Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Whitney's DIY Apothecary Jars... Too Darn Cute!

UPDATE!!
I will be joining Just A Girl's I Can Make That party for thrifty Christmas gifts!! Check it out guys!!




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…





I will be posting this at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday! http://www.theshabbychiccottage.net/2009/09/master-bath-becomes-beauty.html
I will also be adding this to Kimba's DIY day over at ASPTL... Check it out ladies...

63 comments:

Pat & Ron Harris said...

Love it!!! Can't wait to make one, or two or three. I can think of so many ways to use these. You did good, girl.

Joyce @ Cheap Frills said...

Nice job! And, Lord - I LOVE those pears lol! :)

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Haha! Thanks Joyce... Your comment made me laugh:)
~Whitney

Nancy said...

Love it, love it, love it! I can actually do this one, I think! ;-) Where do you find the RL smoke glaze?

Turned out great...now I want to do one!

Nancy

Enchantresses Three said...

I am on my way yo Hobby Lobby to get the supplies!!!! LOOOOOVE them!
Hugs,
Sariah

Mimi said...

Oh my goodness I love those! I can't wait to make one, gonna run out and get the supplies, RIGHT NOW! I think I'll put candy corn in mine for fall. Thanks for the inspiration.

duchess said...

Tres cute! Another great project. Slow down girls, I can't keep up.

emry@my little creative outlet said...

wow. you two are seriously creative geniuses! i am always so inspired by reading about your projects. thanks for sharing.

Linnea said...

Thanks for posting a pic of the RL glaze. I went to Home Depot the other day and they had no idea what i was talking about when I said smoke glaze. But now I see that they DID have it. Is is just the basic faux technique glaze and do they have to tint it to the smoke color for you?

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

WOW that is SUCH a cute idea! thanks for sharing, i may have to try this :)

Room to Inspire said...

Are you kidding me? Seriously fabulous. I love the use of inexpensive items to make something so great! I am seriously off to buy some smoke glaze :)

Chelsea

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very interesting and creative. Those glas jars can be so expensive, so this is a great alternative and a fun project. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

That is soo cute!! I think I have a little project to do. :)

Lee Laurie said...

What a great idea! I might have to make one for me and my sister! I will fill hers up with Haloween candy and give it as a gift. Thanks.

Cara said...

Love, love, love, love IT!!!! I am on my way to Crafts Direct tonight to make these!!!

Blessings,
Cara

Terry said...

That is so stinkin cute! And easy! And fun! I feel a craft project coming on! You two are great!

Kimmy @ my beautifully blessed life said...

SOOOOO Cute!! Thanks SO much for sharing!!

Red Writing said...

How do people come up with this stuff!? It is so stinkin clever!

Get Your Martha On said...

Cute idea! The lid of the jar screws off as normal, even with the burlap on it, right? I might have to try this project ...!

And by the way, this blog totally makes me wish I had a sister!

Shanty 2 Chic said...

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.

~Whitney

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

So cute! Love the distressing. :)

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Love how you distressed the paint! Thanks for sharing!

Dresser Girl said...

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

Aimee said...

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,
Aimee

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Super duper creative.

Creations from my heart said...

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

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

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

~ RM said...

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

Jen said...

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

Wendy said...

That turned out cute! What a neat idea!

Joy Beadworks said...

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

Candace said...

Oh so cute! You girls are so clever.

DeeDee said...

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

http://deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com/2009/08/glue-bottle-holder.html


Love your blog and awesome ideas...

christi said...

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

Launa said...

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!!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

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

Gail said...

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

Gail

Morning T said...

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

Annette said...

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

Karen Valentine said...

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!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Ruth said...

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.

Ruth

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

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

Jody said...

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

Jody

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

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

blessings
mary

Melissa said...

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

Christi said...

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

Chany said...

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.-

Paula said...

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

Love the Decor! said...

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

Marsha's Mpressions said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

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

Julie said...

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

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

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

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

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!

Jenny said...

Great idea! It is so cute too!

Tammy518 said...

This is so cool! Great job!

Kammy said...

Love this idea - you gals ROCK !
Kammy

laurmela said...

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.

laura

adrienne said...

Love these! I just went to Hobby Lobby this morning to buy the materials and made one. Love it!! Thanks for the great idea and LOVE your blog and great decorating ideas. You have been blessed with a serious dose of creativity!!

Stephanie @ and noah makes five said...

These are fantastic! We always have Mason jars at the local thrift stores. I like these better the ones you can buy at HL or HG! Great job.

B.E.A said...

I'm over from Just A Girl. I LOVE this idea!! Great job!

Fanchy said...

This is too cute!! I had to try one myself. I credited in my blog back to you for the inspiration and tutorial. Thanks for enlightening my creative spirit! Jen @ Noting Grace.

http://notinggrace.blogspot.com/2010/02/my-attempt-at-diy-clocheapothecary-jars.html

 
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