Apothecary Jar out of Junk

I have to say, one of my favorite things to do is to take “junk” and turn it into something beautiful or functional. It feels good to take something that is cast aside, meant for the trash or a life on a thrift store shelf, and give it a new life. Sometimes the makeover is as simple as shining up a little silver and other times it’s hard to believe that the “before” is truly the “after”!
The only problem with this way of crafting is a lot of the things I make are one of a kind. Which is fine as a rule, but what do you do when multiple people want a remake of a previous crafted item? Well you scour the thrift stores looking for items that you can use to duplicate said items. It’s a challenge! But a fun one I must say!
At a craft fair in October I made an apothecary jar made out of a candle stick, glass jar, and finial. It was such a hit that I’ve had requests for more.
Here are the items that I started with:
And here is the final product:
Adding a yummy treat makes this junk to treasure creation that much sweeter!
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  1. Wow, that is amazing how you changed it up. I can see why so many have asked for one of these.

  2. This is soooo amazing! You are so creative. I love the way the jar looks so much that Im going to make one for my kitchen in black, white and yellow. Thank you for sharing…great job!

  3. Creative and looks great!

  4. cute!! i love it

  5. I love it! I’m going to dig through my stash and see if I have some stuff on hand to make myself one!

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. I’ve only looked at two of your posts and I’m hooked. I have to join your blog. You are so creative! Please visit my blog sometime: http://somereallyneatstuff.blogspot.com/

  7. Um…excuse me Ms Awesome. I LOVE this!! Its perfect for cheapos like me!

    Love your guts

  8. Love these!!!

  9. This is just awesome!! I am thinking I could do a country version using mason jars somehow!! I have made the hurricane vase holders and love them! Thanks for sharing!

  10. This is my favorite yet. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! I have been wanting jars like that for a long time but they’re EXPENSIVE!!! Now I can make my own…Thanks!

    Hope you stop by my blog and check out my creations too!!

  12. Another great idea!

  13. what a fab idea!

  14. Oh wow this turned out great! I think I’ll be looking for some “junk” to make me one 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by the Free for All party!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

  15. Oh that is so cute! And very creative. I love it!!

  16. Looks like you are quite talented at turning junk into fab! :> Hope you’re having a super Saturday! :>

  17. I just read this tutorial and its the cutest thing ever. I think Im going to make a few to put my rosette hairclips in……fun and thank you.


  18. Hi!! I just popped in and must say…very clever! 😉 Wouldn’t they be cute done in festivey spring colors of aqua, tangerine, pink, yellow, lime?? The black is very classy too. I love it when people are thrifty but creative–this is perfect for my wallet without looking cheap. I absolutely <3 it!


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