101 uses for baby jars

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I currently have about 100 of them, I have already used them for..

1. Small jars of Jam for friends to taste our home made stuff
2. sorting nails/ screws into so you can see the contents (a perfect use)
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3. For homemade lotions
4. homemade bath salts

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5. for storing sequins, beads, pins, needles, ribbons etc.
6. Storing herbs and spices,
7. part fill with water to make music?

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8. To keep and little paint in for touching up round the house

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9 For the last few bits of pickled whatever that you can never seem to fit into the last big jar!
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Milims wrote:9 For the last few bits of pickled whatever that you can never seem to fit into the last big jar!
can never get the amounts right ... :lol:

10. Make snowdomes with ... ( those things with snow in and you shake them to watch it fall ) :flower:

11 bit long this one. Rainbows in a jar..... salt and coloured chalks.. pop some salt into jar with a piece of chalk... shake shake shake untill salt is the colour you want. Use second jar to layer salt in .. repeat the shaking bit with more salt and a different colour chalk. make sure the second jar is very full before puttin on the lid so the salt stays in layers and not all mixed up ... keeps the kids busy when it rains :roll:

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12. If they are the tall, thin variety you can use them as carpet skittles. Line up 9 of them in a diamond and then roll a soft ball at them to knock them over. Do it on the carpet so they don't break.

13. Miniature vases.

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14. Put tealights in ´em, then the jar in a white or coloured paper bag - saw this at BGG a couple of years ago, looked really pretty...

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I saw it there last year, and it looked almost magical!

15. Puree baby food and use them to take it out for days out.

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16 ... paint them with glass paint ... and put tea light inside .... I would have thought the paper bag a tad dangerouse... ...

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Store babies in them :) :lol:



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Post: # 65792Post Cornelian »

17. they're really useful to store pins, as well those fiddly little tops for my sauce bottles.

PS Possum - I used to work in a children's hospital. In the bowels of this hospital (the mortuary store rooms) they had large jars filled with deformed babies that had been collected in Victorian times. It was an ... unsettling ... place to be. :(
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Cornelian wrote:17. they're really useful to store pins, as well those fiddly little tops for my sauce bottles.

PS Possum - I used to work in a children's hospital. In the bowels of this hospital (the mortuary store rooms) they had large jars filled with deformed babies that had been collected in Victorian times. It was an ... unsettling ... place to be. :(
:cry: :cry: :cry:

yes but it was about learning ... poor little souls

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18. keep one to save the baby's milk teeth in when he starts to loose them!

19. put small amounts of creams, cleansers, shampoo etc in if you're going away for a short time and don't have the space for big bottles
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possum wrote:Store babies in them :) :lol:



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Bugger! You beat me to it! :mrgreen:

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