Labeled Jars

Monday, August 23, 2010

Last night I suffered from pantry envy. Well instead of just sitting around being glum about it, this morning I decided to just go out and get some of my own jars to store some baking goods. While my original plan was to get a whackload of them in varying sizes, the little voice in my head (probably Alex) told me not to go crazy with the spending.

After listening to the voice of nuisance reason, I decided to get 4 large jars, 2 medium jars, and 4 small jars. The large and medium ones I found at Wal-Mart and the small ones I found at our local dollar store. Score!

Then I wondered how I should label them. Vinyl? Tags? Stickers? I wandered the aisles of Michaels looking for inspiration but I couldn't seem to find any. The tags were too papery and the alphabet stickers were either too kiddish or too glittery. Finally I came across some Rub-On Transfer Letters. They were only $1.65 for a set so I figured I'd give it a try.

Plain glass jar and some rub-on transfer letters.
I threw a piece of tape on so that I'd apply the letters in a straight line.
Notice anything wrong with this picture?

What the heck was I doing!?!? They're called oats, not oatmeal. Duh!

Tied some twine into a bow around one of the small jars.
Braided some twine around another small jar.
Filled 'em up with some hazelnuts, almonds, raisins, and coconut.

Ah, now I feel better.
Now don't these tidy jars just make you want to bake something and make a huge mess?

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  1. They look awesome... That's it, I'm off to Michaels.. I guess you have to be careful when washing the jars though? Lx

  2. I think you're right. I was able to just scrape them off when I made a mistake so I'm sure I'll have to wash them with care.... if I wash them at all.... heh heh. Just kidding!!!

  3. Super cute Sarah!! Jessa xx

  4. Too cute! I've never used rub on stickers before. Gonna have to give it a try :]

  5. Between your post on pantry envy and this, now I'm going to have to clean out my pantry and make it all pretty and organized.

    Love the jars with the twine!

  6. Really like those letters. Now, maybe someone can help me with this. Every time I think I might like to go the container route with my ugly, messy, hard-to-find-anything bags and packages of stuff in the pantry, I end up with a little dilemma - invariably, there are some things which either do not quite fit into a moderate-sized container (but cannot possibly justify a huge container), OR they fit perfectly into their container as long as there is only one package to put in the container, but then don't fit when I want to add a new package to the little bit left from before...I can't always just use up the "extra" that won't fit into the container, on the spot. And I certainly can't justify throwing a bit out simply because it doesn't fit. Then I end up (again) with little packages of messy, ugly, disorganized remnants. What to do???

  7. Cute Sarah, I like the letters. I would have not noticed the oats vs oatmeal. I call it all oatmeal. Is there a difference?

    I was just at Michaels too. I didn't realize how late it was until they made the closing in 15 minutes announcement. Didn't have much time to look!

  8. i am SO glad you didn't sit around on your duff srying over the pantry that could be. those look awesome!

  9. I have totally been wanting to do this!! Love it!

  10. Sooo cute!! No need to have pantry envy now! :)

  11. You go girl! They turned out SUPER cute!

    Many Blessings,

  12. Nicely done! Those look great!

  13. I absolutely LOVE this idea and as soon as I get home from vacation I'm going to (try) and make some!!!! THANKS for the great idea, and I'm a new follower!

    Jess :)


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