Thursday, October 25, 2012

Day 25: Labeling like a BOSS

A while ago, as I was playing on Pinterest (seriously, I do have a life outside of Pinterest, I promise) I came across this pin which is attached to this blog post.  All of a sudden, seeing that picture with all the pretty labeled jars I was in awe, I needed that in my life.  Now, we don't have the space for the extent of her homemade spices and stuff, but I did have some glass jars that I was already using for my flour, sugar, vinegar, laundry soap and baking soda.  Now those are some white powders that you don't want to confuse ever right?  I knew I wanted to do something, I just couldn't think of what, so in the mean time, I was just using a white board marker, which wasn't doing me much good since it rubbed off all.the.time.

So I went digging.  I searched through Pinterest until I found this site which explained how to label your glass jars without fail.  And then I went to research the paper she mentions, and holy crap! it was expensive.  I didn't want to pay as much as they were asking for just a couple of sheets, especially since I didn't know how it would actually end up working.  I started my plan to just cut out letters and using mod podge.

And then I took a trip to my local craft store and found what I had been searching for just never knew that is what I was actually looking for.  Colored contact paper.  I had several colors to choose from, but I went ahead and just got the plain old black.  I dug through my cricut cartridges and found a font I liked.  I did a test sheet on some scrap paper, and then I set myself lose with my new contact paper.  

I love the way the came out.  I know they aren't perfectly centered or perfectly spaced, but I don't care.  I really love them.  And the best part about it, is I never have to worry about putting flour into my coffee again.  Not that I have ever done that.  

Also note, that the second picture is of my laundry room, not the kitchen.  I do have a fancy vinegar dispenser, but that is because I found it at Target and couldn't resist, plusandalso, I can measure out one handed (while Dex is in the other hand) 1/2 cup evenly for every load.   

And there you have it, my super awesome labeled jars. 


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