12 Baby Food Jar Crafts


Wondering what to do with baby food jars that keep stacking up in your recycling?  Here are creative baby food jar crafts as well as some unexpected uses for baby food jars.  Empty jars make perfect craft recycled materials.  {snicker}

Baby Food Jar Crafts

Paint Dipped Baby Food Jars

1.  Paint Dipped Baby Food Jars ~ I can’t think of a more beautiful way to re-use baby food jars than to dip in paint and fill with flowers like Oh Happy Day did here.  Such a clever idea!

S'mores in a jar

2.  S’mores in a jar ~ How yummy do these look?!  Plus, I love that they are already portion controlled – just the right size for this rich little dessert.  A crowd pleaser for grown-ups and kids alike.  The kids will have a blast layering the ingredients in a baby food jar and baking them in the oven – no campfire required.

Craft Recycled Materials

Garden Chandelier

3.  Garden Chandelier ~ Michelle Kaufmann provides a downloadable PDF file for making this “green it yourself garden chandelier”.  Made of a circular cooling rack and baby food jars its a beautiful way to add soft, eco-friendly candlelight the garden!

Baby Food Chandelier for inside

4.  Baby Food Chandelier ~  Now that you’ve made an outdoor chandelier, why no make one for indoors, too?  Everything for this chandelier was recycled or repurposed:  used baby-food jars, a few yards of twisted wire, a couple repurposed barrel hoops and a length of rusty chain!  I love the rustic look!

Jar Crafts

DIY Ribbon Candle centerpieces

5.  DIY Ribbon Candle Votives ~ These Ribbon Candle Votives are simply gorgeous!  Candlelight always adds a tranquil ambiance.  You can make these lovelies using any type of glass jar you have on hand,(including baby food jars), ribbon, and glue dots.  Easy peasy!

Recycled Supply Jars

6.  Recycled Supply Jars ~ This Tutorial using Modge Podge to decorate supply jars for your desk would be adorable on baby food jars.  I can just imagine them holding all kinds of things like paper clips and staples!

Personalized Tea Light holders

7.  Personalized Tea Light Holders~ All you’ll need to make these adorable personalized tea light holders are:  small baby jars, spray paint, painters tape, alphabet stickers, ribbon and tea light candles!  Radical crafts will tell you how.  {wink}

Baby Food Jar Pincushion

8.  Baby Food Jar Pincushion Tutorial ~ This project is absolutely adorable, affordable and so much fun.  It’s the perfect homemade gift, too.

More Uses For Baby Food jars

Repurposing a Baby Jar

9.  Repurposing a Baby Jar ~ I love how Nest Full of Eggs repurposed her baby jars.  Her tea packages are now clearly labeled and look adorable to boot!

Soy Candle baby jars

10.  Soy Candle Place Cards ~ If you’ve ever had the hankering to make candles and you have some baby jars that you want to repurpose this craft is for you.  If you have a party coming up, even better!  You can use these as place cards!  If not, just use as candles!  They are the perfect first time candle making craft!

What To Do With Baby Food Jars

spice storage

11.  Spice Storage ~ One of the most popular and common options for baby food jars is spice storage. I’d recommend using the same size jar for storing your spices and label with one system to keep things uniform and consistent.

Small Baby Food Jar Herb Garden

12.  Baby Food Jar Herb Garden ~ Herb Gardens are all the rage these days, and what better way to start your herb garden than with repurposed baby food jars? I love how the jars are uniform and see through so you can see the roots!

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