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Hip2Save This Holiday: Baby Food Jar Snowmen

Hip2Save This Holiday Guest Post Submitted By Reader Kaylynn…
Ever since my one-year-old son started eating baby food, I’ve been saving the glass baby food jars… I just knew I could use them for something eventually! I saw an idea on Pinterest, and decided to give it a try. After a few weeks of working on this project a little at a time, I finally finished! I’m not generally a very crafty person, so I did have to purchase some of the supplies (glue gun, glue sticks, fabric), but I figured that I spent about $20 total and a few hours to make 25 super cute, homemade gifts. And if you already have some of these things on hand, it would be even cheaper!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Glass baby food jars and lids
Goo gone
Laundry detergent
Black duct tape
Black construction paper
Fabric for scarves
Black and orange sharpies
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Hot chocolate mix
Mini marshmallows

The longest part of this process (by far) was cleaning the labels off the baby food jars. I ended up using Goo Gone, and then laundry detergent to remove the Goo Gone residue. But there may be an easier way! After they were all clean, we filled them with hot chocolate, marshmallows (which I bought on sale with coupons!), and mints.

Then I drew on the faces and buttons and hot glued the jars together. I covered the edge of the lid with black duct tape and cut a bunch of circles out of black construction paper. I cut out the centers to tape on top of the lid and slipped the ring over the lid. (I’m sure you could do the hats many other ways though.) Then I cut strips out of the fabric and tied them around the neck for scarves. I’ve given away a few already and they absolutely LOVE them. And hot chocolate is the perfect gift for a cold, winter day!