Many of you have probably been wondering why I’ve been adapting so many recipes to fill specific sizes of jars. The answer is simple, I’m working on a project. In doing this, I wanted to:
- Get rid of my spice rack as it is taking up precious counter space.
- Be able to buy my herbs and spices in bulk to save money(and it’s healthier). This allows me to use the bulk section at Winco , Whole Foods, or buy them Organic online at Mountain Rose Herbs.
- Build up a storage of herbs and spices (because I hate grocery shopping).
- Make my least favorite cupboard in the kitchen my favorite cupboard.
- Make it easy to see what I need to buy more of.
- Have a much less chaotic way to organize all the herbs and spices. I wanted to be able to open this cupboard and not have anything fall out.
|I added shelves to the back of my over the oven/stove cupboard.|
|Also added a rack to the left-hand side cupboard door.|
Supplies used :
- 8 oz/ half pint jars
- Wide Mouth Pint Jars
- Plastic Jar Lids (bpa free)I used wide mouth for the pint jars and regular mouth for the 1/2 pint jars.
- I use a Standard Black Sharpiefor writing on my jars (if you use a smaller/ultra fine tip it rubs right off for some reason).
- This is the rack on the left-hand side cupboard door.
- Two of these racks were used for the right-hand side cupboard door.
- Old Paint Brush
- White Paint Leftover from my pantry paint job.
- Boards leftover from my pantry shelving project (these were used to make the shelf supports as well).
- Saw (thanks for lending it to me Hannah)
- Measuring Tape
- My husband… I couldn’t have done it without his help.
- Finishing nails. Make sure they’re not too long or they will go through to your adjoining cupboards.
- Wood Glue to secure the shelves to the supports (let dry before painting).
*Please keep in mind that the recipes shouldn’t completely fill the jar, I like to leave a little headroom so that all you have to do is put the lid on and just shake to mix).
If you’d still like to be able to use a shaker style top on your (regular mouth) jars you can do this… a Parmesan cheese lid fits perfectly. (I doubt it’s bpa free, but at least you have the option)