Saturday, April 9, 2011

Apothecary Jars everyone else I love apothecary jars.  And like everyone else I refuse to pay that much money for them at the stores.  I mean, really $30-50?? for the ones at hobby lobby!!  There are several tutorials over blog land for homemade apothecary jars, so when I saw these candlesticks at Goodwill, I knew what I was going to do.
75 cents each

I've had them for about 2-3 months waiting on some warm weather.  Friday after I got home from work, I really didn't feel like doing anything.  I didn't want to cook, I didn't want to clean, I didn't want to lay around.  It was just a really yucky mood.  So I finally decided to get crafty.  I just used 97 cent walmart spray paint.  I made sure to use small diagonal strokes to lessen the drips and paint lines.
Here's a glance before they were done.  About a month ago I was at Hobby Lobby and found some glass jars 50% off. 
The larger jar was $8.99 and the smaller jar was $5.99.  I used an epoxy to attach the candle sticks to the jars.  It took a good 4-6 hours for the epoxy to dry completely.  And here is the final project.

Keep in mind that I'm in the process of building a house and am currently living in a duplex.  So there is little to no decorating going on right now.  These will go directly from this counter top to a storage bin in my bedroom to be ready for our new house....which I hope will be ready in about a month and a half (unrealistic hope, I might add). 

I originally saw this idea at:


Her version is slightly different and a little more in depth but they look great! 

Happy Crafting!

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Sarah said...

Great job! They'll look so neat filled with some springy things!

Natalie said...

Very cool idea. Also, thanks for the spray painting tips. Good luck with the move!