Thursday, July 28, 2011

Make Your Own Apothecary Jar

I have been looking at apothecary jars at the store for a while now. They seem to come in two types. Lovely, heavy weight glass that is very expensive or less expensive ones made of very light weight glass. While I loved the prices of the cheaper ones, the glass feels so fragile I am afraid they would break too easily. So why not make my own out of heavy pieces that don't cost much! And I can also do a little glass etching to make it very personal and custom. Here is how it turned out! I like it so much I think I will be making more in different sizes!

I got the candle stick and kitchen container at Walmart. Both are made from very heavy glass and the shapes were compatible.

I glued the two together with e-6000 and let sit for about 4 hours.

Next I cut out my initial from vinyl.

Etching cream. 15 minutes. Wash off. Instant gratification.

I swear this looks so expensive! Now the only problem is what to fill it with! Diana


  1. What a great idea and so inexpensive. Love the etched initial too. I have so many jars and candlesticks in different shapes and sizes. I just might have to marry them together.
    I'm visiting from The Answer is Chocolate.
    Thanks for sharing:-)

  2. Very Creative. I love apothecaries.

  3. I've been collecting bunches of candle sticks and glass jars from thrift stores to do this too. I like the initial you added!

  4. I love this. SO pretty! Im your newest follower:)

  5. I totally agree. The good ones are overpriced and the other ones feel like they'd break holding glitter. I've made a couple of smaller ones but you've inspired me to go bolder! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House.

  6. What a fabulous idea! Looks fantastic! Please come by and show this off at my VIP party today =)

  7. Great jars! Thanks so much for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!