What to Make Out of Baby Food Jars

How to Use Baby Food Jars to Make Crafts

If you are lucky enough to have a baby around, I hope you save all of the empty jars from all of the baby food they eat. If you don't have a baby around, hopefully, you have someone you can beg to save the jars for you. Baby food jars are really fun to work with and there are so many creative things you can do with them. You can make everything from holiday decorations and gifts to unique decorations for your home.

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    Candlestick Organizers

    Candlestick Organizers
    Candlestick Organizers.
    Follow the directions in this tutorial and learn how to make fun decorations using old candlesticks, baby food jars, some paint, and some glue.
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    Candy Corn Jar

    Candy Corn Jar.
    While I originally made this craft using a jar that is a little larger than a bay food jar, it would be adorable to make a set of these using baby food jars and small buttons.
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    Chalkboard Baby Food Jars
    Chalkboard Baby Food Jars.
    Learn how easy it is to find extra storage space for little items. Paint some baby food jars with chalkboard paint glue them in place.
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    Decoupage Pumpkin Jar

    Decoupage Pumpkin Jar
    Decoupage Pumpkin Jar.
    A visitor named Kit shares directions for making a fun pumpkin decoration using jars and decoupage techniques.
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    Embossed Heart Jar Craft

    Embossed Heart Jar Craft
    Embossed Heart Jar Craft.
    This project sheet will instruct you on how to create 3-dimensional designs on glass jars. These cute, little embossed jars would make fun gifts and can even be personalized.
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    Good Deed Jar Craft

    Good Deed Jar
    Good Deed Jar.
    This cool craft can be made using any sized jar. This is a great family activity for the holidays or any time of the year.
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    Halloween Baby Cuisine

    Halloween Baby Cuisine
    Halloween Baby Cuisine.
    Kerry explains how you can dress up full baby food jars for Halloween. A unique idea for someone who has a baby.
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    Hot Chocolate in a Jar
    Hot Chocolate in a Jar.
    Grab a baby food jar and fill it some hot chocolate mix and miniature marshmallows. Decorate the outside using a scrap of fabric, a candy cane, and a few other supplies and give it as a gift to a special friend.
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    Jar of Love Craft

    Jar of Love Craft
    Jar of Love Craft.
    This chalkboard jar can be made using any size jar. Make several of them using different sized jars!
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    Magic Potion Jars

    Magic Potion Jars
    Magic Potion Jars.
    Follow the suggestions in this tutorial and learn how you can make a fun decoration for a Halloween or wizard themed party.
  • 11 of 16
    Pedestal Spider Web Craft
    Pedestal Spider Web Craft.
    Paint a simple spider web design on the outside of a baby food jar and glue it to an old candlestick. Fill this fun decoration with candy or even a battery operated tea light candle.
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    Reindeer Candy Holder
    Reindeer Candy Holder.
    Use a variety of craft supplies to transform an ordinary baby food jar into an adorable candy holder that looks like a reindeer.
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    Snow Globe Craft

    Snow Globe Craft
    Snow Globe Craft.
    This how-to video demonstrates techniques for making a snow globe using a jar. This video uses a purchased jar, but you could easily use a baby food jar.
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    Snowman Candle Holder Craft
    Snowman Candle Holder Craft.
    Check out these instructions Loni shared and you can make a snowman just as cute as hers.
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    Special Stache Jar

    Special Stache Jar
    Special Stache Jar.
    Follow the directions in this tutorial and learn how you can dress up a baby food jar and any other jars and household items with a mustache.
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    Stained Glass Votive Candle Holder

    Stained Glass Votive Candle Holder
    Stained Glass Votive Candle Holder.
    Follow these directions shared by a visitor and learn how easy it is to make a colorful candle holder out of a baby food jar.