Oh Joy! Christmas Apothecary Jars

christmas apothecary jars

They’re back and more festive than ever! Remember our Boo Apothecary Jars? Well, we promised to show you their transformation for Christmas and here they are!

Our Christmas Apothecary Jars.

The pictures just don’t do them justice. We took the same three apothecary jars from before and added some red microcheck gingham ribbon { you can find it HERE }, a little red tulle { you can find it HERE¬†}, JOY letters, and some good old fashioned peppermint candy { you can find it HERE } to create another adorable trio.

I hope that you are enjoying the preparations for the holidays and are doing a better job at staying sane than I have been. Things are good and crazy around here and I feel so behind! I keep picturing the manger scene where “all is calm and bright” and I try to take a deep breath and remember what a fantastic and miraculous gift we have already received. Thank you Jesus for always helping me to find a little peace when I need it the most… you never let me down!

Check out our “Give Thanks” Apothecary Jars!

Find An Updated Supply List for the Apothecary Jars HERE!



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Trish Flake

Author/Co-Owner at Uncommon Designs
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  1. I love this! I featured it today on my blog – today’s top twenty! I’d love if you could stop by! While your there please click on my widget at the top. For every click P&G will donate 1 day’s worth of clean water! {Plus you get free samples and coupons!} Talk soon!


  2. Love these. What a pretty idea! Please stop by tomorrow and link this post up to Theme Party Thursday at my place! :)

  3. Very creative! Where did you find these jars – I love them! Stopping by from Tatertos and Jello :)

  4. I am your newest follower!

  5. These are so pretty! I created a similar display in my house using cloches. As for the Christmas tree…maybe we’ll bother with that next year!

    If you get a chance later today, I’d love for you to stop by to link up to my Not “Baaad” blog hop :)

  6. Love your apothecary jars! I’m really need to invest in some! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

  7. Love the jars. I had seen them when you had the BOO. I am for sure going to invest in some of these. They would look so good in my kitchen. I am going to try and feature them on my blog chmitlinfamily.blogspot.com, that is if I can figure how to do it.

  8. LOVE them! Where did you find your apothecary jars with black tops and bottoms?

  9. Oh, I love them. I think they are the cutest apothecary jars I have seen. I want to make some. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Where did you get these adorable jars from? I love them!

  11. Thank you all for the sweet compliments! We made the jars from a tutorial at Shanty 2 Chic that we linked to in our original post for these as our BOO! Apothecary Jars!

  12. Where do you purchase the jars

  13. These are so cute. Found on Pinterest. Pinned!

  14. Where did you find the apothecary jars at? Love this, thanks for sharing!

  15. This is a handmade project. You can purchase the jars from Hobby Lobby. The rest of the material you can find at your local hardware or craft store.

  16. Thank you all for all your sweet comments! We recently posted these again with the “Boo” apothecary jars with an updated list of where to find the supplies! The jars are the 6 1/2 inch size from Hobby lobby!

  17. Anonymous says:

    The paint keeps coming off the tops…..suggestions please!

  18. Thank you all for your comments and questions! As far as the paint coming off, this did not happen to any of the sets we made….if you use spray paint on the metal lids, use a metal primer first and then do thin multiple coats of your color. If you are using acrylic paint,try doing multiple light coats as well!!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Any suggestion as to where I can find candlesticks? I am having a REALLY hard time finding some. The Hobby Lobby and Michaels that I went to didn’t have any.

  20. I had to get a group together to go this route, but I ordered from them last night for 16 of us to do the projects. I ordered 3 sizes of candlesticks and the finials.

  21. Love this!! I am in the process of making it right now and sooooo cute!!!

  22. Cute. Found on Pinterest and making it tonight. I found similar jars ar Kirklands. No painting–they are already black. Having a hard time finding the letters i like. The “o” at hobby Lobby looks like an “c”. Any suggustions where I can get them.

  23. Hi! The wooden letters came from Hobby Lobby in the unfinished wood section. The “o” and “C” are very similar..perhaps someone put the “c” in the “o” spot? The “O” does have a very small opening at the top. We simply painted them black and tied them on with ribbon! hope this helps!

  24. Yes, it does–thanks. I was hoping to find metal letters that were already painted so I could get the project done faster!! When I hung the letters, my husband said “what is jcy”. I will just have to paint them. Super cute idea!! Thanks for sharing.

  25. Great idea, and I love that you can use them all year round for different Holidays!

    Myers Maison

  26. LOVE. I am doing a candy themed Christmas eve dinner and something like this would be so cute. So happy you shared.

  27. I am always on the lookout for Apothecary jars so I can do something very similiar to this. I just love the look and love how you can change them up with the seasons. Fabulous job!!

  28. Those are so fun — I love the peppermints! Thanks for linking up!

  29. I remember the boo jars! They were so cute, and so are these, love them!

  30. featuring these again because I love them so much!

  31. Love these! Love using black in decorating!

  32. Anonymous says:

    I love these, I am trying to find the unfinished candle sticks and have been unsuccessful, any ideas on where to get them these days?

  33. Hi! We have answered LOTS of questions about these adorable apothecary jars within the commonet section here and in the other posts about them! here is a link to the most updated one…


    Thank you all for your sweet comments and interest in these! ;)

  34. i love the apothecary jar crafts, where did you buy your apothecary jars? thanks dana

  35. Ladies,
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE these jars. I am having a terrible time finding the 4 3/4 size candle stick. I have looked everywhere…..hobby lobby, michaels, joanns and the internet. Please offer me a suggestion. I am desperate!!!!

  36. I love these jars as well. I tried to get on Hobby Lobby website to find the jars with no luck.. Any suggestions of how to find them.


  37. Your jars are the BEST I have seen anywhere! You are so creative! I read through the posts and did not see the size of the letters you used. Did I just miss it? Also, is it safe to assume you used the 4″ circle under the jar and the 5″ at the base? Have you posted your Valentine’s Day jars yet?

  38. SJ, Yes the circles are 4 inch and 5 inch. The jars are the medium sized cannisters{ I believe a little over 6 inches tall} and are online. We have a recent post on supplies and where you might be able to find them { they have become very difficult to round up! } and you can view it here…


    Our Valentine’s Jars were posted and you can view them here…


    Thank you for all you nice comments!! Hope this helps! :)

  39. These are beautiful! I made an easter version and put a link to blog tutorial–hope that’s ok! Do yall have any suggestions for a summer theme? or 3 letters for summer? (besides S-U-N) Thanks for sharing!


  40. How cut are these…and so versatile! Now I’m thinking up three letter words! Thanks so much for sharing at the Christmas in July Party!…hugs…Debbie

  41. This are so cute! They’re definitely getting added to my Christmas board on Pinterest. I saw them featured on Crafty Texas Girls.

  42. What a great idea!! I’m going to attempt at trying this for halloween too! Laura stopping by from Real Momma and the Best of Your Best Blog Hop!

  43. Thanks Ladies for linking up to the Best of Your Best Blog Hop, I always looked at these jars from Southern Living and am now really wishing I had bought some!


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