Are you stocking up too much baby food jars at home? These jars are cute and pretty to be thrown away but having a lot of it may consume space at home. According to studies provided by the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), 80% of the things we keep are never used again.
Baby jars can be reused again for different purposes. Be creative and innovative in putting these jars into good use. There are a lot of ideas on how to use jars and some of these are listed below.
Creative crafts for home decoration
- Potpourri jars
Baby food jars can be used as potpourri jars at home. Clean thoroughly the jars and let it dry for a couple of minutes. Place scented plant material inside the jar and place it in the living room, bedroom and bathroom.
- Layered sand jars
Making layered sand jars are pretty simple. You just need to have at least three different colors of sand. You can buy these at your local craft store. Pour in a first layer of sand, followed by another layer to create a stripe effect. Place it on your tabletop to add beauty.
- Candle holders
Try dressing up the jars with a translucent paper or cloth. Place a small candle inside the jar and light it up. You can also place scented candles to make your room smell good.
- Spice containers
Baby food jars are perfect for keeping your dried spices in the kitchen. It is not too big to fit in your cupboard perfectly. Separate your spices neatly by putting it inside the jars and label them according to their names.
- Pin and button holders
This is perfect for kids who are crafty. Arrange buttons and pins according to size, shape and color and place it to corresponding jars. One could also place other sewing items like beads, sequins and threads.
- Hardware supply storage
Puts into proper storage small hardware items like nails, bolts and screws. These are the most common supplies one might need in a workshop that are easily lost.
Gifts and giveaways
- Photo frame jars
After thoroughly cleaning and drying the jar, place a photo inside it and stick it to the walls of the jar neatly. You can place a picture of your family, best friend or someone who’s about to celebrate a birthday. This is a very unique gift one could make.
- Party giveaways
Place candies and treats inside the jar and cover the top with a cute fabric. Seal it with a fancy string and wallah, it’s a pretty giveaway for children’s birthday parties, baby showers and even wedding parties too.
- Snow globes
You can let your kids do this with your supervision. Glue up a small toy on the inside of the jar lid like a snowman or his favorite cartoon character. Let it dry. Place pinches of glitter and add water inside the jar. Add little drops of glycerin or oil to make glitters float. Seal the lid and you now have your “do it yourself” snow globe.
Baby jars can be a good substitute for your regular dessert cups. Desserts like pies and creme brulee fit well on these jars. You can also have your homemade jams placed in these cute jars for a change. Surprise your guests at home by serving them in this manner.
Jars have a lot of uses at home. Just make sure you thoroughly clean them if you use them to store food. Also, keep them away from kids if you place hazardous materials inside especially if it looks really enticing for them to play.