Thursday, September 29, 2011

. . . Dollar Store Candy Corn Apothecary Jars . . .

I love the Dollar Store for finding unique things to make crafts out of.  I made these Apothecary Jars from Dollar Store finds and I have continued to use them over and over again for each season.  They get so many compliments with the ever changing way I use them.

I made a trip to the Dollar Store and picked up Candy Corn and tea lights to create a new look for my jars since Halloween is coming quickly.  I found that I didn't like the way the tea light sat on the candy corn so I needed to brainstorm a way to make them sit evenly without showing too much of the candle.  Lucky for me I save toilet paper rolls and that worked perfectly.  It's one of those times that the vision I had in my head turned out just as well in reality.  I love it when that happens. 

 You will need your candy corn, tp rolls or paper
towel rolls cut to size, tea lights, tissue paper and vases.
Fill your tube with tissue paper leaving space at the top for your tea light to fit.
Place the filled tube in the vase and start filling with candy corn.
 Keep filling the vase until the candy corn comes level to the top of the tp tube.

 For the taller vase I used 2 tp tubes together so I got the height I needed
Again just keep filling the vase with the candy corn until it reaches the top.  Place your candle at the top of the tube and fill in the candy corn around it so you can't see the tp tube anymore--just be careful you don't have the candy corn laying on the candle when you start burning it.

 Simple and fun for the Halloween Season. 

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  1. Love the candy corn filled jars! Thanks for sharing.

  2. that was such a good idea, Im totally doing this on my entry way table! love it :)

  3. Only crafters would not even think twice about your "I save toilet paper rolls" comment...LOL Very clever idea to use them w/ the candles. I just cleaned out my dollar store last weekend, love that store!

  4. Genius use of toilet paper rolls!! I love these.

  5. I got the makings from the Dollar Tree and am planning on making my own version! Gotta love that store.

  6. Love! Easy, too! Thanks for another easy idea.

  7. Love love this idea! Going to feature you tomorrow on my "A few of my favorite things" post! :)

  8. So cute! I'm featuring this in my "Things I Love Thursday" blog post. Thanks for the inspiration!! Hugs!

  9. I love the dollar store... Such fun to transform oreindary things into extraordinary things! Habbe a greet weekend.

  10. That is very clever to use the TP rolls. The jars look very Halloweeny:)

  11. how smart to put toilet paper rolls inside!! genius idea! :) love it!

  12. Those are so cute! i tried to decorate with candy corns but then ended up eating them all :(

  13. Hey Lindy, I am sharing your oh so cute, idea today on my blog.


  14. Perfect for the season. And I love the candy corn touch. Thanks for linking it up to Fabulous Friday.

    Warmly, Michelle

  15. That wouldn't work in my house because I'm a candy corn holic. It would be gone on no time. Love the idea though. Have a great day.

  16. How cute!!! Love it when the Dollar Store can give a classy looking end product! Visiting from Serenity Now!

  17. What a lovely job you did with the jars Lindy. Great work. I found and am following you through Bloggeritaville and hope to visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you could follow me also. I would love that. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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