Sunday, October 6, 2013

Halloween Apothercary Jars

Since you probably saw our Halloween Dining Room already, you may have noticed these on the background...

Green and ghoulish goodness

I got the inspiration from my Halloween Guru, Martha Stewart with her
Petrifying Potion Display

Martha's Version

I wanted to have a "Witches Dining Room" so I thought this would be perfect and easy to pull off.

I used Lime green food Color in varying amounts for each jar ($1.75 at Hobby Lobby) and bought Lotus pods and 2 other faux flowers to put in my jar. All were on sale and I spent less than 10 dollars for all. The jars were mine of course, bought years ago from TJ Maxx.

Night time view

Day time view

Lotus pods look the most eery
I'm pretty happy with it and totally completes the whole space. 

How about you, are you ready for this ghoulish holiday?

Happy Decorating!



  1. Oh my word, this is so creative and it does look really spooky. Hugs, Marty

  2. Simple ideas that deliver great effects are exactly my thing! Love it, it looks very spooky! Just wondering, will the food coloring stain the jars?


    1. No it won't. I tried it before and it didn't so hopefully, the green won't be any different. :-)

  3. I am going to be doing some brains and hands I found at the dollar store for a halloween party! I like the idea of the twigs and nature! Great DIY!

  4. You're so creative! The lotus pods do look freaky. :) I always enjoy your tablescapes. happy halloween!

  5. I like this version better than the Martha version. I completely agree about the lotus pods.

  6. oh, they are creepy... That's what you were goign for, weren't you?

  7. These are awesome...nice and creepy!

  8. You know Vel I have never done much Halloween decorating but I love this creepy/fun display you have created. Martha got nuthin on you!!

  9. Decorating for Halloween it's what you should be doing in Oct., pretty Vel! When I had my small girls, all I did was carve pumpkins, decorate cookies, bake pumpkin cakes, try to give them pumpkin soup and was never lucky on this one, lol! I love those pretty apothecary jars with Green creepy stuff, heheheee...I will be making a Halloween tablescape son, so stay tune! Thanks for your Darling visit sweetie. Have a fun week.

  10. Vel, your dining room looks set for the party! Those spiders look too real...LOL, I'm even scared of fake ones, Following you on FB as of today! ;)

  11. Such a great holiday decor idea!
    I have a giveaway going on and today is the last day to enter, would love for you to check it out!

  12. These look great! I host a weekly link party called Seasonal Sundays and would love to have you link your post. The link goes up on Saturdays at 7pm EST.

    - The Tablescaper

  13. These are so fun Vel!! Love this idea:) Those jars are fabulous!!

  14. I agree, they are fun! Very creative...
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!!!

  15. Love these, Vel! Thanks for sharing! :)

  16. Oh I love the scary old jars with the creepy stuff, it does look like something is fermenting in there like a bunch of old eye balls, oh oh scary


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