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« on: June 07, 2008 02:40:03 PM »

I have about 50 baby food jars with lids,with more to come. I would love ideas on what to do with them.
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2008 04:17:49 PM »

Terri at MakingFriends.com has the best selection of things to do with Baby Food Jars and all kinds of jars. http://www.makingfriends.com/recycle_jars.htm  Enjoy.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2008 08:53:22 PM »

I use them in my medicine cabinet to hold things like cotton balls, q-tips, nail clippers, & small things like chap sticks & eye drops. That way they are all pretty accessible without taking up a big spot (like having the entire q-tip box in there)

You can make little change jars too  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008 01:47:30 AM »

I use them for storage in my craft room---great for buttons, jewelry supplies, etc.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008 03:07:04 AM »

Spice jars  - get some glass paints and paint them with a pic of whats inside  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2008 09:38:44 AM »

I recently babysat for my nephew. After a day or so of that I had 3 empty jars of baby food things. I cleaned off all of the sticky stuff (tea tree oil is great) and filled the clean and dry jar with those small origami stars for a friend. I covered the lid in polymer clay, baked it, put it back together and tied ribbon around the neck of the jar. It was very different and pretty.

I should find pictures somewhere and put them on here.
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2008 05:09:55 PM »

With all the worry about plastic leeching toxic chemicals, I have switched my tupperware from plastic to glass. When I have jars with lids, I try to use those to store food.

Also, I found this craft on Martha:
http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.3a0656639de62ad593598e10d373a0a0/?vgnextoid=67ba608f8532f010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&autonomy_kw=enamel%20paint&rsc=header_1

I used enamel paint and etching cream to give the jars a really pretty beach glass look.
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2008 03:45:22 PM »

Maybe make snowglobes with them? I did that once with a baby food jar but I don't think it lasted too long. Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2008 07:18:02 PM »

My grandfather used to nail the lids of jars to the bottom of a shelf, then you could just twist the jar on and off it.  He used it to store nails and screws and things, but you could use it for anything, like buttons!
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