Make Your Own Apothecary Jar


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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  1. Love it! The pink and gold are so pretty!

  2. Very nice. I have a jar just like that, too. Oooo this is nice. Linda Crafts a la mode

  3. So pretty! You’re very creative.

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  4. Oh my gosh, this is just beautiful Mary Beth! The combination of the pink and gold is so pretty together, and I love your little embellishment. I need a new Q-tip holder so I may make one of these! It’s been so fun to see all the ways people have used the candleholders!
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  5. Wow, it turned out great, Mary Beth! I love it too, it looks so pretty! I want to make one now…
    Debbie :)
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  6. I love this!!! pretty in pink and it has such a lovely vintage feel. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop . Big Hugs
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  7. Mary Beth, this is so pretty and I just love the pink and gold! This would such a perfect gift, too! Love it! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Hope you have a great Thursday!
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  8. Your jar turned out so adorable. So many possibilities. Fast, easy and cheap.
    Have a great week,
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  9. That is so cute Mary Beth!! It’s so “you” too!
    And this is so much more than I imagined from your photo on FB!!

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  10. You made it look so easy…good job. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop today!
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  11. Clever, clever! Love your choice of colors.
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  12. 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

    • 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

  13. 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!


  14. Just adorable!!! Love the pink and gold, and the swirly jar!!
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  15. 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.

  16. I am a bit of a jar collector myself! This is so pretty…love the colors!
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  17. This is gorgeous. The pink is absolutely stunning. I’ve always loved light light pink. It so VINTAGE!

  18. Oh so pretty – love the pink and gold together!!
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  19. This is gorgeous – what a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing Mary Beth!
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  20. Mary Beth,
    Love it. I especially like that you used paint in the whole project.
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  21. So pretty! I heart apothecary jars. Now I know how to make my own!

  22. OK I am in LOVE with this project MB! The gold paint is perfect! YOU ROCKED THIS!!!
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  23. When did you purhcase these jars? I’ve been ISO but every time I go to dollar tree I can’t find them :(

    • 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!

  24. Your apothecary jar is adorable Mary Beth. Such a pretty shade of pink and a very clever use of the candle holder for the Dollar Store Challenge.
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  25. Just popping back Mary Beth to let you know that I’m featuring you tomorrow on Shabbilicious Friday.
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  26. I have a love affair with jars too! Glad I am not the only hoarder of jars. This is so cute Mary Beth, love this idea. Thank you for sharing at Redoux!
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  27. Just beautiful – I have to try this !!!