Designing Apothecary Jars for Gift Giving

Designing Apothecary Jars for Gift Giving

Apothecary jars are perfect for creating personal homespun gifts for almost every occasion. You can fill them with treats and sweets for Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day, or as a unique party favor or wedding giveaway. You can put candles, potpourri, flavored teas, coffee beans, bath salts, colored soaps, herb-infused oil, cookies and even plants. But the fun doesn’t end there. The fun continues as you design these jars and make them prettier, more one-of-a-kind and good to go for gift-giving.

Ribbons and Strings

Jars with Ribbons

 

The easiest way to embellish these apothecary jars is to tie a pretty bow around it. Ribbons come in fancy colors and others come even in floral prints and dots and everything else in between. If you want to achieve the rustic look, use brown strings and cute tiny ropes. Use different laces and beads to make it even fancier and prettier.

Stick ‘em Up

Jars with Stickers

 

Making personalized stickers that look like labels is another fun way to design your apothecary jar. Pick out quirky and fun sticker labels to add more whimsical touch to your apothecary jar gift. Or choose the simple elegant type of stickers to achieve the classic look. You can also use 2D stickers and not the regular flat ones. Like cushioned letter stickers and the like.

Only One of Its Kind Tags

Jars with Tags

 

Gift tags don’t have to be the classic paper. It’s time to depart from the norm, and try use other materials. Like chalkboard tags – cut out small chalkboard tags and write down your message with a colored chalk. An illustration board is a great way. Tie them up with some burlap ribbons and prettify it with some fancy colored buttons or beads. Knitted and cross-stitched tags will surely bring the words “personal” and “heart-felt” more tangible.

Get Crafty

Crafty Jars

You want to make your apothecary jars really pretty but you don’t have the skill to knit and stitch? Don’t despair. Schlep to the nearest craft store and grab some ready-made crafts like bunny-shaped or heart-shaped gift tags. Add more fun factors, by putting googly eyes. Give more fun, texture and color to your tags without really breaking much of a sweat by using cute items in a craft store.

Think about the oodles of fun you’ll have and watch the excitement in the eyes of the person who will receive your pretty gift jar.

Glass-etched Jars

Etched Jars

This is really fancy and a bit expensive than the others. But if you want to give a gif that will last a lifetime, then a glass-etched apothecary jar is perfect. You can feature wonderful etched sayings on the front or some fancy art work, or their personal names and other designs. Whether you use cork lids, bell-shaped lids with pretty knobs as your jar cover, you will surely have a fancy design on your apothecary gift jar.

Feature Nature

Nature as Design

Pine cones, seashells, twigs, flowers, leaves. Nature has a lot of wonderful things that you can use to embellish your pretty apothecary gift jars. Just let those creative juices go a-flowing and have fun.

Image Sources:

Jars with Ribbons

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Jars with Stickers

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Jars with Tags

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Crafty Jars

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Etched Jars

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Nature as Design

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