Make Your Own Apothecary Jar

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Dollar Store Challenge

I have a thing for jars.  Not just Mason Jars….any jar.  I have a big box in my garage full of spaghetti sauce jars, jam jars, iced coffee jars….just about any jars you can think of.  I love them and can’t bear to get rid of a good jar.  

For this little apothecary jar I started with two items from the Dollar Tree ~ a candleholder and a small, decorative lidded jar. I made it as part of the Dollar Store Challenge for the month.  

Other Supplies:



Ribbon and embellishments

I started by using my finger to swirl some gold paint on the bottom of my candleholder and allowed that to dry.  

While this was drying I added some craft paint to the inside of my jar and swirled it around and then turned it upside down to dry.  

Once the bottom of the candleholder was dry I added some gold paint to the top {where you would place the candle} and to the inside of the jar lid.  

Once everything was dry I used the E6000 to glue the base of my jar to the top of the candleholder.

Other than drying time, it only took about 5 minutes total time to make and I really love how it turned out.  I’m not sure where I’ll be putting it ~ probably my bedroom, but for now it’s on my desk….I like looking at it! 

You can check out some of my other jar crafts here.

I linked this up at this month’s challenge ~ check it out for more Dollar Store Challenge inspiration! 

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    Now that is really pretty. The pink and the gold are perfect together and I love the embellishments too. I have to say, the picture of the gold paint on your finger made me LOL. I have blue paint all under my fingernails right now. #bloggerslife :) Thx for joining in the 1st Great Dollar Store Challenge. I pinned it! Hope you join up next month, too. :)
    Blessings, Barb

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      Thanks so much, Barb! My husband was just commenting tonight about my nails…or lack thereof ~ 😉 It’s how I roll….nails, glue, glue gun burns…my hands are always taking a beating ~ I’m glad it’s not just me. I can’t wait to create something for the next challenge.

      Mary Beth

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    what is it about jars?

    for i have a hoarding issue
    with them too

    love this little guy you made
    out of dollar store bits

    thanks for sharing
    at Fridays Unfolded!


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    Barbara B says

    It was fun to see how you created your sweet little jar. I also have boxes of all kinds of jars that I can’t bear to part with. I’m always thrilled to see them being using in creative ways. Thank you for sharing this.

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    Lucy says

    When did you purhcase these jars? I’ve been ISO but every time I go to dollar tree I can’t find them :(

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      In my Dollar Tree the jars are over by the glasses and coffee mugs ~ they had 2 different types. I hope that helps and I hope you can find them!