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.