Halloween Apothecary Jars
Halloween apothecary jars are so fun to design and make. For these apothecary jars, I chose two different traditional Halloween ideas. The inside decorations can be whatever you chose, purchased, dollar store or handmade.
Making these apothecary jars took about 10 minutes, followed by several hours and hundreds of photos to reduce glare. The jars are nice and shiny which is wonderful for making them pretty but for photos that’s another story.
Haunted House Halloween Apothecary Jar
These little-haunted houses are easy to find, I saw them at Home Sense, Michaels and even the dollar store. I chose this one for the glitter. The tree is a Halloween pick from Michaels and the little cat on the pumpkin is from Michaels miniature Halloween displays.
The jar, the mini lights, and the branches were from my stash. This miniature haunted house cost $6.00 from Michael’s on sale.
These Halloween Apothecary Jars only take a few minutes to put together, and shopping for the little characters is adult Halloween fun that doesn’t contain sugar.
Make sure the opening of your apothecary jar is large enough to fit the haunted house ornament.
Fill the bottom of your jar with filler. I used some dollar store super chunky grey yarn. Just stuff it inside until the bottom is flat.
Tape the battery pack to the back of the haunted house, secure with tape. Place the house inside the jar, taking a little bit of wool camouflage the battery back on the back of the house.
Poke the Halloween branch sprig behind the house and wrap it with lights. Add in any remaining ornaments.
Graveyard Halloween Apothecary Jar
The Halloween ornaments for the graveyard are quite tiny and topple easily, especially the tiny gravestones. To work around this cut a round piece of paper, and then wrap your wool gluing it to the paper as you work. Once the paper is covered, trim off the excess wool and place the paper mounted wool into the bottom of your jar. Taking this extra step made it much easier to arrange the small ornaments.
All of these little Halloween graveyard ornaments came from Michaels. Michaels had a sale on but I suggest doing some shopping around to see if your dollar store has any. Our stores haven’t got much inventory yet.
Once you know how you’re going to arrange your little ornaments, place them in your jar.
The little graveyard would be so much fun to shock and scare people in an office setting. I don’t think they would expect it inside a pretty jar.
I am hopeful you can see that the jars are pretty and sparkly, especially with the little star lights.
Here is another Halloween post for you. These apothecary jars are great for the front entrance, but how about these Front Porch Ghosts made using flowerpots?
Have you ever considered making anything like this for Halloween?
I would love it if you have, please let me know what you created.