Monday, 12 August 2013

Custom Spice Jars Make You The Envy of All Your Friends!

One day while getting my hair cut my hair dresser and I were discussing our mutual love of Bulk Barn and she was telling me that she tossed her mis-matched spice jars, bought all new ones from the dollar store and filled them with cheap bulk spices, saving a fortune, and ending up with cute matching spice jars.  Clever girl.  So naturally when I moved out on my own and needed ALL new spices, I did the same....but craftier!

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Step 1: Go to the dollarstore and find your GLASS spice jars... also, set up little backgrounds using other dollarstore items to take nicer looking pictures and get weird looks from people passing by....

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I liked these, but they didn't have "shaker lids"

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These were super cheap at 3/$1 but I was worried the white lids would get dirty really quick - like curried and gross.

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I ended up going with these because they had 3 different hole sizes and looked pretty snazzy!

Step 2: Buy 20 of them.  Find out that the guy at the till has trouble multiplying 4x5 to get 20 and counts them all one by one.  (clearly the education system has failed somewhere...)
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Step 3: I washed them.  And the realized I would need to wash them again after etching... so this step is really not necessary.
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Step 4: Figure out what spices you want and create your Silhouette file(s).
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Step 5: Cut out your vinyl labels & attach to jars.
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Step 6: Apply etching cream according to directions.

Step 7: Remove etching cream and labels. Wash the spice jars...again.

Step 8: Buy said spices at Bulk Barn (or wherever you like really)
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Step 9: Fill spice jars and take many many photos with poor lighting!
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Step 10: Finally put spice jars away in their home.
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Oh yeah, and Step 11: do a happy dance because you spent:
$25 spice jars
~$20 on spices!

Boo-yeah! 

Check out these similar ideas:
These one are repurposed from Starbuck bottles - clever! 

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4 comments :

  1. I like that you also utilize the second tier of spices on a tray method of organization!

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  2. These came out beautiful, they look much more high-end than something you got from the dollar store. I'm inspired to do this but on the glass containers I use for flour and sugar.

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  4. I love this solution. The spice jars are so cute and uniform. I need to do this for all of my spices and baking stuff. I have a spice rack but the lids are falling apart and this seems like a great solution. Love it.

    Angela

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