DIY Leftover Baby Food Jar Creations for Your Kitchen

Don’t toss baby food jars, instead upcycle these mini-Mason-like jars
DIY Leftover Baby Food Jar Creations for Your Kitchen

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You can use any size baby food jar for a multitude of DIY kitchen projects.

Instead of recycling all those leftover baby food jars, upcycle them into creations for your kitchen from a little herb garden to a magnetic spice rack to tiny pies and cakes baked in the jars.

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Much like the Mason jar craze, baby food jars can make quaint decorative additions to your kitchen with only a few added touches. Just wash and dry your jars, and decorate with paints, markers, ribbon, etc. Then, store your favorite small kitchen items that tend to get lost in deep drawers, like kitchen twine, toothpicks, and other small items.

Organize spices, teas, and herbs with labeled baby food jars. Then, apply magnetic tape to the caps and stick them on the side of your fridge or other metal surface. Additionally, you can screw the jar lids to the bottom of a kitchen shelf and store the jars underneath.

Whether you want to organize or add character to your kitchen, these upcycled baby food jars are both useful and charming additions to your table.

Cakes in a Jar

Cakes in a Jar

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This small cake is served in a re-purposed baby food jar.

You can bake mini-cakes in these oven-safe baby food jars. Simply scrub off the labels, which could burn in the oven, and prepare your cake at your normally would. Then fill the jars about three-quarters full with batter and bake according to the instructions for cupcakes.

Herb Garden

Herb Garden

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Here a baby food jar is used for re-rooting a sprig of basil.

While vegetable plants need lots of space to grown, small herb plants will thrive in your small baby food jars. You can give your jars a fresh coat of chalkboard paint and label with the herb name.

Spice Rack

Spice Rack

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You can use baby food jars as spice containers.

You can find magnetic tape and paint at any craft store for an attractive DIY spice rack that won’t leave you wondering where the paprika went.
 


Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.

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