Practical Home Uses of Apothecary Jars

Apothecary jars come in an extensive assortment of materials, textures and colors. These jars have evolved from medicine keeper to all kinds of multi-purpose uses for the home and garden. Apothecary jars are gaining popularity these days because they are practical, useful and pleasing to the eyes. Here are some ways apothecary jars are used for the home:

Eye Candy

Candy Holder

The most popular use of apothecary jars in many homes is for candy storage. Even a simple clear glass jar can look very pretty once it’s filled with all kinds of candies of different colors and shapes. They can be placed in the kitchen, or in the living room, in the bedroom or even in the home office. The candy color can match or contract with the room’s color scheme.

Cookies and Pasta Galore

Pasta Container

Cookies can stay fresh longer in apothecary jar. Whether these jars are plastic, tin, ceramic, or glass, your cookies will surely maintain its freshness in apothecary jars. Pastas in all shapes can stay fresh and yes, pretty when they’re on display.

Coffee, Tea or Me

Coffee Bean Container

Apothecary jars are perfect for storing coffee beans, tea bags, sugar, powdered creamer or milk. These are apothecary jars that come in a pretty set meant for storing these.

Spice of Life

Spice Container

Smaller versions of apothecary jars can serve as the perfect spice keeper. When they’re all lined up, these cute jars with spices of all colors will no doubt, look very pleasing in your kitchen counter.

Bathroom Essentials

Soap Container

 

Apothecary jars are not just great for edible items – they’re great for keeping cotton balls and cotton buds and other bathroom essentials too. You can also put some potpourri to make the bathroom smell good. Or throw in some make up brushes too. Apothecary jars with bell-shaped lids and fancy knobs can work well for this purpose.

Candle Holders

Candle Holder

Whether you make your own candles or use the ready-made candles, apothecary jars will make perfect candle holders. They’re safer and prettier than regular candle plates. You can put small candle pillars, tea lights or votives in your jars. The soft light it will emit will give the room a beautiful white glow.

Holiday Decoration Keeper

Holiday Decor Holder

Large-sized apothecary jars will make perfect holders for Christmas balls, small trees and other holiday ornaments. They are more of an ornamental décor than a keeper. They will look just right and wonderful for a table centerpiece.

Flower Vases and Tree Pots

Flower Holder

Throw in some pebbles, pour in some water, and arrange some pretty flowers. Voila, you now have a one-of-a-kind flower vase. You can also try to put some different colors of moss for a more unique looking flower arrangement. Instead of using a regular bonsai pot, try using an apothecary jar for your bonsai tree.

Terrariums

Terrarium

 

Bring the lovely outdoors into your home by making a terrarium in an apothecary jar. Find some rocks, charcoal, potting soil, small plants, and moss. Simply layer all of the items in the jar one at a time. Then start planting. Add more rocks, wood and moss to make it lovelier.

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Candy Holder

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Pasta Container

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Spice Container

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Coffee Bean Container

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Soap Container

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Candle Holder

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Holiday Decor Holder

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Flower Holder

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Terrarium

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