I used to not get the big deal about apothecary jars! I mean, they are just big glass containers on stands, right?
But one day….it just hit me.
Apothecary jars are GORGEOUS.
They grow on you, kinda like monograms grew on me after several years of living in North Carolina. I didn’t get that at first, either and then they were everywhere all the time, so it finally clicked. I think I am finally really Southern now!
Which is funny because growing up in TN I thought I was Southern, but NC is a completely different type of Southern! 🙂
Enough of my heritage…let’s move onto the topic of the day – APOTHECARY JARS!!
Apothecary Jar Ideas – Pretty Fillers
The thing is, I wasn’t always sure exactly what to DO with an apothecary jar. I mean, by themselves they are pretty and all…but how do you decorate with an apothecary jar? Where do you put them? What do you put in them if they’re in your ktichen? What if they’re for your bathroom?
It took some trial and error, but I think I’m pretty good at it now! I finally realized that their sole purpose was to be pretty and if they were functional, too, (like they actually held stuff I needed to use), then that was a bonus. lol
10 Apothecary Jar Arrangements to Try in Your Kitchen or Bathroom
Here are 10 apothecary jar filler ideas + links to my favorite ones on Amazon so you can buy the ones you like!
1) Perfect for a Bathroom
This is such a cute way to display toiletries like q-tips, cotton balls and sponges.
2) This apothecary jar set reminds me of a luxurious spa!
Can you imagine using this for a fun girls night in DIY spa activity, like making scented bath salts or soap with essential oils?
3) As you can see, you can do almost anything with this set!
Everything pictured looks so cute. If you are looking for an easy seasonal decor idea, this is it! Try filling these with faux flower flowers or petals in the spring, then sand and seashells for the summertime. This would be great for ornaments or pinecones in the winter too!
4) Pretty & Practical Apothecary Jar Ideas
These jars are perfect for displaying food right on your countertops! I especially like the chalkboard label so you can easily change out what’s in there.
5) I love the look of this STACKED apothecary jar
Try stacking a different color of costume jewelry in each one…it would look great on a dresser or dressing table.
6) Do you LOVE collecting seashells from the beach during vacations?
This would be the ideal way to admire your collection and remember all your travels.
7) Candy buffet anyone?
This is perfect for a birthday party or wedding…or, if you love sweets, just everyday life. 🙂
8) Want something a little different than the standard apothecary shape ?
Try this vintage jar instead. It’s so cute that I couldn’t resist adding it in! In my mind, this is the perfect way to display fresh flowers.
9) Just look how fabulous this blue apothecary jar is!!
I would love to have this in my guest room with a scented candle inside. The color is just gorgeous!
10) Use these spice jars to display your family photos
It sounds unconventional, but these are perfect for displaying vertical photographs inside. Trust me—it’s super cute!
Which set of jars will you get?
Can you just imagine what one of these lovely apothecary jar sets would look like on your bathroom or kitchen counter? Or even on your mantle? Any one of these (#1 and #2 being my faves) would look ahhhmazing in your home!
What do you all usually fill your apothecary jars with? I’d love to hear.