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DIY Apothecary Jars

I don’t know about you but I’m in love with these little beauties.

They are gorgeous and pretty and whimsical and I like them! And they are so verstile! You can use them in the bathroom, kitchen, on bookcases, or for seasonal decor. Love it!

My not-so-favorite part of these beauties?? The price tag. The gorgeous ones above? $40-$50 a pop. Not so much affordable in this girl’s budget. You know, that budget of CHEAP.

So a-pinteresting I went! And I stumbled upon thisfantabulous tutorial from Salt Tree. And at only a few dollars each, I was in. So here is my take on DIY-ing your own apothecary jars.

Supplies:

  • Glass jar with a lid
  • Glass candlestick
  • E6000 glue
  • Glass knob {only if your jar doesn’t already have a knob}

Head out to your local Goodwill or any such thrift store. Search the shelves for a glass jar. Jackpot if you find one with a glass lid!! Not always the easiest to find! It’s fine if it doesn’t have a knob on top. We’ll fix that later. Then find some candlesticks you like at the correct height to achieve your look. You can also go to Michaels or Hobby Lobby and find an empty candle jar in their candle making section for around $2 with one of their coupons. These come with lids but no knobs.

Take your little treasures home and proceed to wash, remove the stickers, and de-goo-ify the sticker remnants. I love my handy Goo-Gone for those stubborn stickers that won’t go away with some hot water. Dry your pretties thoroughly.

Pull out your glue. I’m in love with E6000. It’s Ah-flippin-mazing! It bonds non-porous surfaces together; such as glass, metal, porcelain, plastic, etc. And, let me tell you, that stuff is never coming apart! When one of my jars broke and shattered into 10 million tiny pieces, that candlestick never left the jar. I got my E6000 at Michael’s. But Hobby Lobby and even some Walmarts carry it. Be sure to check online or print ads for a coupon first!

Apply a thick rim of E6000 to the portion of your candlestick that will be touching the glass jar. (But not too thick as the glue will spread when you put the jar on top.) Let the glue sit for about 2 minutes.

Set the jar or vase part of your apothecary jar directly onto the glued candlestick. Look down into your jar/vase from above and make sure it is centered on the base. The glue gives you a little wiggle time to get things straight. Then push the pieces together.

Let your new, pretty apothecary jar sit and dry for at least 12 hours.

That’s it if you have a jar with a lid! I’ve created a few lids as well. If you use a vase, you can sometimes find a glass bowl that fits on top just perfectly when placed upside down. You can also mix and match with old candy jars.

In cases where your jar lid doesn’t have a knob, you can create one using a knob from a hardware store or Hobby Lobby. Just use your E6000 glue again and stick it on there!

Easy as pie! Well, I guess pie can be hard. So easy as toast! Best part of my little pretties? Cost me a total of about $2 a piece. $1.49 for the jar and $0.49 for the candlestick at Goodwill. The glue I had on hand.

You can see the jar the second from the right is the candle jar I spoke of and it has a glass knob on top!

You can fill these beautiful jars with assorted colorful candies for yourself guests or a party, or filled with ornaments and pine cones at Christmas time. Or even dried pasta in your kitchen! Love it!

Now if only I can keep my jars filled with the candy, but it keeps disappearing. I think it’s my husband. Yeah. Let’s blame him.

talitha