Create an Apothecary Jar For $2

Dollar Store Crafts

I love seeing the big displays of things around the holidays in large apothecary jars but I always have this mental block about spending $100 on jars just to fill them with $100 worth of candy or decorations. It seems like there should be an easier or less expensive way — and now there is!

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Heather Mann over at Dollar Store Crafts has been coming up with new ways to craft and repurpose Dollar Store items for several years now. Although I've always loved her work, this apothecary jar transformation stopped me in my tracks. Although big, expansive jars are beautiful in their own right, sometimes a less expensive option is needed!

Heather used a glass candlestick, a glass lidded jar and some E-6000 glue to whip up her creation and I love the look. Try making a few for your next party, simply filling them with spider webs and a single plastic ring spider would give a neat effect. Add an electric tea light and you've got yourself a spooky setting for pennies on the dollar.

Check for lidded jars that don't stick, sometimes the rubber around the neck can be a little too strong and we wouldn't want small hands struggling. Try removing the ring all together or shaving it down with a Dremel tool to give it a little less staying power.

Check out the full details on the project over at Dollar Store Crafts.

Image: Heather Mann

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