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Holiday Forest Apothecary DIY Jars

Holiday Apothecary Forest DIY Jars
Abby Davis from Craftyladyabbycom
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Filling your walls and shelves with Christmas and winter decor instantly makes your home a little more welcoming and inviting during the holidays. If you plan on throwing a Christmas party this year, create these Holiday Forest Apothecary DIY Jars and place them on your coffee table for everyone to ooh and aah at. To fill your DIY Christmas jars with snow, you'll want to use Fairfield's World Poly Pellets to create that freshly fallen snowflake effect. To add even more details, throw in a cute gingerbread man and a tiny tree to top it off. These jars are so fun to design and will make your table a little more enjoyable to sit around this year.

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

MaterialsBeads, Glass

Primary TechniqueHome Decor




Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Fairfield World Poly Pellets - For bigger jars, you'll need this bigger box
  • Oriental Trading Glass Jar Set
  • Oriental Trading Mini Gingerbread Men
  • Oriental Trading White Sisal Trees
  • Battery operated tea lights
  • Mini ceramic house - Check thrift stores
  • Christmas miniatures
  • Vintage ceramic trees - A great substitute is a mini artificial tree
  • DecoArt Media White Gesso
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Whispering Turquoise, Bahama Blue, Slate Grey, Fawn, Wisteria
  • DecoArt Dazzling Metallics in Shimmering Silver
  • Small paintbrushes


Learn how to make this super easy Christmas craft in just minutes by following these steps!

  1. Fill the jars halfway with Poly Pellets. Insert a tea light into the jars, shifting it under the Poly Pellets. Make sure to turn on the lights, if you're displaying these jars in dim light.

  2. Arrange the sisal trees, Christmas miniatures, and mini gingerbread men into the jars, pushing their bottoms into the Poly Pellets.

  3. Coat the ceramic house in layers of white gesso, to disguise any old paint.

  4. Using small paintbrushes and DecoArt paint, carefully paint the house details. For the silver to shine well, paint slate grey as a base color.

  5. Arrange the tabletop trees, jars, house, and extra Christmas miniatures on your chosen space. If you're doing a table centerpiece, I recommend putting the jars in a tray, with Poly Pellets poured around them. Place the tabletop trees on either side of the tray, or in the center with the jars around it.

 Where will you be placing these festive jars in your home?

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Empty nester and looking for projects to keep busy! Great Christmas ideas here!

The best time to gather up a collection of holiday themed miniatures would be at the end of the season with everything on clearance. It is best to start thinking of your DIY the year before. You will be the most bang for your buck that way. The apothecary jars can often be had on sale during Halloween. Otherwise, if you find you cannot afford true apothecary jars, try scouring the thrift shops instead. Doing these things will cut down on your out of pocket expense! Have fun making this!

Thank you for a great idea!

This is such a cute idea, and it doesn't look hard. I pinned it to try!

I LOVE this idea! I would probably make a few of these, and display one on my coffee table and one on the table where I set up my mini tree. The others I'd give away as gifts to friends and family! Thanks so much for sharing )

I would place them in on my table Or give to my Pastors Wife to put on her mantele.God bless

I would be these jars on my mantles in the den.

this would be cute in a bathroom

I like to decorate with glass in my dining room and in my master bathroom. In the summer months I also do a lot of decorating outside on my patio, especially with candles. This prize would be the envy of my friend, who is a professional home stager.

Got any suggestions? stuffing pellets are a new idea for me.

Poly-Pellets are wonderful for creating weighted blankets, dolls, toys and beanbags, but as you can see they are great for decorating too! in vases to arrange artificial flowers when used in a jar or bowl in combination with tiny battery operated string lights. you can also fill a bucket with them and plant your serving utensils for easy access. Is a link to a lovely project that uses them in decorating too. https// == rrariums/

These are beautiful! I can't wait to decorate my tables this Christmas! Thank you so much!

Thank you for this great tutorial! I would place the festive jars on the side tables in my entryway.

Wonderful Christmas idea!


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