I have to tell you guys that this is by far, my favorite project to date. I found the instructions for these jars totally by accident, but am completely in love with them. Here are the original instructions. Here is a finished jar:
And here are my supplies. I changed my mind mid project, and did not end up using the birch candlesticks in the picture:
- Dollar Tree vases ($1 each)
- Dollar Tree bowls ( 3 for $1)
- Krylon Metallics Brilliant Silver spray paint ($2.97 with tons left over)
- Birch Finials ( see picture below) (3 for $1.47)
- E-6000 glue (on hand, $4 at craft store. Use your coupon!)
Here are the birch finials from Hobby Lobby:
I do not have a Hobby Lobby near me. Until recently, Hobby Lobby had a policy to not have any stores more than 1000 miles from their home office. Which did not allow for California to have stores. Recently I saw that a store was going up in Cali! About 3 hours from me, but its progress. I day I will have a Hobby Lobby by me! Until then, its online shopping for me.
I ended up sawing off the bottom peg after spray painting. I decided not to saw first, so it would be easier to paint and it worked out fine. I put the end that I was going to saw off into a styrofoam block, primed and painted the finials and candlesticks.
(again ignore the small candlestick. Its too small to hold the vase properly)
I love the color of the silver. I was afraid at first that I was going to get something bright shiny silver, which I did not want. But I had to settle for this paint because my local Walmart was out of Satin Nickel. No worries, this came out soooooo purty!! I love the color. Its not as shiny as I thought and just the right amount of fabulousness!
(Yes I took the picture with my phone. I was impatient & didn’t realize the reflection would show up lol)
Next, take E-6000 and glue a large candlestick to the bottom of your vase:
Then glue a finial to the bottom of a glass bowl.
Impatiently wait for everything to dry. Then turn your bowl over and put it on the top of your vase. Voila! A beautiful $3.50 apothecary jar!!
I still have 2 more to put together, but I was so excited to get this posted that I had to take pictures of the one. I LOVE it! Now I will fill it will pretty ornaments for the holidays.