25+ Brilliant DIY With Baby Food Jars

Are you throwing away like 100 baby food jars every month? You might be missing out!

There are plenty of ingenious ways to re-purpose these for a clutter-free home or even some seasonal decorations.

These little jars are ideal for decorations, flower vases, and even storage uses.

Here are 10 ingenious ways you can reuse your baby food jars:

  • pencil holders
  • flower vases
  • succulent pots
  • party favors
  • candle holders
  • holiday crafts and decoration ideas
  • button storage
  • magnetic spice jars

Brilliant DIY With Baby Food Jars

If you’re wondering what to do with dozens of baby food jars, here are some great creative ideas to give you the opportunity to recycle them for a second life.

Baby food jars, after use, can be creatively used in various DIY projects.

Their compact sizes and versatility make them ideal for crafting, organizing, and decorating.

During holidays decorations, storage options or even looking for fun activities with kids they can be changed into practical and lovely items.

Here are some of the best suggestions for easy yet creative projects from baby food jars.

Do not forget to check our DIY Pinterest board for more ideas and inspirations. 

1. Herb Pots

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2. Succulent Pots

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3. Baby Food Jars Lantern

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4. Mini Pincushion

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5. Easter Chick

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6. Baby Jar Topiary & Felt Flower

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7. Baby Food Jars Party Favors

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8. Baby Food Jars Light House

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9. Paint Dipped Baby Food Jars Vases

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10. Bubble Jars Favors

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11. Lego Pencil Holder

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12. Magnetic Spice Jars

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13. Emoji Jars

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14. Valentine’s Day Candles

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15.  DIY Pampering Gifts

Check out this sugar scrub recipe from Domestic Charm!

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16. Glass Chandelier

Tutorial by Popsugar.com

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17. Cute Terrariums

Tutorial here.

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18. No-Bake Cheesecake

Brilliant for a dinner party or picnic in a park! Recipe from I am Baker.

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19. Paint-dipped mini vases

Tutorial here.

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20. Chalkboard Candle Holders

Source: heartlovealways.com.

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21. Cute Snow Globes

Tutorial here.

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22. Baby Shower Favors

Tutorial here.

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23. Christmas Ornaments

Something seasonal and beautiful – tutorial.

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24. Birthday Party Favors

Inspiration from Pillow Thought.

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25. Fairy Baby Food Jars

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26. Christmas Photo Ornaments

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27. Snow Globes

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28. Seasonal Party Favors

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29. Sewing Kit

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Easy DIY Crafts with Baby Food Jars

Mini Snow Globes

Materials Needed:

  • Baby food jars
  • Water
  • Glycerin
  • Glitter
  • Small figurines or holiday-themed trinkets
  • Waterproof glue

Instructions:

  • Make sure you clean out the jars properly so that there are no labels on them.
  • Stick the toys to the inside of the jar lids and let them dry completely.
  • Leave a small space at the top when filling your jar with water.
  • You will put a few drops of glycerin so as to slow down glitter movement in your snow globe.
  • Ensure enough glitters are added to make it shine brightly within your snowglobe.
  • After ensuring it is tightly secured once more close it without any leakage at all.
  • Shake gently and watch as snow falls within your globe like environment you created in a jar become real thing!

Festive Candle Holders

Materials Needed:

  • Baby food jars
  • Tea light candles
  • Acrylic paint or spray paint
  • Decorative ribbon or twine

Glue Instructions:

  • Paint whatever colors you want on the jars then wait until they dry up nicely first before moving forward with our work.
  • The ribbon or twine should be round up around that tip not forgetting to secure it using some glue too.
  • Every one will have their own tea light candle put inside each jar he/she has got.
  • These captive candles will create an ideal setting for dinners especially during festive seasons or simply add warmth to any room in your home.

Spice Rack

Materials Needed:

  • Baby food jars
  • Chalkboard paint or labels
  • Small shelf or wall-mounted rack
  • Spices

Instructions:

  • Apply chalkboard paint to the jar lids and then leave them to dry.
  • Put different spices in each of the jars and label their caps.
  • The jars may be placed anywhere on a small shelf or on a wall-mountable spice rack.
  • This DIY spice rack keeps your kitchen organized and has an element of country chic about it.

Christmas Craft Ideas

Ornament Storage

Materials Needed:

  • Baby food jars
  • Tissue paper or bubble wrap

Cardboard box Instructions:

  • Ensure that all delicate ornaments are wrapped using tissue papers or bubble wraps.
  • Each ornament should be put into its own baby food jar.
  • The whole area is also packed inside a cardboard so that one can easily retrieve any item whenever needed without having it broken into pieces.

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Materials Needed:

  • Baby food jars
  • Decorative paper or fabric
  • Ribbon or twine
  • Glue Small bells or charms

Instructions:

  • Dress up your jar with attractive Christmas fabrics, craft papers, etc.
  • Get some ribbons attached round the lids as means of hanging them nicely onto anything.
  • Inside the glass container there should be some little chimes and other things for extra effect.

These will hang on tree unlike others since they look amazing and have more meaning when you have them within your house at that moment in time when families are celebrating this holiday together again!

Holiday Treat Jars

Materials Needed:

  • Baby food jars
  • Cookie ingredients
  • Candy ingredients
  • Decorative Labels/ Ribbon

Instructions:

This calls for you to take these ingredients one by one to come up with several layers before sealing it properly.

Afterwards, put decorative labels indicating baking instructions over top layer of air-tight cookies.

You could however tie some ribbon around a jar’s lid.

These treat jars make excellent gifts for friends and family.

Craft Ideas for Kids

Animal Jars

Materials Needed:

  • Baby food jars
  • Acrylic paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Craft foam or felt
  • Glue

Instructions:

  • Dye your containers in form of different animals.
  • (e.g. Bears will be brown and lions yellow).
  • Put googly eyes onto these, ears made out of craft foam or nose with just a few more details that only an artist would know how to create.
  • Such vessels may be used as pen holders or simply cute pieces of art.

Do it yourself Piggy Banks

Materials Required:

  • Baby food jars
  • Acrylics
  • Craft foam or felt
  • Knife (for adults only)

Instructions:

  • Color the jars in fun and interesting shades.
  • For coins, a slot can be cut into the lid (this is an adult step).
  • Make faces or designs on them with foam or felt.
  • Urge kids to save their money by using their own piggy banks.

Birthday Party Favors

Materials Required:

  • Baby food jars
  • Tiny toys or sweets
  • Ornamental paper or stickers for decoration purposes
  • Ribbon

Instructions:

  • Put small toys or candies into the jars.
  • Stick nice papers or tags on the tops of the lids.
  • Have ribbons tied around them.
  • Give away these glass containers as souvenirs during your child’s upcoming birthday party celebration.

Storage Solutions

Office Supply Holders

Materials Needed:

  • Baby food jars
  • Labels
  • Paint (optional)

Instructions:

  • Clean and put labels on the different office supplies jars e.g. clips, pins.
  • If you like, paint the lids to match your office décor.

These are storage units that will enable you to maintain orderliness within the working surface.

Bathroom Storage

Materials Needed:

  • Baby food jars
  • Labels or chalkboard paint

Instructions:

  • Use these bottles to store cotton swabs, Q-tips, and other small bathroom items.
  • Label them appropriately alternatively use chalkboard paints for trendy makeovers.
  • Place them on a shelf or inside a cupboard where you can easily reach for any of them when required.

Creative Display Ideas

Terrariums

Materials Needed:

  • Baby food jars
  • Small plants/succulents etc.
  • Soil Pebbles

Instructions:

  • Drainage rocks are placed at each jar bottom surface.
  • A thin layer of soil should be placed on top and small succulents planted.

These little greenhouses can be used to decorate windowsills and desks

Photo Jars

Materials Needed:

  • Baby food jars
  • Small printed photos
  • Decorative paper or fabric

Instructions:

  • Print out tiny photographs that can fit in the containers.
  • Put decorative papers or cloth inside each jar.
  • Insert the picture then secure it by applying some glue.

Presentation jars are good materials for personalized gifts as well as distinctive house adornments.

Conclusion

Baby food jars present unlimited opportunities for do-it-yourself projects that combine innovation with practicality.

These multi-purpose jars can be turned into beautiful decorations, handy storage solutions, and memorable presents – from holiday crafts to fun kids’ activities.

So next time you finish a baby food jar don’t just throw it away – give it a new lease of life with these inspiring ideas and let your home benefit from its additional attractiveness along with functionality.

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Julie is a Staff Writer at momooze.com. She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.

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