I love to cook and being able to easily and quickly find spices in the middle of whipping something up is key. Well, at least it makes the whole process less stressful.
There’s no doubt that our spice cabinet was a complete wreck. We had multiples of every spice in there and all of them were half used. You can just feel the stress building up right? Because of the spice explosion on that shelf, there was no room for the coffee mugs, grinds and sweet and lo to be stored. I finally decided I just needed to clear the cabinets out and start fresh.
Our kitchen has a little shelf under one of the cabinets that’s only use was collecting moldy fruits and veggies. It was the perfect spot to show off our spices, add a bit of color to the whole place and alphabetize them for easy (and stress free!) cooking!
I promised this would be a super easy project. You can make your own labels to suit the spices you’ve got in your cabinet or maybe you have a specific font you want to use. Click here to download the file I used. I personally love this font — sort of rustic! So once you’ve got that file ready, here’s what else you’ll need:
- Labels & a Printer — this print out is sized for Avery 5160 labels
- Spice Jars — I used these, but any little jar with a resealable top is perfect!
- Scissors — for trimming the labels
- Spices — for cooking, of course!
Print your labels and trim them. (I included more labels, but the pack of jars that I bought only had 24, so I had a few leftover that I didn’t use.) I cut them each a little bit differently to give them a rustic, cozy kitchen feel.
Stick those labels on! I know, so easy, right?
Fill your jars with the appropriate spice and get cooking!
This was the perfect little project for a rainy day. It’s so quick and so easy and makes your spice cabinet look far more attractive. I think these would be absolutely perfect for anyone who has open shelving. It let’s your kitchen look organized and adds a nice little pop of color from bright & exotic spices!
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