Easy Fall Decorating with Apothecary Jars

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If you are looking for some simple ways to decorate your home this fall, you may like this apothecary jar centerpiece idea. I’m teaming up with a few blogger friends, for our seasonal creative challenge, and this time we are working with glass jars. A special thank-you to  Jar Store.com, for supplying us with four beautiful apothecary jars. When you have a minute, stop by Jar Store to see their great selection and fabulous prices on all kinds of containers. 

See what I did with my jars, and then stick around to see what the other ladies came up with at the bottom of this post.

Decorating with Apothecary Jars

Decorating with Apothecary Jars

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Like so many people I love fall. This is a time of year that I really enjoy decorating our home, inside and out, with beautiful autumn colors.


Here’s what one of the jars looks like out of the box. 


Of course I immediately thought of flowers for a centerpiece, and noticed that a regular pint-sized mason jar fit perfectly inside. However, I felt that I needed something pretty to cover the mason jar.

Originally I thought about using acorns, but I didn’t have enough real ones to fill 3 jars. Then I purchased one bag of faux acorns, and they looked great, but didn’t quite fill the jar, and would end up costing me somewhere in the range of $50 to fill all three. 


I settled on this pretty trio of colored popcorn {affiliate link) for a little over $3.00/bag.  I can’t believe that I never heard of colored popcorn. It turns out that their are many different varieties. Side note: They all end up white, or off-white when popped.

apothecary-jars-floral-centerpieceThis is just one bag of the popcorn and I think it looks great with my sunflowers, black-eyed Susan and elderberry leaves.


At some point I read, or heard, that you should always display items in odd numbers, so I only used three of the four jars. Don’t worry because I have lots of ideas for the fourth jar.

Instead of having to pick or buy flowers for all three, (though, that would be beautiful) I used white pillar candles on either side of the floral centerpiece.


I definitely enjoyed decorating with apothecary jars. The great thing about them is that I can use them over and over again. I think they would make great terrariums, pretty storage containers, and really nice display vehicles too. Oh the possibilities.

Learn how decorating with apothecary jars can create a beautiful setting for fall using affordable items that you probably already have around the house.


Let’s See What Everyone Else Created:

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At Home With Jemma

Garden Up Green

To Work With My Hands

Simple Nature Decor

Farmhouse 40


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About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. I LOVE the simplicity and the filler of popcorn is fantastic. I’ve been on a popcorn kick lately I make it the old fashioned way on the stove. We were on the same page, something about the table just called these jars. Okay so when’s dinner because this is just so inviting.

    These challenges are fun and what a blessing to work with so many awesome ladies.
    Have a Great Tuesday!!

    • Hi Carole,

      Great minds, huh! I would love to have you and Robert over for dinner! One of these days.
      Thank you for starting it all, and I agree we are a blessed group.

  2. Good Morning Patti,
    Fabulous look for these decorative jars and your spin on how to Incorporated the beauty of the harvest using them is stunning on your table.
    Thank you so much for organizing this challenge, a pleasure to work with you.

  3. I love the sunflowers! The popcorn filler really makes them pop and really gives them that fall look. I think I have the perfect size jar to use inside also! Thanks for the reminder on how to do this.

  4. Sunflowers are one of my favorites….love the colored popcorn in the containers….really pretty table centerpiece.

  5. All of the jars are lovely; what a creative way to use such simple jars!

    • Thanks Courtney. It’s always fun to have a challenge. Mine was pretty simple but I like the way it looks. Just in time for company this weekend.
      Thanks for stopping by,

  6. I’m a sucker for sunflowers, Patti, so I really love what you’ve done with your jars. The idea of “hiding” a pint jar in the center is just brilliant and I think the multi-colored popcorn is perfect – plus it gives you the added ability to use fresh flowers, which is always nice.
    I’ve heard about grouping in odd numbers too – probably draws the eye better because it isn’t totally symmetrical. Great concept – and your trio is fabulous!

  7. Thats the perfect place to add the Jars, matches well with your decor..You can probably use bird seed too. I have tons of bird seed, so gives me an idea. Its been great getting to know you!

  8. Brenda limbaugh says:

    What size is the large jar?

  9. Perfect fall decorations! I love how elegant yet simple it looks!

  10. I use yellow popcorn, dried split green peas, dried red or kidney beans and the colored pasta. All are great fall colors and the popcorn and dried peas and beans can be layered in your jars. All are very in expensive too.

  11. Hi Patti, Love all the décor! The jars are beautiful! Well done! Blessings, Janet

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