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Spice Jar Organization #seriouslystrong

I know how blessed I am to have a pantry, so I’m seriously not complaining. But it’s in need of some organization… especially the spices.

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Awhile back, my friend Dana and I etched baby food jars for my spices, and while I love this look, sometimes it can be hard to read. So I’ve been wanting to add stickers to the tops too. I just went online and found free label templates, added the text for the spices I have on hand (using Picasa photo editing) and printed on a solid sheet of label paper. Then I just cut them out with a scissors, peeled off the backing, and pressed them onto the corresponding lid!

Using baby food jars for spices {Sawdust and Embryos}

Using baby food jars for spices! {Sawdust and Embryos}

There are so many creative spice storage solutions out there, but none of them really fit my needs. Check out these genius storage solutions!

Spice jar storage solutions {Sawdust and Embryos}sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Since none of these ideas would work for our kitchen configuration, I set out to find a way to affix them below our cabinets. My two objectives were that they needed to be easily accessible while I’m at the counter cooking, and I needed to be able to see which spice is which without having to fumble through them. I used two strips of Scotch Indoor Fasteners and pressed them firmly about an inch below the cabinets. As you know, our backsplash is just drywall painted to look like a tile backsplash… but these fasteners can be affixed to just about anything (wood, metal, brick, you name it!).

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Then I took the corresponding strip of Scotch Fastener and cut two small strips to cover the bottom of each baby food jar.

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THAT IS ALL. Simplest project on the face.

Just slap those bad boys up onto their new home, and stand back and admire your intense organization skills. This project literally took me about a half hour.

Affix spice jars under your cabinets using a velcro-like technology... genius! {Sawdust and Embryos}

Affix spice jars under your cabinets for easy access! {Sawdust and Embryos}

I love how they almost add a design element to my kitchen. No more cluttered spice jars!

Affix spice jars under your cabinetry using a velcro-like technology... so smart! {Sawdust and Embryos}

I’ve had these up for about a month now, and they have yet to fall off! The loop/hook technology is seriously hefty. Yet not too hard to pull off when you need to go douse your enchiladas is Cumin. Win! Who doesn’t love a simple AND cheap project that makes your life easier and more organized?!

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If your new around these parts, be sure to check out some of the other budget-friendly projects we’ve done in our kitchen!

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Affix your spice jars to your backsplash using a velcro-like technology... soooo smart! {Sawdust and Embryos}
This post is sponsored by Scotch 3M, but all ideas and opinions are ours!
  • http://shortjenn.blogspot.com Jenn

    Oh. My. Gawd. I LOVE this! My one question, what is the result when you have to peel the backing tape off the wall? Does it peel off the paint? I live in an apartment, and would LOVE to do this, but don’t want to damage my wall!!

    • http://www.sawdustandembryos.com/ Bethany @ Sawdust and Embryos

      I tried pulling a corner back, and it did indeed start pulling off a thin layer of the drywall. I’m thinking if you scraped with a razor blade it would come off cleanly though.

  • http://www.DaisiesandCrazies.com Cindy

    “on the face.” haha Those labels are super cute — I like that these are accessible but attractive. Nice project! xo

    • http://www.sawdustandembryos.com/ Bethany @ Sawdust and Embryos

      Thx Cindy! Can’t wait to see your face in a couple months!!!!

  • mary byrne

    That’s awesome, I love it.

    • http://www.sawdustandembryos.com/ Bethany @ Sawdust and Embryos

      Thanks Mary! Easiest project everrrrrrrrrr!

  • Suzanne

    I have magnetic metal bottom ones with clear lids on the side of my fridge which is right next to my stove. They wash like a charm. I think I am going to chalk paint a spot so that I can put whatever spice I’m in the mood to use.

  • Mindy

    Love it!

  • Stacye Hixson

    I’m absolutely loving it. I just recently had to tear down the cabinet above my stove to install microwave and that’s where I kept all my spices. I see a project in the future. Thanks Bethany!

  • http://www.interiorsbykenz.com Kenz @ Interiors By Kenz

    Love that! Super convenient for when you’re cooking. It’s RIGHt there!

  • http://www.icantpaintmywalls.com I Can’t Paint My Walls

    Could you try waxed dental floss to see how it removes the adhesive? I know it gets between walls and other 3M products…

  • http://www.qspice.co.uk/blog/food-rubs-for-sale-at-q-spice-/ Emma

    What a fantastic idea for spices jars! I can’t wait to try this, thanks for sharing!