I love the versatility of this decoration I am about to show you!
It can be a vase, planter, candle holder, or a combination of these! It is totally up to you. You can hang it inside, outside, and change up the size according to your preference. It is so easy to personalize to fit your needs and space limitations…
Have I got you curious yet?!
My husband and I used an old piece of distressed wood we already had, and attached nine baby food jars to the wood with clamps, then added two hooks to the top to hang it on our shed.
And I LOVE it!!
It is such a unique look, and I love that I am reusing an old piece of wood and baby food jars that would have gone into the trash!
The flowers give such a pretty pop of color to our shed, and the flowers can easily be changed out to include new cut flowers, planted flowers, soil and seeds, candles, etc. I’ll show you some of these varieties later in the post. Endless possibilities!!
Wanna’ make your own? Here are the easy directions…
- Baby food jars (any size and amount that you want- I used five large and four medium jars)
- Clamps (one per jar- I bought a bag of 10 at Home Depot in the plumbing section for around $10)
- Metal punch (or screwdriver)
- 2 Hooks (optional)
- Jute, twine, etc. (optional- to hang the wood)
Potted Plants Growing on Bottom
The petunias we planted on the bottom fit in the larger baby food jars, but just barely. The jars with soil in them are perfect for growing plants from seeds, or little seedlings. Again, once they outgrow their containers, you just transfer them over into a bigger container.
I love the look of these tea lights in the jars, especially at night. Make sure that you do not leave the candles lit unattended, and keep them out of the reach of children!!
I also filled all of the jars with tea lights, and the effect was so pretty! This would be a great decoration for a backyard barbecue or evening fire, or even for a little ambiance in your home.
Here are some other creative ideas I came up with for reusing baby food jars…