three apothecary jars! I would love to see pictures of ideas to fill them. I would especially like to see them with things for fall. Pics would be great! Thanks!
For fall I love to fill mine with candy corn, eyeball gumballs, etc. I seem to lean towards candy. I love marshmallow bunny peeps and jelly beans at Easter, ribbon candy for Christmas, etc. Once I did coffee beans, biscotti and those rock candy sticks! That was a fav!
Acorns, pine cones, autumn leaves
here are a few pics....
I really like the dried peas, beans, etc.
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cinnamon sticks, cloves, etc
I like the layered look shown by Graciepj
Another touch I just discovered by accident was to put a picture (or pictures) inside against the glass, no matter what is in the container.
I had a bowl of fake lemons on the mantelpiece and had just discovered a pic of DH's Mom with all her siblings. I did not want to lose it so stuck it in against the glass in the front of the bowl. It is safe and looks good. I could also ring other photos all around the inside and just rotate the bowl.
Oops! I think Lady of Shallot meant to praise your pictures, Annie. They look terrific.
I don't have photos, but one of my daughters and her husband send themselves a postcard when they travel, as a memento from the trip. They write something like "our second anniversary trip" on the card. Anyway, they keep those postcards in an apothecary jar on their bookshelf. It is really cute. Like a jar of memories.
And then I have a tiara that my Dad gave me for my birthday once. Kind of silly, but I love it, and I keep it in an apothecary jar in my bathroom. It keeps the tiara from tarnishing, and it looks pretty and interesting.
So those are two personal ideas. Not so much for fall, but for all seasons.This message has been edited. Last edited by: cocok,
There are a few pics on this site:
At the moment my apothecary jars have shells in them. I've used flavored coffee beans (remove the lid for a nice room scenter), old keys, wine corks, large scale pot pourri, small handblown balls from my art glass collection, vintage jewelry, and Easter colored M&M's at Easter. The problem with using candy is that one has to constantly replenish the decor! LOL
For fall I've used pinecones, small pumpkins, and fall colored silk flowers.
For Christmas metallic painted pinecones, metallic leaves, and balls.
You might browse in the bulk section of your grocery store for more ideas! Dollar stores also may have inexpensive items to use. Remember you can spray paint almost anything a different color so try to think outside-the-box when looking.
Edited to add: I forgot that a few years ago I cut all my pale blue delphiniums before they needed deadheading and dried them. Then used all the flowers in a jar. Looked very pretty.This message has been edited. Last edited by: joyluck,
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Yep, Annie, my bad. My eye skipped!
Thanks for some really great ideas! Annie, thanks for the pictures! Keep them coming!
Here's a great idea for apothecary jars: terrariums. They are like miniature worlds unto themselves. Imagine how much fun these would be to create.
Thank you for the inspiration! I may have to head out to home goods today to see what trouble I can get in now!
I love Annie's layers also! I saw on a blog someone who "colored" their a white beans (like a great northern) with food coloring. She just put them in a zip lock bag, added food coloring and massaged until she was happy with the color. I haven't tried it, but it would give you lots of options for holiday apothecary jar decorating. Pink for Valentine's Day, etc?
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