Scrapbook your story and create a lovely piece of art for your living room, craft room, or any room using your scrapbooking stash and an apothecary jar. Apothecary jars of yesteryear held sweet treats at soda fountains, and they’ve made a huge comeback as stylish ways to display pebbles, marbles, and other decorative odds and ends. Bring this up-to-date idea to your own decorating by using an apothecary jar to house a scrapbook page.
Apothecary Jar Scrapboook by Kim Jackson.
How to Create an Apothecary Jar Scrapbook
- Start with a base. Use your button stash to create a firm base into which you can insert pins or wires to stabilize your display. Another option would be to start with a frog, usually used to hold flower arrangements in place.
- Create a simple scrapbook layout. Measure the diameter and height of your apothecary jar to ensure your layout will fit, and stick to the basics of paper, cardstock, and photos for this step. If you’re itching to jazz up your layout design, paperclips and Japanese masking tape work beautifully. The goal is to keep your scrapbook page lightweight so that it will stand upright easily.
- Attach a stabilizer. Attach wires, knitwear blocking pins, floral pins, or clothespins to your layout. For extra stability, adhere slim wires along the side edges of your layout. Insert the ends of your stabilizers into your base.
- Embellish! Clip additional pieces of memorabilia to your layout and arrange journaling spots, ribbon, and other embellishments around the bottom of your layout.
For more wonderful ideas for combining home-decorating and scrapbooking, see the July/August 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.