- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
So it has been quiet a while since my wedding but I wish I would have stumbled upon this before when I was planning my wedding because I had a candy buffet and I so wanted the big beautiful apothecary jars… but Because of the budget I had and not wanting to spend $30 or more on one jar we only used 2 small ones that I had around my house and borrowed and repurposed alot of vases and such I had around the house.
When looking for repurposing decor tips ( i am obsessed right now with recycling and repurposing) ) the other night i stumbled upon an idea that I fell in love with and made me research some more .
So none of these pictures belong to me they have been collected online these are DIY apocathery jars on the cheap! (It wont let me post pictures right now but Ill be back to add some pictures) I totally plan on making some of these for around my house though.. Bc they can hold so much more than candy and they are Super affordable and easy
The basic Idea is using Jars with Lids (any type recycled or store bought ) as well as vases and either glass or wooden candle sticks, Painting the candle sticks and finishers (if desired) to your liking and glueing them together with Glue and waa laa. Pedestal Jars & Apothecary Jars.
Crafting couldnt be any easier or any speedier … your gonna spend most of your time Cleaning the labels off your jars and waiting for the paint and glue to dry
The price could be next to nothing if you used jars you had around the house … Pickle Jars( be sure to clean and air them out well though so your candy doesnt taste like pickles) & apple sauce jars could be wonderful sizeand if you ask around I bet your friends and neighbors would be glad to unload some of their trash on you LOL.
BEFORE (large candle Lid Jar) Used for lid
This person used baby food jars to make small ones
These are made from the canisters you can find at hobby lobby with wooden candle stick holders and wood finals
One of my personal gavorites ($1 dollar tree candle sticks and pickle Jars)
jars Atop Glass Holders
Wide mouth Cylinder Vase.. glas candle stick and small glass Bowl and glass knob Makes the Lid
This is just a variety of Vases on top of cheap glass candle sticks
Votive Candles Atop Candle sticks.. make nice pedestal candles… here is an example (you could always paint the whole thing to give it a more uniform look if you so wished.
And here is another cute idea that I think would be a cute addittion to any candy buffett and I am actually planning to make one of these for the kitchen… ( a ivy bowl gumball “machine)
BAsic Idea.. Terra Cotta Pot and Saucer Ivy Bowl.. Decorative knob or finisher… Paint it up glue it on
Here is a simple one
Here someone went the extra mile.. By Placing it on a floor pedestal candle holder.. painted on the door and added a metal “knob handle