Apothecary Jars-How to fill them and Create Beautiful Decorations

Decorating with apothecary jars can be so fun. You can fill them with candy and change them out seasonally.

Do you want to add a unique and whimsical touch to your seasonal décor this year? Then look no further than an apothecary jar filled with colorful candy. Apothecary jars are the perfect way to liven up any space, from the kitchen countertop to the mantle. With a little bit of creativity, you can easily customize these containers for any season, holiday, or occasion. In today’s blog post, we’ll walk through how to fill your apothecary jars at home—we promise that even novice crafters can try it!

Apothecary Jars with candy for Spring time

I Never Saw an Apothecary Jar I did not love

Not only are apothecary jars a stylish way to store and organize, but they can also add beauty to your home decor!

From displaying holiday candy during the festive season, organizing craft items in my craft room, or creating an elegant vignette on any table – these glass containers offer endless possibilities for all kinds of occasions.

My husband may think it’s a problem…But incorporating them into our home decor is nothing short of divinely inspired style!

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I’m constantly searching through estate sales in pursuit of the perfect apothecary jar. I find beauty, both when they’re filled with something precious and enchanting or simply displayed as a decorative statement piece on its own. It doesn’t matter if it’s new & modern or old including classic glass lids–these jars just capture my heart!

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My secret to filling my Apothecary Jars

They have many uses, and you can change what you put in them for different seasons. Add a bit of soil and create a terrarium. Store several bars of soap in your jars. You can even place candles in them. Their uses are truly endless.

Today I wanted to share a little secret I have when filling jars with candy. Are you excited!!!

When you fill these large jars, it can cost a fortune. This is because they take so much to fill them.

So I turn an everyday drinking glass upside down, place it in the middle of the jar, and fill it around the glass. Isn’t that brilliant! LOL
But it truly saves you from having to buy so much filler. ( plus, there might be a little leftover to eat )

For Easter this year, I decided to use pink strawberry jelly beans for two of my jars, Jordan almonds ( I can’t walk by without eating one ), and Robin’s eggs…

I like filling the jars to the top and hoping that nobody eats the candy, haha! And if you do, I will find out who you are:))))

You can see below in the jar with the robin’s eggs that someone has had their hand in the candy jar!!!

I also like to use the jars for cookies; I use your basic white Oreos and start to stack the cookies around the edge only. Once I get halfway up the jar, I insert the glass upside down. This not only takes up space but also helps keep them in place.

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I also have large jars I keep my flour, sugar, and a few sweet marshmallows for my granddaughters.

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  1. Great post! 🌿💐 Apothecary jars are pure magic when it comes to home decor. Your insights on filling them creatively are inspiring! I love the idea of blending different textures and colors for a stunning visual impact. Can’t wait to try these tips and transform my space into a haven of elegance. Thanks for the fantastic ideas! Have you seen these models https://www.careyou.com.au/wedding/bomboniers-and-favours/jars/ ?

    1. Thank you so much, Ella! And thank you for sharing the link filled with a great assortment of jar options.

  2. I love apothecary jars and I love your trick of having a glass in them so you don’t have to fill them so much! They are all so pretty.

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