Ideas for Christmas Crafts Using Baby Food Jars

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Christmas can be an expensive time of year, so you might like to make some cheap decorations or gifts. If you have empty baby food jars, you can have some fun and make some craft decorations and presents for little to nothing. Make a lit Christmas tree decoration, a snow globe or a candle holder for less than the cost of a fast-food meal. And making these is fun and easy, something that you can even do with small children.

Christmas Tree

  • Get together 33 baby food jars of the same size. Spray-paint the jar lids green and let dry. Take the jars and hot-glue them together, by the sides, into a pyramid shape or a Christmas tree shape with two jars at the base to hold it up like a trunk. Cut 33 pieces 7 inches long of gold star garland, make each piece into a circle, and stick one inside each jar. With a box knife cut a large V shape into each lid, then place the lids back on the jars. Put the first light in a string of lights through the V cut in the lid of the first jar. Weave the string through all the jars and stick the lights inside as you go. Then plug in the end of the light strand, and you have a beautiful lit Christmas tree.

Snow Globe

  • Take one baby food jar. Using hot glue, attach a small figurine or decorative elements to the inside of the lid. Allow to dry. Add glitter, foil pieces or miniature rhinestones. Fill the jar almost halfway up with water, then fill the rest up with corn syrup, leaving some room on top to add the figure and have room to shake it up. Take the lid and put a few dabs of sealant on the inside threads. Then quickly screw the lid on and let dry overnight.

Snowman Candle Holder

  • Empty out a baby food jar and remove any labels or glue on the outside. Paint the outside of the jar and lid with white spray paint. Let dry. Paint two snowman eyes on one side of the jar. With hot glue, add one colored pom-pom to each side of the face to create earmuffs. Glue a small pointed piece of orange construction paper on the face to create a nose. Glue miniature buttons on the face to create a smile. Place a white tea light inside the jar.

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