Pretty Pantry Labels

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Can we all agree that no pantry makeover is complete without glass jars beautifully labeled? I’m sure we are all thinking of The House of Smiths beautiful pantry. *swoon*
Do you remember the glass jars I found at Goodwill? Are you sick of me starting every paragraph with a question? =)
Anyway, the jars now hold my flour, sugar, and brown sugar.  

I actually found the exact same jars at Hobby Lobby one day. I was hoping for another large jar to store whole wheat flour, but they don’t have that size anymore. I was able to buy another small jar to hold oats though.
Then I found jars for my rice and pasta at IKEA. Yes, I have a lot of different kinds of pasta…and I don’t even really like pasta.  

Glass Jars: Check!
Now let’s talk labels and my first Silhouette project!
I wanted to label my baking supplies because from the top shelf it takes a second to see which jar is flour and which is sugar…and of course because it looks pretty. I also wanted to label the rice jars because I have white rice, jasmine rice, brown rice and brown jasmine rice. And those are pretty easy to get mixed up…and no one wants Spanish jasmine rice! I didn’t bother labeling the pasta jars because obviously I can tell shells from penne without a label.
I don’t have a tutorial for the labels because this was my first time using my Silhouette, so I’m probably not qualified to give anyone instructions on their machine. I wasted a lot of vinyl figuring out what I was doing and my cutting mat has “oa” permanently etched into it because I put the first piece of vinyl in the wrong corner. ..oops!
I used one of the borders that’s included with the program to make the labels. And I just used one of their stock fonts, but I think they turned out really nice.
My freshly labeled baking supplies (and new oats jar):

And the rice jars:

I’ll never mix up regular rice with jasmine rice again!

Another pantry project crossed off the ol’ list! I’m seriously so close to finishing up the pantry!

Complete
Paint walls
Paint shelves
Move ironing board to laundry room
Buy container for Ringo and Abby’s food
Trash expired food
Donate unused items
Recycle plastic bags
Rearrange items on shelves
Buy baskets and containers
Update light switch to white
Replace light fixture
Labels for glass jars


To-Do
System for storing plastic bags
Paint trim
Buy crate for cleaning supplies
Buy additional crate for rags
Find/paint one more bird hook
Touch up ceiling (around light fixture)

10 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, you are killing me with all your organizing- I have got to get it together and get started over here!! Too bad you don't live near me so you could come over here and tell me to quit being lazy! Your pantry looks so good! I love all the labels!

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  2. Your pantry looks awesome! I love your reasoning regarding rice. :) Great job on your first project. Megan

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  3. I heart labels! Lots and lotsa! I was about to head out to Country Jam (big country festival. aka 4 days of cowboy hats. boots. beer. and loose women. Not that I'm one of those...or looking for those...) anyways! I realized that I needed to check your blog! Yay!

    Glad I did! I love how the pantry is looking! I hate pasta but it looks super pretty in those jars! I found a cool basket at Ross that has a sort of hinged lid on it. I twist up all my plastic grocery bags and store em in that, HObLob has em. Just as an idea!

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  4. They look awesome! How do the labels handle in the dishwasher? Do they peel off? I used some labels from Martha Stewart but they came off :(

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  5. This is such a great idea! My Silhouette just arrived yesterday & I feel overwhelmed with what I need to get started. Your first project turned out fabulous!

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  6. Those are gorgeous! I've never really believed those labels could possibly turn out perfectly when I see them on Pinterest...now I'm convinced. Nice work!

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  7. looks very organized sam! way to go the first time around!

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  8. I love the way your labels turned out! Was it hard to stick them all on? I feel like that would take forever, but if it did it was totally worth it! Next time you are at the Dollar Tree, check for some contact paper - does the same thing as vinyl but way cheaper (however color choices are somewhat limited).

    I can't get over how pretty everything looks in those jars! Way cuter than keeping them in the boxes :)


    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

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  9. Love the organization and such pretty labels. Working my way to this. Am looking around for the perfect spice jars. It is so therapeutic to have an organized system in place and it is certainly therapeutic to see someone else's system that looks good and is sure to work. Great job!

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