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Monday, January 17, 2011

Mock Apothecary Jar

 I like personal care items stored in clean, sealed containers. Who doesn't? With Mom home, I need to make that happen, so let's grab a few items and cobble together a decorative place to house her cotton swabs.
Sure, we could just use a pickle jar, but where's the fun in that?
You will need:
A canning jar
Two NEGLINGE candleholders from IKEA, $0.49 each
Some ribbon
A leftover drawer knob
A painted sea shell
Some silicon adhesive
Enough wine to make this seem like a good idea.
First, we're going to glue the two portions of the lid together. You can skip this step if you're using 
a jar with a solid lid.
Aren't you glad I told you that?
Don't worry about the mess.
We're going to make more.

Set one of the candle holders on the adhesive smeared all over the lid.
Put more sticky stuff on the top of that.
Attach your drawer knob.

Then the shell as a decorative element.

Flip the jar over and glue the other candle holder to the bottom of it as a pedestal.
Lastly, trim the lid with a little ribbon for color.

Allow everything to dry, fill your jar, and enjoy that this ran you some scraps and a dollar.

That was easy! I think we need a couple more.


Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

That's the most decorative Qtip jar I've ever seen! I'd love to see a few of them grouped together. Super cay-ute!

Deb said...

Yay!!! Now I know what to do with all the mason jars in the basement :) I can't wait to try this!

Lucy said...

I'm lovin that, you are the queen of thinking outside the box. Keep making life beautiful.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is 'hands down' the most elegant utility container I have ever seen ~ wow!

Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

My favorite part of your project is the wine but that's just me. My husband wont' let me drink and DIY. I have to wait until the project is finished.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Who would have thouht!!! You are so clever. I love it. Now I need to make one. Hugs, Marty

Heather said...

What a great idea! I love apothecary jars, but they can be a bit expensive. Will have to give this a try!

Unknown said...

So creative. Nicely done.

Erin said...

Awesome Sunny! My kind of project(surplus of jars!)!

Mel said...

Where do you come up with all of these awesome ideas for things that normally would not go together? Do you dream about these things when you are sleeping? LOL

Awesome storage solution Sunny.

Musings from Kim K. said...

I thought of you throughout my marathon shopping day off from work because Emma wasn't in school. We hit all your favorite stores and I even made more snow drinks this evening to reward myself for surviving. Great apothecary jar.

Vagabond Carnival said...

I don't see any wine.

Great project idea! I like how it turned out. I wasn't sure how the second candle holder fit in, but I like the idea of using it as a base.


Katherine said...

Very clever idea! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty With It!

Unknown said...

Very cute! Love this idea. A new take on the those classic jars. :)


Rhiannon said...

sooo creative and so your style great job!

Amanda said...

These are fab, love them!

Michelle L. said...

OOOH! Never have I seen something so cute from a basic Ball canning jar! That's original and adorable and I luve it!

Be Colorful Coastal said...

I love you right? but I've got to say that looks like a lot of work for Q-tips. I say finish the bottle of wine put some candles in those candle holders and set them next to the tub and and just throw those suckers in the mason jar and call it done. so you can go soak in the scented sudsy and toast your awesomeness and ingenuity. :)
Regardless. Thanks you you sweet thing for posting on BeColorful. You always make me smile.

Debbiedoos said...

Very do you think of these things? I will never know...but they are always fun and unique!

Art Chick said...

This is seriously creative! Not sure I'd wanna put Q-Tips in it...but it is completely awesome and I love it. Love the step-by-step photos too.

j said...

That is just too stinkin' cute. AND I think I might even be able to do it!

Katie said...

Sunny, you are so creative! Fabulous job like always! Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy!

Kathleen said...

Wow, great job of crafting-outside-the-box." Turned out adorable.

Alicia {ProtoDoom} said...

Totally awesome. I'm glad I'm not the only one to craft with a little glass of something to keep me company!

Also, I know I've followed you before, so hopefully this time it sticks!

Alicia {ProtoDoom}

Leanne said...

You are so creative. What a great idea. You do need to make more. THey would look great grouped together. Thanks for linking again.

Sassy Sites! said...

Very cute! Thanks for linking it up at Sassy Sites for our Trash to Treasure Tuesday! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo!


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

oh wow this is so nice!! love the shell!

Megan Gunyan said...

HOW do you think of these things? You are creative out the ying-yang! Really, that's awesome! said...

How do you think of these things? A good way to use up lots of odds and ends.

Unknown said...

These are GREAT~ Love the little stand they are on and of course your signature color and shell!.. Thanks for sharing with the pink Hippo Party!

lisbonlioness said...

Mom's gonna love them! They look like a classic, good stuff!
Love how you don't hide that wine glass, I always take mine off the table before taking the pictures. Well, no longer, I say!

At The Picket Fence said...

What an incredibly clever idea! I just love that and I'm so glad you linked it up to Inspiration Friday this week! :-)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Wow! Super creative idea- it really came out so neat!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

AllieMakes! said...

Wow! That turned out amazing! Great job!
Thank you for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you are going to lnk up next week!

Maggie Lamarre said...

wow this is just fabulous.
Thank you so much for joining the party this week, I am looking forward to your next amazing creation :)