August 9, 2012

Repurposing Baby Food Jars

I've got baby food on the brain again! Our sweet 5 month old baby boy just started eating pureed veggies this week and I am thinking again about what to do with all those mini jars too cute to throw in the recycling bin.

A site called Babysavers had a post called "Ten Great Ways to Repurpose Baby Food Jars" and I love this idea I saw there-photo frame jars!

Aren't they gorgeous? I imagine how elegant these would look displayed on my mantel in a group like this with a few tea lights lit around them. ( Click here for the complete step-by-step instructions.)

Two years ago, when baby food was on my mind with my middle son, I made a few of these with Mod Podge and tissue paper:

I added a tealight and wrapped wire around the rim and the ordinary jars were transformed!

Another very simple, pretty idea I found on Pinterest were these:

If I could decorate for my wedding day again, I think I would try this! So simple and beautiful.
Now, I can't wait for my little guy to go through a few more jars of food so I can throw them in the dishwasher and get started on my photo frames...


  1. Hey Kristina! I love those tea lights you made. I wonder what the odds are that I could ever find that exact tissue paper (I know you said you made them a couple years ago). Do you remember where you bought it? I have lots of baby food jars I've been hanging up to and that pattern would look perfect in my kitchen and living room!

    1. Hi Sarah
      Thanks so glad you like the little lights! I'm pretty sure I got the tissue paper at Hobby Lobby--so pretty, right? They just might have it still-hope you find something that works!

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 4 post on Aug. 25, 2012. Thanks again.

  3. Hi!!! I LOVE the tea lights! I think they would look awesome at a country wedding with light green paper, and copper brown wire at the top!!! MUST TRY! :)


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