Jars of Renewal: Halloween

October 25th

Jars of Renewal: Halloween
Jars of Renewal: Halloween
Jars of Renewal: Halloween
Jars of Renewal: Halloween
Jars of Renewal: Halloween
Jars of Renewal: Halloween

I have two friends who are new moms and have been saving their baby food jars for me. I have a vision of making a path of tea light luminaries through my garden this winter. In the meantime, we are all about celebrating autumn, pumpkins and cooler weather for the time being. $4 later, I have treats for today’s staff meeting. Jars of Renewal recycled jar count: 40+.


P.S. If you are thinking about the holidays, buying small, supporting artisans and local business — check out Funky Finds. Jess does such a fantastic job with finding the coolest handmade stuff online. If you have a second, check out the site and drop her a line. She is a great girl in need of some much deserved support.

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15 Responses

  1. How many jar projects are you going to come up with? πŸ™‚

  2. Anotheryarn October 25, 2008

    These halloween jars are super cute and making me wish I had a reason to make a few. Something I’ve been wondering is how you deal with jar lids that insist on retaining a strong scent (such as salsa jars)?

  3. What a great idea! Such a nice way to recycle and share a kind gesture πŸ™‚
    One of my students brought in a yummy mix of plain peanuts and candy corn….together it tastes like a Payday candy bar. YUM!

  4. What a great idea Kelli. Love what you’ve done, I may steal your idea. Thanks.

  5. Love the candy corn in the baby food jars Kelli. Cute idea!Hmmmm, there would be so many ideas using those little jars (I love your candle idea). I will have to ask Jen to save me her baby food jars. Oh oh, I think you are feeding a crafters habit! :-))

  6. You’re always so inspiring! I’ve started saving jars to use for soup and cookie mixes for Christmas, and I’ve got some larger jars to use to package some infused vodkas I’m making as gifts. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

  7. Great idea! I’m going to ask my mommy friends to do the same! Love it. And, I’ll check out Funky Finds.

  8. CUTE!! I’m saving jars too, but am not nearly as creative at finding ways to use them.

  9. What a cute idea! I need to start saving my jars and doing fun things with them like this. I usually just recycle them, but this is so much more fun! You’re so creative!!

  10. Ooooo, I do so love your jars. What a creative mind you have gal.

    Another thing you can do is use acrylic paint to paint on the jar, or you can get glass etching cream at a fairly decient price. It’s easy to make an impression on glass. I got mine at Michaels.

    Or if you know someone who scrapbooks, (like me) you can always cover the lid with embossing ink and then put on embossing powder. When heated the embossing powder makes a nice metal color, or sparkle, whichever one you choose.

    What I used to do is take old metal tins, spray paint them (let dry well), then I would decide what design I wanted on them. I would either draw the design in pencil, or use a stamp dipped in ink pad or embossing ink, and then put on the embossing powdered. Made a rather nice gift box. When I moved I didn’t keep the ones I made, unfortunately, but it’s an easy technique to do.

  11. How cute! Candy corn is the best πŸ™‚

  12. Those little jars are the perfect size. How cute!

  13. Very cute idea! I think they are going to just love them!

  14. Oh, I love jars! I know that sounds silly, but I keep pretty much every jar! I have a closet full! These are so pretty! BTW, I just wanted to say that I envy your trip to Machu Picchu. I have always wanted to go. I was born in Uruguay and my parents have both been to Machu Picchu. They say it is magical!

  15. Another great idea! Now I have a reason to hold on to those little jars when I babysit. I like how you covered the tops.