Where can I get empty baby food jars for free?

Hi

Does anybody know where I can get empty baby food jars for free please? I want to use them for craft projects and also to store small craft supplies.

I don't really know anyone with young children. I've also tried Freecycle a couple of times last year, but no replies.

Any suggestions please?

Cheers.

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  • scotsbob
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    Just print out on a few cards that you collect the empty jars. Pop down your local supermarket, hang around the baby food shelves and hand the cards out to the women who are buying the stuff.
  • flea72
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    wander around on bin day and when you see some, knock on doors to ask if you can take them out of the recycling bin

    As an alternative for baby food jars, i use the ones that mustard or sauces come in. Most people have these to give you, or if you need to buy them, you can usually get a basics jar for about 25p and just chuck contents away (its still cheaper than buying proper crafting jars)
  • Hi Scotsbob and Flea72, many thanks for your suggestions.
  • Check out to see if there are any baby and toddler groups in your local area and ask if you can put up a card on their notice board. For slightly smaller jars ask in places like Dobbies garden centre caf! if you can get their individual glass jam pots.
  • button_box wrote: »
    Check out to see if there are any baby and toddler groups in your local area and ask if you can put up a card on their notice board. For slightly smaller jars ask in places like Dobbies garden centre caf! if you can get their individual glass jam pots.

    Hi Button Box

    Thanks for the tips! Small jam jars are very useful to keep seed beads. Will try some garden centres in my area.
  • torbrex
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    Does it have to be glass jars?

    I am a diabetic and the test strips for my glucose meter come in a plastic tub with a hinged lid measuring 30mm diameter by 50mm high.
    I have always thought they would be ideal for crafters and the like but I seldom get any takers when I post them on Freegle.
    I empty at least one a month and currently have 10 on the shelf looking for a new home in Fife :o
  • local nurserys, maternity wards, childrens wards?
  • local nurserys, maternity wards, childrens wards?

    Great, thanks!:)
  • torbrex wrote: »
    Does it have to be glass jars?

    I am a diabetic and the test strips for my glucose meter come in a plastic tub with a hinged lid measuring 30mm diameter by 50mm high.
    I have always thought they would be ideal for crafters and the like but I seldom get any takers when I post them on Freegle.
    I empty at least one a month and currently have 10 on the shelf looking for a new home in Fife :o

    Thanks for your suggestion. I've never thought of those plastic tubes before!
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