Wednesday, October 3, 2012

DIY Halloween Apothecary Jars

I have been having so much fun making Halloween crafts this year.

I want Halloween to last forever!! How about you?  I was on Pinterest a couple of days ago and found 
this from a cute blog called Pink Cake Plate I thought they were so dang cute and I knew 

right away I had to make them. She bought her Owls at the Dollar store. I was so very excited and

thought her jars were so dang cute that I hurried over to the Dollar store. When I got there I was SO 

SAD to find out they were all gone!! I was sooo disappointed until I found these Cute pumpkins at Hobby Lobby to replace the Owls that I so badly and I mean so
badly wanted to go on the top of my lids.  They were such a good price too! Only 50 cents for

each pumpkin. I like them so much!! I was practically jumping up and down when I found these

Halloween gems. Also, while I was at Hobby lobby I grabbed the rest of my supplies I needed.

Picked up at Hobby Lobby:
-Black Glitter
-Wodden Candlestick holders. (Bag of 4 for $2.99)
-Wooden bases (Bag of 4 for $2.99)
-E600 glue
Things I already had in my craft stash:
-Sponge Brushes
-Modge Podge
-Black paint
At the Grocery Store:
-Candy Corn
-Reseess Pieces 
-Halloween Marshmallow's 
-2 Pizza jars (Making Pizza for dinner this week!)
-Pasta Sauce jar 

DIY Apothecary Halloween jar was so much fun to make and really easy! I am so BAD at taking 

tutorial pictures. I keep telling myself I will do better at taking pictures. But, I never do. LOL! Maybe 

one day I will do better. So since I didn't take pictures I will tell you how. First thing to do is to wash

your jars after using them. I used Goo Be Gone to get the goo off of the jars from the labels. Works like

a charm. Paint your lids, wooden sticks and bases black. I painted them 2 times. Glue your pumpkins or

whatever you have to your lids. While they're drying, cover your candlesticks and bases with modge

podge and sprinkle them with black glitter. 

After the glitter has dried, glue the candlesticks to the bases. There is going to be lots of waiting so you 

have to be patient. :) Once they have dried glue them to the jars. The next day fill your CUTE 

HALLOWEEN APOTHECARY JARS with your yummy and delicious Halloween Candy.

I LOVE the candy choices!! SO eye catching. Candy is so pretty and so yummy!!!

I love these pumpkins so much!! At one point I considered covering the pumpkins in glitter. So glad I

didn't They look so much better the way they are. 

Tip: Wash your bottles in the dishwasher and then pour some white vinegar in them and let them sit over night. In the morning put them back in the dishwasher for one more wash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Halloween crafting to all of you.



Amy - while wearing heels said...

If my house was decorated like yours, I wouldn't want Halloween to end either :)

Another great creation. I actually love the pumpkins on the lids. So, how much of the goodies inside have been snacked on already :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Heather I'm new follower visiting from Love Bakes Good Cakes,I've been reading and enjoying your blog,these are the cutest apothecary jars...loving all your halloween decor in the kitchen.

Bonny @ said...

These look great. I'm wondering how long it would take before my four kids would eat all the Halloween candy inside them though. :)

SweetPepperRose said...

The addition of the pumpkin toppers are adorable!

Katie Adams said...

Your jars are so cute! I love the pumpkins as the handles. I would love for you to share this on my Blog Stalking Thursday weekly Linky Party!

More Sister Stuff said...

Those are so so cute! I really want to make some of those...I am obsessed with Hobby Lobby!! Thanks for sharing!

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

These turned out really cute -- like the pumpkins (even if they were second choice!) Thanks for linking on Busy Monday!

Britni @ Hubby Made Me said...

Don't you hate it when you go to the store for something and they don't have it?! Drives me crazy! Although I'd say it worked out in your favor, those jars are super cute!! The little pumpkins are adorable. Thank you for linking up to Throwback Thursday, I hope to see you again this week!