Monday, August 13, 2012

DIY Apothecary Jars

Apothecary Jars are a huge decorating craze right now! They are so classy looking and can be used in just about every style type. These suckers are not cheap though! pictured below are from William-Sonoma that run anywhere between $39.99-$49.99 each!

My friend is getting married and has been longing for some Apothecary Jars. I decided there has got to be way to make these without spending big bucks....well lucky for me (and you!) I found a way!

I stopped by my local Dollar Tree and picked up some supplies. I found 2 candle stick holders ($1 each) and 2 hurricane candle holders ($1 each). I then went over to my local craft store to find something to use as a lid. I happened upon the perfect sized teal light holders that fit perfectly into my hurricane glasses. They ended up being $1.99 each. I then found 2 wood pegs to serve as my handles. I then got a mini glass glue tube ($3.99). So my total for 2 apothecary jars came to about $14.00 after tax! 

I painted my wood pegs with white acrylic paint and then put a layer of modge podge on for sealer. I followed the directions on the glass glue that were very simple. Put it on and let it set for a few minutes then stick together. I did a layer of glue on the candlestick holders and then on the peg for the lid. I let them sit overnight. I now have a beautiful (and thrifty) bridal shower gift for my friend! I may have to make myself a couple also!


  1. Well blow me down. Haha(: When I saw the candle sticks by themselves I wasn't sure what you were going to do with them. But it all came together!