Something that I have been wanting to do for awhile has been organized and cleanly labeled spice jar

s. For the longest time while living in our apartment they were always just tossed into a drawer and for someone who enjoys cooking and frequents her spice drawer, it was just one big mess. I thought I would share this process with you guys step by step and everything I used incase you were wanting to give your spice jars a face lift as well! One tip, as far as expiration dates, you can either label small with a permanent marker on the bottom, or I prefer using a label maker so you can keep updating as you refill your jars.

Expandable Spice Rack Organizer

What I Used:

24 Pcs Glass Spice Jars/Bottles – I used 2 boxes. They also come with their own sets of labels (I didn’t use these) and a white chalk marker, as well as a funnel. Check out other jar options here.

Standard Labels (60) – size 2.25t x 1.25w white. The labels are available in different quantities and sizes.

Metallic Gold Spray Paint – I decided to spray paint the lids a metallic gold color so they matched the aesthetics of our kitchen more vs leaving them the plain silver color they come as. If you also decide to paint yours, I highly suggest using the 2x coverage spray paint and one that is also a primer. I initially used a gold spray paint that wasn’t and the paint was easily scratched off the lids.

Clear Top Coat Spray Paint – I wouldn’t skip this step as the jars lids will be handled quite often and you want them properly sealed and protected.

Expandable Spice Rack – I store my most used spices in a drawer, but you could use this spice rack organizer for a cabinet shelf.

Step 1:

Prep // Remove the metal lids from each jar. Inside each lid is a thin airtight seal. Remove all seals and set aside. Each jar also has a shaker/pour lid attached to the jar. Remove each of these and set aside.

Step 2:

Sanitize // Wash jars, metal lids and shaker lids with hot water and dish soap. I wanted to make sure everything was well sanitized and the metal lids clean and free of any residue or debris before spray painting. 

Step 3:

Set up // I needed to make sure the tops and sides of the lids were evenly sprayed and found the best way to do this was to have the lids raised up. I filled 5 plastic water bottles with water and attached the metal lid with a small amount of tape on the underside so they wouldn’t fall off while spraying. (I only had 5 water bottles around, but using more could speed up the process. The tape isn’t 100% necessary, but I didn’t want to risk messing up the lids if they fell off). I found a scrap piece of wood to spray on so that I didn’t spray paint the grass.

Step 4:

Spray paint // I slowly rotated each bottle while spraying the lids in a back and forth sweeping motion. I sprayed each lid one-by-one, waited two minutes, and then repeated with a 2nd coat. Once the 2nd coat had dried for 2-3 minutes I then sprayed each lid with a clear top coat. After about 5 minutes the lids were dry enough to remove from the water bottles and I then placed them on a baking sheet to finish drying. I repeated this process until all the lids were sprayed and then let them dry inside for a few days before handling again. 

Step 5:

Apply Labels // Before applying each label I wiped the jar face with rubbing alcohol and a cotton pad to remove any residue so the label would properly adhere. Once the label touches the jar you’re unable to reposition it so I used tweezers to help carefully apply each label in the center of the jar. 

Step 6:

Sanitize Lids // I sanitized the inside of the metal lids before adding back the airtight seals. 

Step 7.

Fill Jars // Fill each jar with the appropriate spice and attach the plastic shaker/pour lid and metal lid. The jars come with a collapsible silicone funnel to easily fill each jar with spices. 

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