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30 Different Ways To Use Baby Food Jars

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

DIY Vintage Spice 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

DIY Baby Food Jar Shower Favor

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

DIY Food Jar 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

DIY Food Jar Vase Wall

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!

5. Cheesecake

DIY No Bake Cheesecake in A Food Jar

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.

6. Topiarys

DIY Baby Jar Topiary

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

DIY Baby Food Jar 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

DIY Baby Food Jar 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

DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub in Baby Food Jar

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

DIY Food Jar 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

DIy Food Jar Bubble

Here’s another charming idea to use as small gifts or party favors. These bubble jars from Chickabug Blog are too cute!

12. Lanterns

DIY Food Jar Lanterns

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

DIY Bay Food Jar Pin Cushion

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

DIY Baby Food Jar 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

DIY Food Jar 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

DIY Food Jar Candle Holder

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

DIY Glitter Baby Food Jar

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

Baby Food Jar 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

Baby Food Jar 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

DIY Baby Food Jay Ponytail Holders

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

Baby Food Jar 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

DIY Baby Food Jar 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

Baby Food Jar Mini 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

DIY Baby Food Jar 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

DIY Food Jar Magnets

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

DIY Baby Food Jar Bird 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

DIY Food Jar 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

DIY Salt and Pepper Shaker aby Jar

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

DIY Food Jar Votives

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

DIY Spice Jar Organization

Pinterest shows us how to use all of those old food jars for organizing in the kitchen. With a bit of chalkbaord paint, you’ll have a great way to keep your spices easy-to-reach and tidy in a drawer.