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