These are two terrific DIY holiday apothecary jars with acorn cookies. I made this jar with ribbon and chalkboard paint so it can be changed out for every holiday and used for holiday appropriate treats. It is the Autumn season now so you see autumn decorations and acorn cookies. I am sure that next month these same jars will be decked out for the Christmas season. These little acorn cookies are so easy to make and delicious that it is well worth taking a few minutes to make them.
Everything I used to make the apothecary jars was purchased at Michael’s so you can head over to their website by clicking on the link to purchase everything you need for this project.
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What you will need:
2 Wood pillar candle holders
2 Plain craft store jars with lids
2 wood Christmas decorations
Ribbon and bead embellishments
Transparent industrial glue
Nutter Butter Snack size cookies
Premade or homemade chocolate icing
Step 1: Holiday Apothecary Jar and Acorn Cookies
The first step is to remove the hangers from the Christmas ornaments. Once they are removed it is time to paint the candle holders and the ornaments with chalkboard paint following the instructions on the jar. I used Folkart paint which required that I paint two coats. I waited one hour between the first and second coats and let the second coat cure for 24 hours. Once the paint cured for 24 hours I rubbed white chalk all over and rubbed it off to condition the paint.
Step 2: Holiday Apothecary Jar and Acorn Cookies
Once the paint was fully cured and conditioned I took a craft stick and spread the clear industrial strength clue on the bottom of the jars so it was smooth. I used E6000 clue that I found at my local craft store. I then placed the jar on the center of the candle holder. Next, I placed glue in the same manner onto the ornament and centered it onto the lid of the glass jar. I let the glue cure for 24 hours so that the jar would be secure and so that I could easily lift the lid using the ornament as a handle.
Step 3: Holiday Apothecary Jar and Acorn Cookies
After the glue was cured I placed ribbon that I had left over from a previous project around the bottom of the jar. I secured the ends of the ribbon to each other so that it can be removed and replaced with ease. Next I placed some beaded ribbon in autumn colors that I had purchased on clearance last year around the ornament/handle.
Step 4: Holiday Apothecary Jar and Acorn Cookies
I then took some colored chalk and drew a spiral on the top using fall colors and a pumpkin and vines on the bottom also using autumn colors. Of course you can draw anything you like especially if you are a better artist than me. Once this was done, my DIY apothecary jars were finished. Now I needed to fill them.
Step 5: Holiday Apothecary Jar and Acorn Cookies
I filled my jars with acorn shaped cookies. These cookies are super simple to make. I simply took the round Nutter Butter cookies and placed a Hershey’s Kiss on one side using the chocolate icing as the glue. I then piped on a small bit of icing on the other side to give the acorn its stem. You could also use a small chocolate chip if you wanted. I used a small Ziploc bag with the corner cut out to use as a piping bag. Really easy and convenient.