Gorgeous, right? I love the ivory and black combination. A little bit gothic, a little bit dark Victorian, a little bit elegant too. I knew I wanted to make a set of apothecary jars, which I’ve seen examples of all over Pinterest. All I needed to do was carve out a small bit of time to make them. Sometimes that’s easier said than done, right?
I’ve been hoarding collecting jars for quite some time to use for craft and decor projects. Each time we empty a jar of something, the label comes off, the jar is washed, and I add it to my ever-growing stash. No, they aren’t all “mason” jars, but they work just fine for mason jar crafts.
|Supplies . . .|
Start with clean jars. I didn’t do anything special to clean these, other than running them through the dishwasher.
Embellish the jars! Now comes the fun part . . .
|I scored this awesome trim at a neighbor’s garage sale recently!|
Once everything was dry, it was time for pictures!
These aren’t great photos of the flickering lights in the darkness, but you get the idea. (Hopefully!)
Since the mood lighting wasn’t doing it for me, I took everything outside.
|The front of the jars…|
I couldn’t resist adding two black glitter spiders to the jars. You can see one of them on the center jar above. And you can see the other glitter spider on the left jar below. (The Graphics Fairy had an image of a spider hanging down just below the word “spider” so I thought it was the perfect spot to put the glittered version!)
|…and the back of the jars|
|Extreme close-up, so you can see the paint effect.|
|…and the back|