Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Upcycled Baby Food Jars to Tealight Holders

These are some of my Valentines decorations:
The vase is from the dollar spot at Target, and the silk flower is from Michaels. The jars are old baby food jars with fabric scraps mod podged around them. 

Don't you just love the fun pop of color?

My anniversary is two weeks after Valentines Day, so I like to leave up all my love decor until then. I will still be posting pink stuff for a bit. Deal with it! ;)

I love how the candles glow through the pretty fabrics!

Here's how to make these:

1.Measure your jar...any jar will work
2.Cut your fabric to size. I used pinking shears to keep my fabric from fraying.
3. Paint mod podge around the outside of the jar.
4. Place fabric on the jar, smoothing out any bubbles.
5. Paint a layer of mod podge over the fabric to seal it.

Grab a tealight and enjoy the sweet glow.

My favorite thing about these is that they are equally cute with or without a candle burning and are a great way to display tiny scraps of your favorite fabrics.

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33 comments:

Anna said...

Very cute idea. Wish I'd seen this before I tossed all of my baby food jars!

Anna :)
www.askannamoseley.com

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

super cute jars! I love how they glow in the candle light!
xoxo,
Amy

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I love these jars, Amy! The fabrics you used are beautiful. Cute idea!

Jessica said...

Saw these on We Did it Wednesday -- very cute!

Amanda Dale said...

So pretty and so simple!

celine said...

So sweet, Amy! :)

Amanda said...

These are so cute, what a fab way to re use the jars!

Prairie Patch said...

Those are so cute. I love repurposing/recycling, and you've shown even the littlest jars can be used. :)

Tracy http://allthumbscrafts.blogspot.com

Megan said...

very cute, but I have no baby and no baby food jars!!!

Green Door Girl said...

very cute, no baby food jars, but I like the fabric idea vs. ribbon i have used on my votives in the past... cute idea!

AllieMakes! said...

Those are Perfect! SO cute!
You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Naturally Me Creations said...

What a cute way to use up those little jars! I just can't throw glass jars away...i'm determined to find something to do with 'em! :)

I'd love it if you'd link it up at my party this weekend, if you want! :)

Staci J said...

So cute and simple! Love it!
I featured you on our blog today!!!
http://justsewsassy.com/2011/02/17/feature-friday-upcycled-at-its-best/

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

I like how you used fabric rather than paper. They turned out great! Thanks for stopping by and linking! :)

At Home With Michelle said...

I am going to make these with cute baby shower fabric for a shower that I am helping with,and some pretty floral fabric, spring colors, for our mother daughter banquet at church coming up in a few months, Super Thanks for this idea!!:)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

These are so pretty! I love how easy they are to make and that they are bascially free! I have been saving glass jars here and there, and this is the perfect use for some of the smaller ones! Thanks for sharing!

AllieMakes! said...

I just love how cute and easy these are!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Jamie said...

These are adorable. I'm your newest follower. I'm having my first link party tomorrow (Monday). It would be great if you could stop by and post your project. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

AmieAnn said...

These are sooo adorable and super clever! What a great way to reuse all of those baby food jars! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

Julie said...

I would love for you to link up here today http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com

thefairygardenerquiltstoo said...

Amy, you can be sure I'll pass this tip on to my daughter. When I was babysitting last week she had a couple of these babyfood jars sitting on her sink and I wondered what she was planning to use them for. Great idea, they're really cute.

Gail :)

Cindy said...

So cute!

Rachel @ A Tall Drink of Water said...

Adorable!! :) Found you on Sundae Scoop!!

Jen said...

Great idea, these look lovely!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

love the fabric and such a great way to recycle! p.s. I'd love for you to come link up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings if you have a chance :)

Pamela said...

I love how the candlelight shines through. Such a good idea and I have lots of scraps! New follower from the Pink Hippo Party.

The Loops said...

These are really cute. I am your newest follower. I'd love for you to come by!

Meg said...

Cute! I need a baby so I can do this with baby food jars! Ha!

Sarah said...

Very cute craft!

K. the Littlest Crafter said...

Great idea!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

What a simple way to dress us something that most of us send out to the recycle bin.

Jennifer said...

This is a wondering way to reuse!
I am going to be featuring this on my blog for Keeping America Beautiful Month!
Jennifer
http://craftyhair.blogspot.com

{NiceGirlNotes} said...

Cute! I'll be saving my baby food jars. :)

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