Baby Food Jar Tea Lites For The Kids

by Aubrey on August 4, 2010

I’ve been excited to share these adorable candle holders made out of baby food jars since last week!

These are so easy, cheap, and fun to make!


  • empty and clean baby food jar
  • colored salt (mix desired about of salt with food coloring and stir until it is the color you want it)
  • buttons, ribbon, flowers, etc.
  • hot glue (parental use only please:)
  • mod podge
  • paint brush

With the hot glue gun, embellish your jar how you would like.  After embellishing, spread mod podge all over the jar.

Then sprinkle the salt all over the jar to cover it.  Allow them time to dry.

Put a tea light candle in the jar and watch the colored salt sparkle!
I’m excited to have discovered the colored salt….oh the fun things you could do with it!  Stay tuned, there may be something soon!


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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole August 4, 2010 at 11:48 am

Hey Aubrey!

Fun idea – I’ve done something similar with food coloring and sugar, but I think that salt is definitely a better choice! Thanks for sharing.



Julie @ Practically Spent August 5, 2010 at 4:43 am

Food coloring and salt….it’s simple things like this that get me every time. Very cute. Very simple. A big “like”!


Suzanne August 5, 2010 at 7:29 am

very cute Aub and I bet the kids loved it!


Cheryl August 5, 2010 at 2:47 pm

So cute & fun for the kids too!!


Joni August 9, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Duh, why did I never think of using baby jars for tea lights…just the perfect size! How fun for your little ones to decorate them! Joni


Irene October 6, 2010 at 5:12 pm

What’s “mod podg”?
Never heard of it in Australia.


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