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Vintage Apothecary Jars: A Thrifty Find and Simple Gift

Vintage apothecary jars, or any little glass jar with a lid, are a fun find at a thrift store. They make a ‘sweet’ thank you, that much sweeter.

Filled with your favorite candies (lemon heads, sixlets or bubble gum) from the dollar store. It will look like you spent more than a couple of bucks.

Kami Bigler is a regular contributor at Make and Takes. She’s the thrifty maven who runs the blog: no biggie – a montage of her three favorite creative outlets: crafting, cooking, and thrifting. Her interests include portrait and tabletop photography, paper crafts, decorating and experiencing the thrill of the thrift find. You can follow Kami on Twitter at @kamibigler.


  1. Wow, I feel a thrift store crawl coming on! This is a really good idea. I like the little tags you’ve made for each of them as well – a lovely touch. Thank you!!

  2. This is SUCH a clever idea! I love the look of glass containers (of all kinds, really, I must be an addict), and am always looking for new ways to use them and new things to put in them at home. Using them as both gift and ‘gift wrapping’ is a brilliant idea!

  3. Maybe we shouldn’t go to the thrift store together anymore, because I’m going to be snatching up all these jars, leaving none for you!! :)

  4. this is an awesome idea. i fell in love with apothecary jars this past christmas, reading how people decorate with them. but apothecary jars all year long? LOVE it!

  5. I am a thrift store junkie… but I have NEVER come across these lovely jars. I will FOR SURE be on the look out now! I LOVE THEM! They look SOOOO good and different, yet special. A teacher’s gift would be perfect for these… Jen is right.

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