Thursday, January 27, 2011

Apothecary Jar--A True "Trash to Treasure"

As I've mentioned before, the decorating budget is scarce (a.k.a., almost non-existant) here in newlywed world.  I've seen (and loved) DIY apothecary jars, so I went hunting the other day to see if I had the goods to make one myself. 

And I did!



 Here is what I rustled up from my stash of miscellaneous junk: a glass candleholder, a pink drawer pull, a gray $1 "vase" from Goodwill that had a silk pansy in it, and the glass top from a large Yankee Candle.



Paint, assemble, glue. 

Place with Valentine's Day decore.




A true "trash to treasure"!



P.S. I'm linking this post to Inspire Me Monday, Polly Want a Crafter, Craftomaniac Monday, Making Monday Marvelous, Teach Me Stuff Tuesday, Trash to Treasure Tuesday, All Thingz Related, Take a Look Tuesday, Under $100, Winter Blues Wednesday, We Did It Wednesday, Creative Share Wednesday, Strut Your Stuff Thursday, Gluesticks, Transformation Thursdays, Making it with Allie, Sew Chatty, Thrilling Thursdays, HOH, Inspiration Friday, Feathered Nest Friday, Saturday Soiree, Saturday Nite Special, Sunday Showcase, KISS, and Sassy Sites.  See their buttons at the Blog Parties tab!

35 comments:

  1. Hey Kelly...that is pure genius! :) So cute! And you know what would be really cute on it....something done with etching cream!! lol :) Just kidding! lol But seriously, don't be afraid of etching cream, just be cautious and careful when you use it...you don't want to get it on anything but what you're wanting to etch. :) (especially your hands/skin!)
    Missy

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  2. So creative...you are amazing! Really pretty...you did great!

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  3. What a wonderful and creative idea. Thanks for sharing. ~Alana~

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  4. What a great project, Kelly! Very inventive!

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  5. See that's what I love! Keeping stuff out of the trash. Awesome job! I'm going to try this too. Thanks

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  6. So creative, as is the wreath with rosettes in the previous blog!

    I have just become a follower. Please stop by for a visit and see my $30 gift card giveaway (ends Sunday).

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  7. This is so adorable!!! I love what you made!
    XO

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  8. Thanks Kelly...more pictures I can DO!! :)

    Hugs!
    Missy :)

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  9. Hello, Kelly!!! So glad to meet you. Thanks so much for your kind words AND following.
    I love your ideas-you are fresh and fun and have seemingly boundless energy...and you have a barn to boot. I would love to sit on your porch!!!
    xoxo
    lynn
    p.s.
    i clicked your follow button, but didn't get a response

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  10. Saw this on Sassy Sites link party...LOVE IT! Very creative!

    Jessica @ http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

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  11. Kelly that is fantastic! It looks like something from Pottery Barn or Ballards and yet you always have that satisfaction of knowing you made it and for next to nothing! You really have some amazing creativity my friend! :-)
    Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week,
    Vanessa

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  12. Hi there Kelly~ What a creative and delightful apothecary jar!! Love what you did with all those random pieces- together they are darling! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  13. This is so cute! I love that you used a bunch of stuff you just had around the house! The pink drawer pull is my favorite part:)

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  14. Now I love your TRASH TO TREASURE...hop over and show her off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY. I’m having a GIVEAWAY…would love to have you come by and enter to win a gift card and some goodies!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  15. What a GREAT idea!!! I absolutely LOVE it! Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)

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  16. Hi Kelly, Very, very cute. You found perfect pieces to assemble together. It has so much more personality than many I've seen. Fantastic job.

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  17. What a great idea, apothecary jars can be so expensive! I'm going to have to see if I can find the materials needed to make one as well.:)

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  18. I love this! I have all that stuff around here somewhere! I never would have thought to use a Yankee Candle top - I always keep those, but I never know what to do with them!

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  19. Oh my gosh! I love, love, love your idea! I think I may have all of the ingredients to make my very own jar, thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  20. Wow, that is seriously brilliant! It came out perfectly.

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  21. Hi Kelly, thanks for sharing yet another creative project at my blog bash K.I.S.S., your creativity is truly inspiring! Please consider linking your etsy shop to The Homespun Slate @ The Tattered Tag. :)

    http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

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  22. Love that you combined all those treasures to make something great - amazing. Love it!!!

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  23. This is so cute and so clever and looks really upper end!
    XO Diane

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  24. I am a big lover of apothecary jars. Yours is beautiful. Thanks so much for joining my party. Don't forget to grab my button so that others can link back to the party. Thanks.

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  25. I love it!! I love apothecary jars looks gorgeous! I just found your blog from Judy's party I am now a new follower. Come check me out if you get a chance.

    noplacelikehomally.blogspot.com

    ~Allyson~

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  26. This is so cute, I just love it! I need to bookmark this for future craftlifting!

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  27. I love it! I am following you from DIY Designs! I am also a newly wed with a scarce/nonexistent budget. Its almost more fun to try and make it look awesome without spending! Great job!

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  28. Who would have thought?! Nice work!!

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  29. I never would have thought to put something together like that! It is awesome!

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  30. So cute!! I have done several apothecary jars with old pieces of glass ware but hadn't thought of the little bowl candle holder as a possibility! love the look!

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  31. I love when you can take things from around the house to make Beautiful things! This is great!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  32. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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