Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Apothecary Jars

I know you've all seen these awesome jars in all the trendy magazines lately. I love them! You can change the look for different seasons and holidays by adding ribbon or items inside.

First thing you need to do is hit the D.I. This time you will be looking for wooden candle holders. You will pay around 1.00 for these. You can also get unfinished at Hobby Lobby for around 2.50. I also got the jars at hobby lobby. They were 3.00.

You will also need to get some wooden spindles from hobby lobby as well. They are $1.47 for 5. There are tons of different styles to choose from.

Once you get all of your items ready, you will need to paint all of the wood. Spray paint works best, and of coarse red always looks best ♥. And honestly the cheaper the spray paint, the better the affect (my opinion) I always get the cheap .97 walmart cans. They are just easier to distress. So, spray all the wood and let dry. Once dry sand off until you reach the desired distressed look. Then glaze. I just use my husbands stain that he always has in his wood shop. Then again, let it dry. Once dry you will need to get your glue ready. See the previous post for different glues. I made a mistake on this and used the gorilla glue, and this is what happened...

so now that will just have to be the back :)

I filled my jars with dried split peas and then put in a simple candle. Fabulous.


  1. I LOVE these!!! And you are absolutely right, red is always best...red is my favorite color! Thanks for starting a blog, I'm so excited to see all the amazing things you make!!

  2. Cute! I didn't know you were such a crafter!