Re-using Baby Food Jars
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Re-using Baby Food Jars
I'm just getting started with solid foods for my baby. I'd hate
to just throw out or recycle all those jars if there's a school
or group that would use them. I'm willing to make regular
(monthly?) trips to drop them off in Oakland or Berkeley.
The East Bay Depot for Creative ReUse
takes them. Also, I have had good luck offering on
Freecyle or BPN. Good for you, for trying to offer them for reuse.
I work at a school that is always in need of them for various projects. If you are
interested in donating them I'd be willing to pick them up!
A great place to donate baby food jars is the East Bay Depot for
Creative Reuse (http://www.east-bay-depot.org/sorting.html). I
believe that artists and teachers go there a lot to get stuff
like that. They also accept other things you may have laying
around, like video tapes, art and hobby supplies...the list goes
on. Fun place to browse, too
The Re-use Depot in Berkeley
just LOVES getting these - they are in high demand. Teachers,
scout leaders, and others shop at the Re-Use Depot for
i am looking for suggestions on some creative things to do with
used baby food jars. before i had a baby i remember always
seeing cool things to do with them and now i can't remember a
single one. thanks!
How about making snow globes with them, spice jars, planting
seeds in them? We also used them for putting cranberry relish
in and covering the metal lid with a cloth and bow for gifts at
My sister made really cute baby shower favors with baby food
jars. My sister washed the baby food jars and filled them with
Jelly Belly jelly beans, tied some ribbon or rafia around the
top and put a small tag on it that said ''From Amy's Jelly Belly
to yours''. Everyone loved the idea.
Also, a friend of mine that makes beaded necklaces, screwed a
row of baby food jar lids under a shelf over her workstation.
For example the lids are attached to the bottom of the shelf so
that when the jars are attached to the lids it looks like the
jars are hanging under the shelf. Then used the jars for
various beads, and supplies. That way her supplies where right
over head and out of the way but easy to see and easily
If you don't get enough ideas, you can donate the left-overs to
the East Bay Depot for Creative Re-Use.
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