Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Uses for Baby Food Jars

While some baby food companies have made the switch to plastic companies, many still use glass. Keep in mind that a lot of these tricks also work for full size jars like the kind some pasta sauces come in. Here's a list of things you can do with baby food jars.
  • Organize! Small craft items like beads, sequins, and glitter. Or for office supplies like rubber bands, paper clips, and push pins. Or use them in the work bench for screws, nails, nuts, and washers. Want to make it even simpler? Glue the lid to an overhanging cabinet, and screw the container into it to keep it neatly organized.
  • Snack Container! Great for taking small portions of snacks like Cheerios with you. Or you can use it to take salad dressing for your salad at lunch.
  • Candles. Most are big enough to hold a tealight. You can decorate the outside to make them look pretty too.
  • Make homemade butter in them, can take awhile, but a fun thing for an active child to do.
  • Make gifts in them. This past Christmas I made homemade bath salts and put them in an old baby food container.
  • Make a pin cushion and sewing kit.
  • Spice storage. Especially if you grow and dry your own spices.
  • Store homemade baby food in them. A lot of people use homemade and store-bought food, so why not store the homemade in a perfect size container?
  • Crafting. These containers are great for putting paints in to use with kids.
  • Donate them. A lot of places will take these jars for the very purpose listed above. Try preschools, schools, churches, and senior centers.
  • Use them for homemade jams.
  • Make a homemade snow globe in them.
  • Sand art.
  • Touch-up paint. You can store a small amount of paint for touch up jobs around the house (much better than pulling out the whole can...)
  • A bug jar for a little kid. (Make sure to punch holes in the top!)
  • Fill with beads or beans for a fun shaker for a small kid.
I'm sure there are tons more out there, and if you have one of them please share below, and I will add it to the list!
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