DIY Magnetic Spice Jars | Putting Baby Food Jars to Good Use
Here is a very creative idea to reuse baby food jars by turning them into magnetic spice dispensers!
If you're like me, I can't stand to part with anything that seems even remotely valuable or useful, and though I don't have any empty baby food jars laying around, it makes me want to go buy some just to do this craft! If you thought I was going to say it makes me want to have a baby, you're nuts! Okay, I'm teasing. If you are nuts, that's okay, too, though. We are all a little crazy, or we wouldn't be creative.
Not to venture away from the main point too much, but if you think about it, every brilliant mind in history has been a little crazy.
Here is what you will need:
* Baby food jars (imagine that).
* Scrapbook paper / card stock
* Distressing ink
* Hot glue & gun (or super glue).
* Mod Podge
Start by fattening up your baby by feeding him/her lots and lots of baby food :)
Remove the labels from the jars and wash the lid and the jar in the dishwasher.
If you are overly concerned with the sticky spot on the jar, just fingernail polish remover or acetone and it'll come off. But, you're going to be covering it up anyway, so don't let it get to you too much.
Cut your printed paper into one inch strips, long enough to wrap around the jar and overlap just a little bit. You can use premium paper that you have printed patterns onto, or buy already-printed paper from your local craft store. Lauren used the Latte Stack at JoAnn's along with the coordinating solid pack.
You will need to cut out circles for the labels, also. You'll need two for each jar; one larger circle for the bottom, and one slightly smaller circle for the bottom.
Use an old coin, a tiny lid, a soda bottle cap, or something circular if you need help making your circles. Just place them on your paper and pencil around them. Even if they are not the exact size you need, you can pencil again by hand and be more accurate by judging the distance between the trace you already made.
Once everything has been cut out, the edges were distressed with brown distressing ink.
Write your spice names onto your labels. This can be done by hand, or by printing the label name before you cut your circles.
Get your magnets. In this craft, Lauren used 1/2 inch diameter earth magnets from eBay. Two per jar had to be used, because the magnets weren't quite enough. She mentioned that if she had to do it over, she would spend a little more per magnet and use ones that look like the photo.
Do a search on eBay for "earth magnets". The magnets displayed in the photo are 1" x 1/8"
Time to assemble everything
Use Mod Podge to adhere the 1" wide strips around the jar.
Once dry, cover the outside of the strip with another coat.
Use the same metod to adhere the labels on the end of the jar. Glue the bigger circle first, and then the smaller one with the spice name. Afterwards, cover the whole thing with a final coat.
Glue the magnets onto the lids with your choice of glue, and you are good to go.
Visit Lauren Davison at One Lucky Pickle to see the original article.