If you are anything like me you start a million and one (OK maybe I am exaggerating a little....a million) projects at one time only to leave most of them half done and alone on a shelf somewhere wondering when you will ever return. Well this project my friends started down that road.
I bought my baby food jars on eBay for about a buck each because I don't have, or know anyone that has, a baby to steal jars from (I of course would have waited for the baby to eat the food. I would never steal food from a baby!). But since then I have heard from a few people that you might be able to check into local Mom groups, or maybe Craigslist. I was fine with eBay though. I bought my spray paint, Goof Off, and paint pen so I had everything I needed. Except the motivation evidently because that is as far as the project went, until we moved to a new house that didn't have a big drawer.
Just a little of the mess at my new house that didn't have the big drawer to hide my spice mess in. It seemed that the spices were multiplying behind my stove to the point that even Kevin made some comments about me opening my own spice store. That finally lit the fire under my rear and away I went.
The labels had already been removed by the time I got them, so all I had to do was remove the stickies left from the labels (God bless Goof Off) and then give them a good washing.
See sticky free and crystal clear.
Spray paint the tops with chalk board paint. Yes we now have a Christmas tote with polka dots on top since I didn't have any newspaper to lay out.
At this point you can use chalk if you don't want permanent labels on your jars, or a white paint pen like I used because well, I will always have a million and one spices (Wow I seem to like that number don't I?). The jars fit perfectly in any silverware depth drawer so you have all of your spice names just staring you in the face when you need to find them
Super cheap, super easy, and if I may say so myself, ding dang cute when they are done!