Organizing my Spice Rack

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I’ve been meaning to organize my spices for YEARS, but hadn’t found the perfect system yet.  It’s always bothered my OCD to have my spices in different sizes/jars.  Glass, plastic, metal, etc….  BUT spices are so expensive I just can’t justify getting the same jar just because it will look nicer on my shelf!

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When we were visiting my sister last year in AZ she was throwing away this one, it was full of old herbs, and weird ones, that I never use.  Half of them had gotten wet and were stuck inside the jars!

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The kids helped me empty them out and we ran them through the dish washer…. three times…  then I soaked and scrapped off the old labels.

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The rack only fits 20 spices, so I had to narrow it down to my TOP used 20 spices….  These are the ones I use on a monthly basis, so narrowing it down was tough.  But we did it.  If I ever find the same spice rack I’m so getting a second one.

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I cut out new labels with my Silhouette, using Century Gothic bold, spacing the letters 110% and taking the cutting speed down to 2 so the details wouldn’t get caught up in the cutter.

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using transfer tape I eyeballed them into  place on the round jars.  They aren’t perfect, and I did redo ONE…  But I think I got them pretty close, and good enough for now (I’m thinking if I like the 20 spices I’ll re-cut the vinyl for a stencil and use glass etching)

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Then came the fun part, FILLING the glass jars!  I need more Ground Oregano, and Hot curry, but everything else I had extras and was able to fill up all the way!  SO pretty!!!!  What would your top 20 spices look like?  I had to bump 2 of mine because my husband requested Salt and Pepper….

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    • says

      WHAT! I had to NARROW IT DOWN?!! I have 25 more I couldn’t get on the rack! I’ll share some recipes with you, what kinds of foods do you like?

  1. says

    Those turned out SO GREAT! I love that they are organized and that they are the spices you use often. I have a spice rack that is full of spices I’ve never used before. I think I should use this as motivation to make mine with spices that I will actually use :)

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