Thursday, March 22, 2012

. . . Dollar Store Jars for Easter . . .

I really don't think there has ever been a completed craft project that I have used more than these great Dollar Store Apothecary Jars.  You probably are tired of seeing them all the time but they are so versatile for each and every season.  I have made sets in graduating sizes as well as all the same size and I use them over and over again as my loyal readers know well.
Spring Jars
   l wanted something to make these jars really stand out so when I was putting my Tshirt Wrapped Candles away after Valentine's Day I thought about other things I could use to dress up my candle and jars.  I had a lightbulb moment when I was running through the Easter section at Target and saw a package of colorful rubber bands for hair.  I have super short hair so of course I'm not going to have too many hair accessories around the house so I had to buy a few packs of them in the bright colors I wanted.  I then purchased Sweet Tart Jellybeans and was in business to add some brightness to my spring decor
• You will need your vases, jellybeans and hair elastics in desired color
• I find that the Sweet Tart Jellybeans are the best color for my Easter decorating but there are a ton of others out there to choose from

 • Just slide the hair elastics over the jars until you reach the desired "height"
• I used a combo of thick and thin hair elastics 

• Use my Toilet Paper Roll idea to reduce the amount of jellybeans you need to use.  
• Once you've placed the TP roll in place just fill the vases with jellybeans and you are all set to decorate

These turned out bright and fun!


I liked how the larger vases turned out so I used my leftover hair elastics to decorate this tiered candle holder.

I also added some more of the colorful hair elastics to a tall clear vase and added a pretty pink candle and a couple little daisies to brighten up my living room a bit.
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  1. Cute, frugal and bright for Easter!

  2. Hair elastics as decor - brilliant, Linda! I never would have thought to use these for such a quick, fun burst of colour. So glad you shared this instead of thinking your readers had seen it before :)

    Claire @

  3. Your site is ADORABLE!!!! I love the bright colors- so cute!

  4. TOO CUTE!!!! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. How creative and cute! I seriously love these ideas and am going to incorporate them to liven up my house decor! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. FABULOUS idea!!! TOTALLY pinning these! :)

  7. Very cute - I love the hair band stripes on the jars. So cute and inventive.

  8. Fabulous idea using hair rubber bands! Love how colorful this is!

  9. I love that you show us these for different holidays...who wants something taking up storage space when you can make such cute displays?! The hairbands are genius!

  10. Thanks for linking up! I just featured this project on my fb page:

  11. This is a SWEET idea! That way you can choose to use the light colors or the darker colors - thanks for sharing!

  12. Wow that is beautiful and I love all the colors. You have a great blog and I am a new follower. I can't wait to see what you come up with next. I would like to invite you to my blog. @ I am hosting a photo challenge right now if you are interested. But I also host a Sunday Linky party you can link up anything you like.
    I hope you stop by,

  13. Such a cute idea!! Something simple and so adorable. Just might have to brighten up my Easter buffet with this!

  14. Oh my goodness! Adorable! I never would have dreamed that up! Great job!
    One Chatty Chic

  15. Super clever Lindy! I think I have some extra hair elastics hiding around somewhere =)

    xo caroline @ c.w.frosting

  16. I never would have guessed those were hair bands!! SO creative and cute. I featured this today!!

  17. GREAT IDEA!!!
    This is my first time on your blog, I am off to explore!!! I want to know how you did the jars!I will find the post right now!
    Thank you!!

  18. This is such a creative idea. I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: share this awesome idea with my readers

    Mrs. Delightful

  19. Hair elastics? Who would have thought??? It's so cute! And I love your bunny! :)

  20. That is awesome! So cute, colorful and creative! This was the most viewed link at the Whatever Goes Wednesday party at I feautred it yesterday.


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