When I started working on the #NeverEndingReno in the kitchen, one of the things I was determined to do is squeeze in some open shelving – no easy feat in my teeny-tiny kitchen.
I ended up mounting a long shelf above the window – it was literally the only possible spot. I found some inexpensive clear glass canisters at Christmas Tree Shops for my baking supplies and loaded them up.
I was a little worried about it looking too cluttered if I put labels on the jars, but after I used cornstarch instead of baking powder in my banana bread last week, I decided it was probably a smart idea.
I was planning to use little chalkboard labels, but my handwriting is atrocious, so I thought I would come up with something that wouldn’t require me embarrassing myself. I ended up making them in PicMonkey (affiliate link) and it was actually a pretty fast and easy project.
I have 3 different sized jars, so I ended up making templates for 3 sizes of labels, using using the “Amatic Small Caps” font (in BOLD). I printed them up on regular white paper on my ancient black and white printer in my office.
I cut them into squares first, then trimmed up the details.
Surprisingly, it didn’t take long at all to get them done.
I used ModPodge and a foam brush to cover the back of each label, being careful to cover the entire surface.
Once I had the label positioned where I wanted it, I coated the top with more ModPodge.
Then I carefully cleaned up the edges with a damp paper towel.
They dried in a just few minutes and it worked perfectly.
Want to steal the labels? I converted the large labels into PDFs and you can download them HERE.