How to create stylish Apothecary Jars

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I am a big fan of Apothecary jars but unless they are filled with something pretty they can often look a little unimpressive.  There are a multitude of things you can put inside in order to create a stylish feature for a room.  It could be simple storage items such as bangles, scarves, dried rose heads or fruit.  You can create more of a display by planting flowers inside, this will mean having to remove the lid so the plants can get to the fresh air, but it would make a lovely centerpiece for a special event.  Another alternative is to display candles inside, fill it full of feathers or opt for corks collected from wine and champagne bottles.  Figaandco sell beautiful French style Bon Bon jars, available on their website or through Not on The High Street, Heal’s also sell large glass and acrylic jars.

Feature by Laura Timmons, Craft Editor


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