Easter Apothecary Jars

I saw some awesome apothecary jars on Martha Stewart and wanted to recreate them for Easter. I actually made these Easter Apothecary Jars several years ago and love displaying them every year.  It’s a simple project but I love the impact it has. You can display Easter candies or even small toys. I might make more this year with little bunnies or lambs in the jars.

Easter Apothecary Jars using items you have around the house

Supplies needed:

jars with lids in various sizes
pastel paint (I used spray paint)
silver metallic paint
various candle holders or stands
an old knob

I didn’t need to purchase anything for this project. Always a plus in my book! It was easy to reuse food jars in various sizes, then I gathered a couple candle holders, a small plate, and candle stand. I used a spaghetti sauce, pickle, and jelly jar to create my apothecary jars.

Easter Apothecary Jars 6.1

Then I went through my spray paint stash in search of some pastel colors and a silver color for the bases. I sprayed everything with a few light coats of spray paint to give them a fresh and Springy look. I had already glued the brown small plate and candle holder together for a previous project. I used an awl and hammer to make a hole in the center of the lid, of the pickle jar.

Easter Apothecary Jars 7.1

If you have any pretty knobs laying around the house this would be the perfect project to use them on. I used an extra kitchen knob and attached it to the lid. I love the detail it adds to the jar. I have some pretty colored knobs that I might use this year. Some craft stores also carry pretty knobs.

Easter Apothecary Jars 3.1

They turned out so good and they’re so easy to make. I think they even look pretty awesome without anything in them. The knob looks so good that now I want to add knobs to all of the jars.

Easter Apothecary Jars 8.1

Now it’s time to add the Easter candy.

Easter Apothecary Jars 9.1

I added a white chocolate bunny, some edible grass, and a few Reese’s eggs to this one.

Easter Apothecary Jars 4.1

Then it was time to add the pastel M&M’s and mini Cadbury eggs to the other jars. The kids are pretty good about not touching these candies until after Easter.

Easter Apothecary Jars 1.1

I love the bases painted silver. What a huge difference a little spray paint makes.

Easter Apothecary Jars 2.1

Another practically free ( except for the candy) Spring/Easter project. I love these simple jars! I made a couple for other holidays too.

You might also like these projects:

Halloween Jars

Halloween Jars centerpiece

Mason Jar Luminaries

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Waterless Snow Globes

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  • Staci March 10, 2013, 9:13 pm

    So cute. Who would have thought to use a chocolate bunny as a decoration. Love it!!!

  • Jeanine March 11, 2013, 12:34 pm

    I lone these jars! They are so cute I’m going to make some tonight.

  • Katie March 11, 2013, 6:34 pm

    I love these ideas! The jars are so cute and would work in so many different places in a home!
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  • Amy @ The Happy Scraps March 12, 2013, 8:25 am

    Love these! I love that large jar with the pink lid, and I love the chocolate bunny with the grass in it. 🙂
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  • aly March 12, 2013, 8:28 am

    i love the idea of adding the knob!!!

  • Mindi March 12, 2013, 6:13 pm

    These are so cute! I really love them, and I have a ton of glass jars!
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  • Kaysi March 13, 2013, 7:41 pm

    These are so great Leanne!!

  • Shanee March 14, 2013, 1:09 pm

    Love these! I am so going to copy you. Thanks for sharing.

  • Stacey @ Real Southern Living March 14, 2013, 4:04 pm

    So cute! I love this idea for any holiday! The candy display would never last in my house with too many little candy thieves I’ve already had my Easter Candy stashed stolen! lol Visiting for 320 Sycamore.
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  • katie goldsworthy March 14, 2013, 8:11 pm

    These turned out so fun! I love the pastel colored lids! Fantastic upcycle! Thanks for sharing it at Monday Funday!

  • melissa*320 sycamore March 15, 2013, 8:49 am

    I love these, Leanne! The colors you chose for the lids are perfect 🙂

  • Judy March 19, 2013, 10:41 am

    That is a super cute project. I love the different colored lids. I would love for you to share this at my Swing into Spring party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com
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