Saturday, June 14, 2014

"One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other...."

Remember that little song from Sesame Street..."One of these things is not like the other".  Well I want you to look at the picture above and figure out which is not like the others.  Is it the shape?  Is it the type of glass?  Have you figured it out yet?  

I love Apothecary jars, but I have shied away from purchasing them because I hate to pay the hefty price. I have found them starting from $25.00 to over $40.00 each.  I just couldn't make it myself pay those prices. I did, however, find one of these at Ross yesterday for $10.00. That didn't hurt as I paid the price.  

But, I didn't want to pay it over 3 or 4 times.  I found this suggestion on-line. I love brilliant people like this and decided to give it a try.  The suggestion was related to making Apothecary jars from.....(are you ready for this?).....materials from the Dollar Store!  So, I went, I shopped and I brought things home to use!

I purchased all of these things (except the Loctite glass glue) from the Dollar Store.  I purchased 2 candlesticks, one goblet, a vase, a glass, and a package of 3 glass bowls (next to the glue).

Because these are glass, I wanted to ensure that all the glue residue from the price tags was removed.  I used "Goof Off" to complete this task.

I pulled off the paper portion of the tag. I took a paper-towel sheet and poured some of the "Goof Off" liquid on it.  

I stopped a little over half-way through to show you how effective this liquid it. It completely removed all traces of the residue.

I inverted the vase and the glass.  I put the "Loctite Glass Glue" on the bottom and placed the inverted candle-holders into the glue.  You have to leave these alone for a long time to make sure that the glue adheres.  

Here is another view.

To make the lids, invert the bowls.  The instructions above suggest that you purchase glass doorknobs.  I looked at them, and they were very pretty in the store. But, they cost between $5.00 - $10.00 to purchase, and again I didn't wish to spend that type of money on these utilitarian containers. Instead, I took clear glass pebbles purchased from the Dollar Store (that you would use in a vase to hold flowers) and glued 2 on top of each other for the 'knob'.

For this 'jar', I used a goblet and placed the inverted bowl on top.  I love this one!

So there you have it.  One Apothecary jar that I purchased for $10.00 and 3 that I made for under $10.00.  

So what do you think?


Ann Marie Bridges said...

Great idea.

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bj said...

That is so cute, I would of never thought of that. I am definitely making me one or maybe a few! Lol

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