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. laurmela on September 30, 2009 at 4:33 am

    Love these! But alas I can't find all the pieces parts where I am. Wish we had a Hobby Lobby here. I will keep looking.


  2. Kammy on September 29, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Love this idea – you gals ROCK !

  3. Tammy518 on September 29, 2009 at 11:39 am

    This is so cool! Great job!

  4. Jenny on September 29, 2009 at 3:50 am

    Great idea! It is so cute too!

  5. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions on September 28, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    This is a great idea! I just saw some of the finial pieces at Michaels and wished I had a project I could use them for ~ and here you are!

  6. Jennifer on September 28, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    OK, I have to admit . . . I was skeptical. But when I saw your finished product – gorgeous!! Now, off to Hobby Lobby . . .

  7. Glenda/MidSouth on September 28, 2009 at 4:05 am

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Julie on September 28, 2009 at 2:55 am

    Hey Girls … This is so cute…Y'all did a wonderful job on thie project…

  9. ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ on September 28, 2009 at 2:12 am

    You are so clever, this is great!
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  10. Marsha's Mpressions on September 28, 2009 at 1:26 am


  11. Love the Decor! on September 26, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Those are darling!! love the pears in your pix also!!
    Just found you and look forward to you projects. Stop by for a visit when you have time

  12. Paula on September 26, 2009 at 10:17 am

    That is such a creative idea! You could change your paint colors and make all sorts of sets for each holiday. I love it!

  13. Chany on September 26, 2009 at 3:28 am

    Que bonito, se parece tanto a una creación mia muy parecida a estaque que publique el 17 de septiembre, estaremos en la misma sintonía? Hasta pronto, un abrazo, Chany.-

  14. Christi on September 25, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    How stinkin' cute! I'll definitely be making some of these!

  15. Melissa on September 25, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    What a great idea! I can't wait to go to Hobby Lobby after work!

  16. Mary Ellen (megardengal) on September 25, 2009 at 3:50 am

    I'm bookmarking this idea!! I love it and so very thrifty!! thanks for sharing such a great idea!


  17. Jody on September 25, 2009 at 12:56 am

    hi girls, love what you did with the apothacary jars! love your blog, i'm now a follower. 🙂


  18. Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign on September 25, 2009 at 12:52 am

    What a great idea! You could do so many different variations. Thanks for sharing. xo

  19. Ruth on September 24, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind words.

    I love these jars. I can't wait to get to the craft store and pick up the supplies. Thanks for the tutorial.


  20. Karen Valentine on September 24, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    This is perhaps the coolest idea I've seen in a long time! I am totally making one for myself! Thanks so much for sharing!

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