Sunday, May 15, 2011

Decorative DIY Jars

Again...these aren't new to blog land and I have seen them on several sites. Thank you, thank you, thank for the inspiration!
* again is my own version of them.*
These are very inexpensive to create and turned out so neat! Hope you enjoy!

What You Will Need:
Vase/Candle holder of your choice
Candle sticks
Small bowl (for lid)
Finials and/or knobby for lid handle
Spray Paint
E6000 glue
Decorative Filler (whatever you want to put in 'em)

I purchased the vases, candle sticks, and small bowls from the Dollar Store. I found the finials (knob pulls) at the thrift store. I already had the paint, glue and decorative filler.

I spray painted the finials and the candle sticks with Rustoleum's Textured Dark Brown. 2 coats each and then I sealed them with 2 coats of spray sealer. Once dry, I glued the vases to the candle sticks and the finials to the bottom of the small bowl using E6000.
And let them dry! I then filled them with decorative branch orbs.
(sorry...saying decorative balls sounds kind of weird, lol)

And there ya have 'em:

Sprayed and ready to be assembled.

Finished and filled with decorative orbs!


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  1. So clever and so pretty, Carri! Great job! Thank you so much for sharing in the DIY party! ;)

    Have a wonderful week!

  2. Another great idea...I think I'm going to give these a try. Your lid idea is great!

  3. Those are so CUTE! I can never find that stuff anywhere. I am going to have to keep my eye open. These are the cutest I have seen yet :) I will definitely be saving this link to make in the future!!!

  4. Wow! What a clever idea! Love it!

  5. I love the brown! Great job!

  6. What a great idea!!! I love apothecary jars and they are not cheap...I might have to go to the dollar store...

    Thanks for sharing...

  7. Can you tell me about what you filled them with? Thanks!

  8. @Annette~I filled them with the little decorative balls for pictures for this post and sold them at a craft show so I am not sure what my customer puts in them. If I would have kept them, I might have put coffee beans and tealight candles in them and put them in my coffee themed kitchen. ;)

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  11. I just found your version of decorative apothecary jars and I absolutely LOVE it! I was planning to create the apothecary jars I found on pinterest, which uses items from hobby lobby. I had created an online order for all of the supplies, and even with a 40% coupon and FREE shipping, my total was $81.00!! It was too expensive so i decided to wait. Your version looks just as nice and it a lot cheaper to make! Thank goodness I found your version just in time!

  12. These are great! I can't wait to try it out!

  13. the spray paint you mentioned using that is good for glass? I have used spray paint on those glass candle holders from a different brand and it cracks easily and drips and than the drip stains dry up, it doesn't look great. Any tips on how to apply coats of spray paint?

  14. Just wanted to add, I bought some ping pong balls they paint up perfectly, are fairly cheap, and make great nobs on top of the jars.