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Baby Food Advent Calendar

baby food jar advent calendar I finished my advent calendar! wahoo! Barely in the nick of time since today is December 1st. Better late then never, right? I used baby food jars to hold the candy or prize for each day.
(I actually make my own baby food, so I had to scrounge up these jars!:)
And I got the black serving tray at Goodwill for a $1. Can’t beat that!
 
Well, I know there’s one really excited kid person around here to open the jar each day!

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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Kim's Treasures says:

    Love it! It's so pretty!

  2. 2
    Jill says:

    I love this!

  3. 3
    Amanda says:

    It's perfect! I know I would be excited, I always loved advent calendars when I was little :)

  4. 4
    Keriann says:

    This is great!! I wouldn't have thought of baby food jars! (and props to making your own food….I just started that myself and wow it's so much cheaper!)

    So I have an advent half done just like this accept I used the little match boxes covered with paper instead of jars to hold the treat!

    It's not the advent I am using this year but hopefully I'll get it done soon and can post it!

    As always great crafting Linda!

  5. 5
    MommyBrain says:

    Great idea, and I LOVE the colors and patterns … wondering if it's really heavy with some many jars on it?

  6. 6
    steffany says:

    This is very nice. I'm sure it will be fun to use.

  7. 7
    Tracy says:

    So cute! Love it!

  8. 8
    Linda says:

    Linda~LOVE IT! You did an outstanding job on it…love the colors!

    Blessings,
    Linda

  9. 9
    laterg8r says:
  10. 10
    Jamie says:

    I love it! Using the jars is such a great idea!

  11. 11
    Shannon says:

    Those are really cute! I love them!

  12. 12
    gretta says:

    I love love love this Idea I was looking for a classy way to reuse old baby food jars. thanks for the Idea

  13. 13
    Melanie says:

    Ha ha, I was saving my babyfood jars for this very idea. I didn't have enough, though! Yours looks GREAT. I love it.

  14. 14
    Rocio @ Casa Haus says:

    Lovely, easy AND practical. Can't get any better!

  15. 15
    heartnsoulcooking says:

    GREAT!!! idea, really CUTE!!!
    Geri

  16. 16
    Sheri says:

    Now this is a cute idea for recycling the bajillions of baby food jars! Thanks for sharing! I've featured this on childmade.com.

  17. 17
    Katie says:

    Whoa, that is one cool countdown!

  18. 18
    Jane says:

    That is a really clever advent calendar. Great idea to hold the little prize or candy and a good recycle project too!
    Jane

  19. 19
    Carina says:

    Your advent calendar turned out great! What a neat and fun way to reuse baby food jars. Not to mention it's way cute!

  20. 20
    jenjen says:

    Very cute!

    XOX
    Jen

  21. 21
    Rebecca D. says:

    So Adorable! I love seeing all the fabulous Advents! Thanks for linking!

    Becca @ Blue Cricket Design

  22. 22
    PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood says:

    Such a cute, thrifty idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

  23. 23
    sweetpicklesandchocolate says:

    I love this! I wish I had seen this years ago when my girls were little!

    Dena

  24. 24
    Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good says:

    Great idea! How did you get them to "stick" to the tray?
    love it…Norma Lee Good

  25. 25
    Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk says:

    Darling idea. How clever. thank you for linking to the Wednesday Boardwalk Bragfest. This projects is so very unique!

  26. 26
    Maureen says:

    Now THAT is awesome!

  27. 27
    Brenda says:

    I love this! I would need 50 jars so I can make one for each of my daughters with children. Bummer my grand children are past the baby food age now.

  28. 28
    Lauren says:

    This is such a great idea! What is holding the jars on? magnet or gorilla glue?

  29. 29
    Lisa says:

    Brilliant idea! One of the most creative idea's I've seen in a while.
    Great Job.
    Lisa

  30. 30
    Miss Mustard Seed says:

    It is adorable! I've been wanting to make an advent calendar and just can't decide how to do it. This is really great inspiration! How did you attach the baby food jars? I'm so glad you linked up to FFF. I love your blog and have become a follower.

  31. 31
    The Craftaholic says:

    AHA! I see you're my doppleganger! I'm THE CRAFTAHOLIC :D
    LOL.
    Cute advent calender.

  32. 32
    concretenprimroses says:

    When I saw the title I was skeptical, but its truly adorable!
    Great idea.
    Kathy

  33. 33
    Miss Mustard Seed says:

    You're one of my winners at FFF! Go check it out.

  34. 34
    Angela says:

    How creative. I loved the idea with the Advent calendar…Just beautiful…

  35. 35
    LHadgis says:

    Please tell us how you attached the jars! I'm new to crafting and need all the help I can get….Thanks!!!

  36. 36
    Donna says:

    Sooo very cute and clever how do you make sure the jars stay in place and don’t fall off and break

  37. 37
    Crys says:

    I saw this on Pinterest and really like the idea. Could you give a step by step tutorial of how you made it (decorating the lids, how to attach them to the tray, etc)?

  38. 38
    alli says:

    Did you ever make a tutorial? I too found you on pintrest and would love to know how you stuck the jars to the tray and such! It’s adorable and I’d love to recreate it!!!

    • 38.1
      Jana says:

      I’m not sure what she used, but E-6000, Industrial Strength Glue would do the trick. It dries clear, neat and tidy. :)

  39. 39
    Kailey says:

    How did the baby food jars get attached?

  40. 40

    I like how you upcycled baby food jars for this, it came out so pretty.