I have always wanted several of these to put in the bathrooms in our house…but I didn’t want to pay the Pottery Barn price of $39-$69. Luckily, I saw this idea on Twitter one day and just had to try it! You can check out the original posting here: Dollar Tree Crafts. I am quickly becoming addicted to the Dollar Tree and everything it has to offer when you take an item usually used for one purpose but instead glue it, turn it upside down or paint it to make it do something else!
These are the supplies I started with: Dollar Tree large vase ($1), Dollar Tree candlestick ($1), Dollar Tree 3 pack of small bowls ($1), E-600 glue (Wal-Mart: $3), glass knobs (Wal-Mart, 2 for $6). I was going to get a glass knob at Hobby Lobby since they were half-off but the screws wouldn’t come out so I needed to start with ones that were flat. The lady who originally did this craft used these so I decided to copy exactly what she did and get these instead!
I started by washing all of the glass items…even though the 3 pack of bowls were wrapped up, they were filthy so I’m glad I started by washing it all. After the items were dry, I turned the vase upside-down and glued the candlestick to the bottom of the vase.
While I was waiting for that to dry, I turned one of the small bowls upside down and glued one of the glass knobs on to it. I let both sets of glued items dry while I went back to watching football. I let them sit without messing with them (I am very inpatient so this was a hard step) for about 20 minutes, just to make sure the glue had cured and nothing would fall apart.
Here is the finished product! Not that much different than the PB version! Now that I have the DT jar with the Target jars I originally had, I think I need to make a second apothecary jar with the short vase and get rid of the smallest jar in the picture so the grouping looks more consistent…hmmm…maybe I’ll be back with another picture of this area in my bathroom… 🙂