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.
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.
I didn’t really take step by step pictures because it truly is simple to do.
Baby food jars
Fine grit sand paper
Chalkboard label stickers
Permanent White Sharpie Marker
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.
4. Using a permanent white marker, write each spice name on the chalkboard stickers. I got mine at Adhering Words.
5. Center the sticker on the jar.
6. Fill jars with spices and place painted lids on top.
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?