Oh, the baby food jar. It’s hard to believe that these little space-suckers have only been plaguing homes for half a century. The average American household has over 600 of these sprawled throughout their home in baby’s first year of life. But don’t worry mamas, help is here. Here are 21 genius things to do with baby food jars for you to try today:
1. Spice Organization
Have an empty drawer? Spray the lids of empty jars with chalkboard spray paint to make each spice easily identifiable. It’s a DIY and space-saver, all in one. Get the tutorial at Shelterness.
2. Anthropologie-Inspired Spice Jars
3. Cute Apple Jars for Teachers
These apple jars are the perfect DIY gift for your favorite school teacher. Fill them up with candy for a sweet gift to end the school year! Get the tutorial here.
4. DIY Votive Holders
Who doesn’t love a bit of mood lighting? Spray paint old baby food jars to upcycle them in to cute, DIY votive holders. Image via juletty on Flickr.
5. Party Favors for Your Baby Shower
Getting rid of recyclables while showing off your DIY prowess? Pure genius. Paint the lids and embellish the tops of your jars for a shabbychic look your friends will fawn over. Pick candy that coordinates (but doesn’t match) for a truly Pinterest-worthy party. Get the tutorial on thedivadish.
6. DIY Snowglobes!
Snowglobes are the perfect DIY gift for friends and family. But skip the store- you won’t believe how easy it is to make these at home. Get the tutorial here.
7. Make a Hanging Planter
If you’re handy with a hammer, this baby food jar craft is just for you. Learn how to make it on Make Life Lovely.
8. Make a DIY Nail Polish Remover Jar
9. Make Funny Hair Jars
Think old school chia pets, but way cheaper. Doodle them up with the kiddos, add soil and wait for them to grow! A genius craft that’s also educational. Your kids will LOVE seeing the roots grow through the glass. Get the tutorial on momvstheboys.
10. Make Your Own Magic 8 Ball
This fun craft will keep the kids entertained for hours. Get the tutorial on The Green Beagle.
11. Organize Your Kiddos’ Craft Supplies
Turn old baby food jars in to DIY storage units for all your kid’s craft and art supplies. See how on Monkey See Monkey Do.
12. No-Bake Cheesecakes In a Jar
The best kind of crafts are ones you can eat! These cheesecakes are super portable, personalizable AND pretty. Arrange a dessert table with fresh fruit compotes and let your guests dress them to taste. Best of all? No baking needed. Learn how on I Am Baker.
13. Craft These DIY Topiaries
Have a baby shower coming up? These DIY felt topiarys are the perfect addition for a little bit of nostalgia and wonder. Get the tutorial on sugartotdesigns.
14. Make Your Own Candles
Have old candles laying around? Melt and re-fashion them to give them new life. Learn how here.
15. DIY Salt and Pepper Shakers
Toss those bulky store shakers and make your own instead. Who knew baby jars could look so chic? Get the complete tutorial on dream a little bigger’s blog.
16. Make Fun Glitter Slime Jars
For your little divas nothing less than this glittery goop will do. Make some for your kiddos and some to give away! Learn how on the 35th avenue,
17. Dip Them In Paint
Store-bought bud vases can be costly and flimsy- make your own on the cheap with this mod tutorial from applesandonions.
18. Give Your Friends a Spa Day
19. DIY Hummingbird Feeder
Old school hummingbird feeders are lame. Make your own that’s as chic as you with this tutorial from Birds and Blooms.
20. A Nighlight For Your Kiddos
This no-flame nightlight uses a cheapie LED to brighten your kiddos’ room! See the tutorial on Nothing but Country.
21. Lego Head Pencil Holder
Legos are awesome- until you step on one. Here’s a lego that (hopefully) won’t be left underfoot. See how on Handmade Charlotte.
Which idea was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
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