Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Apothecary Jar

Have any of you seen these homemade apothecary jars around blog-land?
It seems like every week someone makes one!

I just HAPPENED to have the beginnings of my own right in my house, so I though, "Why the heck not?"

This candle/candlestick was given to me by my mother-in-law. It's a pretty good quality one, and I love the classic lines to it.

I just never actually had a place for this in my house.
It dawned on me that I could make it into something that I love!

So I bought a wooden circle from Walmart ($1.50 I think?) and a large glass hurricane ($4.00).
BONUS: the lip of the wooden circle fits perfectly into the glass hurricane!!
The finial was already in my house. It's actually a set of two (curtain rod ends!) that I got at Menards on Clearance a while back. Didn't know what I would use them for, but I loved them!

Oh! FYI! I have a project to show you in a couple days that I used the other finial on!

Anyways, I primed and painted all the parts (except the glass of course!)

Then I sawed off the srew to the finial, epoxied that to my wooden circle, then epoxied the candlestick to the glass hurricane.

But what would I do with it?
I saw this post on Gail's Decorative Touch. She also made an apothecary jar. She filled it with her pooch's treats. So I can take no credit for that idea! It all goes to her!

This is mine:


  1. I love this - very clever! Makes me want to give it a try.

  2. I love this. I think I'm going to do one, two or three myself.

  3. Too cute. So creative. Keelie and Josh like the milk bones.

  4. fantastic! I need to do one of these!
    yours looks great!

  5. Wow, so pretty! I love the idea of putting a finial at the top!

  6. What a great idea! i really like it!

  7. I've seen many of these made, but I think I like this one the best!

  8. I just love that! I feel like I need one now! :)

  9. It looks perfect! I love that you had everything in your house already!

  10. Very cute and inexpensive!! I love it. It looks like you got it at an upscale shop!!

  11. I am just crazy about apothecary matter how they are made. But your's is ingenious! I signed up as a follower. If you want to visit my blog please do and if you like sign up too.

  12. I still need to make some!!! Love your finial top. Thanks for joining the Power of Paint Party (POPP).


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