We used these pretty little jars on the guest tables at our baby shower over the weekend. They were really easy to make, but I thought they added a lot! For a couple of weeks, I saved baby food jars from Nolan. I removed the labels, but there is always some of the gummy junk left where the label was glued. I wanted to cover it, but I wanted the light from the candle to show through.
I made a strip of paper lace using cardstock and my Martha Stewart edging punch. I tried using typing paper, but it was too thick for my punch. I thought it would take forever to punch both sides of the strips for all of those jars (I made 21), but it really went fast! I adhered the paper lace with double sided scrapbooking adhesive. But…the cardstock was heavy enough that the ends kept coming undone. So I added a dab of hot glue to secure the end. Next time I think I will try sticky strip.
I made the seam of the lace fall where the stickiness from the baby food label wouldn’t come off the jar. Then I added a onesie cut-out from my Cricut (New Arrival cartridge), and tied a bow/ribbon on the top. The 4 ounce baby food jars hold a tea light candle perfectly!
I realized after the candles were lit that the flame made the jars hot, and I had used hot glue to adhere things to the jar. But nothing fell apart, so I guess it wasn’t hot enough to re-liquefy the glue!
I also made a few with a little clip attached to the rim of the jar. We placed cards in the clips to label the dessert foods.