I tend to go on and on about how amazing empty peanut butter jars are (maybe because I have so many on account of Peanut Butter on a Spoon is a completely legitimate snack in my family?). They’re airtight, they’re shatterproof, they’re super clear, and they’re good for tons of things.
Here are just a few!
1. bird house. Scroll down to find the one made from an empty peanut butter jar!
2. button jar. And the lid looks like a BUTTON!!!
3. camping lantern. To make it even more eco-friendly, sub in a solar-powered light for the tea light called for in the tute.
4. car snack. Peanut butter jars are perfect for bringing food in the car–they’re light and non-breakable!
5. decoupaged jar. Turn a boring jar into a decorative storage jar.
6. density discovery bottles. It’s a sensory activity AND a science experiment!
7. Earth Day activity jar. Filled with fun activity supplies and treats, it can make any day Earth Day!
8. fruit fly trap. It’s not cute, but it works.
9. gift jar. It’s amazing what pretty paper can do for an empty peanut butter jar.
10. globe. Homemade globes are so fun!
11. glow-in-the-dark firefly jar. This would be a fun camp craft for a group of kids.
12. I Spy jar. Little kids love to play with these in the car.
13. kitchen storage. Peanut butter jars are ideal for storing food, and you can write directly onto them with Sharpies.
14. lantern. Use tape resist and paint, or tissue paper decoupage to decorate the jar.
15. organization. Store everything from craft supplies to toys.
16. personalized bathroom caddies. The tutorial calls for Mason jars, but peanut butter jars would be safer, at least on tiled bathroom floors.
17. piggy bank. It looks like glass, but it’s easier to work with.
18. snowman. You can find all kinds of cute seasonal crafts for peanut butter jars–just Google it, Bro!
19. storage jars. Paint the lids and add a ribbon handle.
20. tornado in a jar. You are going to blow your kids’ minds.
21. vacuum former. Turn your model-making up a notch.
22. woodshop organization. Screw the peanut butter jar lids into the bottom of a shelf, then organize all your nails and screws.
23. yarn holder. You can knit outside, and keep the twigs out of your yarn!