I recently saw this spice cabinet project from Smitten Kitchen and couldn’t help myself. I’m a sucker for all things glass, so thinking of my beloved spices all gussied up in glass jars was just irresistible. Not to mention, I like to buy my spices at Penzey’s Spices (we have a local shop in Naperville), but many of their spices come in plastic bags. This makes for quite the messy spice cabinet! And you know how it goes once you start mixing and matching different size spice bottles, things just get chaotic and difficult to find. I’m a fan of anything that makes life a little easier and more streamline!
So, here is what I did. I made the trek over to our local Crate & Barrel and picked up 20 of these little glass jars. Aren’t they so cute? I believe Smitten Kitchen got them from Target for around the same price. Then, as was suggested on her blog, I used these labels to identify each bottle of goodness. After creating a huge mess transferring spices from their current homes to their new-and-improved version, this is what I ended up with:
So lovely, no?
I am one happy camper with the final product! Everything is just so easy to find and (in my opinion) darn cute! It will be interesting to see how well the labels hold up overtime, but for now they seem to be doing quite well. The best part is how well the bottles stack, giving me a lot more room to add new spices. I think I might be feeling a trip to Penzey’s coming on…