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I have a 9 month old baby girl and plenty of baby food jars. They are just to cute to throw away. In a month, I am having about 10 girlfriends over for an evening of fun. I would like to use the jars to make individual gifts for all the girls. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

By Pepsi

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September 21, 20010 found this helpful

This was a children's Bible school project and turned out well: Tear pieces of different colored tissue paper in small strips. Dip into tacky glue (or any glue that dries clear) and place on the outside of the jar. When it dries, put a small candle inside and it will look like stained glass. Other decorations could also be added, such as beads, bits of ribbon, etc.

- Evelyn from Ohio

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September 21, 20010 found this helpful

On a smaller scale, this would work fine.

TREASURE HUNT JAR

1 clean plastic jar with lid

(such as a peanut butter jar)

Finch bird seed

Fill the jar half full of bird seed. Add whatever small items you can find, such as a screw, jingle bell, rubber band, piece of macaroni, button, needle, bead, screw, paper clip, penny, marble, pop tab, etc. Put 20 items in the jar. Fill with bird seed, leaving a space at the top for the seed to move around. To prevent people from opening the lid, you can add some glue to the threads of the lid, then screw it onto the jar. Keep a list of the items you put into the jar because it's almost guaranteed that the person you give it to will not find them all!

Add the following poem:

Some pirates got it all mixed up

And did things wrong way 'round.

They put the treasure in a bottle

And buried the map in the ground!

Their treasure was some silly stuff

Like needles, screws and beads.

Then dear old Polly Parrot

Added all her extra seeds!

So find the twenty items here

No two are quite the same.

Don't open up the bottle though

As that would break the game!

*******KITCHEN BITES*********

January 4, 2001

A Recipe Goldmine Publication

Copyright © 2000-2001 - Lisa Johnson

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September 21, 20010 found this helpful

Hi Pepsi:

Why don't you just get a bunch of odds and ends of craft stuff, plenty of glue and let everybody decorate their own jars at the party.It sounds like a blast. Little paper copies of pix would be cute on them too. I have one of those eyeball cameras on my computer, if you do you could take pictures of your guests and if you can figure out how to get them small enough they could glue them on the jars.

- Linne

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September 25, 20010 found this helpful

Get some mini-figurines, cool buttons or other cute things that you like. Glue to the inside of the lid. Fill the jar with water and glitter, add the lid and you have mini-snowglobes!

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October 3, 20010 found this helpful

You could turn the baby food jars into votives. Purchase colored, scented votive candles and matching ribbon. You can even paint the jars with enamel paint.

- Julie

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March 13, 20020 found this helpful

Dear Pepsi

If your friends have children aswell this project will be a great one for them. Make them into little shakes. Fill them with coloured rice. Colour the rice with food colouring (for the best effect encorage different colours to be used). Fill the jar a quarter to half full with rice then put cylicone or hot glue (use the cooler setting to prevent breaking the jar) on the top of the jar towards the inside then put the lid on it. If any residue does manage tomake its way to the outside of the lid just wipe it off before it hardens. These make great raddles and are easy to clean just through it in the dishwater when washing the dishes. If the jar does get oppened everything inside is completely safe to eat.

OR

For an adult craft.

Fill the jars with layers of colored sand or aquarium gravel of different colors. You can create various designs in the sand using a toothpick and gentlely drag the toothpick along the side of the jar starting from the bottom working your way up.

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August 31, 20040 found this helpful

The science teacher at our church grammar school was thrilled to have donated baby food jars. The teacher showed the students how to fill the jars with potting soil and how to grow seeds.

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August 31, 20040 found this helpful

I have spray painted the tops of baby food jars various colors (silver/gold/red/green for Christmas); pink/blue/yellow for birthdays). I keep a supply on hand in various colors. I also glue little items on top of the lid such as tiny silk flowers, buttons, seashells, charms, coins. Add a few shreds of pretty ribbon or shredded papers - color coordinate. Excellent way to give a pretty pair of earrings, money $$ - wrap/fold up green bills or use quarters, half dollars. A (soft) bracelet will fit in the jar. IOUs on slips of paper can be placed in the jar: IOU to wash the dog/IOU a game of checkers/IOU to a movie/etc etc. Remember there are tiny baby food jars and there are the larger ones too. Never turn down the opportunity to be given some free baby food jars.

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November 9, 20040 found this helpful

Christmas Tree

Get a 3' by 5' piece of wood, 15 baby food jars, christmas lights and tintsle. Glue the baby food jars to the wood in a triangle shape (5 jars on the wood, than 4 on top of them, then 3, then two, then one). Glue guns work best. In the lids of the jars hammer a hole and put just the lights of the christmas lights in the hole. Put the tintsle in the jars and put the lids on the jars and decorate any way you like. That is your baby food Christmas Tree. Merry X-mas!

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December 26, 20040 found this helpful

I found this recipe for Cinnamon Honey Butter that my mother made and distributed to her friends in baby food jars. She got rave reviews.

2 sticks Butter and 2 sticks Margerine, both soft

Mix at medium speed

Slowly add the following:

1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

1/2 cup Honey

1 tsp. vanilla

Whip until well blended

Refrigerate before using

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January 24, 20050 found this helpful

I used baby food jars for baby shower thank you favors. I put candy inside the jars and then decorated the jars with blue or pink mesh, tied ribbon around the mouth of the jar and tied little pacifiers (the kind in the craft stores ) to the ribbon. I attached a little thank you note from "mom and baby" to them. Everyone got a kick out of them!

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January 24, 20050 found this helpful

I used baby food jars for baby shower thank you favors. I put candy inside the jars and then decorated the jars with blue or pink mesh, tied ribbon around the mouth of the jar and tied little pacifiers (the kind in the craft stores ) to the ribbon. I attached a little thank you note from "mom and baby" to them. Everyone got a kick out of them!

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September 16, 20050 found this helpful

Don't forget to add glycerine to the snowball jars so the "snow" will "float" a little slower.

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