Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Just because ... I'm addicted to labels




One of my latest obsessions is labeling everything.  I'm just showing you my spice jars, but believe me, there are many more of these babies around the house.


The technique I use is simple enough.  Print the labels onto full page white shipping labels (I use Staples brand).  Before cutting them out, cover them in clear contact paper.  That way the ink is protected from moisture.  Then just stick them on.





I made the spice jar labels by photoshopping these beauties from Eat, Drink, Chic.  I also stole used her idea of looking up the Latin names in an online encyclopedia.  I think they look so neat and tidy lined up in the cupboard.



15 comments:

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I Love these! They look so sleek. I just don't think I have the patience. I'm such a goober when it comes to things that I love but am too ADD to do. =)

Do you have a punch that cut out the perfect circles?

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love labels too and have been wanting to do my spices forever. I love how yours look!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

That's style!!! We love them and thank you for sharing the source!

Leigh said...

I'm addicted to labels, too! I love your idea of covering them so they're water proof! Now here's my question - where did you get your spice containers?

jenjen said...

What a great idea. I love it!

XOXO
Jen

gina civey said...

love them - moving this winter and i am SO doing my spices like this

good job!

Leanne said...

Those look great. I heart labels too. They look so pretty lined up. Great job and thanks for sharing your idea.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh my goodness, those are cool. I am such a typography addict, I NEED to start labeling stuff! :)

Mandy said...

So very organized! I want to be you!

Terri said...

Great idea! I love labels, too! Blessings!!!

Creations from my heart said...

How oragannized! Love the idea. Wondering if you could email me. I am trying to figure out how to do the strike through on words when posting. Do you have any tips for me? Looking forward to hearing from you. Blessings...Sherry

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

OK, these labels appeal to me on about 22 levels. I love everything about them!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Those are very cute. I love labels also, but these are much nicer than my dymo labels. I'll have to give them a try.

MotherhoodFilm said...

Very cute! I really enjoyed looking around your blog-- What great ideas!!
*Eliza’s blog*

Jen Kershner said...

Seriously. Those are FABULOUS!