There are 61 pins in my “Crafty” board on Pinterest. And sometimes I have to forcibly restrain myself from pinning hundreds a day. I don’t craft nearly as much as I’d love to, but on those rare days when a project goes from pinspiration to real life I feel oh-so-satisified with myself.
(Especially when the project is so easy it’s practically criminal to even call it crafty.)
It started when I saw this in Hobby Lobby, on sale for $19.99. I was looking for ideas for my Thanksgiving table décor and had seen pictures on pinterest of various Apothecary jars filled with things like pinecones or other fall-paraphernalia. I pondered this for a second, but I was trying to do my Thanksgiving table on a budget and $20 seemed kind of silly… (Or worse, pay the $69 Pottery Barn version… eek!)
“I bet I can make that,” I thought.
That’s not an unusual thought for me at all. I think all the time. What is unusual… is that this time I actually followed up.
I already had a vase like the top half of that jar that probably came free with a flower delivery. I bought a candle holder $0.99 at Hobby Lobby and some glass glue.
A few drops of glue and voila….
I have an apothecary jar! I didn’t up using it on my Thanksgiving tablescape, but I ended up filling it up with dried beans for a general fall decoration.
A few days ago, when I was getting out my Christmas decorations, out with the beans and in went some mini Christmas balls.