The only thing that new parents go through as much as diapers is baby food. Though many modern parents prefer to make their own baby food at home, all of us have had food from those little glass jars at one point or another. In an age where everything is packaged in cheap plastic, it seems like a shame to toss these glass containers out into the recycling bin. Instead of doing that, why not try to reuse them around the house? They may seem a bit useless, but you'll be surprised by just how handy these little jars can be.
Magnetic Spice Containers
Even the most skilled of chefs could use a little help when it comes to keeping things organized in the kitchen. When it comes to spices, you can use baby food containers to store them and magnetically attach them to a metal surface so they are out of the way. To learn more about this project, be sure to check out this link.
Wall-Mounted Bathroom Supplies
Keep your most-used toiletries handy with this beautiful wall-mounted storage solution. This will keep your counters tidy while having everything you need within reach. To learn how you can make one, click on the link here.
Arts And Craft Storage
If arts and crafts are a hobby of yours, then you know that keeping your supplies organized can be a challenge. Baby food containers can be used to make a clever storage unit for your inventory. For the complete instructions on how to make this, check out the full project here.
Paint Sampling Containers
If you are planning on repainting your home, it's difficult to envision what a color will look like until it's already applied. Luckily, many paint shops offer samples that you can take home and try out for yourself. Baby food containers are perfect for this in that they can be sealed tightly and are small enough that you can carry several with ease.
Matches are essential in every emergency kit, but their packaging is rarely waterproof. Store your matches properly by using a baby food jar and taping the abrasive strip to the inside of the lid.
Nail Polish Remover
Keep nail polish remover handy with you on the go. All you have to do is buy a few kitchen sponges with a scouring pad and cut them into pieces. Soak the pieces in nail polish remover and store them in your baby food jar.
It may be difficult to believe, but this stunning candle was actually made using a baby food jar. To learn how to make this, click on the link here.
Salt And Pepper Shakers
Don't waste your money by buying salt and pepper shakers. All you need is a couple of baby food containers to make your own.
The ones in this project were decorated using a stencil and some enamel paint. Check out this link to learn more about this project.
Sewing Kit And Pincushion
One of the worst things that can happen to any garment is losing a button. The next time this happens to you, be prepared with your own miniature pincushion and sewing kit. For the complete instructions on how to make this, check out the full project here.
Having flowers hanging like this in your window will make the sun seem that much brighter. To learn more about this project, be sure to check out this link.
Decorative Miniature Vases
This DIY is great for baby showers or if you are having guest over during the day. Using baby food jars, dip them into a shallow bowl of latex paint.
Leave them upside down to dry, and each one will have an elegant, asymmetrical look to them. No two will be alike. Click the link here to see how they are made.
If you are feeling a bit more ambitious with your DIY projects, you should definitely give these lighthouse candle holders a try. You can design them however you like, and they can give any room a distinctly nautical feel. Just be sure to use electric tealight candles, and not real ones! For instructions on how to make them, check out this link.
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