Mason Jar Toothpick Dispenser

Since I bake so much in my kitchen, I’m always reaching for a toothpick to check the doneness of cakes. But for some reason I can never find my toothpick dispenser, or when I do find it, it’s empty. It’s really annoying to me. Those little toothpick dispensers drive me nuts. So I decided to make a big, easy to use, easy to find toothpick dispenser that was cute enough to leave out on the counter.

So I reached for a little jelly jar (since it was about the height of my toothpicks), got my hammer and a nail, and put a few holes in the lid to make a little toothpick shaker. It works great, and is a very attractive addition not only to country kitchens, but also to many other types of decor too.  You can make your little toothpick dispenser even cuter by adding a bow or painting it, but I think it’s pretty cute (and extremely functional) as is.