For those of you who know me, my apothecary jars are my absolute favorite thing to decorate in my house. With each change of season and holiday my jars get a makeover. Sometimes my jars will have decorations in them and other times I will fill them with candy. I bought these particular jars two years ago at Michael’s Craft Stores. I used coupons when purchasing them and spent somewhere around $35 on all three. For me, they were a great investment!
I wasn’t sure what theme to make the jars this month. I knew I couldn’t go wrong with a ‘summer beach’ theme but I knew that wouldn’t match well with the surrounding decor in my home.
The key to this habit it of mine is not to spend a fortune each month. Eventually I will have a full inventory of decor that I will reuse from year to year. I am almost there! Believe me, my husband will tell you that I have enough already. 😉
I headed over to our local dollar store, Dollar Tree, and went right over to their Memorial Day decorations. As I have mentioned before we are living on a budget, so I don’t need to go broke on this little monthly project of mine! I end up spending $8 on all items. As you can see in the image below, I got 3 Mesh ribbons (Red-White-Blue), 2 garland strands with stars, as well as 3 super cute red, white and blue starred candle holders. The cool thing is that after filling up my jars I still had a lot of the ribbon left over, which I used to fill some other jars in my house. I even considered making a wreath with the remaining ribbon, but I’ll leave that project for another day….maybe July 4th 🙂
Here is how the jars turned out…
What do you think?!
Happy Memorial Day!
Thank you to all who have served [and continue to serve] our country. You are true heroes!