Today I’m posting one of my favorite (and cheapest) Halloween decorations—My Halloween Apothecary Jars.
I have quite a collection of these fun little glass jars that I’ve gathered from various thrift stores over the years. (None of them have cost more than $1.) And while I think that their original purpose is for housing candy I only use them for Halloween.
So, I bought the jars and then attached some scrap book stickers that I already had to the front. (Most of them say things like “magical”, “helpful”, “spooky”, “don’t ask”, etc.) But, if you don’t have scrap book stickers you could just whip up some of your own labels on card stock and glue them on.
Once that’s done I fill them with whatever I have around the house. These three are full of dried beans and peas but I also have some with brown sugar, coconut flakes, flour, malt o meal, etc. I just use what I already have. It’s fast and cheap and makes for a perfect 30 minute activity to do with kids (who love to help fill the jars).
I love these little apothecary groupings and have them stashed anywhere I have Halloween decorations set up. (These ones are on my fire place mantel.) Sure…they are silly and weird and possibly inspired by my love for all things Harry Potter but it is the month for silly and weird and it saves my husband from having Gryffindor posters hanging up in the family room.
ps—Just for the record I wouldn’t really hang a Gryffindor poster up in the family room…but a Beatles poster…now that’s a different story…