Monday, October 14, 2013

Chalkboard Spice Labels

I'm not much of a cook.
Truly, the amount of take out that comes into this house is embarrassing.

Don't judge!

Despite my lack of regular cooking, I've still managed to accumulate quite the collection of spices over the years.
For the past two, I've been constantly hunting for a way to organize and beautify my little stockpile of mismatched plastic bottles. 

I was pretty sure I'd never find exactly what I wanted, but World Market finally proved me wrong. {that happens on rare occasions}

The perfect little glass bottles at a mere 99 cents a piece.
I bought 25.

As soon as I got home, I did what I always do, and googled for label ideas. 
Have y'all heard of Lia Griffith? Well I hadn't till I found her amazing little spice labels during that search.
How cute!!
She has a whole set of free printable labels that are truly adorable.

Problem was, I knew I was going to be needing some slightly non-traditional labels.
{I put our beta's food in one of the jars. Very cute, but nobody's gonna have a pre-made label that says "Fin's Flakes"

So I did what I often do, and made my own.

Super duper easy people!

I just designed the labels, printed them off on a full sheet of label paper and cut them out with scissors. 

If you follow me on facebook or Instagram, you've seen this pic already. You know, the one I took when I was supposed to be napping before work but was just too excited with how cute these turned out to sleep!

Yep, I'm a weirdo sometimes!

I love 'em!!

The chalkboard background I used didn't print out with quite as much detail as it had on the screen, but I'm ok with that. Lia's look like they print perfectly though, so if hers will work for you, ENJOY!!

Oh, a bit of a warning.
Since they are just labels printed with an inkjet printer, they will smudge if you get them wet. It's happened already, not gonna lie.
In anticipation of this, I printed out several of our most used labels so they can be easily replaced.
Easy peasy!!

If you'd like to make your own and like the fonts I used, they are Apple Chancery and STHeiti, which both came loaded on my Mac.

I'm off to take a little nap before work. Here's to falling asleep fast!!

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  1. I LOVE these....and now I want them too! And don't worry - you aren't alone when it comes to take out!

    Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too

    1. Thanks Suzie! So good to know it's not just me with the take out. Kinda feel like a bad mom on those days, but whatcha gonna do? :)

      ~ Jeannine

  2. How adorable! I just love these! PS I bet your kids think you're mom of the year on take out days. I know mine do. Kind of insulting to my kitchen abilities, isn't it? :D I am a new follower from Manic Monday. Have a great week!

    1. Some days they do, but others they tell me they "just want a home cooked meal". Kids... can't please 'em!
      And I'm so I tickled to have you here at my little blog! Welcome Michelle!!
      ~ Jeannine

  3. LOVE these, those labels have just the perfect look!

  4. So cute! Thanks for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow party! Have a great week!
    House on the Way

  5. Adorable... Thank you so much for linking up with The Party Bunch!


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