Thursday, May 12, 2011

Candle stick apothecary jars


The idea has been floating around the web for a while now. My friend Hollie told me about it and I went to her house one morning to make them. I love the green. . . because I'm obsessed. It was perfect timing to make them right before Easter.

Just find 3 candlesticks. Mine happened to come in a set at Ross. 10 bucks. I spray primed them and then spray painted them green. The jars were old Fry's salsa jars soaked in bleach solution and labels peeled off. The lids were spray painted to match the candlesticks. We glued the jars onto the candlesticks with gorilla glue. Easy peasy.

22 comments:

Micaela said...

what a cute idea!! It would be smart (in my case) to also glue the lids shut otherwise it would be hard to keep those babies stocked :)

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

Easy peasy, and oh so happy! Happy spring, btw, since I missed wishing you a happy easter.

Sarah said...

love it, I am so using this for My wedding anny : )

ClistyB said...

I love that there's an odd number. Design always looks best in odd #'s.
Looks like I've got some shopping to do :)

Ashley @ DesignBuildLove.co said...

This is absolutely phenomenal idea. I love it! I can't wait to try it myself!

magdaritas said...

This is so fun! Thanks for posting!

Candy Yum Yum said...

I love these! Hope you don't mind... I shared it on my blog, www.candyyumyum.com.

Vicky@One Orange Giraffe said...

I saw this on Pinterest and squeaked I was so excited. I love them. Love the green. Thanks so much.

Kaylee said...

This is such a CUTE idea! I am going to make some in white and fill them with cotton balls, Q-tips and small soaps for the bathroom...

anna said...

Love this. And yeah, I am pretty obsessed with green as well, but dang you know it goes with every holiday right? Also obsessed with Pinterest, which is where I saw this.

Mandy said...

So how do you get the candy out since the jar is glued down to the candlestick? A spoon or do you tip the entire thing?

Kayleen said...

Mandy, our hands are just big enough to fit down into the jars. Well, except for my hubby. He has giant hands. He just tips the whole thing a little bit.

Jamie said...

These candy jars are super cute! I love how they turned out..the color is great. I hope it's okay, I just couldn't resist featuring them in my mason jar crafts and home decor round-up. You can see it here:

http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Mason-Jar-Crafts-and-Decor-Ideas?done

Thank you so much for sharing your cute candy jars!

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The Homespun Loft said...

Love what you did with these. I am trying them as soon as I find candlesticks! thanks for sharing.
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Julie Hunt said...

How did you know which jar would fit the candlestick? Seems like a perfect fit. My luck i would buy candlesticks and wouldn't be able to find a jar to fit it.

Kasie said...

I got a set of candlesticks from a garage sale and made these. They were for long thin candles but I just glued the jar in the center and they worked great! I have mine in the bathroom with q-tips, cotton balls, and hair ties

rowejones said...

Must pin!

DaShin said...

With all due repesct, that looks cheap and completely homemade. I like the idea; however, believe it could be implemented better. "A" for effort though.

Ania Kay said...

It looks so cool. I love it!

2blessed2stress said...

how dare you DaShin- with all due respect? really? Seems you missed the lesson on " if you don't have anything nice to say, not saying anything at all"... Half the stuff you buy in the store is "cheaply" made, however, I'm sure you spend your money on it... not to mention all the chemicals that are killing us silently. Get real, and next time don't offer your opinion when it's not asked for. Say something nice, or don't say anything at all.

2blessed2stress said...

I think they are awesome, I will be making these to put in the foyer of my new home- thanks for the neat idea!