Let’s Spice Things Up

Kit at DIY Diva has a super tutorial for very clever spice jar labels with the label set up all ready to print.  You’ll remember I scored these spice jars at a church rummage sale.

6 spice jars in a rack

 Now is the time to label them and put them to use. I tried printing them on different colors and prints of paper but decided on shiny white labels so I printed her design onto photo paper.

These labels are ready to be printed

 I carefully trimmed the 6 I wanted.

Trimmed labels

 Then I discovered my bottles were a different shape and so needed the labels to be trimmed even more.  I added a stroke of highlighter to the name of the spice.

Ready for applying

 I sprayed the back of the label with spray adhesive (like the vanilla extract labels), and stuck them to the impeccably clean bottles (which I had run through the dishwasher along with the rack). First I tried 3 at a time which I don’t recommend because the labels need to be held down until the glue sets.  I suggest two at a time.

Labeled jars

 Now I don’t know whether or not to use the rack or store the jars in the cupboard.

Spice jars with labels and herbs

 You may have noticed that the rosemary jar is empty, that’s because the rosemary still needs to be collected and dried.

The rosemary is still in the garden.

 The rack makes moving the jars handy.  Still trying to decide if it needs a paint job and what color. “Herbal green” comes to mind.

Completed spice jar project.

I just need a place in the kitchen to show off this lovely, inspired-by-Pinterest project. Thanks, Kit!

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Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

4 thoughts on “Let’s Spice Things Up”

  1. You did a great job!
    Pinterist in a great place for inspiration-
    now I need to get busy!

    I enjoyed visiting so much and I am a new follower.

    I linked to Thriftin Thursday also-

    White Spray Paint

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