Baby food jar candy gift

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!
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Jenn posted on September 23, 2010 at 7:41 am (#

    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 posted on September 23, 2010 at 9:05 am (#

    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 @ posted on September 23, 2010 at 9:54 am (#

    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. The Autocrat: Haley posted on September 23, 2010 at 10:55 am (#

    oooo Lovin' the lace!!

  6. reasonstoskipthehousework posted on September 23, 2010 at 3:32 pm (#

    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!

  7. Queens Mama posted on September 24, 2010 at 8:29 am (#

    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!!

  8. Bridget posted on September 24, 2010 at 9:00 am (#

    Stopping by from Social Parade, I'm your newest follower! I love your jar idea, I too have loads of baby food jars.
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  9. PC posted on September 24, 2010 at 8:18 pm (#

    Love your baby food jar for treats – such a fun idea I added it to my blog. Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho

  10. The Tablescaper posted on September 27, 2010 at 10:01 am (#

    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

  11. Johnna posted on September 27, 2010 at 10:40 am (#

    That is a cute idea!

  12. Johnna posted on September 27, 2010 at 10:40 am (#

    That is a cute idea!

  13. ~Rhen @yestheyareallmine posted on September 30, 2010 at 8:00 am (#

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

  14. Jami posted on October 3, 2010 at 9:21 am (#

    These are precious! I hope you'll stop by and share them at the Pretty Packages Party!

  15. southernscraps posted on October 3, 2010 at 7:02 pm (#


  16. Jami posted on October 5, 2010 at 2:33 pm (#

    Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

  17. ABC and 123: A Learning Cooperative posted on October 11, 2010 at 6:41 pm (#

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

  18. Alissa posted on July 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm (#

    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.

  19. Susie Homemaker posted on May 16, 2012 at 8:58 pm (#

    What a grand idea! I love your site also!