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Make Your Own Apothecary Jar

 DIY Apothecary Jar

Dollar Store Challenge

I have a thing for jars.  Not just Mason Jars.…any jar.  I have a big box in my garage full of spaghetti sauce jars, jam jars, iced coffee jars….just about any jars you can think of.  I love them and can’t bear to get rid of a good jar.  

For this little apothecary jar I started with two items from the Dollar Tree ~ a glass candle holder and a small, decorative lidded jar. I made it as part of the Dollar Store Challenge for the month.  

Other Supplies:

Paint – Folk Art Metallic Gold and Ceramcoat Pink


Ribbon and embellishments

I started by using my finger to swirl some gold paint on the bottom of my candleholder and allowed that to dry.  

While this was drying I added some craft paint to the inside of my jar and swirled it around and then turned it upside down to dry.  

Once the bottom of the candleholder was dry I added some gold paint to the top {where you would place the candle} and to the inside of the jar lid.  

Once everything was dry I used the E6000 to glue the base of my jar to the top of the candleholder.

Other than drying time, it only took about 5 minutes total time to make and I really love how it turned out.  I’m not sure where I’ll be putting it ~ probably my bedroom, but for now it’s on my desk….I like looking at it! 

You can check out some of my other jar crafts here.

I linked this up at this month’s challenge ~ check it out for more Dollar Store Challenge inspiration!

hugs, mb new logo March 2016


Sunday 2nd of February 2014

Just beautiful - I have to try this !!! xxx

Mary Beth

Monday 3rd of February 2014

Thank you, Suzan!

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party - Shabby Art Boutique

Thursday 30th of January 2014

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Thursday 30th of January 2014

I have a love affair with jars too! Glad I am not the only hoarder of jars. This is so cute Mary Beth, love this idea. Thank you for sharing at Redoux!

Mary Beth

Thursday 30th of January 2014

Thanks so much, Karen! If we lived closer we could have a jar swap ;)

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique

Thursday 30th of January 2014

Just popping back Mary Beth to let you know that I'm featuring you tomorrow on Shabbilicious Friday.

Mary Beth

Thursday 30th of January 2014

Thank you so much, Kerryanne! How exciting!!! *hugs*

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique

Wednesday 29th of January 2014

Your apothecary jar is adorable Mary Beth. Such a pretty shade of pink and a very clever use of the candle holder for the Dollar Store Challenge.