I have been busy this week working on my kitchen with all it lacks. I have come up with a great new project that I think will help a lot with the storage problem I am having. Earlier this week I gave you a peek at what I am dealing with in my post Kitchen Woes. Since then I have come up with a great strategy for dealing with a lot of these problems. My first problem will be to tackle the overflowing pantry problem.
I have this huge pile of jars in the garage, I have been meaning to take them back to the bio store but they have piled up instead. Having to haul things down a mountain road by hand tends to make said tasks not get taken care of as often! In the end this was a good thing though because as I stood there staring at that pile I had a light bulb moment. Here I have all these matching jars, they are a good size so perfect for storing things in. Why not put them to good use? And so I am!
First off I knew I didn't want to take time to design my own labels. I can, I was trained as a graphics artist. But I am still shaky with my photoshop and need to take the time to know the program better. (there was no such thing as photoshop when I learned paste up and layout) So I was surfing around on the internet, looking at examples and trying to find a style that I liked, when I stumbled upon this woman's wonderful site, Lia Griffith. She has all kinds of wonderful ideas floating around over there and she has these...
I just love them! They are perfect for what I have in mind so I immediately downloaded them to put on my jars. I am so grateful for her offering these free on her site. They really are exactly what I wanted.
So I printed them out and washed a small mountain of jars and started mounting the stickers. I have these printed on shiny stickers so they will wipe clean easy. Now I am sure they wouldn't hold up to any soak in a sink but they are storage jars that should only need an occasional wipe down. I made a simple guide for mounting them so they would all be the same height. I simply cut a strip of card stock the height of where I wanted the bottom of the sticker to go and taped it so it fit around the jar. Then I just put a jar into the ring and mounted the sticker. Easy-peasy and all the same height!
So the first step of my project is completed although I do lack a few jars, guess I better get to eating more yogurt quickly! Stay tuned and I will show you my next step soon.
Hope you are all having a wonderful Friday. The weekend is finally here.
I wish you all a sunny one! Diane
Want to see what I am working with? Here is my post on My Kitchen Woes
Want to see what I do next? Here is my post on My new Spice Racks!