Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valentine Apothecary Jars

*Love* day is sneaking up on us fast!
Have you started decorating for Valentine's day?

Here is a simple decoration I threw together in less than 10 minutes, and for only abut $3 total!


After emptying out my winter apothecary jars, I wanted to decorate them for Valentines Day. So I bought a bag of the chalk-like conversation hearts that no one will eat anyway and poured them into the jar. The bag only filled up one of the jars, and I wasn't about to go buy more... so what to do??

*lighbulb*

I grabbed two empty toilet paper rolls and put one in the center of each jar. Then, I carefully poured hearts in to cover them up. And voila! The jars look full and no one will ever know... until now, anyway. Then I taped some glittery silver ribbon {the same kind I used for the Magic Santa Key} around the top of the jar to give it some glittery-goodness.

*LOVE* it!!
{more to come on some of the other Valentine decorations soon enough!}

Linking to these parties!

28 comments:

  1. I love your tiny heart canvas and apothecary jars!!!!

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  2. Just got back from a breeze thru marshaLLS WHERE I PASSED ON A LOVELY $10 APOTHECARY JAR (oops, why so capital-y?) telling myself I didn't have anything to put in it...so that will be in the cart tomorrow!

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  3. Aren't you the smart one.
    Thanks, Shirley

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  4. what a clever idea I always hate wasting so much candy as decor I hope you'll add it to my What We Wore and Made Party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

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  5. I love this idea! I love your idea of using the toilet paper in there as filler. You're right, people don't eat much of that candy either! I would love if you would consider linking this up to my "Drab to Fab" Link Party this Friday :) The theme is turning the ordinary into extraordinary using a little creativity. This post embodies that, so I know my readers would love to see it! Here's a link for more info on the party.
    http://www.amynjesse.com/p/drab-to-fab.html
    Hope to see you Friday!

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  6. Love it! I hope you will link up this project to my I Heart Projects Party!

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/01/i-heart-projects-linky-party.html

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  7. Great idea! I would have never thought to use the toilet paper rolls in the middle either! Thank you!

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  8. Very cute! I love how you usued them on top of the candle holders, adds a lot to the look! I'm now a follower!

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  9. Adorablistic! Thanks for the great "toilet paper roll" tip! And I agree with you on the "tasty" conversation heart candies.

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  10. First, I LOVE and devour those chalk like candies!!!! Second, LOVE the filler idea!! Saves so much! And third, hello feature!! Great idea and thank you for linkin up :) Feel free to grab a featured button for your feature tomorrow!! Love ya Linds!

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  11. The jars look great Lindsay - what a good idea to use the toilet rolls to make the jars look fuller!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  12. Cute! I LOVE the toilet paper roll idea, very smart! :)

    Leanne @ Because (I think) I Can

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  13. Hi Lindsay! Just wanted to let you know that I am one of many who featured your adorable apothecary jars this week! Hope you stop by and check it out @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/01/pink-hippo-party-65.html

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  14. Such a cute idea! I would love for you to share it at my Valentines Party @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  15. My friend and I just did this - except we accidentally bought Spanish Conversation hearts! Oh well . . Still cute!

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  16. So so cute! I hope you will link up with me here:
    http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2012/01/sweet-saturday-link-party-v24.html

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  17. I LOVE the glittery silver ribbon! Super cute. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  18. So cute!


    Jenny

    PS. I'm having a great giveaway from Cutting Edge Stencils and would love it if you came by and entered :)

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  19. Love it! Decorating for the holidays is so much fun, especially if you make the decor pieces yourself. I am working on Valentine's Day towels this week, hopefully they will be done soon. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Cute idea - and I love your blog name. Thanks for linking up with "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope you'll be back next Saturday to share more terrific ideas! -The Sisters

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  21. Lindsay, these are so cute!!! Featuring this weekend at the blog! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  22. Beautiful jars. Good luck from Bacon Time.

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  23. Such a great idea with the tp rolls!! thanks for linking up :)

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