Monday, February 25, 2013

DIY Apothecary Jar!

I love apothecary jars! This pin blew up my craft board at over 301 repins! That's just my board. I am sure her idea is all over Pinterest. I couldn't wait to try it and I love how it turned out. This is one of those VERY simple and VERY inexpensive projects. I think I spent an hour on it and about $15 to $20, but it could be much cheaper than that if you already have jars and candle sticks. All it takes is a jar with a lid, a candle stick, a nob, spray paint, and glue. Of course you can guess what color I chose... Aqua! I plan to add about 3 more of these in different sizes and colors for an arrangement in my kitchen.

The original Pin:

The original Pin is a pickle jar and a dollar store candle stick. I wanted a much larger version(mine is approx 20 inches tall) and purchased an eight inch tall jar from Hobby Lobby for $4.99.  I then bought an 8 inch tall wooden candle stick from Michael's on sale for $6. I also bought the wooden nob at Hobby Lobby for .50 cents. The spray paint is Krylon in Ocean Breeze from Walmart, less than $4 for a can. Don't forget the super glue!

1) Jar with lid
2) candle stick holder
3) washer and nob
4) Spray paint
4) Super glue
5) Hot glue, wood glue, or she used a glue called Beacon's Glass, Metal, and more.

How to:
1) Take lid off of jar and glue the washer and nob to the top. Let dry.
2) While glue is drying, spray paint the candle stick base.
3) When lid is dry, spray paint that as well.
4) Using hot glue, wood glue, or the glass and metal the glass jar to the candle stick holder. Let dry.
5) Fill with desired goodies and place top on jar.

Ta Da! You're very own adorable apothecary jar! Now I have to go and do this a few more times for my kitchen display...

Happy Pinning!


  1. New follower here!
    Just like you, im also a fan of Pinterest inspired DIY. Will definitely try this :)

  2. Chari, its SO easy and they are so fun to display! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Amanda,
    I LOVE how your jar turned out. I'm always excited to see someone put their own spin on an idea. Great job! (And thanks for linking back to my tutorial.)

    - Tauna (creative confetti)

  4. Tauna, Thank you for sharing yours so I could find the idea for mine! :)I thought it was a great idea. So glad you found me! And your blog is SO fun!