Fabulous Apothecary Jar Ideas

Do you guys remember this thrift store transformation of a ceramic apothecary jar? Or this Christmas sideboard? How about this mantel? Right – so you can probably tell that I’m a sucker for apothecary jars – I love their different shapes, sizes, and most of all – their potential!

So I visited Hometalk to see what people have been up to there with apothecary jars (have you visited Hometalk yet? It’s such a fun community – and anyone can upload photos, share their projects, or ask questions!) and I found quite a few good ideas – enough that I created a clipboard for them:

Apothecary Jar Clipboard by An Oregon Cottage

Creating a clipboard on Hometalk is easy and is a great way to gather and keep ideas. It’s kinda like a pinboard, but not quite. Donna over at Funky Junk Interiors gave a good explanation of the differences between pinboards and clipboards – she explains that because all of the projects sit on Hometalk, they are easy to find and link to. And you should see some of the great clipboards that others have created on all topics from gardening to projects using old wood!

Here are a few beautiful jar ideas from my clipboard to inspire you:


French labeled jars for a bathroom: be still my heart!

shells in jars

Filling jars with shells, eggs, pumpkins, or pinecones creates instant themed decor.

upcycled apothecary jars

And you know how I love finding new uses for old things, like these newly created apothecary jars made from glass candleholders!

See the apothecary jar ideas clipboard here – and don’t forget to follow the board to see when anything new is added (if you’d like, you can also pin the board from here).

What do you guys think – find any new uses for your jars? I know I’m going to be on the look-out for old 3-wick glass candle holders at thrift stores now!



  1. I love the look of apothecary jars! I’ve been wanting some for our bathrooms for years now, but have yet to buy any. I should fix that!

  2. Gorgeous post! I’d have 20 gazzillion if I could :))) Pinned and tweeted, love this collection.

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