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As a couponer I have lots of boxes and jars that I recycle as we use the contents. I picked up a bunch of the Bertolli jarred sauce during the Publix Italian Days sale, if you’re a couponer you know what I’m talking about! I just love the shape of those jars they’re so pretty! I really hated just putting them into the recycle bin and wanted to do something with them and use them as containers.
Turning to my inspiration portal…(pinterest duh!) I found a great craft project – DIY Halloween Apothecary Jars.
A Jar with Lid
E6000 Clear Adhesive
1) I found these brass candlesticks at my local Goodwill for $.99 – $2.99. They don’t need to be matching. I went with brass because even though they were tall and narrow they were heavy and sturdy enough to hold the larger glass jar without tipping. A glass or wood candlestick would work just as great.
2) I primed the candlesticks and the lids of the jars.
3) I spray painted the primed pieces with my blue Krylon spray paint and use the E5000 glue to adhere the jars to the candlesticks.
Over all this project is pretty easy and if you happen to have the supplies it can be super inexpensive too.
These diy apothecary jars can also be super versatile, I’ve filled mine with candy corn for Halloween, you could put votive candles in there and make a pretty centerpiece at a dinner party. I can see them being a great addition to anyone’s craft space holding paint brushes or pens and rulers.
In the mood for more Candy Corn? Check out these Candy Corn Crafts!
Like Elizabeth’s crafty style? See her Upcycled Craft Organizer guest post as well.
Many thanks to the gals at CouponsAreGreat.net for the opportunity to share my latest craft project. I hope you take the time to visit my blog and check out my other diy projects.
Elizabeth McCoy, mommy & blogger