5.10.2007

Baby Food Jar Crafts

One of the ways that I am trying to be more eco-friendly is to create less waste. When I'm about to throw something into the trash, I stop and ask myself if the item could be recycled or even reused. Many times I decide that the item can be reused and I set it aside for a later date.

And so is the case with all the baby food jars that we go through. I have been saving them for almost 8 months now and have piles of them stashed away. Some of them, I re-purposed to contain small items such as push pins, paper clips and craft embellishments. The rest have been waiting for me to come up with some fantastic craft to use them for.

So here's the challenge. I'm trying to find cute craft projects that use these baby food jars. I know I've seen this one done many times. It's a nice craft, but I'm more of a one-small-project-at-a-time person. It's for this reason that I enjoy hand crafting greeting cards, but have no desire to scrapbook. I like to do one small project at a time, finish it with a sigh of relief, stand back and admire it's beauty, then move on to the next one.

I've been busy googling and looking for ideas. This one is one of my favorites so far. It's something quick, cute and inexpensive! I've also seen a ton of people using them as votive holders. And then there's this adorable craft. It's cute but it's geared for kids to do and I don't really have a use for it. I'm more looking for something that I can give along with a gift or to sell at local craft shows.

Do you know of any crafts using baby food jars? Drop me a comment and tell me all about it. When I have some time to actually work on crafts, I'd love to try a few of these out.

1 comment:

spinninglovelydays said...

hi. i notice the post is pretty old, but maybe this suggestion could still be useful. it's something like the deer food. how about single cup special soup/coffee/cocoa mixes? put the ingredients for this (could be layered like sand art too) in the jar, store them and all you have to do later is dump them in a mug/bowl/pot and boil/add hot water. you can just jazz up the jar with a pretty cloth and ribbons and give it away as a thrifty christmas present. my dd is 11 mos old and i still end up with lots of jars even if i mostly feed her homemade baby food. i've also decoupaged some. hth.:) i got the idea from heart4home.net.