Friday, May 3, 2013

Wait! Those Aren't Trash! 7 Ways to Reuse Baby Food Jars!

When a baby begins to eat solids, it is a big step in their life. Recently, my baby has begun to eat solid foods. With this enormous accomplishment came lots of trash. Or, so I thought. I hated to throw out perfectly good glass jars, so I started to keep them. I couldn't help but wonder if there were things I could be doing with these jars. Turns out there are many crafts where baby food jars come in handy. Here are just a few ideas:

1. Baby Food Jar Cupcakes
           Mix up your favorite cupcake recipe and fill up a clean, empty baby jar only HALF WAY. This will allow the cupcake to rise as it is baked. Top with a delicious frosting and even add sprinkles! Tie a cute ribbon on the jars when you're done and serve them at your next party with some plastic spoons.

2. Jar Lids Memory Game
Boost your child's memory! Use letters, shapes, or pictures on the inside of baby jar kids, then turn them over and let your child match them.

3. Spice Containers (Click here to find out how to make your own)
            Get rid of misshapen spice containers and use baby food jars for a creative, uniform look!

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4. Jar Advent Calendar
       Christmas is closer than you think! Use those baby food jars to make an advent calender! Put a little prize, candy, or quote into each jar for your child to open each day!

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5. Baby Food Jar Kid Lanterns (Click here to find out how to make on your own)
            Great for backyard camp-outs! Buy battery operated tea lights for kids' safety!

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6. Decorate and Fill with Party Favors or Candy
          Fill them with M&M's or Hershey's Kisses! Paint the outside or add a ribbon and hand them out at your next party.

7. Decorated Tea Candle Holders (Click here to find out how to make your own)
Spice up your decorations with unique candle holders.
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The possibilities are endless! Just use a little creativity, and your old baby food jars will turn into anything you choose! Now, if I can just figure out what to do with all of my saved up toilet paper rolls....

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