When I started teaching and crafting years ago, glass baby food jar crafts were all the rage. Baby food still comes in single serve glass jars but today Gerber also offers single serving baby food in plastic, rectangular containers with resealable lids. This new packaging is convenient because the containers stack well in cabinets or the fridge but it also serves up some fun new options for crafts as well.
Here’s why I love this DIY photo frame from baby food containers.
The tops are the perfect size for a wallet size photo. You can put photos vertically or horizontally and either way your frame will stand up independently. There’s the option to put a personal note, small gift or keepsake inside the box too. This recycled craft it eco-friendly, inexpensive and super cute. You can make it as a Mother’s Day gift in less than 15 minutes.
Materials needed for the DIY Baby Food Container Photo Frame:
One clean baby food container per craft
One wallet size or cropable photo
Scissors (pinking shears are a plus)
Decorations including buttons, ribbon, glitter, sequins or the like
Make this homemade gift in 4 easy steps.
First place the bottom of the container centered over your photo and trace. The reason for using the bottom, even though the photo will go on the lid is because you want it to fit inside the natural frame on the lid. Cut out the photo. Pinking shears make fun edges.
Glue your photo onto the lid using as thin a layer of glue as possible all the way to the edges.
Choose decorations like buttons or ribbons to decorate the sides. Here’s where you can rummage through your crafts supplies, sewing supplies or even your junk drawer to find cute embellish for your homemade frame. Glue the tiny treasures around the edges of the frame. Even tiny seashells would be sweet. Allow plenty of time for drying before standing your frame up.
If this is a gift for mom or grandma, include a handwritten note, bag of tea, piece of candy or other little treasure inside for Mother’s Day.
With babies eating up to six servings a day of baby food, it’s easy to collect these little containers from parents to create a Mother’s Day craft with a small group or entire class.
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