Ashley’s Fall Apothecary

So, Whitney shared with you all her version of the mason jar turned apothecary idea we saw at Michael’s (still cannot for the life of me find what magazine it was in ~ if you have seen it let us know!).  If you missed it here is the link!  Well, she did beat me to it but mine are FINALLY done!  I chose to style mine for Halloween and I made three of them!  I have included a tutorial for all of you ~ these are super easy, versatile and afforadable!  DIY just doesn’t get any better than that!
I started with these items all purchased at Hobby Lobby ~ 3 unfinished wooden candle sticks ~ $2.00 each, 3 unfinished wooden finials ~ $1.00 each, 3 medium sized wooden base circles ~ $0.50 each and 3 medium sized glass canisters ~ $2.00 each.
I painted the TOP of each lid and all of the unfinished wood pieces with Americana Lamp (Ebony) Black acrylic.
I then completely wrapped the edge of each lid with 4 ply Jute Twine ~ securing it with a thin line of hot glue as I wrapped.
I then used Gorilla Glue to attach ….
The finals on the lids….
each candle stick on a base….
and the glass canister to candle stick.
Using my 3M sanding block I lightly distressed ALL of the edges…
distressing makes all the difference!
Now to fill them!
I purchased these three letters at Michael’s for $1.00 each and this bag of Raffia at Wal-Mart for $1.57.
I painted the letters with two coats of Antique White Acrylic…
and of course they received a visit from our dear friend Ralph!
just paint on and wipe away!
Remember the Raffia ~ a handful and stuff!
Raffia and a letter in one jar…
candy corn and a letter in the other two!
I LOVE them just the way they are but Halloween doesn’t last all year ~ can’t let these adorable little things go to waste….
How ’bout these little beauties….
I purchased these three items to go in each jar at Wal-Mart ~ Lima Beans, Decor Sand and Decor Rocks!
These are great for year-round decor and are so versatile ~ you can change them for every season ~ I can’t wait to show you what I do with them for Christmas!  I hope you are inspired to make some of your own ! We would love to see your creativity run WILD with these!


  1. Amie Kirk on October 2, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Wow! I just found your blog the other day, and I LOVE EVERY SINGLE PROJECT!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

  2. Lindsey @ Better After on October 1, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Love this! My friend had a few decorations kinda like this, that each spelled out BOO. Whenever I went to her house I would always rearrange them to spell BOOB. Yes, I am 12.

  3. Love the Decor! on October 1, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    You ladies in this bloggingland are so so talented!!
    I love these!!

  4. [email protected] Stories of A to Z on October 1, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    This is such a fantastic idea! I love it.

  5. Shannon on October 1, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    This is one of the most creative ideas I have seen in a while. Great job! Did I ever mention that I love your blog? You gals are amazing, and I dig the name. Great inspirations!

  6. [email protected] Charm on October 1, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    This is #1 on my list for all the FALL decor that I have seen this year…what a neat idea you had. HAPPY FALL!


  7. KirkKrew on October 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Love it!! So creative! I may have to trade out my canisters for some fall contents! What a great idea!

  8. [email protected] on October 1, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    WOW these are AWESOME
    I was looking for cute canisters for my new kitchen and these are it!
    Thank you so much for sharing your decorating blessing!

  9. { L } on October 1, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Those are perfect little beauties! 🙂

  10. Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes on October 1, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Great idea! I love how they turned out! They look so good when all assembled. 🙂

  11. Wendy on October 1, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Those are so cute!

  12. Joyce @ Cheap Frills on October 1, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Awesome – Awesome – Awesome!!! Those are way too cute. Great job – I love that they are dressed for Halloween. And good idea changing them out – everything I'm doing lately is with an eye towards being able to reassemble somehow for a new season!

  13. ~ RM on October 1, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Those look so good. I have been wanting some new canisters in the kitchen, I wonder if I could make anduse these? We'll see!! 🙂 Thanks for the tutorial!

  14. Beth Peele on October 1, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    very cute! I'll have to try that!

  15. Annette on October 1, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Gorgeous! I think you two might surpass me in my love for Hobby Lobby. I am lucky enough to have 5 stores within 15 miles of my house and during the 80%-90% off home decor clearance sales, I have been known to hit up all 5 in a single day.

  16. Cindy Harvey on October 1, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Yeah. Gorgeous. I'm totally doing this.

  17. Jenglamgirl on October 1, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    oH MY OH my' I am so head over hills in love with these…. and since I don't have a HOBBY LOBBY… (thanx to all of you who rub it in!) HA. So since I don't have a H.L. and am totally in love with your amazing work… will you send me a the darling triplets… HA 😉 😉 😉 seriously LOVE THIS, thanks for sharing.. I am know going to sulk some more. 😉

  18. jordan @ mean mommy academy on October 1, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    I am speechless!!! My hubby is going to hunt you down because I now have to spend more money at Hobby Lobby to recreate this amazing project, 'cuz I heart it!

  19. Lusks in LOVE on October 1, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Alright- I am totally blog-stalking, but I absolutely LOVE love LovE your creativity and inventions! You are inspiring me! My mom and I both love to remake, and I am also faced with a white walled house in Idaho (just moved in this Jan). So room by room, I am getting a bit more color and a bit more brave with the power tools:). Thanks for your fun ideas ladies!

  20. Kristen, The Pajama Mama on October 1, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Oh my goodness, I'm the first to comment? Wow-let me just say congrats on the TCB feature…and what a great project for fall! Beautiful, ladies!

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