Wednesday, February 29, 2012

DIY Apothecary Jars....and Next Week's Line-up!



Hey Happy Creators!
I'm sorry the past two weeks have been "unexciting" here!  I tell you what-being under the weather is my LEAST favorite place to be.  Do not worry.  In an attempt to make it up to you, I have a fun-filled week planned for you and something pretty exciting for the last week of March!  Before I get to the tutorial, here's the lineup for A Week With The Girls!

Tomorrow, Gwen from The Bold Abode will be kicking things off with some of her favorite projects!  Wait till you see her bright and cheery porch!  Then, Friday, Miss Cassie from Primitive and Proper will be showing you one of her all-time favorite do-overs!  Calling all furniture "re-habers"-don't miss this!  Monday, Roeshel from The DIY Showoff will dazzle your mind with her quick and easy "blank wall filler" project!  I can't wait to try it.  Tuesday, Marilyn from The Artsy Girl Connection is going to give you a tour of her spot and some of her favorite projects, tutorials, and recipes.  She literally covers EVERYTHING!  Then, Wednesday join Janette from the Johanson Journey for an intimate 1 on 1 as she tells you all about our little interview.  Janette spills the beans on blogging, the good, the bad, and the BEST!  If you want some honest insight, don't miss Wednesday.  Then, finally Traci from Beneath My Heart will be wrapping things up with one of my favorite projects she's done.  I'm still on the lookout for something that will work.  Traci is one of the most sincere bloggers I've met.  I'm sure you'll fall right in love with her, and all of the girls on (starting tomorrow) A Week with the Girls!

Here's what you'll need for your DIY Apothecary Jars...
Glass candle holders from Dollar Store, little wood circles from Hobby to the Lobby, and wood finials from Hobby to the Lobby.  Anything you can find will work.


Also, while you're there, pick up three (or however many you're making) of these glass jars.  There are a variety....pick them up when glass is 50% off.



Some spray paint of your choice....I used my fav....Heirloom White...


And, finally, some adhesive and or liquid nails.  I used both because well, I was short on both, so ya know....


I figured (if I have the adhesive and spray paint) I can make one of these jars for around 9$ a piece.  I pick up the parts when they are 50% off at Hobby to the Lobby.  Then (since I'm cheap lazy) frugal-I don't use primer....because that's how I roll.  It takes more paint, but that's okay with me.  


 Just keep swimming.....just keep swimming.....I mean painting....



When they are dry, assemble them like this....


Sorry for the bad pics.  My garage workshop is poorly lit.....COME ON SPRING!!!!
These are great... Literally, you can fill them with anything.  I've seen a lot of these floating around bloggieland and Pintrest so unfortunately, I have not listed all 100 that have come before mine.  However, these are mine, and maybe you've not caught them anywhere else.  There ya have it.  Fill em' and enjoy em'!




















Here they were at Christmas time!




See ya when I get back!



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