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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...








4 comments:

  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!

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    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!

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  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.

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  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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