Glass apothecary jars are one of my favorite ways to display decor. Today I am sharing seven ways you can fill them for Valentine’s Day.
One of the most popular ways to decorate glass apothecary jars is to fill them with seasonal items. I have used them with fall leaves, acorns, and pinecones in the autumn, or with Christmas ornaments and ribbon in the winter. I think these jars filled with Valentine-themed items might just be my favorite!
Glass Apothecary Jars
Glass apothecary jars, also known as pharmacy jars, have a rich history dating back to ancient times. These clear glass containers were originally used by pharmacists and apothecaries to store and display medicinal herbs, powders, and pills. The jars were made of thick, sturdy glass to protect the contents from light and air, and were often sealed with a cork or metal lids.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, apothecary jars became popular in Europe and America as a way to store and display a wide variety of household items, from spices and sweets to sewing supplies and trinkets. The jars were often decorated with hand-painted labels and designs, making them both functional and decorative.
Today, glass apothecary jars are still used in pharmacies and apothecaries, but they have also become a popular decorating item for homes. Especially in my home!
These clear jars are perfect for displaying Valentine flowers, potpourri, small sweets, and other decorative items. They can be used in a variety of settings, from living rooms and dining rooms to bathrooms and bedrooms.
Seven Ways to Fill Glass Apothecary Jars for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is a special occasion for expressing love and affection. One of the best ways to celebrate this holiday is by decorating your home with romantic and festive decorations.
Red and Pink Items
One of the simplest and most effective ways to decorate apothecary jars for Valentine’s Day is to fill them with red and pink items. This can include dried flowers, potpourri, or even small cand in shades of red and pink. For example, you can fill a jar with a mix of dried pink and red roses for a romantic and elegant effect. Or, you can fill a jar with a mix of pink and red potpourri for a sweet and cozy vibe.
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Another creative way to decorate apothecary jars for Valentine’s Day is to add a personalized touch with love letters or messages for a loved one. Occasionally I buy vintage letters at the flea market and you can always find them displayed somewhere in my home. You can also fill them with love notes for your own valentine.
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How About Using the Jars as Vases?
Another option is to use the jars as vases and fill them with fresh flowers. You can use red roses, pink tulips, or any flowers that you and your loved one like. This will add a touch of elegance and romance to your table or just about anywhere in your home.
Fill Them with Hearts
Additionally, you can decorate the jars with hearts. I made these clay conversation hearts a few years ago and love to display them in glass apothecary jars. Click the link for all of the details on how to make this easy craft! You can also paint hearts on the jars using acrylic paint. This is a great option for a more playful and whimsical look.
You can also add a Valentine’s touch to your apothecary jars by filling them with pink ribbon or craft items. I have so many different pink ribbon spools and these look wonderful just put in the glass jars!
Adding sweets to apothecary jars works well because they not only look cute but the lids keep them fresh. The jars look great filled with these Valentine’s Day sugar cookies. Don’t you think?
Candy, Of Course!
Look how tempting these glass apothecary jars look filled with red and pink candy. I love having these on the counter in our kitchen for a sweet little nibble from time to time.
Glass apothecary jars are a great way to decorate your home for Valentine’s Day. With a little creativity and imagination, you can fill them with red and pink items, add personalized touches, decorate them with hearts or illuminate them with fairy lights to create a festive and romantic atmosphere in your home.
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