Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:
Spray Paint, Baby Food Jars, Plastic Sea Creatures, Hot Glue, Glue Gun, Goo Gone
I’ve seen a couple ideas on Pinterest showing where you glue small toys on baby food jar lids and spray paint them. I just loved the idea and I have a ton of baby food jars.
Since It’s summertime, I’m all about the beach vibe in the house right now. I wanted to make some to match the beach theme I have going.
On a recent trip to the Dollar Tree, I found bags of sea creatures. I was planning on using them for a sensory bin for the kids. Then I thought, why not use a couple and make these cute beach themed baby food jars. I grabbed some hot glue and gold spray paint and was ready to get started!!
Step 1 – Clean Your Baby Food Jars
Once I was done with my baby food jar, I cleaned it out and used some Goo Gone to get the label off. I washed it off with some dish soap and voila and nice clean jar!
Step 2 – Glue on Your Sea Creatures
My first jar I decided to use the fish. I added some hot glue to the bottom of the fish and firmly pressed it on the top of the lid. Since I used hot glue it only took a couple minutes to dry.
Quick Tip: If you’re putting these jars where kids will get a hold of them, I would suggest using a stronger glue. I will be using these for display, so I only used hot glue.
Step 3 – Spray Paint Your Lid
I took the lids outside and spray painted them with three coats of gold spray paint. I waited about 15 minutes after spray painting each coat.
Step 4 – Finishing Touches
I let the lids sit outside for an hour, then brought them in. Once they were completely dry, I added the lids and they were ready to display!!
I haven’t decided what I’m going to do with them yet. These cute jars would work great for storing buttons or beads, or even adding bath salts for the bathroom.
I had some leftover starfish, so I spray painted a couple of them as well. I think they will be adorable accents when I’m ready to display!!