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frog girl
« on: December 27, 2008 07:38:16 PM »

I have a lot of empty baby food jars and was wondering what I can make with them?

Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008 02:26:21 AM »

somewhere on Martha Stewart's website is a guide for making mini snowglobes out of baby food jars.  I don't remember where on the site it is, but I'm sure you can search on the site and find it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2009 12:42:39 AM »

lol i was gonna say snowglobes too!!

You could also use them to put homemade bath salts in, with a little bow, great for little gifts. All you go is get a bag of epsoms salt, some essential oil in your fav scent and some food coloring if you like. Then just stick in a plastic baggie and mix it up and pour in the jars. You can leave them white, color them and do jars with solids or you could even layer the different colors you use, you could even vary your scents too (but if you put them in the same jar make sure they smell right together)

You could also use them for storage of things like beads and buttons.
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Makeme1
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2009 03:52:50 PM »

Speaking of storage, PepsiTwist, my Dad used baby jars just for the storage of small items.

When I was growing up, my Dad had a workshop in the basement.  He would take the baby jars and hang them on the ceiling filled with small brads, nails, tacks and whatever.  What he did was tack a board (I think it was a 1 x 12 piece of white pine) to the ceiling and nailed the lid of the baby jar to the board.  He would then fill the jars with whatever he needed and then would screw the jar back onto the lid on the board.  It kept them off his work bench and he could see what was in them from below!

Perhaps this idea could be incorporated into a craft work area for storing the beads and such.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2009 05:44:35 PM »

I've seen baby food jars turned into lighted decorations ... like a christmas tree or wreath. You clue them together and drill holes in the lids, put christmas lights in them and viola.  Like this:  http://crafts.kaboose.com/baby-food-jar-christmas-tree.html
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2009 07:14:43 PM »

Speaking of storage, PepsiTwist, my Dad used baby jars just for the storage of small items.

When I was growing up, my Dad had a workshop in the basement.  He would take the baby jars and hang them on the ceiling filled with small brads, nails, tacks and whatever.  What he did was tack a board (I think it was a 1 x 12 piece of white pine) to the ceiling and nailed the lid of the baby jar to the board.  He would then fill the jars with whatever he needed and then would screw the jar back onto the lid on the board.  It kept them off his work bench and he could see what was in them from below!

Perhaps this idea could be incorporated into a craft work area for storing the beads and such.

Did you live in the house we rented before buying this one!? In our basement almost all the jars were gone, but the rusty lids were still nailed up near the workbench and over in another section of basement. one were still attached and full of rusty screws.
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2009 12:57:08 PM »

Did you live in the house we rented before buying this one!? In our basement almost all the jars were gone, but the rusty lids were still nailed up near the workbench and over in another section of basement. one were still attached and full of rusty screws.

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Don't think it's the same place!  My Mom & Dad sold their house in 1979 in New Jersey.
As far as I know, the family who bought it moved in right away!!
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009 03:25:48 AM »

I know Im so late posting reply, but I just had my 4 yr old b-day party and we made snow globes with the baby food jars.  I found little plastic pirates for the boys & little plastic cinderella's for the girls.  I bought bunch of different colored glitter and baby oil.  let the kids pick out their glitter colors.  I hot glued the figurines to the lids (make sure the jar with fit around your figurine)  then after kids put glitter in the jars, I screwed the lids on & put a bit of hot glue around it just to make sure its sealed well.  This way, the kids were busy for a bit & they made their own party favor.  It was a HIT!!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2009 11:41:14 AM »

I too love them for storage - beads, buttons, sequins, etc...

But another great use is for paint!  Example you paint your living room this awesome shade of...let's say red.  Put enough in the jar to almost fill it.  Store it with a label that says "living room" and when, inevitably, someone dings the wall or it gets scratched, or your darling pug decides to chew the wall, viola!  You have a little touch up to match perfectly! 
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2009 03:45:57 PM »

You can use modge podge (sp?) an tissue paper to make tea light containers
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