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 ideas for fillers… If you want to just pick up a few at the craft store, wait for the 50% off sales on glass at Hobby Lobby or Michaels! Enjoy!




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!



This DIY decorative jar was made out of a pasta jar! Find out the how-to from ‘Take Them a Meal’…



From ‘Design Confidential’, this DIY apothecary terrarium is totally amazing! Tons of beautiful how to photos!



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!

Setting for Four






Style Burb



My Colortopia



Pink Pistachio



The 36th Avenue

Apothecary Jar Ideas


Miss Mustard Seed



The Shady Acre



Style Burb (Tutorial for this one!)



Kika Reichert



Casas Bellas



Moving Forward



TaterTots and Jello



Image Credits: Kika Reichert, Teal and Lime, Honeyprint, Take Them a Meal, Design Confidential, Setting for Four, Walmart, Style Burb, My Colortopia, Pink Pistachio, 36th Ave, Miss Mustard Seed, Shady Acre, Style Burb, Casas Bellas, Moving Forward, 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!


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