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Fun Cereal Storage Idea

This super fun cereal storage idea has been compensated. All opinions are mine alone.

My kids are out of town for a few days, and I want to surprise them with a fun breakfast when they get back.

I went by Walmart to buy cereal and it led to, the purchase of new bowls, utensils, storage containers and serving ware.

I know I’m not the only one who goes to Walmart and does that. I went in to grab some cereal for the week and one thing led to another. I left the store with some new kitchen goodies and a fun idea to store the cereal.

To store each box of cereal, I used a Ball® 6 cup Wide Mouth Jar which holds about a full box of cereal.

Transferring the cereal to the jars is simple, and it looks cuter on the the table than a bunch of cereal boxes.

Since I knew I’d be using glass jars I chose cereals with fun shapes, colors and flavors.

I used Trix minis, Cocoa Puffs, Honey Nut Cheerios and Reese’s Puffs because they’d look pretty in the jars and they had toys in them.
All of the boxes filled the
jars perfectly except for the Trix and Reese’s Puffs. There were about
one bowl worth of cereal left in those boxes.

I couldn’t decide whether to stick the toy inside the jar or just give each of my kids one.

I always loved cereals with toys in them growing up, but would be so disappointed when my brother to it before me. With my children, I make them take turns or buy them each a box.


I ended up putting the Minion toys on a platter with the boiled eggs. The kids will each be able to pick one toy to use as a key chain.

There are six different Minions in all to collect, plus a rare seventh.

 Once the jars were filled I put them on the table along side these super cute mini milk bottles I bought.

Next I stacked my new bowls and spoons beside the milk and cereal.

The milk will stay in the fridge until I pick the kids up and boiled eggs will be reheated in the morning.

I hope this gave you some fun ideas for family breakfast and food storage. Be sure to browse my DIY section for more fun tutorial and ideas like this one.

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20 thoughts on “Fun Cereal Storage Idea

  1. What a colorful way to not only serve your cereal but I'm sure it looks just as great in your pantry as well! With those fun Minion toys, I'm guessing my pantry is going to be loaded up with cereal pretty soon. #client

  2. Such a cute idea! I am all about mason jars! I use them for everything! Great way to keep everything organized too!

  3. I just love cereal! I sometimes eat it for dessert..lmbo!!! This is a very cute idea!

  4. Im totally doing this! I am a mason jar junkie why I think of this before?! Also they look better for display purposes and I bet it even preserves the cereal longer! I am doing this!

  5. I like this..I think its a great storage idea. You get to see the Cereal and it's in a cool bottle as opposed to a bulky Box

  6. I really love this storage solution for cereal! I really need to organize my pantry.

  7. I love how the cereals look in the jars and it would help my kids to be able to tell what cereal is what. Maybe I could shop better-for-you cereals if the kids weren't so preoccupied with the characters on and the design of the boxes! lol

  8. What a cool way to store your cereal. I really like this plus it allows you to see how much you have left.

  9. I like this idea. I just need some bigger jars! They look so nice in the jars.

  10. I like those containers. We have the ugly plastic ones, these look nicer to look at!

  11. This is a great idea! I love how they look in them. Very good idea I will have to do this! – Jeanine

  12. That's a neat idea! I have plenty of empty mason jars sitting around here. I might just do that to mine!

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