After my Falling For Acorns post, I decided it was time to get moving on some fall DIY fun. For a few months now, I’ve saved random jars from pickles, salsa, and dressings to make some apothecary jars that I saw on Pinterest last year.
Along with my recycled jars, I rescued some Dollar Tree candle sticks from their otherwise boring existence on a shelf in The Project Studio.
I usually like to decorate with apples, acorns, and leaves until October. I save black or orange decorations for when there’s more of a Halloween feel in the air. But, I couldn’t wait any longer to share these with you.
These apothecary jars are so quick and easy to make.
The first step is to spray-paint the lids and candlesticks with Wal-Mart’s cheap flat black paint.
After the first coat of paint, I stood the candlesticks on the opposite end and sprayed them again.
To cover the writing on the dressing jar, I sprayed it with the same blue paint I used for this decanter. I forgot to take a picture of the salad dressing jar while painting. (Bloggers…you can’t trust ’em!) Some leftover Valspar multi-surface primer/paint was my choice.
The painted salad dressing jar is shown below during the gluing process.
E6000, my favorite glue, secured the candlesticks nicely to the jars.
I dug through my old cabinet knob stash and glued matching knobs to each lid for a unified look. (E6000 again.)
Now for the delicious part…the filling. Hershey™ kisses are good to keep on hand any time of year. Candy corn is probably my number one non-chocolate weakness during fall.
Nothing is inside the blue jar yet. I’m sure the candy section at my nearest Wal-Mart will provide the perfect thing!
Of course, you don’t have to fill these jars with candy. They’re the perfect size for a bathroom to hold things like cotton balls and Q-tips. Remove a lid, and you’ve got a nice spot for a votive candle.
I can also see these apothecary jars used in a Halloween tablescape, in a center collection of spooky things.
My mind is already churning with spooky arrangements, which is odd because I’m not a spooky Halloween person. I even avoid witches. But, I’m all about hay bails and scarecrows…crows, bats and spiders.
What level of Halloween spooky-ness do you enjoy in your decorating? Any ghosts and goblins?
Sharing at Metamorphosis Monday.