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!

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  1. Love it! The pink and gold are so pretty!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you very much, Debbie!

  2. Very nice. I have a jar just like that, too. Oooo this is nice. Linda Crafts a la mode

  3. So pretty! You're very creative.


    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Pat! hugs, mary beth (just in time for hug day...I think!)

  4. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    Oh my gosh, this is just beautiful Mary Beth! The combination of the pink and gold is so pretty together, and I love your little embellishment. I need a new Q-tip holder so I may make one of these! It's been so fun to see all the ways people have used the candleholders!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Jane. You are always so encouraging. I appreciate that very much.

      Mary Beth

  5. Debbie @Dewdrop Gables says:

    Wow, it turned out great, Mary Beth! I love it too, it looks so pretty! I want to make one now...
    Debbie 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you for your sweetness, Debbie!

  6. Katherines Corner says:

    I love this!!! pretty in pink and it has such a lovely vintage feel. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop . Big Hugs

    1. katherines corner says:

      featured your craftiness on facebook and google plus xo

      1. Mary Beth says:

        You are always so sweet, Katherine. Thank you very much! hugs

    2. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Katherine, and thank you for hosting your hop ~ it's always a pleasure to link up.

  7. Cindy Eikenberg says:

    Mary Beth, this is so pretty and I just love the pink and gold! This would such a perfect gift, too! Love it! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Hope you have a great Thursday!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Cindy ~ hugs, mb

  8. Your jar turned out so adorable. So many possibilities. Fast, easy and cheap.
    Have a great week,

  9. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

    That is so cute Mary Beth!! It's so "you" too!
    And this is so much more than I imagined from your photo on FB!!


    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Diane! I still can't figure out the facebook thing LOL

      Have a wonderful week.

      Mary Beth

  10. Pam@over50feeling40 says:

    You made it look so easy...good job. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop today!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Pam!

  11. Donna Wilkes says:

    Clever, clever! Love your choice of colors.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Donna!

  12. Barb @ The Everyday Home says:

    Now that is really pretty. The pink and the gold are perfect together and I love the embellishments too. I have to say, the picture of the gold paint on your finger made me LOL. I have blue paint all under my fingernails right now. #bloggerslife 🙂 Thx for joining in the 1st Great Dollar Store Challenge. I pinned it! Hope you join up next month, too. 🙂
    Blessings, Barb

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Barb! My husband was just commenting tonight about my nails...or lack thereof ~ 😉 It's how I roll....nails, glue, glue gun hands are always taking a beating ~ I'm glad it's not just me. I can't wait to create something for the next challenge.

      Mary Beth

  13. Nancherrow says:

    what is it about jars?

    for i have a hoarding issue
    with them too

    love this little guy you made
    out of dollar store bits

    thanks for sharing
    at Fridays Unfolded!


  14. Just adorable!!! Love the pink and gold, and the swirly jar!!

  15. Barbara B says:

    It was fun to see how you created your sweet little jar. I also have boxes of all kinds of jars that I can't bear to part with. I'm always thrilled to see them being using in creative ways. Thank you for sharing this.

  16. Holly Lefevre says:

    I am a bit of a jar collector myself! This is so the colors!

  17. This is gorgeous. The pink is absolutely stunning. I've always loved light light pink. It so VINTAGE!

  18. Inspire Me Heather says:

    Oh so pretty - love the pink and gold together!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Heather! p.s. Wrestling with antlers sounds like fun 😉

  19. Claire @ A Little Claireification says:

    This is gorgeous - what a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing Mary Beth!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Claire. 🙂

  20. Tammy...circa-1929 says:

    Mary Beth,
    Love it. I especially like that you used paint in the whole project.

  21. So pretty! I heart apothecary jars. Now I know how to make my own!

  22. OK I am in LOVE with this project MB! The gold paint is perfect! YOU ROCKED THIS!!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Malia! *hugs*

  23. When did you purhcase these jars? I've been ISO but every time I go to dollar tree I can't find them 🙁

    1. Mary Beth says:

      In my Dollar Tree the jars are over by the glasses and coffee mugs ~ they had 2 different types. I hope that helps and I hope you can find them!

  24. Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique says:

    In my Dollar Tree the jars are over by the glasses and coffee mugs ~ they had 2 different types. I hope that helps and I hope you can find them!

  25. Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique says:

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

    1. Mary Beth says:

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

  26. 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!

    1. Mary Beth says:

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

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  28. Just beautiful - I have to try this !!!