25 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar

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!
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Kim's Treasures

    Love it! It's so pretty!

  2. 2

    I love this!

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    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

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

  6. 6

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

  7. 7

    So cute! Love it!

  8. 8

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


  9. 9

    that is beautiful and super thrifty too :D

    ps – you won my mini wreath ornament from last week's TWOC, email me your snail mail addy at laterg8r@yahoo.ca

  10. 10

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

  11. 11

    Those are really cute! I love them!

  12. 12

    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

    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

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

  15. 15

    GREAT!!! idea, really CUTE!!!

  16. 16

    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

    Whoa, that is one cool countdown!

  18. 18

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

  19. 19

    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

    Very cute!


  21. 21
    Rebecca D.

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

    Becca @ Blue Cricket Design

  22. 22

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

  23. 23

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


  24. 24
    Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good

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

  25. 25
    Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk

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

  26. 26

    Now THAT is awesome!

  27. 27

    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

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

  29. 29

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

  30. 30
    Miss Mustard Seed

    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

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

  32. 32

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

  33. 33
    Miss Mustard Seed

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

  34. 34

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

  35. 35

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

  36. 36

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

  37. 37

    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

    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!!!

    1. 38.1

      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

    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.

  41. 41

    What size tray did you use?

    1. 41.1

      Hi Brittany, I did this years ago and have since given it away. But from memory, I think it was around 18″x18″.

  42. 42

    How did you get it to stick (and stay!) on the tray??