DIY Candy Apothecary Jars

I’ve been working on my kitchen make-over and I felt like I needed to get rid of the old ceramic canisters that were a little less than functional. While I loved them, they were taking up some counter space that I thought could be filled with something a little more functional. And of course by functional I mean filled with candy (it’s a pretty common use of the word actually). I also needed a way to get rid of some of the glass jars that I tend to hoard.

Check out my blog, to learn how to make these adorable DIY Cndy Apothecary Jars. {click link}

So I dragged my husband to the D.I. (thrift store for those outside of Utah) with me to find some candle sticks. This turned into quite the perplexing outing for my husband as he couldn’t seem to figure out why I would want to put jars on a candlestick. Once we got past the point where he just decided to trust me, I found some wooden candlesticks on the cheap. I got five candlesticks for $4.50.

Next we went to hobby lobby and get some adorable knobs that were on sale for 50% off! All three I chose were $2.99 originally so with the 50% off I walked out for under $5 … well that was just with the knobs. I also bought my husband a star trek cup for being such a good sport. We had some left over oil-rubbed bronze spray paint from a previous project (one my husband promises to recreate for another part of our house very soon) that I used to paint the jars and candlesticks.

It took about 2.5 hours from start to finish with spray paint drying time included. I have to say, I’m super happy with how these turned out. I plan on creating some cute hang tags that I can pair with the right candies to make a cute holiday directions. So try them yourself and let me know what you think!


Check out the full tutorial at

Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
$1 to $25
1-2 Hours
-- Adult


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