exactly- apothecary bottles.
I bought some- I think there were 36 of them. Which led me to search for ideas for something to do with them. I came across a few photos but they were sort of expected. Labels and tags and of course putting things in them.
Here are a few of my own ideas …along with the expected tag and label.
I wrapped some string around the neck of the bottle and attached 5 bottles to one piece of string- kind of like a pennant.
A simple grouping- little pieces grouped together has more impact than one standing alone.
By lining them up it is possible to see the contrasts in shape and colour- easy peasy idea -I also added a few strands of lavender but I think it would look just as good without.
I wrapped lovely jute string around these and then put some lavender buds inside. The buds were not necessary but some of these bottles are quite dirty- I soaked them and even ran them through the dishwasher but I can’t get the dirt out of them.
I decoupaged a small piece of sheet music on the front as a substitute for a label.
And of course- a label!
Easy and quick ideas to repurpose old bottles from an apothecary.
Just a word of warning. No matter how many times I cleaned these the dirt would not come out which without a doubt were chemicals. I would only use these for display and not for something like a little girls tea set or similar- they are cute but not safe for drinking from.