Saturday, November 5, 2011

. . . Dollar Store Apothecary Jars Redo . . .

I swear the best few dollars ever spent was on these amazing Dollar Store Apothecary Jars!  I have used them over and over again and they always look brand new which is great for someone like me that is always wanting my decor to change.  

This time I wanted something that could work for both fall and then Christmas so I went to the craft store and grabbed some vase fillers in red.  I added my toilet paper roll filler and then some tea lights and filled up the jar with the vase filler.  I added some brown and red baker's twine from The Twinery and I have something for fall that will easily transition to fit in with my Christmas decor when I change the twine to black and white or add some black and white ribbon.  I do quite a bit of decorating for the holidays with black, red and green so these will be perfect. 

****WARNING-if you use the styrofoam bead vase filler like I did you need to make sure you are only using the candles as a decoration--the beads would easily catch fire.  Luckily I didn't learn this from experience but all the warnings on the packaging.****
(Ok, I just had a total "duh" moment when a reader was nice enough to point out that I could use battery operated tea lights which I have a cabinet full--how silly of me but I sure appreciate the recommendation!)

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 • Gather your supplies:
Apothecary Jars
Twine
Vase Filler
TP Rolls stuffed with tissue paper
Tea Lights
• Add your stuffed tp rolls to the vases and add filler 
• Place a tea light in the top of the tp roll and then fill the vase to the top with filler
• Add the twine around the vase and you are set to go.  I used 2 yards of twine per vase.

 Simple!


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7 comments:

  1. Kelsey, you could use those little battery powered tea lights, and not worry about the styrofoam going up in smoke...lol

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  2. Aw, don't feel silly. Good you pointed it out b/c I bet there are many who might not realize they couldn't use a candle with those beads, even if it's in a separate interior jar. They look great! (Stopped by from Serenity Now's link party.)

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  3. I just love this! I think I'll have to run to the store so I can do it this weekend! :)

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  4. These are so cute! I have some similar "dollar store apothecary jars" and now I'm inspired to decorate for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Girl! This is awesome!! And budget friendly! Let's get together soon and craft together!

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  6. So SO cute! I love the bakers twine around the jars. I just bought some of that the other day! I will have to try this:) I just started my new link party Friday Frolic and would love you to link up:)

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  7. what dollar store did you find the apothacary jars at? Dollar Tree in Phx AZ doesn't carry something as cool as that

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