Instead of throwing out those little baby food jars, utilize them to their fullest! Clean then out and start getting creative. From tiny gifts to crafting and organizing, let’s see some spectacular ways of using these bits. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite 30 baby food jar crafts and hopefully, you’ll grab some inspiration and be creating something new out of your old jars.
1. Vintage Jars
At the Picket Fence shows us how to turn those little glass jars into something fresh and unique for your kitchen or craft room. It’s quite the transformation, don’t you think?
2. Shower Favors
What better way to pass out the baby shower favors than using baby food jars? These princess cuties are quite the addition and thanks to The Diva Dish, you know how to make it happen.
3. Snow Globe
Craftaholics Anonymous shares an adorable DIY for all to see. Create these mini snow globes as decor for the house throughout the holidays or tiny gifts for friends and family.
4. Wall Vase & Candleholder
Used for either candles or flowers, this wall piece was made with some glass jars and a piece of wood. It’s rustic, it’s stylish and completely unique and thanks to Make Life Lovely, you can make it too!
Use those jars as holders for some delicious treats. At I Am Baker you can learn how to create some no-bake cheesecake right inside for the perfect bite.
Sugar Tot Designs shows off a great way to utilize the jars as party favors but also a way to create small, topiary decor as well! It’s easy and festive!
7. Gift Packaging
Little Miss Momma featured such a beautiful, genius idea that we had to show it off too! Use those baby food jars as a way to wrap small gifts. And then have fun embellishing, of course.
8. Glitter Slime
We’re in absolute love with these family-friendly design from The 36th Avenue. Use them as fun, birthday party favors or just as an afternoon project!
9. Lemon Scrub
Use some jars to hold your homemade sugar scrub! At Cincy Shopper you’ll learn not only how to create your own lemon scrub but also how to utilize a food jar for safe keeping.
10. Pencil Holder
Create something fun for the kid’s room or play area with some leftover food jars. From Lego-themed to barbie, you can use this tutorial from Handmade Charlotte for inspiration!
11. Bubble Jar
Here’s another charming idea to use as small gifts or party favors. These bubble jars from Chickabug Blog are too cute!
We snagged this idea from Jamie + Loren and we’re in love. It’s romantic, it’s easy, it’s inexpensive and perfect for a variety of events.
13. Pin Cushions
This baby food jar pin cushion from Craft Pudding is charming and functional. Have fun creating this for your craft room or as a tiny gift for a friend.
14. Advent Calendar
Craftaholics Anonymous made this Christma advent calendar out of baby food jars and we were completely inspired. You could use for a variety of events from birthdays to Halloween!
15. Sand Art
Make your own sand art with some older baby food jars! This is a great family crafts and thanks to Kix Cereal we have the inspiration to get started.
16. Tissue Paper Candle Holders
Tinker Lab gave us another wonderful way to turn those jars into tiny candle holders. Cover them with tissue paper, ad some mod podge and have yourself a romantic scene.
17. Glitter Covered
Delicate Construction shows us how to upcycle those jars and make them into something a lot more stylish. Dip them in glitter, of course!
18. Pecan Parfait
Fill up those jars with a delicious treat for your next dinner party or shower. These pecan parfaits look delicious and can be found at Celebrations at Home.
19. Craft Rack
Crafty Nest shows us some great inspiration for your craft room. You can make an entire shelving space and fill it up with your odds and ends using baby food jars for easy organizing.
20. Ponytail Organization
Here’s a great way to keep your hair accessories organized and ready to grab. Tidy them up by color and use chalkboard paint to label them just like they did at Popsugar.
21. Rice Shaker
An easy toy to make for your baby that will keep them involved and stimulated for awhile …. a rice shaker! Thanks for the inspiration over at How We Montessori.
22. Gumball Favors
Fill them with gumballs and top them with embellishments of your choice – according to the party’s theme – as favors! That’s what Make It Lovely did and with love the simplicity and also the creativity.
23. Rainbow Cake
Make Life Lovely also gives us inspiration concerning baked good. These rainbow cakes are adorable but delicious too and can be used for a variety of occasions.
24. Crayon Storage
Monkey See Monkey Do gave us some colorful and festive organization idea for the kids playroom or our own craft rooms! Paint the jars and then tidy things up a bit!
25. Magnetic Jars
Used for spices or crafts storage, these magnetic jars are the perfect way to help organize small things in small spaces. Check it out at DAV.I.SON.
26. Hummingbird Feeder
Check out this awesome DIY from Birds & Blooms! Feed the hummingbirds you love out in the garden with these easy and adorable tutorial.
27. Dipped Vases
These gorgeous vases from Apples & Onions are, possibly, my personal favorite from the list. They’re inspired, they’re stylish and totaly doable at home.
28. Salt & Pepper Shaker
Add a bit of charm to your table with these baby food jar salt & pepper shakers from Dream A Little Bigger. This is such a great way to upcycle and give yourself another functional item.
29. Votive Holders
This photo from Flickr inspires us to create votive holders out of older jars. Paint a design and use them around the house for a pop of romance and warmth.
30. Spice Jars
Pinterest shows us how to use all of those old food jars for organizing the pantry. With a bit of chalkboard paint, you’ll have a great way to keep your spices easy-to-reach and tidy in a drawer.