Baby-Food Jars, Anyone?

I realized that in the process of planning a wedding, we brides-to-be constantly have these BRILLIANT ideas that absolutely, positively, seriously need to be done for the wedding.


And so the story goes”¦One day, I had this wonderful idea to reuse and recycle baby-food jars. I asked my friend to save me all the empty baby-food jars from her baby girl so that I could make them into little lanterns and hang them around the venue.


A few weeks later, she dropped off the baby-food jars at my place. An entire box full of them. And that’s exactly where they’ve been sitting for the past several months.

Turns out that our venue has a candle package where they light up 250+ candles to surround the perimeter of the reception hall, so there was really no need to make those lanterns.

Another opportunity to use the baby-food jars arose when I hosted a baby shower for another friend. I thought I could make candles as party favors. Thought was the key word.

But plan-B failed. (No pun intended.)

So it was back to the drawing board…in this case, the corner where the jars sat. Each day they linger around, Mr. French Toast’s eyes glare at me every time he sees the jars sitting there, untouched. (Sidenote: How come SOs just don’t understand the dire need to have items ready just in case you need them?)

On Sunday, I finally had a revelation. We went to brunch with my brother and his family at Park Chow in San Francisco, and the server gave my niece a coloring pad with some crayons in a Mason jar.


And I realized…since we’re having kids at the wedding, I could print out coloring books and put crayons in the baby-food jars! Ta-da!!

This site also has download-able wedding-related images for kids to color. *fist bump*

My “brilliant” idea didn’t go unused after all. While it may not be exactly original, at least Mr. French Toast doesn’t have to glare at me anymore. My mom always told me when I was little that if you do the beady-eyed stare too often, your eyes will stay fixed that way. Should I tell Mr. French Toast that?

Tell me, hive—any brilliant “original” wedding ideas?


Mrs. French Toast

Pleasanton, CA
Wedding Date:
March 2011
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    angelwhisper 63 posts, Worker bee @ 5:55 pm

    spray paint the lids and hot glue a silk flower to them. the dollar tree has cute daisys that are cheap and cute, you could even use glass etching cream to engrave the sides of the jars and fill them with wrapped life savers . or make candles and use a nail and punch the lid in a heart shape. it works as a light plate but you would be smart to warn your guests the lids will get hot.

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