10 Types of Apothecary Jars and All of The Ways We Want to Use Them

We can't get enough of these vintage-style vessels.

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Add some antique-inspired allure to your countertops by using apothecary jars for chic, see-through storage. Here are 10 types that were made for sittin' pretty.

Diamond Star Glass Apothecary Jar

$20 BUY NOW

This curvy vessel is better used for decorative display than daily handling. We see this apothecary jar as a stately addition to a bookcase for stowing a collection of matchbooks, or perhaps for piling all of your bath bombs together in the bathroom.

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The Container Store Artisan Glass Canisters with Walnut Lids

from $13 each BUY NOW

We like this updated take on the apothecary jar for storing oft-used dry ingredients like pasta, flour, and rice right on the countertop. The oak wood lids give earthy juxtaposition to the sleek glass jar, and their silicone gasket seals the contents airtight.

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World Market Small Round Apothecary Jar

$12 BUY NOW

Bring your Pinterest board full of terrarium ideas to life with this footed apothecary jar. This 10-inch-tall pick gives you space to layer in a substantial base layer of gravel, so that moisture from the soil can drain when you spritz your plants.

Crate & Barrel Round Mini Jar with Clamp

$2 BUY NOW

How cute is this jar? Under 3 inches tall, this teeny-tiny apothecary jar gives a more appealing display to your dry herbs and spices — especially if you're housing them in their own open-shelf rack.

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Pier 1 Mercury Glass Apothecary Jars

from $35 each BUY NOW

These opaque mercury-glass apothecary jars are best used for decoration in the bedroom or even as a dinner table centerpiece, filled with a battery-operated strand of LEDs for optimal ethereality. They also make lovely bubble-style vases for short-stemmed blooms if you remove the lid.

Cornucopia Brands 6oz Large Hexagon Glass Jars

$18 for set of 12 BUY NOW

This set of a dozen small, food-grade jars are great for those who want to experiment with pickling or canning the fruits and veggies from their garden. They're also the perfect size for giving away as favors or gifts!

Anchor Hocking Heritage Hill 1-Gallon Storage Jar

$10 BUY NOW

When we see this, we immediately think "cookie jar," but this 1-gallon apothecary jug could also be used to store coffee beans or loose-leaf tea for your morning brew!

Ball Quilted Jelly Jar

$2 each BUY NOW

This 4-ounce jar may be small, but its quilted glass exterior is a nice design touch. Small enough for serving a miniature dessert, it's also a great vessel for making candles, or even holding small crafting supplies like buttons or pins.

STORi Premium Quality Clear Plastic Apothecary Jars

$25 for set of three BUY NOW

Even if the vintage vibes aren't a match with your decor style, these plastic apothecary jars are exactly what your bathroom needs for easy and understated cotton ball storage.

Titan Lighting Aris Clear Glass Decorative Apothecary Jars

$37 for set of three BUY NOW

This trio of apothecary jars make a little bit more of a statement, thanks to their distinctive silhouettes. On a dining table sideboard, they make lovely seasonal decorations when filled with outdoor-inspired elements like pinecones, faux moss, and pine branches.


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