Tuesday, November 29, 2011

DIY Apothecary Jars



Hi everyone! It is Monday night and I am spent.  I got up and exercised before heading over to the landfill to see if I could find Tom's pen (see yesterday's post for an explanation).  No luck.  The truck was dumped and the garbage covered, whatever that means.  All it means to me is that the pen is gone and I can get on with my life.  ;)  Then I decorated for Christmas!!!  I have a bunch of things to show you coming up in December.

Today I want to share how to make your very own apothecary jars for under $10 that I did for a guest post earlier this month.  These are awesome for any season because you can pick one color for the base and lid, then fill the jars with candies to suit the season.

Step #1: A trip to the thrift store where I bought three mason jars and three different sized vases for a total of $3.75.

Step #2: Wash those suckers.  I used the dishwasher, but you could hand wash them if you want to deal with it.

Step #3: Spray paint the vases.

Step #4: Glue the mason jar lids to the rims, and then glue the knobs (I got mine on clearance at Ikea) to the lids.  I used super glue for this step.  

Step #5: Spray paint the lids the same color as the vases.

 Step #6: Gorilla Glue the mason jars to the top of the vases.  This glue works like a charm!
Finally, for step #7 I filled the jars with candy and screwed the lids on.



I really love mason jars right now but I also like the jars that Hobby Lobby has so I think I'll grab me some of those since I have already used these mason jars for another project.  DIY ADD, people.  



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41 comments:

  1. This is great! What a great idea! So easy too

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  2. i love them!!! they look so fun:) i hope you link them up to tell me tuesday!!!
    xoxo

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  3. oh girl these look amazing! I bought some old candle sticks at Goodwill for $1 a while ago and I've been trying to brainstorm what to do with them!

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  4. Your project came out great! I feel the pain on the pen, I once had a gold Cross pen, wish I knew were that was….. That was corporate life now I have lots of craft supplies. Happy pen hunting this holiday season (at the stores) not the dump!!!! Laura

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  5. Oh my word!! What a cool idea! I love the color you used too, fabulous!

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  6. What a good idea! LOVE these! Thanks for linking up so we could all see. XO, Kate of www.avery-anderson.blogspot.com

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  7. What a great idea! Perfect for gift giving too!

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  8. Oh please bring these over ASAP!! LOL So pretty! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-15.html

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  9. Very cute, as usual Kelli :)

    I love that you love turqu paint!

    Smiles,
    Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  10. What a great idea. A must Pin to try later. Thanks for sharing!

    Abrazos,
    Sapphire @ Life with My Pollitos

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  11. AWESOME! This is perfect:) I am seriously loving your post! It is so informative and I think my subscribers would really enjoy reading this. I would love for you to come share it at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on Frugally Sustainable (http://frugallysustainable.blogspot.com/2011/11/frugal-days-sustainable-ways-3.html). I really hope that you will put Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on your list of carnivals to visit and link to each Wednesday!

    Warmly,
    Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable
    Here's the link: http://www.frugallysustainable.com

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  12. These are so cute! I'm going to have to do some in red for Christmas!

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  13. This is a great idea! So clever. :-) I hope you'll stop in at Cranberry Morning some time.

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  14. These are darling! Very creative :) Thanks for your recommendation on a good glue...I've gotta get me some of that!
    Big hugs,
    Queenie

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  15. How super cute are these!! I love them and want to make them! Popping over from the Show Off Your Stuff Party. New follower & I'm definitely pinning this post!!

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  16. These are awesome! Love the color you painted them ;)

    Coley @
    whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  17. LOVE this idea! What a great say to upcycle! I think you could also use old spaghetti sauce or pickle jars and the like.....cheaper and another way to recycle. Thanks so much for posting! This is one of the most clever and cute ideas I've seen in a month of Sundays!

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  18. These are so cute and clever. I thought the vases were milk glass when I first looked at them. Very nice job and so darn pretty!

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  19. Really cute - do you have to prep the glass at all? Does the paint chip easily? I have to try this - thanks for sharing

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  20. these are LOVELy!!! so cute... would love for you to link them up to my SPEND LESS. GIVE MORE Holiday Gift Link Party --- they'd make perfect, unique gifts! nice job! :)

    lauren @ www.SummitStreetJoy.com

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  21. This project caught my eye, I love the blue color! These look so amazing! Pinned to my Pinterest board :)

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  22. Very nice! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  23. How fun is this! Love the idea and am going to start checking out my vases!

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  24. Nice! I never would have thought to use mason jars, and I love how this turned out! Great color. :)

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  25. I absolutely love this idea! And the color you used is so so pretty!
    I'd love for you to link up to my Fresh Friday Link Party!
    http://www.releasemecreations.com/2011/12/fresh-fridays-link-party-6.html

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  26. Clever! And the mints... Oh my! :)

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  27. Those look awesome! Girl, you are just full of fabulous projects this week! You're rocking my socks! Thnaks so much for linking up!

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  28. I love spray painting glass and stacking it! Great job! love the color! :)
    gail

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  29. Sooooo cute cute!!! first time visiting :)

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  30. Those are so cute! I haven't tried painting glass, but it looks like it works perfectly. Love that color, by-the-way!
    CAS

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  31. These are just so great. What a clever idea. So glad you shared your creative project on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

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  32. Wow! When I realized the bases were vases I liked them even more! This is a very clever craft, thanks for the how to!

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  33. Just featured your amazing jars as one of the Freshest of the Week on Release Me Create!
    http://www.releasemecreations.com/2011/12/fresh-friday-linky-party-7.html

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  34. this is awesome! finally a unique project for all my extra mason jars.
    ~Betsy www.thePdxRealtor.com

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  35. This is sooo cute, thank you for the idea, will def. try it today!

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