I love to purchase my spices from the bulk section at my grocery store. Over time, my spice cupboard has been overtaken by small plastic bags of spices. It’s become a complete mess! I made these spice jars from only baby food jars, spray paint, and chalkboard contact paper. My cupboard is clean now and I think I may replace all my normal spice bottles with these! I love their look! They may be too cute to hide away in my cupboard. I made the labels out of chalkboard contact paper because sometimes I need to buy only a small amount of spice for a recipe and now I don’t need to commit a jar to a spice that may not stick around for very long.
To make these spice jars, you will need to get some baby food jars. Don’t have a baby to feed the food to? Buy a bunch of banana baby food and make banana bread! Or buy as many jars as you’ll need, take them to a friend that has a baby. Tell her you’ll supply her with free baby food if she gives you the empty jars back. Win-win!To make, first remove the label and clean out your jars really well. I find soaking the jars in warm water works great to remove the labels. Then, spray paint your lids. They will need at least a couple coats. I used a gold color. I wanted my spices to look like they are ready for a night on the town.Carefully cut your chalkboard contact paper and attach to the jars. I cut my paper into 1 1/4″ x 7 3/4″ strips. I have more than enough room to write the name of my spice with this size.Fill up your jars and have fun doodling on the paper! I used a chalk marker on mine. It gives a clean look and will only come off when I use a damp cloth.Aren’t these great? You could use these for any kind of small storage: buttons, jewelry, etc. I think I may need to put these on display in my kitchen somewhere! They are too cute to hide away.