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Friday, September 17, 2010

~* Apothocary Jar Ideas ~* How To *~

Hey Sweet Friends, how are ya doing?

Well, I sure can tell Fall is in the air here
in Michigan.  Gone our those warm days and
nights of summer.  Temps are cooling and
this girl seems to get her nesting bug going
like crazy.

I see so many out in blogland that are already decorating
for fall.  I think I put it off because for me, fall signifies
that winter will soon be on its way.  And I love
 the warmer day's of spring and summer. brewing around in my head has been
fun ways to begin my fall decorating.
We all see varying sizes and shapes of those
wonderful Apothacary jars, right?  And that got
me thinking. DANGEROUS, I know!!! lol
Hmmm....where are those bases and jars I have been
wanting to marry together?
Last week I took the 3 containers you see pictured
above and glued them on to the bases, as seen. 
That just got me started, and I never am one to
stop at just 2 or 3...noooooo I
go way overboard!!!
Oh my!
Then a couple of days ago in my thrifting jaunts
 I came across a few more bases and jars. I also
snagged a few jars that I had been using in my studio.

So I have everything assembled and ready to go and
 thought you might like to know what I do. 
How bout a simple HOW TO for you?
you game?

First off, the most important part is a good glue.
GOOP, Craft Glue is my go to for EVERYTHING glue!

First I gathered all my bases which are basically candle sticks
and/or those flat votives style.  I find these at $ stores
and my local thrifting places for usually less than a $1. 
And may jars, which are also easy to
find a garage sales, thrifting stores or you may
already have some in your home.

  Second, I mix and match my tops/bottoms
till I get the right feel. Keep in mind, the bigger
jars do need a stable base so you may need to
go bigger on them at the foot.


 Carefully glue the base (candle stick in this case) all
the way around.   Then place your jar on top.
I do look inside to make sure I am
putting it in the middle. Then
ever-so-slightly turn or twist the 2 pieces to make sure there's
no air bubbles and the glue is sealed  to both


I LOVE the left jar with the lid, it came this way.
The base was something I had that had been waiting for
a mate.  I them painted the lid/candle stick gold.
Since the jar on the left is a bit wider, I knew I'd
need a larger base.  The middle is a smaller candle
stick holder and the bottom was a $ store flat glass votive
 that I knew would work well for a sturdy base.
So don't be afraid to use more than one piece for
each set, if needed.
I am so excited to get started on my Fall decor.
Please be sure to check back so you can
see how I incorporate these into my home.

Happy Decorating for fall!


luluslovlies said...

Wow Lorena, what a cool idea, always thinking outside the box ,I love this idea, I'll will be trying this one! Great for the holidays too, just refill them with different colors and things, then they don't have to be packed away! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Oh I have lots of goodies to make some of these! Hoe great! Thanks for the idea!
Hugs, Lisa

Suzann said...

That is so smart!!! I love that idea!! I have so many candle sticks and jars what a perfect idea!!!

Mari said...




Thak you for sharing a GREAT idea!!!
I better check out my "stash"!
Happy weekend.
deb :)

~~Deby said...

What a GREAT posts like this..they get your mind "thinking".....we are having FALL weather already....years ago I visited my grandma in MI.....we went and took a tour with her senior citizens to see the Fall Leaves in Holly, MI...what a great time we had... btw..I was born in MI...but didn't grow up there..just a few years...

Sue said...

I've been loving apothocary jars lately... This idea is probably going to be used soon!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!! I don't know how I missed this. Thanks for the awesome idea... I'm stopping at Goodwill today for sure!

Hugs, Sherry