A few years ago, I found some adorable glass jar necklace sets on an independent web shop. I didn’t have the budget to buy them at the time, but they left a little spark of inspiration in me. That spark lit up again this week when I found a set of one-inch glass jars at my local craft store. I didn’t have an idea for them yet, but I bought them anyway.
A few weeks later, I was baking my first apple bread of the season when the idea hit me. I love the glass spice jars we have in the kitchen — how cute would it be to make spice jar necklaces our of the little vials I’d bought?
The answer: SO FREAKING CUTE. Please behold my apothecary spice jar necklaces.
Best of all, these necklaces are fun to layer and really easy to put together. Get our your spices and let’s go!
Supplies for Spice Glass Bottle Necklace
To make these, you’ll need:
- Miniature glass jars
- A glue gun
- Small eyelet screws
- One necklace chain for each jar
- A variety of spices.
How to Make a Spice Jar Glass Bottle Necklace
This really couldn’t be easier. First, add whichever spices you like to your jars. I used cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and star anise. You could also try vanilla bean, peppercorns, dried seeds, or ground spices like chili (red), cinnamon (brown), and turmeric (an orangey-yellow color).
I filled mine about halfway. For the cinnamon sticks and star anise, I had to break them into smaller pieces to fit through the top of the jar.
Next, use the glue gun to glue a thin line of hot glue along the inner rim of the jar. Put the cork into the head of the jar. This will keep the jar from opening in the future.
Finally, screw your eyelet screw into the cork, and string your chain or cord through it. That’s all! It really couldn’t be more simple.
These glass bottle necklace spice jars are so easy to make and really lovely to wear for fall. My friend Aili called them “warm” and “earthy” and I think that’s just right. If you end up making these, comment below with a picture of your own creations! If you’d like to make other wearable DIYs, check out these simple bracelets or my no-sew embroidery hoop necklaces.