Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Thrifty Finds: Apothecary Jars

Hello everyone! I hope you're enjoying your week. It's been a while since I've done a post about "organization," so today I thought I'd share one of my favorite storage solutions to grace my crafty space. And I have to say, not only are they functional, but they're also very pretty to look at.

I'm always searching for new and fun ways to organize my life. Any chance I get to make that choice a "frugal" one, I jump on it. For me, getting organized doesn't have to be expensive. I'm all for repurposing something that was destined for the recycle bin. But when I came across these jars while shopping one day, I had to have them!

I've always been a bargain shopper... and not just for "new" things. I frequent our local thrift stores, and you'd be amazed at the wonderful things I find. I especially love scouring the shelves for books, household goods, home decor, craft & office supplies, woodwork, and dishes/glassware. That last section happens to be the aisle where I found these lovely, lidded vessels. It's always the first area of the store I hit!

These little gems have become quite popular and are pretty hard to come by. So if you spot one (or two), don't pass them up! Because I guarantee you, they won't be there if you decide come back for 'em later. Lucky for me, over the last year I've collected more than a half dozen of these glass storage jars for less than a dollar a piece. Definitely worth every penny!

My collection of apothecary jars consists of various styles. From a classic bell shape to a fun mushroom design. I love mixing them up and placing them out in groups of three around our home.  My favorite stuff to fill them with are little bits from my crafty, scrappy stash. Instead of having those tiny items tucked away in a box somewhere, I can display them in these clear glass jars. This way, I know exactly what I have. And I love looking at all of the pretty goodies!

Apothecary Jars to Hold Tiny Bits & Pieces from Your Scrappy Stash
Here I'm using them to store bits and pieces in my creative space. One jar holds felt flowers and embellishments, another has decorative paper clips, tiny clothespins, and cute little erasers. My most favorite  jar holds all of my flair! Half the fun of having these types of jars is finding stuff to fill them with. 

They are incredibly spacious and can be used for just about anything. That's why you won't only find them in my craft room. They hold yummy candies and new tea light candles in our kitchen, and Q-tips, cotton balls, and bath salts in our bathroom. With your imagination, the possibilities are endless!

You have to admit they look perfect in my craft room, don't they? Especially next to my Crafty Storage Containers! I wasn't kidding when I told you I was all for repurposing items meant for the trash bins. Those pretty, paper-covered, storage containers hold more of my crafty, scrappy supplies. It's another fun and "frugal" solution that satisfies my storage needs. Be sure to click on the link for my DIY!

Wanna stay updated on my recent posts and projects? Be sure to "like" my new fan page on Facebook! Looking for more storage solutions? Check out my "Organize It" pinboard on Pinterest. You'll find links to inexpensive DIYs, clever ideas, and tons of inspiration to get your life in order. Feeling crafty too? Take a peek at my "Crafty Mama" pinboard or my other crafty boards on Pinterest. Feel free to browse my blog as well :) I have lots of great DIYs!

I hope you enjoyed today's post! Are you a thrifty shopper? Find anything fabulous? Any thoughts, questions, or comments about this post? Please let me know. Your feedback is always welcome and much appreciated!

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Great idea for displaying crafty things!! I'm a pharmacist and have about 10 of these apothecary jars on the back of my piano! I have all shapes and sizes too. I mostly use them to display seasonal candies or ornaments or old wooden spools. I think I'm going to add some crafty supplies now!

    1. Thanks Emily :) It's definitely one of my favorite ways to display my crafty goodies! I remember reading that you're a pharmacist. That is so great that you have so many of them available to you! I think you're gonna have a blast digging through your stash and finding fun stuff to fill them with (:

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with me! Take care fellow blogger <3


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