Today I’ve got a project for you that I have wanted to complete for a very long time. I labeled my spices and homemade mixes.
As I showed you earlier this week with my taco seasoning recipe, I make a few of my own spice mixes. It saves me money and more importantly, to me, I know exactly what is in each mix.
For several years now, I’ve stored them in reusable plastic containers. It worked, but I had been saving spice jars as I emptied them in hopes that some day I would finally make pretty containers for my mixes and spices. That day finally came!
This was a very easy project. I LOVE the result. It makes me smile to open my pantry and see these pretty little jars in there. It really is the little things! and it is getting things checked off my to-do list as well. 🙂
Eventually I want to re-organize my pantry and I want to have all kinds of pretty labels and such. Eventually.
This project would work great for the mixes and spices as I used them, but it would also work great for labeling any other containers or baskets in your pantry. Let me show you this easy project so you can pretty up your pantry as well.
If you are planning to label spices and mixes, start by collecting old spice jars (or you can buy a set of empty spice jars). Remove the old wrapper. I usually throw mine in the sink or the dishwasher and let the water wear the label off. If you are labeling baskets or other containers, you probably won’t need this step. Though if you are upcycyling old containers, make sure to get rid of the labels.
Head over to World Label’s blog. They have so many cute free editable files for making labels.
I used these Printable Farmhouse Herb & Spice labels. It has a matching Pantry Label set as well. 🙂 Last year World Label sent any blogger who requested them a free package of their full sheet labels. I requested. They sent. Happiness ensued!
All I had to do was edit the file after I downloaded it and print it on the full sheet labels. It was so stinking easy.
These herb and spice labels were really close to the size of one of my circle punches. I used that to cut them out and make it simple. I cut away a smidge of each label that way, but that was fine with me to make it super quick and easy.
Once you have your labels selected, printed, and cut out, decide on placement on the front of your jar.
I printed two of each label so I could also put a label on the top. This will make it easy to know what is what no matter where the jar is in the pantry.
Oh my cuteness! I know it is probably totally dorky to admit, but I just love opening my pantry and seeing these cute jars. I also love that now there is no more guessing which mix or spice is which. Just makes me smile. 🙂
What simple projects have you completed that make you smile?
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Shannon Payne says
On the to do list! I’ve been holding out far too long, now is time to tackle the infamous spice cabinet (LOL)
[email protected] says
So neat. Do you have a post showing the best way to dry herbs from the garden. That a project I’ve been wanting to try.
KC Coake says
Thanks, Jamie! No, I don’t know about drying herbs. If I could get things to grow in the garden, then maybe I could figure the drying things out…but I totally have brown thumbs. Good luck!
Elisabeth Harrell says
These spice jars look amazing! Love it. 🙂
Patty Lucas says
I just bought pretty little jars for my spices but I didn’t know where to start for the labels until now. Thank you.
Cherry Warrick says
Thanks so much for sharing the source of these very cute labels! And what a great idea to label your homemade spice jars – thanks!
Sarah @ The Teacher's Wife says
Such a cute way to store spices!!
KC Coake says
Thanks! I totally agree!
What do you use to adhere to labels to the jars or do you use a special paper?
KC Coake says
I printed them on full sheet labels, so they were fully adhesive. If you go back and look in the post, there is a link to where I got my full sheet labels. Hope that helps.