I decided to give my spice jars a little make over this weekend. I had small labels on the lids, but they were starting to come apart from all the twisting of the lids. This time I wanted to do something a little more permanent.
Here is what you need. 1. Spice Jars (I already had a drawer full of these, they were $0.99 each at Bed Bath and Beyond) 2. Vellum Paper 3. Adhesive sheets 4. Paper cutter 5. Printer
I created a template for my larger rounded tops as well as my strips. Then I printed the templates onto the vellum.
Using the paper cutter, I cut on either side of the black lines.
You can use a circle cutter for the circles, but I didn't have one large enough, so I cut them out by hand.
Now you need to turn the strips and circles into stickers. I don't have a fancy sticker machine (though I've seen them at the craft stores), so I used these adhesive sheets.
Here is how they work. You strip the backing off the sheet, like so.
Then you lay a few of your strips onto the sticky part and then cut them out. (You could also cut the adhesive sheets into the same size of your strips first)
Now you have a sticker!
When you are ready to apply them to your jars, just remove the second strip from the back.
Apply the sticker to the jar. Work from the middle around to apply the sticker without any bubbles.
When your jars are finished, fill them with spices! How cute are those? I love them.
I have a shallow but wide drawer in my kitchen island. It is a perfect place for my spices. I found these spice jar holders for drawers at Ikea. (They also sell jars that fit in them with silver lids.)
I used four of them in my drawer, leaving room for my larger jars. (I have larger jars for things I use a lot like baking soda, poppy seeds etc)
I alphabetized my small jars, but you could do them by color or however you like.
My larger jars are organized by the amount I use them, with the sweet items on one side.
My favorite drawer in the kitchen!