I’m following along this great declutting challenge from Home Storage Solutions 101 the best I can. It’s great! I love how the decluttering sessions are limited to around 15 minutes per day – now THAT I can do! This week, we’re focusing on organizing our kitchen cabinets. Mine are pretty decent since we’ve only been in our new house for 18 months or so, but there are some cabinets that are already pretty out of control. One of them was my spice cupboard, and I wanted to share with you today a fun & free spice storage solution that I came up with.

This spice organization idea costs zero dollars and it's so cute - recycle some baby food jars, paint the lids, and stick on some free farmhouse styled labels!

If you think I’m finished recycling baby food jars into other fun stuff (like gifts like this and toys like this), well – think again! I still have a bunch of these guys kicking around and I’m not done, my friends! *Insert evil thrifty crafter laugh here.*

This spice organization idea costs zero dollars and it's so cute - recycle some baby food jars, paint the lids, and stick on some free farmhouse styled labels!

I went and painted the lids of 18 or so jars in my stash with DIY chalk finish paint I had left over from other turquoise-y projects (here’s my recipe):

This spice organization idea costs zero dollars and it's so cute - recycle some baby food jars, paint the lids, and stick on some free farmhouse styled labels!

And I turned them into something cute, yet practical.

(I prefer chalk paint over spray paint when painting metal things like lids because it doesn’t flake off.)

This spice organization idea costs zero dollars and it's so cute - recycle some baby food jars, paint the lids, and stick on some free farmhouse styled labels!

I was going to design my own spice labels, but when I found these farmhouse & chalkboard ones by the brilliant Lia Griffith, I knew I didn’t have to because I had found exactly what I wanted!

This spice organization idea costs zero dollars and it's so cute - recycle some baby food jars, paint the lids, and stick on some free farmhouse styled labels!

They’re the right size and you can even customize what they say! I printed mine on plain sticker paper and cut them out. Cute, right?

I used both tall baby food jars and the standard shorter ones for different spices.

Behold! My spice drawer before and after:

This spice organization idea costs zero dollars and it's so cute - recycle some baby food jars, paint the lids, and stick on some free farmhouse styled labels!

So much better, right? My spice organization even matches my kitchen colour scheme, which makes my heart sing.

This spice organization idea costs zero dollars and it's so cute - recycle some baby food jars, paint the lids, and stick on some free farmhouse styled labels!