When my cousin asked me to do decorations for her wedding, my son was 6 months old. When I started him on solid foods I was determined to make all his baby food myself, but.... that tapered off pretty quickly. Her outdoor wedding gave me a chance to relieve my conscience by giving me way to use up all those empty baby food jars!
To make baby food jar lanterns, you will need:
empty, clean baby food jars
small silk flowers
I cleaned out about a million baby food jars and scraped the labels and the label goo off of them. If there is a "use by" date stamped on the jar, take a little nail polish remover on a cotton ball and wipe it right off.
Although the wedding bouquets were a shade of red, I wanted to keep the other decorations more neutral. I bought and pulled apart one or two really cheap silk floral stems from Wal-Mart. I hot glued them and some cheap ribbon to the jars. I experimented with a few different designs but settled on 3 that I like the best.
After I finished decorating the jars, I wrapped floral wire (leftover from making the bouquets) around the lip of the jar so that the jars could be hung. Finally I plopped a tea light inside. (The Dollar Tree sells flameless tea lights if your reception venue doesn't allow open flames.)