I just wanted to share a DIY that I did after cleaning out my spice rack on Saturday. It was overflowing with spices and really needed to be organized! I have several spices that were bought in bulk and therefore in large containers or baggies. I have been saving my empty spice containers so I decorated these lovely containers to have new life again 🙂
Here’s what to do to make this DIY at home.
- An empty spice container
- Paper (I used plain white scrapbooking paper)
- A glue stick
- Stamps & an ink pad
- A marker or pen
- Washi tape (optional)
First of all, wash out your empty spice containers and make sure they are completely dry. Measure the width of the previous label and the length (all of mine ended up being 2 ½” wide x 7″ long). Use a pencil and a ruler to draw a straight line down the length of the paper. Cut it out and start stamping to create the background of the label. I used some stamps that I got from A Beautiful Mess Messy Box subscription and ink that I bought there as well.
Practice on some scrap paper to perfect the design. I measured the width of one side of a bottle to know how big to make my letters and then practiced it a few times before writing it on my stamped paper.
I wrote the name of my herb or spice on the front, with a little sketch of what the herb looks like.
When you’ve finished stamping and writing on your paper, spread glue with the glue stick on the back of your stamped paper and place the front on first, then wrap it around the bottle. I secured mine with washi tape for a cute statement on the back and also to help keep the paper sticking.
So there you have it! Doing this craft made me feel extremely satisfied to be using old spice jars for a new use, and making them cute in the process! One thing that would be nice to add would be a layer of modge podge or some type of varnish to protect the paper while you are cooking with it in the kitchen. Thanks for reading! xo Carissa