When it comes to frugal crafting, I like to repurpose regular household trash into new craft projects. One of the items I like to use are empty baby food jars. These little jars can be repurposed into different types of craft projects.
You can draw it or leave it plain. One quick and easy way to decorate them is to stick a 1/4 inch wide strip around the edge of the eyelid and then stick a pillow of powder or fabric pad on top. You can accentuate your powder puff with a satin ribbon, or leave it plain.
Here are some ideas:
1. Bath Salt Containers (Fill with your favorite homemade bath salts)
2. Bubble baths and bath oils
3. Hold office supplies (staples, paper clips, rubber bands, pencil lead, etc.)
4. Make it into a pin cushion
5. Hold your sewing supplies (needles, bobbins, buttons, snaps, etc.)
6. Grab your craft supplies (buttons, beads, clips, eyelets, etc.)
7. Hold loose tea and give it away as a gift
8. Candle holder (pour wax in it or just put a tea candle in it)
9. Tooth pick holder
10. Party Favors (Decorate into party favors and fill with candy)
11. Blowing Bubble Solution (Homemade Bubble Solution for Kids)
12. Small candy dish (fill with small candies like M&M’s, Jelly Beans, or Tic Tacs)
13. Sand Art (Buy colored sand and let the kids make sand art inside the jars)
14. Homemade Body Butter Bottles (Fill with homemade body butter and body lotion
15. Lip balm tube organizer (you can put 4-5 standard lip balm tubes inside)
16. Gift Jar Container (all kinds of jewelry can be placed inside for gift giving)
Turning empty, clean baby food jars into useful and cute crafts is a great way to save them from your local landfill. So, next time you get ready to toss an empty baby food jar, think of all the creative things you can create with it.