September 2013 update: I wrote this post last year, just 3 days before Hurricane Sandy hit our town hard. Thus, I never had time to share it via social media. So if you see it popping up on Pinterest this year, that’s why! And I appreciate your pins on this project too!
Halloween is less than a week away. Can you believe it?
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.
And speaking of mason jar crafts, you should check out my friend Johnnie’s fantastic list of 50+ Mason Jar Decor Ideas on her blog Saved By Love Creations. You will definitely be inspired by all the mason jar eye candy there, plus each image links to more info on just how to create each project.
|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|