Monday, February 13, 2012

PINspiration Blog Hop - Apothecary Jar

PINspiration Blog Hop

Like everyone else I am Pinterest obsessed.  I love all the crafts I have pinned, and have made several of the recipes I have found there.  Ultimately I decided on sharing a favorite pin of mine with you, DIY Apothecary Jars. Here's a link to the original post from Agape Love Designs.

Ashley had a Candy Bar at her wedding so we have lots of jars and candy dishes around the house.  I decided to start small and use a candy dish to make my first Pinterest creation.

First I gathered everything I needed:

 Candy Dish
 Candle Stick
E-6000 Glue
Now wash and dry your candy dish and candle stick, be sure they are dust free and totally dry.  Next be sure you are in a well ventilated area, the E-6000 has a very strong odor and you don't need to breathe it in.  I used my stove top, which I protected with a place mat and plastic shopping bag.

Next I applied the E-6000 glue to the top of the candle stick, a little of this glue goes a long way, don't use too much.

With the candy dish lid removed, and the candy dish placed on the plastic bag upside down, center the candle stick on the bottom of the candy dish (glue side down) and allow to dry (it takes about 6 hours to fully cure).

It turned out adorable, but stupid me forgot to take a picture when I cleared my stove to cook dinner.  I will post the final product tonight after dinner. Later than I had expected but here is the final product.

A couple of pointers:

  • for your first try use items bought at the dollar store, if you mess up you won't be out much money
  • place your jar/candy dish on the candle stick to see if it looks right before you use glue
  • don't limit this to jars, I am going to make a cake stand using a glass plate & a candle stick
  • experiment with colors too, silver and white are always easy to match and look timeless
  • this glue has a very strong odor, and is harmful if inhaled, use outside whenever possible, but I used my exhaust fan to be sure all was safe while I made my dish

Thanks for hosting this blog hop Amy!! I am sure it's going to be lots of fun, I can't wait to see what everyone has done.

Have a Magical Day!!
Donna Kay


  1. Great idea! I love that you used the stove vent. I wouldn't have even thought of that. My mother has actually made some fun and funky cake plates using this same method.

    Thanks for linking up! This is gonna be fun. (I'll be pinning your final picture after you post it!)

    1. Thanks Amy, I did this yesterday and got busy and kicked myself in the butt this morning when I realized I forgot to take a pic of the final product!! Great idea for a blog hop!!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Diane! I will be sure to post the finished project when I get home. :)

  3. What a pretty candy dish! I love it! I may give it a try!

    1. Thanks Deb! I would love to see it if you make one.


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