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Old 05-09-2012, 11:04 AM
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I am pretty new to all this. Curious if anyone has any good uses for used baby food jars? We have a few and I don't want to waste them by DH doesn't want to use them for his bolts. Ideas? Would love to store something that is related to our BOB or Bug in box.
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I think they would be great for storing spices or some dry herbs you don't need in big amounts. Or as a container for little things like rubber bands, pins, etc.
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Small first aide kits for yourself and friends. Great for homemade creams for health and beauty. Good contrainers for candle making. Small sewing kits and button containers.

Baby jars can often fit in those places that are left over in the closet, ice chest, storage bins and cubbards.
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When I was younger I filled them with dirt and some gasoline, you can light them and they burn for a while. used them to mark my camp when wondering around the woods at night. it has been a while and I was young so it may not be that safe now
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My wife makes homemade candles in our empty ones. I use them to store meat rub i make to take on camping trips.
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I second the candles also. Can't have too many candles. JMO

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I fill them with finely grated hand soap then add charcoal lighter fluid untill it almost fills the jar set out in the sun with the lid loose and stir every now and then becomes a jell and one awsome fire starter for windy and rainy weather.
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You can make your own healing salves and lotions & store them in the baby food jars. Just google recipes online, there are tons.
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I store seeds in Baby food jars. Right now I have a supply that comes in daily. My Daughter is on stage II food.
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I use them in the garage for nuts and bolts, as well as small parts. Works great if you number the tops, an use for small item rebuilds, such as small motors, tools, and other such manly and manful endeavors!

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they are good for waterproofing. I store matches in mine. Also empty pill bottles work good for this purpose.
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I buy spices in bulk and use old baby food jars in lieu of spice jars, just put on a piece of tape and label. Also store various small items in them for my sewing kit, crafts and stuff for the kids, odds and ends in the kitchen, odds and ends in the bathroom.

I use one for a vase and put flowers in it from the garden, have some that I filled with wax for emergency candles, several have candle wicking in them for storage.

Hubs drilled holes in the tops and attached them under a shelf in the garage...makes it easy to find what you're looking for and he has a bunch of miscellaneous stuff in them.

I didn't use any in the bob, they could break and if you start to have too many of them they can get heavy, but they make great emergency candles.
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I use them for seed saving.
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Hi all.
The above is from May of last year.
Wonder if there might be some more great ideas
for 2013???
I've decided to store my long term foods in canning jars and have
bought a case each of the half pint, pint, and quart sizes. I came
across this thread and now I know what to store the spices and
and baking soda and such in.
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I use baby food jars when blending my EO or FO for soap, candles, and bath & body scents. Mixing oils can create some good, some bad scents...knowing ahead of time takes the guest work out. I do use them for my fresh herbs, after they are dyhydrated. for the grands we put paint in them.
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A craft idea for kids:
1. On the inside of the lid glue a plastic tree, flowers, house, or whatever you'd like.
2. Let dry completely.
3. Pour a small amount of glitter into the jar and fill with water.
4. Squeeze a little glue along the inside edge of lid and screw tightly onto the jar.
5. Shake and enjoy your snow globe.

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Old 01-05-2013, 09:18 PM
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You can use them for mini first aid kits for the car/handbag/kid's bags etc.
You can just put in some band-aids, tissues, some disinfectant swabs, headache painkillers etc.
You can also make mini sewing kits to keep on hand, which are handy for incidental lost buttons or tears in clothes. This can just be a few needles, some spools of thread and a few buttons.
You can also put in "emergency snacks" in them for the car for younger kids on long car rides - trail mix, nuts, dried fruit or whatever.
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SEEDS!

They are a great way to keep seeds in an airtight container, and they are small enough to stack up in a shoe box in the closet.

Other uses: safety pins, buttons, home dried spices, lotion to go, lip balm, powdered drink mix to go, salad dressing for lunch, keeping ear buds organized, small screws and other bits of hardware, and of course... crafts.

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Nectar -
They're so cute.
Thanks for the visual.
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