Also known as, glass canisters, apothecary jars have many uses. Originally used in medieval times 1325-75) by people who sell spices and drugs, apothecary jars do well as organizers and decorative items.
Updating your home becomes simpler with apothecary jars; all you need are items that will fit inside. Here are some of the ways you can use apothecary jars to organize items in different areas of your home.
Use an assortment of apothecary jars to organize your kitchen. Use large apothecary jars to hold dry pasta noodles such as spaghetti, fettuccine and elbow macaroni. Line them up on your counter, next to your stove. Use small apothecary jars to hold dry herbs and spices. Add a splash of color by using your apothecary jars to hold fresh fruits. A series of three jars can hold different types of citrus fruits; for example, the first one will hold oranges, the second one lemons and the third one can hold limes. For longer lasting effect, you can slice these citrus fruits and dry them before storing them inside the apothecary jars.
Other kitchen items apothecary jars can hold include cookies, sugar, powder cream and coffee. Fill the jars with assorted candies. If you love to bake, apothecary jars can hold flour, cupcake liners, piping tips, cookie cutters and sprinkles.
Load up a tall apothecary jar with beautiful soap bars. Use smaller apothecary jars to hold your cotton buds, cotton balls and bath crystals. For a beach theme look, place sand and seashells. Use your apothecary jars to hold hair pins, barrettes, hair bands and ribbons.
Living Room and Dining Room
Display apothecary jars on top of the coffee table, dining table, fireplace mantel or console table to hold assorted decorative items. Change the contents to go with each season. Decorate them with flowers and Easter eggs in the spring. In the summer, add vibrant colored flowers or put pebbles. When fall kicks in, put dried twigs, leaves, corn husks and small assorted gourds. During the winter, create a winter wonderland by placing cut-outs of paper snowflakes or assorted Christmas ornaments. Dried flowers and potpourri will give texture to your overall décor.
Home Office and Hobby Room
Maximize your apothecary jars’ full potential in your home office. Use them to hold stationery, note pads, note cards, paper clips, stamps, envelopes and labels. For your hobby room, use your apothecary jars to hold small items such as buttons, rolls of threads, ribbons, painter’s brushes, craft items and many more.
Another place for your apothecary jars is the laundry room. Organize clothes pins, powdered detergents and fabric softener sheets using apothecary jars.
Just remember couple of important things for best results when using apothecary jars, use different heights and display them odd numbers.
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