Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Glass Goodie Jars....

I love displaying things in Glass jars around my house, and absolutely ♥ed how these ones turned out! 

First, purchase your jars. You can use all shapes and sizes. I found all of mine at the DI, (Local thrift store) from .50 to $1.00. 
I like to find uniquely shaped jars with chunky knobs.

Then you need small glass items to attach to the bottom of the jar. I found candlestick holders & small glass cups (also .50- $1.00 a piece).

Next, clean them up and purchase glass adhesive to attach the two together. I use this small window adhesive & primer found in the auto section at Walmart for Under $4.00 (they come together)! I have tried other adhesives, but I LURVE this one! First apply the primer all over the area you are going to glue,top and bottom. Then,  DIRECTLY after the primer, add the Glue and hold items together for 1 minute.( I usually hold it a little longer, just to be sure!)

Aren't they Lovely?
Can't you just imagine these at a childrens birthday party, filled with all sorts of yummy sweets? I can't wait to make more!

I filled them with Valentine Candy for February, and rewarded my kids with a little treat when they made a good choice. They loved it! This is such an easy project to add holiday decor into any home.

Now all I need to do is purchase some vinyl for my cricut and make cute little labels for each one! Aren't the Knobs divine?

I Hope that everyone had a beautiful Valentines day and that the rest of your month is filled with love!


  1. very nice i love the pedestal look

  2. Very very super cute! Such a great way to recycle stuff!!

  3. They are all wonderful!
    Thanks for the tip about the adhesive too!!!

    I need to remember what candle sticks and jars can do the next time I run past them!

    Many Blessings

  4. those ARE adorable!! GReat job, and thanks for sharing the tip about the adhesive!


  5. What a great idea! Those are so stinking CUTE! (thanks for showing us what the glass glue looks like, that makes it so much easier to find.)

  6. These came out so great! Kind of reminds me of an old fashioned candy store! I wish I could have more glass items in my house but with 2 sets of nosey little hands, I have to pass the glass sometimes. Hey, that rhymes! LOL!

  7. I was just at the DI yesterday, but didn't buy any glass--maybe I'll have to go back today ;)
    very fun!

  8. I LOVE apothecary jars and have quite the collection.(to my hubby's dismay) I am going to have to try that glue though cause all the ones I have made in the past the glue is yellow tinted on! So I am going to definitely try it this way!


  9. I love these! What a great way to make your own apothecary jars. I also love that they are like mini versions. Great job!

  10. Wow!! Such a neat idea, I love it! I never would have thought of this!! Thank you so much for the inspiration AGAIN...

    So very glad I found your blog.


  11. I pick up glass jars like this every time I go thrift shopping and my husband thinks I'm crazy for "collecting" them. I'll have to post what I do with mine sometime...maybe later today! Yours look great! :)

  12. Darling- and easy enough that I think I'll try it!

  13. I have GOT to try these! So simple, but so gorgeous! Thanks! ~tina

  14. I just ran across your blog and I love it! I just moved away from Utah and it makes me miss the DI terribly! Love those DI finds!

  15. I was just at the DI near my home yesturday. I left saying I would never go back. Waste of my time. I wish I would have seen this first. I am sure there were some glass jars. I guess you just have to be creative and know what to look for. Maybe, just maybe I'll go again.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I will be back to visit yours for sure.

  16. I just stumbled upon your blog today. As you say, I "lurve" it! My creative juices are flowing and I can't wait to get to work. Thanks!

  17. These are so sweet. I need to make a few. Thanks for the great idea!

  18. Thanks for the glue idea--I still find epoxy and other strong glues don't hold. I am going to try this stuff!

  19. This is amazing! I'm going to definitely try this at home!

    Thanks for sharing :)


  20. I was with you when you bought those! :O) They are so super cute! I definatley am going to make some! LURVE IT!

  21. Fab idea Hanna!! I love these, they would just never survive my house. Maybe I'll make some for gifts!!

  22. I saw jars like this (but MUCH more expensive) in Better Homes & Gardens filled with bath supplies like cotton balls, bath salts, etc. It would also be good to show little collections of sea shells, pinecones, etc. Thanks for the idea. I'm new to your blog and definately will be checking back.

  23. I LOOOOOOOOOVE these. You are brilliant. You have me excited about using up a bunch of old glass stuff I have. But that's the whole idea of this blog!! Ha. Good work.

  24. This is so great! I will be checking out my cabinets for candlesticks and jars later today! LOL!


  25. I just found your blog via Becky at Beyond The Picket Fence. Love what I see! These apothecary jars turned out great--you were lucky to find the components at the thrift store!!

  26. Very sweet!
    Love 'em.


    barbara jean

  27. These are so freakin' cute - I can't wait to make some! I posted a link on my blog: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/2010/03/glass-goodie-jars.html
    'cause I loved these so much!!

    Thanks for another great idea!

  28. I am going out RIGHT NOW and get me some of the adhesive from Walmart - I bet it's used for reattaching the rear view mirror when your kids pull it off! Thanks :0)

  29. These are gorgeous!! Such a great, frugal idea. I've featured this on my new blog at:


    I also added your button! Thanks so much for sharing this :)


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