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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Martha Envy

Every time I watch the Martha Stewart show (which, let’s face it, is Monday through Friday), I’m envious of all the apothecary jars she has lined up on her set, filled with seasonal candies and such.  Martha has a few more resources than I, so I can’t even afford all those specialty candies, much less the jars!  Not to mention my kitchen does not have quite as much counter space as hers.

So I made a less expensive, more “me” version.

I bought some glass candlesticks at the dollar store and a glass hurricane vase at Hobby Lobby.  The Mason jars I already had on hand.  You know how I feel about Mason jars.  Plus, there’s a much greater chance of a hooligan getting caught if he has to unscrew a lid to get to the candy.  I’m tricky sometimes.

Using E600, I put a bead of glue around the top of the candlesticks then centered (more or less) the jars on top.  I let them dry at least 24 hours before trusting them to be filled.

For all three, I spent less than $10.  I haven’t found wooden candlesticks, but wood or metal spray-painted a fun color, with the same color lids, is another set I’m going to try…in my spare time.

I realize I’ve shown you this idea a couple of times, as a party centerpiece and as a gift, but I’m thrilled with how they look as a dessert or snack display.  By the way, that’s a stack of pizelles in the open top one, if you're trying to figure it out.  I like that these jars so versatile.  They would be cool filled with candy corn or popcorn kernels in the fall, cranberries at Thanksgiving or Christmas, or any seasonally themed items, edible or not.

They’re a good thing (and I really hope Martha doesn’t have a copyright on that phrase!).


  1. Hey, are you my other sister?! I mean my only sister? These are fantastic, Megan! I LOVE apothecary jars also! I've always wanted a collection. I would probably keep my yarn, fiber, hooks and needles in them. Oh, and don't forget buttons! Ok, and the occasional Costco size bag of Hershey's kisses.....more often than occasional.

    I can't wait to try making one of these. :)

    1. Great minds think alike, is what I hear! Knitting supplies are a great idea...I have a ginormous one I bought at Ikea that I'm going to fill up today with yarn! Thanks!


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