At Home With The Hinsons

Friday, October 9, 2009

Halloween Apothecary Jars

Hi all and happy Friday!
The boys were out of school so they enjoyed a busy day here at home.
While they played outside with their friends, Andy & I talked to the adoption agency (details here).
No worries, we're hoping to add to our family, not subtract from. ;>
After I straightened up the house I was ready for my therapy session...
a quick and easy crafty creation.

I started with my underutilized apothecary jars.
They are kinda small and not very glam.
But, I just couldn't pay PB prices for them.
In all honesty they were 3 for $20 at Big Lots several years ago.
The smallest one bit the dust, so now we're down to two.

While grocery shopping earlier this week I spotted this 69cent bag of split peas.
I loved the color, shape, and price!

I also picked up a bag of candy corn.
Because really, what says fall like candy corn?!

I played around with the layering process until I found what worked.

Once I was happy with the insides, it was time to decorate the outsides.
I added Halloween colored ribbons and black toile.

Around this time all the boys and their friends came inside.
They played twenty questions with me while I snapped pics...
Mrs. Hinson, did you make that?
Oh I love candy corn, can I have some??
Why are you putting candy corn in a jar if we can't eat it???
Wow, you must be really proud of your candy jars... why are you taking pictures of them????

Oh sweet boys, they'll never understand the decorating process! :>

I think they look pretty cute beside my Halloween pic.
What do you think?
Should I save up my pennies for the Pottery Barn version next year?!
God's blessings on your weekend, Sarah :D


Stephanie said...

Hi Sarah!
Thanks for visiting my blog today! I love the split pea idea - I always struggle with what to put in my Big Lots apothecary jars! :)
God bless you and your adoption journey!


Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Your jars look cute. I have to say I have seen A LOT of things in apothecary jars but this is the first time I've seen split peas in them. The colors are great :).


Tammy said...

A thank you to you too! What a nice surprise. This is an adorable blog. I just put split peas in a lantern today, to hold a pumpkin up. they're a great and affordable decorating treat! Thanks for sharing your ideas, I love the layering!

Claudia said...

Thanks so much for looking at my blog and for your sweet comment.
I love your blog! you are very talented! you have another follower now!

The Caretaker said...

Hi, I am your swap partner and I do have to say that I absolutely LOOOOOOVE your blog. You are so creative. I hope I can give you a good tip swap compared to what creativity you already have!!!

Brian and Ashley said...

War Eagle! My house is pretty much covered with crosses and Auburn too- You can't beat it! I love the way you filled your apothocary jars! Very unique and cute!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I never would have thought of split peas, although I have used kidney beans! :) I think I like the color of the split peas better. Great options, love the candy corn.

Rachelle said...

Way to think outside of the box!

I always photograph my creations in the dining room, which has zero curtains or blinds. I'm sure my neighbors say the same thing as your boys about me taking pictures of stuff! :)

Great job! Thanks for sharing!


Mandy said...

Very cute! Better than PB, imo!
Great job :)

Debbie @ said...

What a cute display. And who can go wrong with candy corn? MY FAVORITE VEGETABLE!!! Big smile. YOu have a cute blog too.

Delightful Dwelling said...

What a neat way to fill up your jars! I love the candy corn, so festive.

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