My Name Is Snickerdoodle: Spice Cabinet Makover and Organization

3.23.2015

Spice Cabinet Makover and Organization

Are you like me and have a million projects you want to do?  Some I eventually get around to doing when I finally get the supplies and then there are the projects that I already have the supplies for, but just can't find the time to start them.

This was one of the latter projects.  My "baby" hasn't been a baby for 2 years, but I've held onto his (empty and clean) baby food jars that long.  It's because I knew I wanted to transform them into new spice jars.   
Use baby food jars and chalkboard label stickers to help organize your spices!  Find the how to at My Name Is Snickerdoodle
I'm sure if you're not ultra organized like me your spice cabinet looks a lot like mine!  Multiple jars, canisters and bottles in all different sizes and shapes.   What I liked about using the baby food jars was the clear thick glass jars so I can actually see the spice.

Bonus is, I already had the jars so it wasn't an extra expense.  If you do buy them they are only like $.60!  I would also recommend only using jars that held applesauce or pears.  All other purees tend to stain the inside of the lids.

Find out how to inexpensively organize your spice cabinet!  |  My Name Is Snickerdoodle
I didn't really take step by step pictures because it truly is simple to do.

Materials
Baby food jars
Fine grit sand paper
Spray paint
Chalkboard label stickers
Permanent White Sharpie Marker

How To
1.  With hot soapy water, wash all the jars and lids.  Completely dry.  
2.  Lightly sand the lids with fine grit sand paper and wipe clean.
3.  Spray paint the lids with 3-4 light layers, completely drying in between.  Let the lids dry for 24 hours before using.
Find out how to inexpensively organize your spice cabinet!  |  My Name Is Snickerdoodle
4.  Using a permanent white marker, write each spice name on the chalkboard stickers.  I got mine at Adhering Words
Find out how to inexpensively organize your spice cabinet!  |  My Name Is Snickerdoodle
5.  Center the sticker on the jar.
6.  Fill jars with spices and place painted lids on top. 

Use baby food jars and chalkboard label stickers to help organize your spices!  Find the how to at My Name Is Snickerdoodle
I love that they stack really well and that I can clearly see the spices.  It cleared up a bit more space so everything wasn't jam packed in there!  Plus, they have cute aqua tops!

I would still love to get some sort of clear container to put all of my extract and other miscellaneous items in on the middle shelf.  Baby steps, right?
Use baby food jars and chalkboard label stickers to help organize your spices!  Find the how to at My Name Is Snickerdoodle
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1 comment:

  1. Nice job! You can buy some acrylic containers at places like TJMaxx, Marshalls, etc. Usually they are for fridge/freezer, but would work great for corralling your extracts and stuff! They also have a set of 4 containers for $15 (which is a steal) at Sam's Club!

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