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How to create inexpensive decor for a pirate party

I am not going to lie. I am excited to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day this coming Sunday, September 19, in part because it allows me to do a little early Halloween decorating!
What better way to decorate for a party about pirates than with spooky apothecary jars full of skulls like the one above? The best part? This jar, along with the other two and all their contents cost less than $10!!!
Inexpensive, homemade apothecary jars have been floating around the web for a while now and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try my hand at them.
Prep for this project was minimal. I rounded up a couple of old vases and purchased a few cheap candlestick holders at the local dollar store, but that was about it!
Here’s a photo of the supplies:
Apothecary Jars Yep. That’s it. A few simple pieces.
After cleaning everything off, I glued the pieces together with my tube of E-6000.
Apothecary Jars How toNo making fun. I know I need a manicure. Badly. But, I wanted you to see how simple this really is. All I did is ring the top of the candlesticks with a little glue and then press the vase down on the top!
Ta da! All done.
Apothecary Jars 1I still have to run purchase some chocolate coins and some jewels, but I think these jars are a perfect table display for our house and our little pirate party!
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14 Responses to " How to create inexpensive decor for a pirate party "

  1. Camille says:

    I have retired my Google calendar and am now using you to keep informed of national holidays!! What a cute idea for a parrrty!

  2. April says:

    Yea for making our own cute displays!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. Krista@thegatheringplacedesign says:

    Thanks for your visit and comment! Yours looks great…how fun! I love the different jars you used. Have a fun pirate party!

  4. Emily @ Finding My Aloha says:

    NO WAY! Girl, I am posting the same project today…sans pirate's booty! :) I bought my candlesticks and vases/bowls in the very same Goodwill trip! Love it! Hope you take pictures of the party!

  5. Steph says:

    You are super rad! We had a pirate birthday party for the boys when they were younger. One of my fave parties ever. Of course I didn't have all the really cool hand crafted decor that you can make. I bow down to your goddessness

  6. Emily @ Finding My Aloha says:

    Oh, and I used a pic and linked back to you in my hurricane post today. AND, I'm loving your new blog look! I havent been to your actual blog in awhile…I use Google Reader.

  7. Tasha says:

    I have been making some of these all day…okay…well I am making a LOT of them! For my SIL's bday and for my dining table! Thanks for more ideas of what to put in them!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  8. Sandra says:

    Love the idea of making your own apothecary jars. I was just looking for some inexpensive ones this weekend…I'll have to see what I can come up with next time I go thrifting!

  9. staci @ lizard n ladybug says:

    thanks for stopping by…I love these!!
    I made some last week too :) So cute and simple!

  10. Andrea, says:

    I love this idea…I want to use it for gifts and fill them with favorite candies. :o )

  11. Josée says:

    I love this!

    Good have a nice day.

  12. Katie says:

    Love this! I've been making my own as well!

  13. [...] This photo showcases the inexpensive apothecary jars I featured here and my glittered Halloween skull. I purchased these skulls for $2 and covered them [...]

  14. Jess says:

    Awesome idea!! I’m having a pirate bday party for my son in June and I have tons of vases at home. Wish I had stocked up on Dollar Store skulls back in Oct. Thanks for sharing!

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