Have you seen those pins for making your own apothecary jars? I did, and I thought, wow! How cute is that! You know, you fill them with candy for a candy bar, or whatever. So I saved some jars. A pickle jar, jam jar, chocolate syrup jar, peanut butter jar, and a salad dressing jar. I wanted them all a little bit different.
Then I went to Goodwill and got some jar bases. Candle-stick holders and vases which I then spray painted high gloss black. (After priming of course.) And then I painted the lids black as well, but you could use any color. I just went with black because my house has a lot of color already, so we didn't need another pop. (The red lids bug me, I wish I would have painted the inside too, but I was planning on using them for food and didn't want the food to taste like paint.)
So after painting them they smelled. I mean really smelled, inside the jars. And I'm sure that will dissipate over time, but I gave them a few days in the garage, how much more waiting can a girl handle? So then we decided to give them a different home than planned, my daughters room! I wasn't sure what she was going to do with them, put jewelry or other junk in them? I just let go of the control a little to see what she came up with, and here is what that little bugger did.
It looks like she is bug collector! Or fairy torturer. But I think it is so cute! She chose her favorite fairies to display, and now she can change her display around whenever she chooses. She was also planning on maybe doing some art projects for the jars too. But I like how it is a creative non-cluttered way to display "junk."