10 Easy Baby Food Jar Crafts

What to do with your empty jars of baby food? With a little ingenuity, you can recycle all that glassware into these nifty baby food jar crafts.

Eco-Friendly Endeavors

  • Plant starters. Baby food jars provide enough room to start a new plant. Add water and a slip from a plant and let its root system develop before transferring the plant.
  • Mini-garden. Add potting soil, plant some seeds, and watch a mini-garden sprout. This size of container is perfect for planting herbs.
  • Garden pathway. Instead of purchasing expensive concrete pavers, bury the top-side of the jar in the ground, leaving the bottom of the jar slightly above the ground.

Kitchen Plans

  • Mixes. Fill baby food jars with dried herbs for easy storage. The jars can easily be filled with dried tea leaves or homemade coffee mixes.
  • Fudge. Individual servings of fudge fill empty baby food jars. Pour a portion into a jar; allow cooling before topping with the lid. Lids can be decorated with raffia ribbon or cloth for a festive touch.
  • Shot glasses. Use baby food jars at a party when serving shots or mini-cocktails.
  • Gift Gadgets
  • Party favors. Fill an empty baby food jar with goodies and top it off with an appropriate ribbon or gift tag.

Storage Solutions

  • Storage organizer for a craft or sewing room, the garage or garden seeds. Nail the jar lids to the underside of a shelf or wood plank. Sort items into jars and remove clutter from your work area! Store garden seeds in baby food jars. Label containers or include a picture on each jar.
  • Crafty Creations
  • Candles or paperweights. Homemade votive candles light up a room. Fill jars with colored sand to create a unique paperweight.
  • Snow globes. Create holiday wonderlands in a jar. 
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