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Every wonder what to do with old baby food jars?

I’ve saved a ton of glass baby jars over the past year, because they are just SO cute, and can be used for so many fun things!
These cute candy jars were so easy to make, and made great little gifts. All you have to do is cut out strips of scrapbook paper to wrap around the top of a jar, then a circle for the top. I’m impatient when it comes to gluing so I used hot glue, but you could really use any type of adhesive. After it’s dry you can decorate these with embellishments or just tie it with a ribbon.
Then fill it will candy, and enjoy the treats! These are the perfect gifts for VT, YW’s, teachers and can be used for any holiday… just mix up the scrapbook paper!
Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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19 Responses to “Baby food jar candy gift”

  1. Jenn

    I love the idea of recycling baby food jars. A friend used all her jars and filled them with Cheerios to give as favors at her son's 1st Birthday party. Will definitely save those jars next time around! Jenn@

  2. Heather

    Thanks for the idea! I may use this idea to make "favors" for my sons birthday party in a couple of months! Except I may use the square, plastic baby food containers so they won't break if they're dropped. So cute, I'm sure it can be used in tons of different ways!

  3. allison @

    OK – that is a terrific idea! I have been saving baby food jars for projects for a while now and haven't found anything I was really inspired to do! This is perfect! I have lots of gifts I need to be giving for teachers and volunteers and this will be a perfect way to bust that jar stash! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. reasonstoskipthehousework

    So cute! I use the Gerber plastic tubs (when I don't make my own) but this makes me want to use the glass jars instead!

  6. Queens Mama

    This is an adorable idea! I'm following you now from Social Parade. I can't wait to read more of your blog and trie out your cinnamon toasted pumpkin pie tarts…. yum!!

  7. The Tablescaper

    What a grea idea!!! I'd love to have you link in to my meme, Seasonal Sundays with your very seasonal craft. The link is open until late Monday night.

    - The Tablescaper

  8. ~Rhen @yestheyareallmine

    What a FABULOUS idea! This would be a great project for several of my kids to do as well. :) Yay!

  9. ABC and 123: A Learning Cooperative

    Thanks for posting this cute craft, it's one of our featured projects in tomorrow's Show and Tell.

  10. Alissa

    I love that you can use baby food jars as little gifts or even at home decorations! I am saving the stage 3 baby food jars for my sons 2nd birthday party and im filling them with skittles but what i am doing is layering the colors of the skittles and putting a piece of ribbon around them then im tieing a thank you card to them.