You can DIY this Seed Sprouting Jar Lid for $1 and in under 20 minutes. This is a gift I am giving my dad for Christmas! A man who is notoriously hard to get gifts for and who cares about his health. Hopefully this will be an aptly timed blog post to help you create a gift for that health conscious someone in your life.
Step 1: Find your screen
I got this splatter screen at the dollar store and it will make quite a few sets of lids. However I do suggest you try to find a lid where the screen is fused and not just woven because over time with this screen the edges will snag and it may warp. If you want to have just one of these lids that will last you a very long time, I suggest spending upwards of 3 dollars on your splatter screen and inspect it to ensure it is fused together.
Step 2: Trace out your lids
Decide weather you want to use regular or wide mouth jars for sprouting. I decided on regular size for this gift because I know that my parents use this size jar exclusively. At home I do opt for sprouting in a wide mouth jar because I feel it has better drainage. Use a lid you already have as a template to trace out the screens.
I managed to get 11 lid screens out of this splatter screen.
Step 3: Cut ’em out and pop ’em in!
I just used some tin snips to cut out the screen (ain’t no one want to ruin any “multi purpose” scissors, amirite?). I like to use two of the screens layered up when sprouting because they are a little sturdier that way.
I love sprouting seeds, especially in the winter when the garden has dwindled. It breathes new life into the house and into your diet. Do you guys sprout seeds? If so what are your favorite types?