We are big fans of using inexpensive decor around out home, and dressing it up with some DIY magic. Glass jars and vases aren’t just for storage and flowers! And don’t you love apothecary jars? Originally jars for medicines and supplies, they add vintage charm and can be used for everyday decor, holiday ornaments or even for decoratively displaying food and goodies.  We start off with a few DIY apothecary jar projects for those of you who want to make your own, and then we just have a ton of vase filler ideas… If you want to just pick up a few to fill at the craft store, wait for the 50% off sales on glass at Hobby Lobby or Michaels! Enjoy!



16 Lovely DIY Apothecary Jars & Vase Filler Ideas


DIY Apothecary Jars

Make this mason jar DIY apothecary jar with this easy tutorial from ‘Dagmar’s Home‘. She used dollar store candle holders and a mason jar for this project… Easy, and cheap!


Recycle old jar (or cheap ones from the craft store) and turn them into DIY apothecary jars with a French vintage twist! This tutorial from ‘Dreams Factory‘ comes complete with the printable label download, and instructions on adding them to the jars.


A Kreative Whim‘ made these $4 DIY apothecary jars from findings at the dollar store and a good, clear glue!


From ‘Teal and Lime’ (above & below), these DIY candlestick jars are perfect for bathroom storage… look carefully in the top of the post for the link to the actual directions… she originally used them for candy!



From ‘Honeyprint‘, these DIY jars are a tight budget dream… dollar store!



Vase Filler Ideas

Ok, so now you’ve either made them or bought them ( on sale, of course!) Here are some ideas to creatively fill your apothecary jars! (Or glass jars, or vases, or whatever you love!)

Lauren at ‘Bless’er House‘ created this table vignette for Easter using these easy dollar store vase filler ideas. Most of the filler is just fake plants from the DS that she took apart! Go check out her entire tablescape… she has great styling ideas you could adapt for any time of year!


From ‘Design Improvised‘ this vase filler idea (or apothecary jar decor) is a simple look for fall decorating. Add some mini pumpkins, and a few fall fun things into your glass jar. Easy!


Use black & white photos as a creative vase filler idea, like this apothecary jar from My Colortopia.



Fake snow, firefly lights, and dollar store picks create these DIY apothecary jars for Christmas! From Pink Pistachio.



More DIY apothecary jar fillers for Christmas! Dollar store ornaments, beaded garland and small evergreen trees are all cheap vase filler ideas for the holiday. From The 36th Avenue.

Apothecary Jar Ideas


Miss Mustard Seed created a whole little vignette in her large glass jars! How many tiny items do you have laying around that could tell a story?



More vase filler ideas for Christmas. This little vintage toy truck and dollars tore tree create quite a scene resting on a bed of Epsom salt snow. From The Shady Acre.



Create these photo cubes as a really custom apothecary jar idea!  From Style Burb (Tutorial for the photo cubes too!)



Want to use those apothecary jars in the bathroom? Make them work fro you by filling them with pretty soaps! From Kika Reichert.



A simple Christmas apothecary jar idea from Casas Bellas uses sheet music, Christmas snow, and your choice of pretty holiday picks. Done.



As amazing as these apothecary jars look, these are really smart and cheap vase filler ideas! Using a color scheme, she used patterned cupcake wrappers, ribbon, and dollar store doilies. Seriously, does it get easier? From TaterTots and Jello.



We hope you loved our post on Lovely Vase Filler Ideas & DIY Apothecary Jars! If you need glass apothecary jars to fill, you can find them at ‘Amazon’.

We think you will also want to visit our posts on DIY Picture Frame Ideas & Crafts and Creative DIY Projects with Old Windows!

Image Credits: Bless'er House, Dagmar's Home, Dreams Factory, A Kreative Whim, Teal and Lime, Honeyprint, Design Improvised, My Colortopia, Pink Pistachio, 36th Ave, Miss Mustard Seed, Shady Acre, Style Burb, Kika Reichert, Casas Bellas, Tatertots and Jello


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  1. Rebecca Helms Lawson July 26, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Beautiful thing’s!!!!!

    1. Cherri Fellows September 26, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      Absolutely love all these ideas, brilliant, beautiful and affordable!!!! Thank you!

  2. Vicki Radel December 25, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Wow all so easy and beautiful!

  3. Regenia Scheitlin February 15, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    I have the jars but having problem finding lids that fit. Any ideas?

    1. Kathy Woodard May 3, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      You could tie a round of fabric over the mouth of the jar with ribbon, thats what our grandmothers used to do! Any brilliant idea readers?

  4. Caroly March 3, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    I am having trouble getting my jars to adhere to the e-600. What is the trick to making these apothecary jars :-(

    1. Kathy Woodard May 3, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Are y ou following the directions to let the E-6000 get tacky before you put the two pieces together?

  5. Terrykrizia August 26, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Hello ?
    These Apothecary Jars are fabulous, my question is… may I use Hot Silicon Gun as a Glue? I’m not sure I can find E6000 Glue in Madrid.
    Thanks for sharing ?

    1. Kathy Woodard September 8, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      I would try it on a cheap piece first, to see if it holds… glass can be finicky about staying stuck!

  6. Shannon October 21, 2016 at 11:31 am

    These ideas are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing

  7. Jane February 8, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Tater Tots and Jello is great for Valentine’s day decor. I’m definitely going shopping tomorrow! Thanks for the idea.

  8. Donna February 14, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Love the jars! I have what I’m calling a “love jar” for my granddaughters wedding shower. I need a discreet note to say: put money in the jar every time you make love….saving for a vacation, etc……without sounding crass, etc. Any ideas?? Help this grandma!

  9. Andy November 23, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Great Christmas Ideas

  10. Robert Jameson May 27, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Wow ! Lovely idea perfect jars :)

  11. Colin October 23, 2019 at 1:25 am

    My E6000 ran out time to grab some more for this awesome idea! Thanks!

  12. Fort Wayne Painters January 10, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    I wish i would’ve saw this for christmas! Ill do it for some birthdays now :)/

  13. www.tacomawaseptic.com February 10, 2020 at 12:02 am

    Tater Tots and Jello is great for Valentine’s day decor. I’m definitely going shopping tomorrow! Thanks for the idea.

  14. Wer ruft An January 15, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    I love apothecary jars! We can use them in so many different options!


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