Monday, December 13, 2010

Dollar Store Apothecary Jars

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:

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And here are my supplies. I changed my mind mid project, and did not end up using the birch candlesticks in the picture:

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  • 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:

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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.

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(again ignore the small candlestick. Its too small to hold the vase properly)

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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!

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(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:

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Then glue a finial to the bottom of a glass bowl.

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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!!

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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.



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52 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Your jar looks awesome. Tks for sharing :)

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  2. holy moly. best thing ever! now why can't my dollar store get those vases...grr!

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  3. It turned out great!! Thanks for linking to Dollar Store Crafts!

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  4. Hi there! I found you at Tip Junkie. I am an apothecary addict...but I am "in the closet" as are most of my jars, awaiting to be part of a project. Having a bizillion jars doesn't stop me from collecting more though! I LOVE this idea!! It's got me wondering what other size glass containters those glass bowls will "fit"? I'm gonna go check out my closet....Thanks for teh inspiration! I'm your newest follower. Please stop by my blog I have a CSN giveaway going on til Friday night.
    Stay Warm!

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  5. That's a fantastic project! I'm adding it to my list of to-do's in the new year.

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  6. So cute!!! I can't NOT be a new follower of your's now after an awesome project like that! :o)

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  7. I've been wanting an apothecary jar for awhile....I am so going to make one like this instead of buying!!! Thanks so much for sharing this....I found you through Take A Look Tuesday, and I'm following you as well! :)

    Kelly

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  8. Wow I haven't seen this and I love it!!

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  9. Wow...I can't believe how that all came together. So cool!

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  10. that is neat and really pretty actually thanks for sharing..Mica

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  11. Clever and cute! Love the lid. I want to try this one for sure!

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  12. Sweet! That Hobby Lobby in California is about 30 minutes from my house and it's opening Dec. 27! Can't wait!!!!

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  13. LOVE it!!! Did you get the candle stick at Dollar Tree too?

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  14. You are just the smartest one. Great ideas and you developed them into the real world nicely.

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  15. Looks fantastic. Very creative!

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  16. Wonderful job! Love how everything was mostly dollar store items....very creative! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Great idea! i love those jars but they are always so expensive at stores

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  18. What a great project, and so cheap too, just the way I like them!

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  19. Awesome project. I have a great Dollar Tree by me with this kind of stuff. These would actually make a great (and cheap) Christmas gift! lol. Love it. By way way following you as of today! Feel free to join my blog as well.
    http://dejarenew.blogspot.com
    merry Christmas!
    Debbie.

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  20. LOVE that!! The finial seriously completes it! I hit my goal of 50 links, so be sure to come back next week cuz I'm having a giveaway!!!!! Thanks for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day!!!!!!! :)

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  21. I love it!
    I also made one from dollar store stuff but I didn't make a top for it.
    I like the look of the top though.
    Don't you love easy and inexpensive crafts like this?

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  22. That is so cool, I have never seen it made like this before. Now if I can just get myself over to the dollar store at some point.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  23. I saw the vases at DT yesterday and talked myself out of them! Now that I have seen your lids - I'm going back!!

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  24. Isn't dollar store just the best?!? Love your jar - great project.

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  25. Wow - it turned out beautifully. You've definitely got a creative eye to have thought to put that together!

    http://www.shannonsews.blogspot.com

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  26. Awesome! You are so very creative! I will come back real soon! Merry Christmas!

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  27. I love these! They are budget friendly and beautiful! Very creative!

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  28. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I most certainly am going to try this. thank you, thank you!!!!

    My Show n Tell Link - A Jim Shore Find

    Do stop by and say 'hi' if you can find time. Have a great week ahead.

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  29. This is a great project that I want to duplicate for sure! I'm a new follower. Found you through Flaunt it Friday. Maybe you can stop by my blog and consider following me back.

    Michelle
    Michelle Jamieson Interiors
    New England-Style

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  30. Very creative! Perfect results!

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  31. Wow....love it. Looks great.

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  32. LOVE IT!!!! Thanks for participating in Thrifty Thursday!

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  33. Love this idea, I'll be picking up the supplies tomorrow! BTW I'm your newest follower:)

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  34. Wow, what a screaming deal with beautiful results. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. I can't wait to start mine....I'm an apothecary jar lover and in fact just gave a large one away on my blog. This week I am giving away 2 fab pharmaceutical jars made into soy candles. Stop by for a chance to win by Jan 3. Sherron

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  36. I love this post so much I featured it today at my Hookin' Up with HoH Link Party!

    Stop on by and grab a button! You deserve it!! ;)

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  37. Super clever!!!!! Thank you for sharing!! Visiting from HoH

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  38. Wow, super creative and super inexpensive. Thanks for sharing!

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    and I know what half my girlfriends are now getting for birthday gifts!!
    Thank you for sharing this!
    Merry Christmas!
    ~me

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  40. Fantastic!! I can't wait to try this once the holidays pass and things calm down again!:) I'm a new follower. Would love for you to visit & follow back! Merry Christmas!

    aimee @ justkiddingaroundatlanta.blogspot.com

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  41. That's so clever! My budget for just pretty things is pretty much non-existant, but even I can afford to make these. Great idea!

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  42. Hi Ela-

    Very clever to add the wood finial, bowl, and spray paint. Looks like a high end jar now. Pays to think out of the box when shopping at the dollar and craft store.
    My best- Diane

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  43. What a fantastic project! This is one I am tempted to recreate. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a very Happy New Year!

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  44. Well done! I linked this to my apothecary jars project post too, come on over and take a look!

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  45. Ok that was amazing! I like the lid, genius!
    Susan

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