Jan 30 2015
Here’s a post that I’ve been meaning to do for a while. Had the pictures, but got waylaid by life. Better late than never!
Spice jars are one of those items that always seem to end up a crazy mess. Partly it’s because the ones you get in the rotating ones never hold a full jar. So I end up with lots of half empty jars that sit in a pile. See picture below for evidence:
And above is an example of the rotating spice rack. I really loved this rack — smooth turning, very pretty. But the jars just didn’t hold enough. And when the tops got too hot they exploded off (hence the empty spot you see).
So I researched jars and found these jars above, shown after cleaning them before pouring in the spices. Reasons I like them:
- they’re made of Italian glass
- they’re 5 oz and most store bought spice bottles are 4 oz, so they hold at least one spice jar (no extra jars floating around)
- they’re just around 3 in tall which fit in the drawer which I wanted to put them in
- they have nice wide mouths which is good for inserting measuring spoons
- they have screw top lids to keep spices fresher
- they are a super cute shape — kinda square so they line up nicely
I made up labels for the jars using my Silhouette. I measured how big I wanted the labels and put those as a cutting circle. Then I put a dashed circle in that, the name of the spice and cute little flower icon. I cut them out of some generic white full page sticker paper.
For those curious, the font is Apple Butter and the flower is also from a font, Floralia. I’ve put the files up on my Silhouette Designs page available for personal use in case you want to see how I did it or want to use them yourself if you buy the same type of jars.
I placed my labels on jar lids and then filled the jars accordingly and put them in my drawer where they were the perfect height. Of course, they are alphabetized. And I love them. They make finding my spices so much easier and fun to to use!