I love decorating with apothecary jars. I think they are especially fun to decorate with for the holidays. I had an idea to use beans as filler for one of my apothecary jars. It all started out great, until I had to re-arrange and use a different jar for my bean filler.
Apothecary Jar Holiday Decor
I used red kidney beans, northern beans, and black beans to create my display.
I really liked how the bean apothecary jar filler turned out, so next up was the bean balls and kissing balls…
Red, White & Blue Balls
My intent was to put my cute red, white and blue balls in this cute apothecary jar. As you can see, they didn’t quite fit.
On to plan B. I tried my larger apothecary jar. The patriotic balls fit, but they looked kind of silly because they were staggered back and forth.
So, on to plan C. I was out of apothecary jars and decided the patriotic balls would fit best in the round apothecary jar I had already used for the bean filler.
This is where things got a little messy. First, I accidentally broke the base of the the round jar. I attempted to hot glue the base back together, but no luck. Fortunately the place that I purchased the jars from had a replacement jar in stock and I was able to buy a new one.
Second, I didn’t do a very good job removing the beans from the round jar and ended up having to sort the beans into piles of each of the colors.
I used the tall jar for my bean filler. I put 2 cups of red and white alternating beans topped off with the black beans (that look navy).
I’m very happy with how it all came together!
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