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Apothecary Jars: Add functional vintage charm to your apartment

Apothecary jars are a stylish, functional way to organize your small space. Here are several ways to use this trendy décor in your apartment.

Where to Buy Apothecary Jars

Apothecary jars are trending again and retailers have taken notice. Big box stores like Target and Walmart have several options available on their shelves. Multiple sizes and styles should be available in the store’s décor section, but you’ll likely find the best deals in the craft and kitchen areas.

If you want a wide assortment of colors and sizes, head to the nearest craft store, like Hobby Lobby or Michael’s.  Hobby Lobby is the best option if you’re looking for colored glass. Wait until the glassware is included in their half-off sale, then stock up.

This isn’t the first time apothecary jars have been in style. For the best deals, check your local thrift shops. Don’t let a missing lid discourage you from buying that perfect vintage jar. Just pick up some corkboard and cut it to fit!

Decorative Uses

Use your jars to add fun, seasonal décor to your space. Submerged flower arrangements are an easy way to bring a little nature indoors during the spring and summer months.  Larger jars are also great vessels for open and closed terrariums. Fill your jars with sea glass, sand, or shells to compliment a beach themed room, or use them to hold pillar candles to bring some hygge into your space.

When summer gives way to autumn, swap your submerged flowers for harvest décor like tiny pumpkins and colorful ears of corn. Create Christmas displays by filling your jars with ornaments, small strings of Christmas lights, or scented pinecones. If you’re feeling extra crafty, use a jar with a secure lid to make a DIY snow globe.

Functional Uses

Apothecary jars were originally used by pharmacists to store medications and the ingredients necessary to create them. Today, they can add stylish storage to every room of your apartment. Use them to hold detergent pods in your laundry room or kitchen. (Make sure they’re out of reach of kids and pets!) Use jars with sealed lids in place of canisters to hold your sugar, flour, and coffee in the kitchen. The glass will make it easy to see when you’re running low on something. They also make great candy dishes!

Fill your apothecary jars with cotton balls, Q-tips, or bath salts to add vintage charm to your bathroom. Mix sizes and styles to make each piece stand out. Be careful using glass jars near or in your tub! Jars made of heavy plastic are a safer option if you’re sharing bath products with children.

Utilize heavy plastic jars in your kids’ rooms. Fill them with crayons and other art supplies to keep their space tidy. Use glass jars in your room to hold jewelry or keepsakes. Apothecary jars are also great for storing crafting and sewing supplies!

No matter how you utilize them, apothecary jars are a stylish, inexpensive way to add functional charm to your apartment.