Even though I recycled all of our empty jars, it seems more practical to find household uses for them.
Here are 12 creative ways to re-use those Baby Food Jars:
- Creative tiny votive candles. You can go all out and pour wax in with a wick or just place store bought votives in the jars.
- Create little air fresheners by saturating cotton balls with essential oils and placing them in the empty jars. Use scents like lavender, citrus, cinnamon and vanilla.
- Use them on a desk to store paper clips and pencils.
- Use in the garage to store nuts, bolts, nails and screws.
- Use in a bathroom to store hair pins and bows.
- Use in a locker at school to keep extra change or small objects from getting lost in the bottom of the locker.
- Use in a sewing room to keep pins, bobbins and ribbons in check.
- Use in the Kitchen to store herbs and spices
- Make and store finger paint in them. Start by mixing 1/4 cup cornstarch, 2 cups cold water and food coloring in a saucepan. Boil until mixture thickens. Cool, pour into containers. To make several colors, double the recipe but omit food coloring. Fill the jars and then add coloring to each jar.
- For special occasions, wrap with a ribbon and fill with candies. This is a great idea for baby showers, easter, valentines day or for party favors.
- Stamp out cookies Baby food jars are the right size for cutting bite-sized cookies out of any rolled dough.
- No need to bring the whole box of snacks when you leave the house; pack individual servings of cheesy fish, cheerios or Gerber star puffs in your clean, empty baby-food jars.
*Baby food jars are not manufactured for freezing or for extreme heating. Therefore they are not to be used for storing homemade food and then frozen. * SOURCE