Apothecary Jars: DIY It Today & Save Tons!

DIY Apothecary Jars Bathroom Decor! Having set out on a mission to make affordable jars, here’s a super cheap but expensive looking results!

DIY Apothecary Jars for Your Bathroom Decor

I wanted to revamp my master bathroom and honestly didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg. Walking through my favorite home décor stores I realized that some of the things I saw could be made easily and could be personalized to better match my bathroom.

I decided on making my own apothecary jars using supplies I had around the house and a few things that I found at the local dollar store.

Then end result was exactly what I wanted, and it really only took a few minutes to achieve the look I was going for. The best part of the project is that it can be changed up so easily to fit different styles or themes.

DIY Apothecary Jars


  • A pair of strong scissors
  • Heavy duty glue like E6000 (I sued gorilla glue for glass)
  • Two candle holders
  • Two jars
  • And two lids

DIY Apothecary Jar Supplies

*the extra jar and silver tray are pictured because I thought about implementing them then decided against it later*

Let’s Get Started!

First you will need to remove the rubber ring from the lids. This is super easy to do, using the scissors, slide the rubber ring off by putting the blade in between the rubber and the glass and wiggling the blade. The rubber ring will easily just pop off. You can also cut the ring, I decided not to just in case I wanted to reuse it for something.

DIY Bathroom Apothecary Jar

DIY Bathroom Decor Apothecary Jars

Now you could leave the rubber ring if you want, however (depending on the jar you have) the lid will not sit the way I wanted it to with the rubber on it. To the right is what it looked like with the rubber ring still on the lid.

Next you will need to remove any sticker labels from the jar and candle holders. *use some glass cleaner to get any sticky residue that is left over* after the sticker is removed, apply the heavy duty glue to the bottom of your candle holder.Removing Labels from Jars for DIY Apothecary Jars

DIY Apothecary Jars: Lining it up!This next part can be a bit tricky so make sure to use extra care. Line up the bottoms of your candle holder to the bottoms of your jars so that it will be centered. Once the two are cantered place together firmly. The heavy duty glue takes a few minuets to start creating a firm hold, so I used a few drops of hot glue as well just so I didn’t have to hold it for more than a few seconds. (sorry I didn’t get a picture of that)

Now all you have to do is wait for the heavy duty glue to dry and you are all done! The candle holder I used as the base for my apothecary jar has a mirror finish to it with some polka-dot pattern. I chose this one because I want to add some led tea lights under it for extra flare. So like I said this look can be very much customized to fit anyone’s taste. Here is the finished look in the bathroom. I just love how it glammed up my simple master bath!

More Cheap & Easy Decor Ideas:

If you are looking for a cheap and easy way to decorate your bathroom for Thanksgiving you can check this one out!  We’ve also got a great list of inexpensive ways to transform any room and you can see how we transformed our bathroom cabinets completely for less than $120 (price may have changed by now).


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Originally posted 2017-10-10 05:26:42.

Smart & Sexy Review

Are the kids in the room???  This one is for Mommy and Daddy…  

They gone yet?????

I’ll wait….

Okay, is it safe???

K.  Here goes…

I recently reviewed a few pieces from Smart & Sexy.  They were great!  I will admit that ordering these things online in the past have made me nervous, you never know what quality you’ll get since you can’t check it out in person, but I was very excited to find that the products I reviewed were of great quality!  The material was soft, well sewn, and super comfortable!  The people over at Smart & Sexy were really great too, they answered all of my questions (and for those of you who don’t personally know me, yes I asked a lot!) and gave me awesome customer service!  

Materials:  soft, comfy night wear, and durable material was all put together well.  I couldn’t find a single thread out of place!  😀
Customer service: A+++, answered questions and were very helpful
Shipping:  fast!  I’m quite pleased with that!!!

I reviewed a very comfortable chemise and am very pleased to add it to my sleep wear!  I love adding sleepwear my husband and I can both enjoy!  I also reviewed a bustier that was quite astonishing!  Very well made, of course, and also enhanced features well!  It is very comfortable!  

I can’t say enough just how well made their products were!!!  I am impressed!  Many times things aren’t quite so…..  worth the money I guess, but these are a great value!  

Anyway, go check em out!  Order a couple with express shipping for you Valentine’s celebration and then enter below to win an extra!  

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Originally posted 2012-02-02 00:21:00.

Wordless Wednesday 5

Originally posted 2012-02-01 09:29:00.

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Good Morning

Hey Everyone.  I’ve got good news and bad news and good news.

1. WE GOT OUR HOUSE!!!!!  Remodeling has begun!!!
2.  I don’t have time to post today…
3.  Tomorrow we’ll have a new free SHARE THE MEMORIES file!!!

I’ll be back soon to catch ya up!  I plan on doing a whole series of posts about the remodel, especially the DIY stuff!  Please keep us in your prayers as we work in the new house!  We’re new at this, so we are learning as we go!!!

So I hope you’ll all ‘bear’ with us as we begin preparing our new zoo!!!  I promise lots of pictures and stories when it’s done and many updates!  😀  Now, off to church then to work on the new Zoo!!!

BTW, if anyone wants to do a guest post while we are working on remodeling the house, I would be glad to have ya!!!  Just send me an email for the details!!!  candkmason@gmail  Thanks!

Originally posted 2012-01-29 14:35:00.

Pet Cakes Review

Okay, have you SEEN these adorable little guys???  I’m in love!!!  They are super super cute!!!  When you push them down, they look like they are just cupcakes!  Of course, there is always sweetness in the middle of the cupcakes!!!  And, voila!  New zoo additions!!!

Okay, you all know I’m a bit crazy so I HAD to do a shot of them peeking out!  LOL.  What?  If YOU were in the cupcake wrapper, wouldn’t YOU want to see what was outside of it with flashy lights attacking you???  HA!  We all know if you said no, YOU are SO lying!  Just be honest, you’d peek too!!!
I received these two little guys to review.  A squirrel with a nut….  HA!  As if we aren’t nuts already!  And a sweet little bear!  Complete with honey bees swarming his icing!  (No worries, these are those ones that don’t sting and don’t cause allergic reactions!)

I’m a bit partial to the bear with his tongue out…  I couldn’t imagine why…..  LOL.  Sorry about the glowing eyes, he was waiting for his toy to be thrown and wouldn’t cooperate!  And yes, he ALWAYS has his tongue out!  If you really wanna know why, I’ll try to post that sometime.  It’s a sad, pitiful, and hilarious story of the TatorBug journey!

Their website is just as adorable!  They have a cute little game, aimed towards little ones.  It’s not educational, but it will help hand/eye coordination!  Oh, and probably drive your indoor pets crazy!  LOL.  Mine were giving me the ‘look.’

pet cakes

Anyway, you HAVE to go and get one for your little one!  They have a special going on Special Offer: Buy (4) or more Petcakes® Collectibles plush toys and receive the PetCakes® Collectibles Minis – 4 pack FREE you only pay an additional $1.99 shipping and handling.  So, as far as  I’m concerned, that’s at LEAST three birthday presents and one for Mommy!  😀  The town we live in is lame so you can’t send stuff to the kids at school, but I’m seeing the little guy in a cellophane bag, along with some candy and a balloon!  BAM!  You’ll be making someone’s day!!!  You could even go educational, adding a book about the animal!  See, so many options!

Okay, I’m done with my birthday ideas for now…  Of course….  There is always Valentine’s day…..  Or get well stuff….  OOOoooh….  Good job surprises….  Okay, really, I’m done!

Originally posted 2012-01-26 06:01:00.

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Success Attempts…

Due to our work at a Children’s Home, teens have a special place in our hearts. We tend to understand a little more than the average person when they are going through things thanks to that. We loved ‘our’ kids and always will! They gave us so many memories and taught us so much.

Of course, a Children’s Home isn’t ideal and we all want to be able to help our teens on our own and do everything right. I can’t help you with that. I have some answers, but certainly not all of them! Establishing the right foundations is the first step to a successful teen.

Read more about our story and bringing home our Monkey on our adoption post.

Have You Considered Adoption? #nationaladoptionmonth

The 5 Foundations Of Successful Teens

The 5 Foundations of Successful Teens is a great way to start out or get on track to helping your teen achieve their potential and perhaps avoid some potholes along the way! Definitely wish we could have used this resource to help our kids.

The font is large and easy to read, so it won’t take one long to read and not only learn the foundations, but also what your specific teen may need and how to apply them! If you’ve ever wished you had a manual for parenting, this may be just what you are looking for!


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Wordless Wednesday 4

Originally posted 2012-01-25 08:26:00.

Pound Cake

I failed terribly at my attempt to make a layered cake.  Well, failed in the sense of the layers did not turn out pretty.  The cake, however, was super yummy!!!  


  • 2 cups butter
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 3 – 8×4 inch loaf pans, then line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated.
  3. Pour batter evenly into prepared loaf pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean. After removing them from the oven, immediately loosen cake edges with a knife. Allow to cool in pans for 10 minutes, then remove from the pans. Strip off the parchment paper and cool completely on wire racks.

I did a lemon glaze, here’s the recipe:
Whisk 2 cups confectioner’s sugar, 1/3 cup lemon juice.  Next, add 1 tbsp water and 2 tbsp melted butter.  Whisk together, poke holes in cake the pour on top and enjoy!

Of course, it’s not so bad if ya turn it around!  LOL.  Any tips on making a layered cake???  My attempt to cut the top to make it straight=bad!

Originally posted 2012-01-22 06:01:00.

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