Monday, November 22, 2010

Another Use for Baby Food Jars

Still looking for something to do with all those empty baby food jars?

How about another $0 centerpiece...
..that you can use year-round!

I took some basic elements:
a natural fiber placemat, and a simple white tray.
To make it "fall",
I added acorns from my parents' backyard,
some rocks,
and trimmings from the boxwoods in our front landscaping.

Easy-Peasy, yep yep

This can easily go from fall to winter/Christmas by subbing miniature ornaments, pinecones, cranberries or peppermint candies for the acorns and rocks.  Add a festive ribbon around the jars if you're so inclined, or swap out the boxwood for evergreen.

This spring, use small trimmings from budding trees, or plant a fat peony or hydrangea in the jars and leave the tray plain.

365 days of a cute kitchen table and not spending a dime is right up my alley. :)



  1. What a great idea! I still have a ton of baby food jars, and the FREE is calling my name! Your centerpiece is really cute!

  2. Hey Emily, Looks great!
    So fresh...

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  4. GORGEOUS! I LOVE the idea of free table decor too! Thanks for sharing another great idea on Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)