Make Plant and Candle Holders from Baby Food Jars

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We tasked our first Reuse Design Contest winner, Laura Russell, expert crafter for the month of February and the mind behind the Make Life Lovely blog, to cook up a reuse solution for used baby food jars in response to a frequently asked reader question on Earth911′s Facebook page. This is one of  three delightful DIY projects she created out of these mini glass jars. In Russell’s own words, here’s a full tutorial for her upcycled plant and candle holder so you can recreate the magic for yourself.
 

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Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely
Photo: Laura Russell, Make Life Lovely

I love the versatility of this decoration I am about to show you.

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!

Want to make your own? Here are the easy directions…

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