Whitney’s DIY Apothecary Jars… Too Darn Cute!

Oh hey there! I am so excited to share my next project with you guys because it was so fun to make and I am sure you will all be making one of your own! Ashley and I went to Michael’s over the weekend to look for shantys. While I was checking out, she was glancing at a magazine and ran across a lady that made apothecary jars from mason jars…. That started my wheels spinning. I would love to give her a shout out but I didn’t even see the title of the magazine. Hers were different but she for sure inspired me! Here are the supplies you will need to make these cuties… I found all of mine at Hobby Lobby for under $8. You will also need a small piece of burlap.
First you will need to glue your candlestick to your wood circle… I used Gorilla Glue and put a book on top of it for about 30 minutes.

Next, paint your finial and your candlestick. I sprayed mine with Rustoleum American Accents Heirloom White. While those are drying I started working on the top of the jar. Hot glue a small piece of burlap to the top of your lid… Mine was 5” x 5”. Glue down the burlap to the sides of the lid, starting with your corners.

Next, take a piece of twine and wrap it around the sides of the lid a few times. I also added a dab of hot glue here to keep everything in place. You can either tie a knot at this point or add a little something.
I found this little pewter cross at Hobby Lobby for $2 so I tied it to my twine…

Now take your painted pieces and do a little distressing. I also added some Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze to mine to make it even cuter…

Next, hot glue your the bottom of your jar to the top of your candlestick… we’re almost done!

Hot glue your finial to the top of your lid… SO FUN… Love these!!

Now your final and most fun step will be to fill her up. I used some shells I had that needed a home to fill this one. But I did think about what a great teacher gift this would be… Find out her favorite candy or coffee and fill your jar up with that. She will get to enjoy her treat and her new apothecary jar! There are endless options for these babies…. I would so love to see yours when you make it…



  1. Annette on September 24, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    This is so charming. It looks like it belongs in an expensive home decor boutique. Great Job!

  2. Morning T on September 24, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    What a fun idea and love it for teacher's gifts!

  3. Gail on September 24, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Love it! This is definitely tagged as a must do.


  4. Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking on September 24, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Very creative ~ you can never have too many apothacary jars.

  5. Launa on September 24, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    What a FABULOUS idea! I love it!! And I just happen to have a cabinet full of mason jars…and to be honest this project looks a lot more fun than canning….in fact I'm seeing the new baby's nursery….cotton balls…pacifiers! LOVE IT!!

  6. christi on September 24, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    what a fun idea! thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

  7. DeeDee on September 24, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    very cool….I love these so much check out mine here…

    Love your blog and awesome ideas…

  8. Candace on September 24, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Oh so cute! You girls are so clever.

  9. Joy Beadworks on September 24, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    You make it look so easy! Love it. Gotta get some of that Ralph Lauren Smoky glaze.

  10. Wendy on September 24, 2009 at 9:09 am

    That turned out cute! What a neat idea!

  11. Jen on September 24, 2009 at 4:32 am

    Wow. I think I say that everytime I see your creations.

  12. ~ RM on September 24, 2009 at 4:12 am

    New to your blog- You guys have so many great and creative ideas! I am in awe everytime I visit your site!! Great Job!

  13. Hillary @ The Other Mama on September 24, 2009 at 3:40 am

    You have got to be kidding!! SO Amazing! I'm going to steal this egg-zact project and LOVE it!!! Thanks!!

  14. Creations from my heart on September 24, 2009 at 3:34 am

    thanks for visiting my DIY lampshade re-fo. I just love the jars! Blessings…Sherry

  15. Laurel @ Ducks in a Row on September 24, 2009 at 3:24 am

    Super duper creative.

  16. Aimee on September 24, 2009 at 3:04 am

    What a wonderfully creative and beautiful idea. It turned out great!
    If you get a chance stop by my Blog and say hi! I just put up a new post…
    Have a great day,

  17. Dresser Girl on September 24, 2009 at 2:57 am

    WOW!!! I so wanna learn how to distress (it is stressing me out that I can't distress!!).

  18. Your cool friend Cheryl on September 24, 2009 at 2:28 am

    Love how you distressed the paint! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick on September 24, 2009 at 2:26 am

    So cute! Love the distressing. 🙂

  20. Shanty 2 Chic on September 24, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Hey girls! Thanks for all the sweet comments! If you glue your burlap to both the top and the sides of the lid it will unscrew like normal.


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