As a person who decorates minimally, even for holidays, I find my simple apothecary jar to be an effortless way to have seasonal decorations without overwhelming me. During the first week of July, I finally created my simple patriotic apothecary jar using beans.
I began with red kidney beans. Since my apothecary jar has a funky bottom, it requires some extra beans in the bottom. Then I layered white beans and black beans to create my red, white, and "blue" patriotic apothecary jar.
As I layer the beans in the jar, I shake the jar side-to-side a bit to keep the beans level. I place a small cat food can on top of the red beans before adding the white beans. It provides an easy way to extend your filler.
pinecone and acorn apothecary jar. At that link I also have a tip to keep your jars mold-free.
I currently have a maroon ribbon layered with a hemp bow on my jar. What would look even better as an accent?
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