25, 2015 Reply
  8. Love your products 🙂

    Callie Christofferson
    Mar 25, 2015 Reply
  9. I use the Eco Jarz lids for my smoothies. I really like the idea of the Bamboo one though. I’ll have to try that one.

    Mar 25, 2015 Reply
  10. we haven’t tried any just yet!

    stacy hancock
    Mar 25, 2015 Reply
  11. We’ve only tried the Ball lids, but like you mention… only the regular (and skinny) fit. Our smoothie straw is bit too big. I have seen on Pinterest people drilling the size hole they need in the storage lid. I’m going to look into the others you mentioned and keep an eye on the comments for others’ favs.

    Michelle K
    Mar 25, 2015 Reply
  12. Since I’ve only tried Cuppow and they don’t fit your awesome straws, I don’t yet have a favorite…

    Denise G
    Mar 25, 2015 Reply
  13. I’m another Cuppow user and I’m so sad that they don’t fit your straws. I’m switching so that we CAN use our new Strawesome straws – we’re anxiously awaiting our first delivery of Eco Jarz silicone lids. 🙂 Our Strawesome order arrived before our new lids and they are just gorgeous! Thank you!!!

    Mar 25, 2015 Reply
  14. I absolutely love your products. My favorite combo is the smoothie straws with the LifeFactory bottles using the straw cap bottle cover. You of course could use smaller straws too. I have different size bottles depending on what I need. I have been using them for two years now!

    Mar 25, 2015 Reply
  15. Adding on to my previous comment, my new favorite is the stainless steel lid from EcoJarz. All sizes of Strawesome straws work with it and you can get them for regular and wide mouth mason jars. What I really like is the new silicone stopper that they have to close it up when traveling. Love these!!!

    Mar 25, 2015 Reply
  16. I love, love, love your straws!!! I have been using a plastic drinking glass with your straw, but would rather use a glass drinking glass. The one time I tried it, I was afraid I’d break one or the other. So your idea of having a cover that fits a mason jar makes me feel safer to use your straws in a glass jar. Thanks for the great suggestion!

    Mar 25, 2015 Reply
  17. I have not yet tried a jar lid though I’ve been wanting to. I was all set to get the Cuppow a friend raves about, till I found out that my collection of Strawesomes wouldn’t fit. Still looking.

    Deborah Cunefare
    Mar 25, 2015 Reply
  18. I have been wanting to find lids to work with our mason jars for my kids to drink out of! I like the looks of the MBC lid, I think that would work well.

    Mar 25, 2015 Reply
  19. I love the Ball wide mouth lids! Here’s a story you can laugh at: before I had any drinking lids, I would sometimes try to take my water jar with me in the car, being careful to hang onto it (not while I was driving). One particular evening we were running late for our date night and I was trying to multitask; calling the restaurant ahead, looking up addresses, etc. And the inevitable happened: the open jar tipped over right into my lap, soaking me with about 10oz of water! It went through every layer I was wearing and left my seat wet. I had no choice but to go to dinner with a wet lap! 😉 I think it was the next week when I was at the store I bought some lids!

    Sarah Gommesen
    Mar 26, 2015 Reply
  20. I haven’t used a drinking lid on a mason jar, but I think it would come in really handy. I’ve seen tutorials online for making your own (using the existing lid and adding a rubber gasket), but haven’t done that either! 🙂 The bamboo lid has an interesting look to it.

    Jennifer R.
    Mar 26, 2015 Reply
  21. The Eco jarz silicone is by far my favorite of those I’ve tried.

    Denise Taylor
    Mar 27, 2015 Reply
  22. I’ve been loving the green and blue strawesome Regulars with my vintage blue Ball jars + the Ball plastic toppers. Found them at target– yay for easy to find!

    Emily Laney
    Mar 29, 2015 Reply
  23. We’ve been using the reCAP lids for a few years. They only fit on the small mason jars, but they do work great for the kiddos and traveling. I’m ready to order strawesome’s for the whole family and am excited to see there are options to continue using our mason jars with these great new straws.

    Mar 29, 2015 Reply
  24. I do not have a favorite lid, I have yet to use canning jars for glassware. I do have some of your straws and love them!

    Tracy Ringwell
    Mar 29, 2015 Reply
  25. I use the LifeFactory bottles but only have the regular lid. I have ball jar lids for quart and pint size, but do not have your skinny straw. I would love to find a lid compatable with your regular straw. that i have.

    Mar 29, 2015 Reply
  26. I have not tried any drinking lids on mason jars yet, but I would like to. It seems there are a lot of nice choices available. I think I am most intrigued by the lids from Eco Jarz or The Mason Bar Company, but would love to try any of the lids… especially when accompanied by a wonderful Strawsome straw!

    Mar 31, 2015 Reply
  27. I primarily use your smoothie width straws, so a lid has been a problem. First my son-in-law cut a hole in a white plastic mason lid and I used that. Then my daughter found the “reCAPmasonjars.com” lid, which is wide enough to fit any sized straw and closes for storage. It is easy to bring smoothies with the this lid. I can drink in the car with the lid up, or close it and put my straw in one of your cases to drink elsewhere. And, as an added bonus, it is made in the USA! (I will send you an email with pictures of the two caps – both come in wide mouth and regular width.)

    Leslie Dick
    Apr 2, 2015 Reply
  28. I didn’t even know that they made these lids for Mason jars. I learned something new today!!! I’ll be checking these lids out, to go with my Mason jars! After seeing them, I’m going to research farther. At first glance, I’m liking the MBC Lids! Thanks for sharing about the lids!

    Apr 2, 2015 Reply
  29. I am new to the Strawsome site and mason jar lids. I have some jars that I plan on canning with and have been looking into the Straws. Hope you can give me tips on which lid and straw would work best for me… I absolutely love your ideas and the Straws are beautiful. Think I could be your new biggest fan. Have a great Easter, Kathy G.

    Kathy Gonzalez
    Apr 3, 2015 Reply

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