How to make table centerpieces from empty baby food jars

How to make table centerpieces from empty baby food jars

Making simple table centerpieces using flowers and empty baby food jars

Before you discard those empty baby food jars, stop and think about all the creative things you can do with them.

In addition to storage and dinnerware, empty baby food jars can be used when decorating your home or bringing a bit of flair to a special occasion.

A great way to do this is by using empty baby jars to make flower table centerpieces for any occasion.

Here is a step by step guide to making your very own unique table centerpieces using flowers and empty baby food jars.


Step 1

Choose your materials wisely

Depending on the look you are trying to achieve and the occasion you are making the centerpiece for, choose materials that will work to bring your vision to life.

Tip: the best flowers for this project, would be any flower that has full headed blossoms such as the Snowball Viburnums.

Step 2

Prep empty baby food jars

Soak empty baby food jars in a sink full of warm water for about ten to fifteen minutes to loosen the labels.

Remove the labels and wash the inside and outside of the baby jar, ensuring the sticky residual glue is completely removed, dry thoroughly with a paper towel or let air dry.

Step 3

Add some flare or keep it bare

Depending on the look you are trying to achieve, you can add a ribbon around the neck of the baby food jar or simply keep it bare.

Step 4

Add embelishments

To provide support for the flowers and a little drama, add decorative sand, rocks, stones, or jewels in the bottom of the jars.

When using real flowers, add water in addition to the stones or decorative rocks.

Step 5

Flower arrangement

Cut the stem of your flowers of choice so that just the heads of the flowers peek out of the baby jars, arrange the flower or flowers in the jars to your liking.

Step 6

Arrangement setting time

Once you have completed the above steps, set your arrangement to your liking.

Things Needed
• Empty baby food jars
• Sponge — to clean the jars
• Scrubbing pad
• Dish soap
• Water
• Rocks, pebbles, sand, etc.
• Flowers — faux or real
• Scissors
• Crafting shears
• Hot glue gun

Tips & Warnings
• Use extreme caution when using scissors to cut flower stems.
• When cutting the stems of faux flowers, use crafting shears instead of regular scissors — using regular scissors on faux flowers will dull them.
• Use a scrubbing pad to remove the remaining glue from the baby food jars.
• Add a dab of hot glue to keep the ribbon securely in place around the mouth of the empty baby food jar.
• Place the centerpieces on top of mirrors or table runners to achieve different looks.


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