Sunday, October 4, 2009

Seasonal Apothecary Jar Displays

NOTE: WE'VE MOVED! Visit: Ramblings of a Suburban Mom for lots of apothecary jar ideas! I have always loved the look of apothecary jars, but I never really knew what to do with them. I like the idea of using them to hold cotton balls, q-tips, etc. in the bathroom, but it just wouldn't work for me personally. What I found works best for me, is to change out the "fillings" of the jars seasonally. This is a great way to easily change up the entire room with won't break the bank.

I got my jars at Costco during the holiday season. I think they were around $29.99 for the set of three. I do like the ones Pottery Barn offers here as well, but they are way more expensive and I can't see what the difference really is. I am hoping that Costco has these jars again this year. I would love another set for my son's room. I am thinking matchbox cars and legos would be a couple of great looks in there.

I get most of my "fillers" from Target, Kohls, Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabrics, etc. We just got a Hobby Lobby near us and I know they have some great items too. I have found that Target has a lot of items similar to Pottery Barn things, for a fraction of the price.

What do you / would you put in your apothecary jars? Any ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. that you want to share? I am already thinking about mine but haven't made any final decisions yet. I would love to hear from you!





11 comments:

  1. OMG I closed the window 3 times before I realized there was security question thingy!
    ANYWAY! CUTE!! I love seeing all the seasons lined up together, very cool I need some of those jars.

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  2. This there a security question thing? I need to remove that!! Thanks Amber!

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  3. I want some. I need to go to Costo and see if they have any this year!!

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  4. Those all look so cute! I think I am going to try something like that.

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  5. You always come up with such great fillers for those jars. Love them!

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  6. Love the blog! For Halloween, I was thinking either candy theme with black and orange M&M's, candy corn and ?; or fake eye balls, fangs and ? (obviously having a hard time coming up with three things, haha!)

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  7. I love the Easter ones! I also saw some filled with coffee beans in a kitchen- loved that!

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  8. So cute! Where did you get the fake leaves in the first picture?

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  9. Jenny do they have packages in M&M's that are just orange and black? All I can find are the Halloween mix ones that have purple and green too?

    Erynn coffee beans is such a cute idea!

    Leslie I am so hoping they have them again this year! Let me know if you find them.

    Karen I would love to see what you come up with!

    Thanks Dani!!!!

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  10. J I got the leaves from Target!

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  11. Hi Jennifer,
    I'm making terrariums and have been looking for inexpensive jars like these. I've found a few in thrift stores, but they're missing the lids. I'll check out Costco. Thanks

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