Re-using Your Baby Food Jars

By in Fun & Games, Green Talk on 27 March 2008

Those small baby food jars keep piling up, don’t they? I bet you don’t want to toss them in the trash because they are too darn cute to throw away. And you probably don’t want to recycle them either because you think you’ll have use for them someday, somehow. Many people don’t think about it, but those little glass jars are great when it comes to organizing your home. Also, it’s great for arts and crafts. Here are just a few ideas.

  1. Store loose herbs and spices.
  2. If you’re a tea drinker, you can use them to store loose tea leaves. It will stay fresh when you screw on the lids tightly.
  3. If you’re a crafter, you can organize your buttons, pins, beads, or other small crafty items.
  4. Your husband can use them to organize nails, screws, nuts and bolts in his work area.
  5. They’re great for storing salad dressing when you want to bring a homemade salad to work and need to separate the dressing from the salad. On the same token, they are great to store flax seeds or granola when you want to add them to your yogurt.
  6. You can make mini snowglobes as a giveaway. Add water to the jars – you can tint them different colors with a dab or food coloring if you want. Add some glitter or confetti to the water. Hot glue some figurines or other small objects to the lid. Let dry. Hot glue the lid to the jar. Shake the jar to make sure no water is dripping. If it leaks, re-glue the lid so that water will no longer drip. You can decorate the lids by painting them and adding a ribbon.

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