Does your spice cabinet look anything like this? Yep, pretty messy. When I was out of town, my hubby noticed how bad it was and strongly suggested that I get the thing organized. So, I finally did.
Remember these retro spice racks? Think 1970’s, groovy apartment, cooking for yourself. Everyone has to have some nifty spices, right? I found this brand new spice rack with pretty glass bottles probably 2 years ago at a yardsale for 50 cents. And it’s been in my cabinet all this time, waiting for me to finally get to it.
Those computer skills I learned on the job have all come in handy and I knew just how to make some pretty labels in Word. I chose an oval shape, with a pretty border around it, added a pretty font and typed away. Twelve spices later, I hit print and was done.
Cut them all out with scissors and Mod Podged them to the bottles. A little Goo Gone on a Q-tip took off any residue around the labels.
Aren’t they cute? Here’s how to make the labels in Word:
Open a Word document, click on Insert, then Shapes. Pick out the one you like, I used an oval. You can resize and drag the shapes. You can then click on Shape Outline to pick an line outline, size and weight. It might say Format Autoshape & I had to click on More lines to get this one. Play around with all of that. Then, to get the font inside the box, click on Text Box, add your text and drag it inside the box. I used Bradley Hand for my font. You will have to get rid of the box around the Text Box by clicking No Line. All this is under Textbox Tools. And you may have to click No Background if your text box is hiding part of the circle. Then when you have it like you want it, hold down Shift and click the Text Box & Circle to group them together. Then, rick click and click Copy and then Paste to paste 12 more identical circles on your page. Drag them apart and change the name in the middle and presto, you’re done. You may have to hunt down right drop-down menus for your shapes and fonts. Word seems to change things up with every upgrade and the one I have now is much more confusing than the old version used to be. It’s really easy to do though!
Ready to rock and roll in the kitchen now.
I painted the rack black, of course, and they will be in reach under the cabinet for hubby or me (well, mostly me).
I also took the opportunity to clean out my old spices and since I usually buy the bulk spices at Whole Foods, I’ll store them in the cabinet and refill as needed.
Hope you got inspired to get your spices in order too. It feels good to be organized.
Not that I’m completely there. I still need to work on my closet. 🙂
What do your spices look like?
Come back on Monday for the master bathroom subway tile post! I’ve been working on it all week and it looks fantabulous! I LOVE IT!