Monday, February 13, 2012

DIY Apothecary Jars

Thank You so much for stopping by! You're probably looking for a tutorial on how to DIY Apothecary Jars! 
You can find it, by clicking here. It will take you to my blog that is now on Wordpress. 

Sorry about that but you'll find a lot more cool ideas on the new & improved Parties for Pennies page

41 comments:

  1. OK...these are seriously adorable. We may have to do some kind of fun project when you're here!!!

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  2. Love these!! I would love to make some with pink lids to organzie my daughter's crafting supplies. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love this!! Such a great idea. I am planning a baby shower right now, and these would be so much fun!

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  4. Do the lids just sit on the jars, or do you have to screw them on? I wouldn't think they would sit very well given the jars have the groves for tightening. very, very cute idea!

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    1. Jenn...Mine actually did sit okay on the jars. I'm sure it will depend on the kind of jars you use. I liked the fact that you can screw them on too. I've broken a couple "real" ;p apothecary jar lids before since they just sit on top. I wonder if you could substitute a yogurt top or sour cream top for the glass jars? That way they could sit on top but wouldn't get caught in the grooves. If I try that, I'll let you know how it goes! :-) Thanks for stopping by. I am not posting anymore to this site, because I have a ".com" now. :p www.PartiesforPennies.com <3 Heidi Rew

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  5. @ Jenn- the lids are the originals, just painted. So they twist on.

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  6. What a clever idea...thank you for sharing it with us!!

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    1. Thanks Ange! :-) Thanks for stopping by! <3 Heidi Rew

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  7. These look fantastic! Thanks for sharing. I do have a question about the jars. Did some of them have residual glue left on the glass? Or did you only use the jars that came out completely clean? It seems many of the jars I kept in the past had glue stuck to the bottles.

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    1. Ahh, yes...the glue... ;p Isn't it the best feeling in the world to be able to take off a label & it be a "clean break?" There was at least one that I got lucky with but the rest I had to wrestle that glue off. I have the goo be gone but that doesn't exactly work like a charm. I just saw on pinterest a way to take that off with like vinegar & something else. Now I have pinners regret for not pinning it. :-( Thanks so much for stopping by! <3 Heidi Rew (my blog had some exciting changes over the summer...I'm now a ".com" ;p - www.PartiesforPennies.com)

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    2. BTW...Dayna, your photography is beautiful! You're very talented.

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  8. I've become a hoarder that won't ever throw away a glass jar now!

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    1. I feel proud to be a glass jar hoarder enabler! ;p Thanks so stopping by! <3 Heidi Rew (btw...PartiesforPennies is now a .com :-) - www.PartiesforPennies.com)

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  9. LOL! I, too hoard glass jars- thinking that I will do something with them sooner or later. This is it! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. lol...I am completely okay with being an enabler. Keep hoarding away to create those apothecary jars! :p <3 Heidi Rew

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  10. How are they at keeping food fresh given that there is now a hole in the lid? I realize that the hole is mostly filled with the screw from the knob, but it is no longer sealed. Do you find the air or moisture that gets in the jars to be an issue when it comes to food storage?

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    1. Hey there! I put a washer between the screw & the lid (underneath). There certainly didn't seem to be much air escaping. I haven't experimented with it long term, though. I'm sorry I couldn't assure you more. :-( Thanks so much for stopping by! (btw...PartiesforPennies is now a ".com" ;p - www.PartiesforPennies.com) <3 Heidi Rew

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    2. I was thinking of maybe applying the knobs on with apoxy or maybe gorilla glue and maybe that would solve any air from getting out. And if you use the screw on lids then the knob is going to be just "for looks" anyway. lol Just a thought.

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  11. I love this! I have been thinking about all the shapes and sizes of jars I could use! I was wondering if you had a good way to get the glue and paper off of them? I can't seem to ever get the glass (or the metal cans for other projects) completely clean! Thanks for the crafty inspiration!

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  13. Found you on via Pinterest and hope that you don't mind that I pinned this to one of my boards as project to try! Thanks for sharing. :0)

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  14. How do you get the smell out/ I know its a stupid question but I have scrubbed and it still smells like the sauce.

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  15. I saw a post on getting the smell out of the jars by washing them in the dishwasher then putting baking soda in them and it set for a few days with the lid on. Hope this helps.

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  16. I saw this on Pinterest and I love this idea! I am adding my own personal touch by gluing a short glass candlestick to the bottom and use crystal knobs to pretty it up even more. Can't wait to do this!

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  17. I've tried this a couple of times. The jars look great but I can never get the spaghetti/pickle smell out of the lid. The rubber inside the lid seems to stay even with baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice. The candy in the jar ends up having a hint of garlic to it. Do you have any tricks to solve this?

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    1. I'm not sure. I just ran mine through the dishwasher then let them air dry. I didn't have any smells so it may depend on what was in the jar? Maybe try soaking them for awhile? Sorry about that. Nothing more frustrating than the smell of pickles...when you don't want a pickle! ;p Also...I apologize for just replying. I now blog at: www.PartiesforPennies.com instead of blogger so I don't get to check this as often. <3 Heidi Rew

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  18. This is a neat idea. I hate throwing away (recycling) all those perfectly good jars. I am wondering, though, about the safety of putting food in them, given that the lids are spray painted. I don't know. Is that safe?

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    1. Thanks LA! Someone mentioned in a comment below that there is some paint you can buy that's safe for food. I'll keep my eye out & let you know if I see any! I only had the candy in there for a short period of time...just for a party, so I didn't think about the problems with storing food for a long period of time. Thanks for stopping by & sorry I am just now replying. I now blog full-time at: www.PartiesforPennies.com instead of blogger so I don't check this one very often. Hope you had a great holiday/Christmas! <3 Heidi Rew

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  19. I'm wondering about the food safety as well. Some metals should not come in contact with food. Wondering about the screw head and washer inside the jar, too. This is a great idea for the bathroom.

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    1. The candy I put in there was only in the jars for a party so I didn't think about the food safety issue but that's a great point. Someone else just shared in another comment that there is some paint you can buy that's okay for food. I'll keep an eye out & let you know if I find any! Sorry it took me awhile to respond. I now blog at: www.PartiesforPennies.com instead of blogspot so I don't get to check this one as often. <3 Heidi Rew

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  20. I referenced your post in my own post about recycling old jars instead of throwing them out. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea and for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you Carly! I really appreciate it! Sorry I'm just now replying. I now blog at: www.PartiesforPennies.com so I don't get to check this one as often! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas/Holiday season! <3 Heidi Rew

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  21. If you are wondering about food, there is paint you can get at kraft stores that's ok to use with food.

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    1. Thank you so much for that! <3 Heidi Rew from www.PartiesforPennies.com

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  22. My family opened these up as Christmas presents today, filled with homemade snacks, and everyone loved them! I used Rustoleum hammered bronze paint, and they looked amazing. From now on I am asking everyone I know to save their used spaghetti sauce jars for me:) Thanks for the idea!

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    1. That's awesome, Hannah! Thank you so much for sharing! I bet they looked beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Jar hoarders unite! :p <3 Heidi Rew from PartiesforPennies.com

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  23. I just bought some Presto Spaghetti Jars & as I was using them, I thought I am going to save these bc I know there is something I can find to do with them on Pinterest! Thanks for the idea, it is adorable~

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