Love those apothecary jars you see all over design magazines and shows? Don’t love the price tag enough to buy your own? Think the one in the picture above is beautiful? I do too. I made it. It cost me a whopping $2.50.
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Raid your local thrift stores and or dollar store for vases, bowls, jars and candlesticks. If you’re really lucky, you’ll find a jar with an existing lid! It’s ok if it doesn’t have a knob or handle on the top of the lid. We’ll get to that. Wash all your pieces and thoroughly dry them.
E6000!!! It’s the awesome glue that makes it possible! This adhesive will bond non porous surfaces to each other. Glass, metal, plastic etc. Awesome. I got mine at Michaels. Check their online flyers first, they usually have great coupons you can print. Apply the glue liberally to the candle stick, but not goopy. I usually let it sit for 5 minutes before attaching the pieces.
Set the vase or bowl part of your soon to be apothecary jar onto the glue coated candlestick. Look straight down from the top and make sure you are centred. Push the pieces together firmly. The glue will give you a little working time to get it right. Once you’re satisfied, don’t move it, just let it set up.
Well now…. wasn’t that easy? This jar so happened to have a lid. Yay! But I have done others that I had to create a lid for. I’ve used tops of old candy dishes….
… the lids form those large candle filled jars, like this one. And then…. just add a knob.
I got this knob from the hardware store. I love the classic look of it! It works perfectly with the jar. Actually, I lucked out this week and found a multipack of knobs for pretty cheap!
Imagine these pretties all filled with colourful candy for a party, or filled with pretty soaps and bath salts in your bathroom. How about filling them with pretty shells or polished stones or holiday decorations? Gorgeous!
Update: My beautifully, newly created apothecary jar’s life came to a tragic end shortly after these images were taken. I’m happy I got to document it’s lovely but short life for you before it suddenly dove off my kitchen counter. The body is fine… the lid did not survive. I’m hoping to resurrect this beauty with new life and a new lid. Cross your fingers. *mumble… ugh… but it was soooooo perfect….sniff….mumble*