Kitchen clutter is typical a hazard for any foodie. We like gadgets, tools, what-nots, and do-dads. And if you are anything like me, TONS of spices. When my spices began to take over my kitchen counter, I realized I had to do something fast. But what to do?
I priced those cute little spice jars at the specialty stores, and just about died when I realized how much it would cost me! I knew I had to come up with something that would do the job, but not cost me an arm and a leg!!
Then a friend suggested I try recycling old baby food jars. Genius! 4 ounce jars are the perfect size for a full bottle of spices you get from the store. They sit perfectly in a shallow kitchen drawer. Plus you can view them all with a quick glance vs having to move each jar to see the one behind it.
All you need is a few inexpensive items, and you are on your way.
Supplies you will need:
- 4 ounce size baby food jars
- Chalk board spray paint
- Goof Off
- White paint pen
1) Remove the labels from the baby food jars by soaking them in hot water.
2) Use the adhesive remover to get all of the "goo" off of them, then wash and dry well.
3) Make sure the lids are clean and dry and lay them out on a flat surface. Place them on top of newspaper or cardboard to avoid damaging the surface you are spraying on. Spray them evenly with the chalk board paint. Allow to dry and spray again.
4) Once the lids have dried, use the paint pen to label each lid for the corresponding spice.
And WALA you have adorable little spice jars that will hold an average sized jar of spice, and fit perfectly in a kitchen drawer for easy access.
They make a terrific Christmas gift too!