Dollar Store Apothecary Jars: Monthly DIY Challenge

Hello Everyone!

Hope ya’ll had a great Easter weekend! Ours was wonderful…. my parents came Thursday and we loved having them here! I always find the weekend flies by sooo fast… and before we know it, it’s mid-week again!

So, here we are at another Monthly DIY Challenge! This is a challenge where some of my blogging friends and I all take the same item and create something with it… or in this month’s case, we all took something from the same store! This time around, we did a Dollar Store Challenge! And here’s what I created….

Dollar Store Apothecary Jars from www.joyinourhome.com

If you’re anything like me, you love the Dollar Store, right?? Our kids love going there and usually it’s an up-and-down-every-aisle kind of visit. This was such a fun challenge and I’m sure you’ll be amazed at what my friends came up with! At the end of my post you’ll see 11 more awesome creations, all made with items from the Dollar Store! Here’s a little sneak peek…  

Dollar Store Challenge from www.joyinourhome.com

I’ve been crushing on apothecary jars for quite some time now! I see them everywhere on Pinterest and because I didn’t want to spend $15-$25 on one, I decided to make my own! I absolutely love how it turned out…. and I can gauarentee it, I will be making more! In different shapes and sizes!

Dollar Store Apothecary Jars from www.joyinourhome.com

Here’s what I used and how I made it…

Dollar Store Apothecary Jars from www.joyinourhome.com

 This size of jar was $2 and came in different sizes but since I wanted mine for cupcake liners, this was the shape I chose. You can find them with all the other kitchen ware. I believe they’re for storing rice, spaghetti and other dry goods in. I also bought a candle stick holder for $1. I’m sure my favorite Thrift store has a hundred lots of these, so I’ll be checking there for more! The glass hardware was leftover from when I redid our dresser and end tables.

All you’ll need is your trustworthy glue gun to make these! I glued the little glass knob onto the jar and then glued the jar onto the candlestick! Easy peasy, huh? I thought about painting the lid and the candlestick and distressing it, but then decided not to. I’m thinking for the kitchen, I’m loving the clear glass look!

Dollar Store Apothecary Jars from www.joyinourhome.com

 I’ll just share a couple more pictures… sorry for the overload! I’m a little amazed still at how super easy these were to make, but how pretty it is!!

Dollar Store Apothecary Jars from www.joyinourhome.com

I found these cute cupcake liners at Michaels!

Dollar Store Apothecary Jars from www.joyinourhome.com

Dollar Store Apothecary Jars from www.joyinourhome.com

  And now here are my friends’ creations… be sure to pop on over to their blogs and leave them some comment love!

Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

-Kendra

 

 
 
 
 
 

34 comments

  1. Kristi says:

    Oh Kendra! I’m SOOOO in love with this! I’ve been crushing on them forever too and now I’m definitely going to have to make a few!!! SO pretty!

  2. Erica says:

    Such a fantastic project! I just love using apothecary jars for storing odds and ends and it’s so cool to know that I can now make them myself for so much less than I can buy them at the store! Love how they look with those pretty cupcake liners in them 🙂

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