11.23.2011

*A Special List* and DIY Apothecary Jars!



Good morning, darlings!
Happy {almost} Thanksgiving.

Yesterday I spent some time to jot down things I'm feeling thankful for and wanted to share some of my list with you. I would be lying if I said the holidays were easy for me, being that my Mom isn't here to share them with me. However, I am so grateful for the other amazing people I have in my life. It's easy to get sidetracked and to be overly busy in life, but especially around the holidays it's nice to take a moment to appreciate and express all the blessings you do have in your life.


What are you thankful for this year?

So,  you all know how much I love a good DIY project...especially ones that are holiday related! I typically like to get a jump on my Christmas decorations so that right after Thanksgiving is over, we can start enjoying them in our home.


Today, a different Katie who blogs at Married with A Pup will be sharing with you how to make
 DIY Apothecary Jars
that I've definitely been eyeing
 on that one addiction website called
Pinterest.

Married...With a Pup


Katie and her husband just built a beautiful new home
 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
...which means she is only 2 hours from me!
Hoping to meet you someday, girly.


Enough of the small talk....
this DIY project is awesome.



Hi everybody! 
 It's Katie from Married...with a pup.  Yup, you've got another Katie today!  Can you believe this is my very first time guest posting for another blog?!?  A BIG thanks to Katie for letting me take over her blog today to feature a DIY holiday project!  Let me tell you, this one was pretty much a nightmare for me.  But hopefully you can learn from my mistakes and it will be easier for you! 
 So you wanna see what I made:




I adapted these DIY apothecary jars from Shanty-2-Chic's blog.  These are a super duper easy way to make your own jars without paying the big bucks!  Plus, how cute and festive do these jars look all dressed up for Christmas?!?  Here are the step-by-step instructions:



1. Gather your supplies! Here is what you need:

3 jars with lids- differing sizes if you like
3 wooden letters that spell "joy"
3 wooden finials
3 4x4 wooden bases
3 5x5 wooden bases
3 wooden candle sticks- differing sizes if you like
Ribbon to hang the letters
Holiday ribbon to tie around finials
Black acrylic paint
Christmas candy
Gorilla Glue





2. Paint finials, lids of jars, all bases, candle sticks, and letters black with the acrylic paint.  I added a little black glitter acrylic paint to my letters, but it is up to you!



3.  Using the gorilla glue, adhere candle sticks to top and bottom bases.  Also, glue the finials on top of the lids.



4.  Fill the jars with any type of item; I used the mints.  Here's a hint.....don't use a candy that you have to unwrap.  Please use my stupidity and don't make this mistake!  I unwrapped...and unwrapped for what seemed forever!  You could use mini ornaments, Christmas bells, tinsel, or anything you like!




5. Lastly, assemble and make beautiful! 

This project definitely got me in the DIYing spirit. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and again, thanks to Katie for allowing me to guest post!!!



Aren't those jars perfect for Christmas?
and {relatively} easy ;)
They look so cute, Katie.
Great job and thank you so much for sharing with us!
Don't forget to go check out her awesome blog.


I'm already thinking about where I can get those supplies so I can make some jars of my own.


I want to wish all of you a very
happy thanksgiving
&
I'll catch you all after we are out of our food comas!

PS: Remember that awesome giveaway with KEP Designs I'm hosting? You have until this Sunday to enter for your chance to win a beautiful bangle!
Go ENTER!

<3


21 comments

  1. Happy Almost Thanksgiving pretty lady!!!!!

    Those jars are ADORABLE! such a cute idea.

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  2. i'm thankful for you!! love you babe.

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  3. LOVE those!! so adorable!! is that little annyon message (above) from Billy?? so cute!!

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  4. love those, too cutie!

    happy thanksgiving, girl!

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  5. Hi my love bug. You are thankful for everything I'm thankful for. I love what you did with that picture!

    Those DIY jars are amaze-balls! They look hard, but I'm sure they are easy and so cute I'm sure they are worth all the work.

    Have a Happy Turkey Day Katie! (both of you)

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  6. Great list. :) That photos is adorable. Those jars are awesome! I want to make some now. Super fun. Have a great weekend girl.

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  7. Thank you for the nice email yesterday it meant alot. It's always good to have good friends and family in times like these.

    Tubby

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  8. I love your thankful list. I have been reading a book called "One Thousand Gifts" (life changer book) and it's all about thankfulness in the little things in life and things we take for granted and how it creates joy. Great DIY post too. Super cute jars, and Katie's wedding dress in that pictures is gorgeous!!

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  9. I pinned that DIY project for the holidays too! She made it look so easy! Too cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Love Love your list of things to be thankful for!! Just perfect :)

    And those jars you made are adorbs. May have to steal this idea. So cute!!

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  11. Happy almost Thanksgiving! That pic is precious! :)

    Those jars are SO CUTE! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  12. You have some wonderful things to be grateful for and I love how you find the beauty in life :)

    That DIY idea is amazing!!! They look fairly easy to make too once you gather all the supplies :) So glad she shared this with us! Hope your Thanksgiving is a great one, love!!

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  13. wow, what an awesome DIY project! so awesome!

    happy [early] Thanksgiving!

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  14. I am thankful for you, Superfox.

    Don't know what I'd do without you in my life. Love you to Jupiter and back.

    Have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy the time with your family. I will miss you, but cannot wait to play when I get back.

    XOXOX, JP

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  15. 1. I somewhat copied you...it was too cute to not. Thanks for letting me steal your idea. ;)

    2. When you say you're thankful for blogging I know that's a subliminal message saying that you're really just thankful for ME!

    3. CUT-EST rainbow bright EVA! Thaz all.

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  16. Those are really awesome Katie! Great blog too :-)

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  17. Those are too cute for words! Yay! I think I will definitely be making these this weekend! :)

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  18. Wow that looks pretty easy to make! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  19. those are adorable!!! I lvoe your pic of you when you were little! LOL so sweet :) It's nice to take the time to truly see what you have and be thankful for that ;) Sounds like you've been blessed! Hope you had a great week!!

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