Thursday, September 6, 2012

Valentine's Day Two-Tier Apothecary Jars

I'm so excited to show you what I crafted up using Dollar Tree glass vases!  Lookie! Lookie!

They were inspired by these Double Tiered Hurricanes I saw in Pottery Barn:

Double Tiered Glass Hurricane

They were really fun and simple to make, too!  Here's what I did:

First, I picked up these two sizes of glass vases from The Dollar Tree.  (If you're not super-crafty, you could stop right here, fill the bottoms with something decorative & the tops with candles and stack 'em!)

Next, using some painter's tape, I taped-off a rough rectangle on the taller vases and pained inside each one with 3 coats of black craft paint.  On the smaller vases, I painted rough polka-dots within polka-dots using red, pink & white craft paint.

When the black paint dried, I removed the tape and painted these cute pink frames around the rectangles.  I then outlined each frame in red and added white polka-dots.  Finally, I painted the letters L-O-V-E on the "blackboards," and they were done!

I'm trying to decide now what to do with them.  I was thinking of filling the bottoms with sweetheart candies and putting some flame-less candles in the tops.  What would you do?

The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:

Set of 4 Valentines Two-Tier Apothecary Jars (Vases $8, Paint/Tape - on hand)

Total Fake-It Cost:  $8.00

Compare to these Double Tiered Glass Hurricanes from Pottery Barn ($39.00 each)

Total Fake-It Savings:  $148.00

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