I love apothecary jars (and who doesn’t?). But I had one problem with them. I hatewhen they are empty. I can never find exactly what I want to fill them, or if I do I have had to shell out a good $100 to fill my large jar. So they just sit empty most of the time.
Then one day at the grocery store I had a brilliant idea (and right in time for Valentines Day!). Bags of dry white beans were on sale for 70 cents. And I had a can of pink spray pain on a shelf at home. So what did I do? I DIY’d my own Apothecary Jar Filler! And here’s how I did it in four easy steps.
1 – Gather supplies – a cardboard box (make sure all seems on the bottom are sealed so now pant can sneak out), dry beans & spray paint.
2 – Pour beans into cardboard box.
3 – Spray beans with paint, shake box. Repeat until beans are coated.
4 – Pour beans out onto parchment paper and let dry. When dry break the beans apart (the paint will make them stick to each other a little) then pour them into the jar.
And now you’re done! It took me four bags of beans to fill my large jar. So what is that, $2.80? Not too shabby, I’d say.