Graphic Monday: Spice Jar Lid Labels

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Sometimes my husband likes to give me suggestions for blog posts… and they usually involve some type of organization :). He’s mentioned this particular cupboard a couple of times:

Now in my defense, I’ve been trying to get him to let me buy a spice rack for ages. I can just barely reach our spices at the top… and we have so many that there was another row behind what you see in the picture! {Which I could never reach without climbing on the counter}

However, I have finally found the perfect spice rack solution! I debated all weekend about whether or not I was going to do this all in one post or just do the labels today, since it is “Graphic Monday” and all – and I decided to do two posts. I’m just so excited about my spice rack solution I feel like it needs it’s own post! So anyways, as you can probably see, the vast majority of our spices are Archer Farms {Target} and the have a 1.5″ metal lid.

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And I just happened to have found these 1 1/2″ round labels at Staples for just over $5! I was pretty excited :) I did not want to cut out almost 30 little labels and try to glue them on! I must mention that Staples had another option for this size and the only difference was that the labels were on 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets instead of the 4″x6″ sheets I got… and the were $25! So yeah, I thought I’d save the $20 and get the little pack – especially since they said printer friendly. So after I got home and put Hayden down for a nap, I made these little label templates in Photoshop:

{download blank template}
{download blank template}

*Update – New blank red version upon reader request!

Cute huh? Well that was the easy part! I spent several hours trying to figure out how to not only use this with Avery’s downloadable template, but also how to print them! Grr. After failing with the template in word, I ended up going online to the website listed on the package and used their online label site – it was A LOT easier than the downloaded template. {It was super easy to upload my image then just type right over it! Plus it lets you add as many sheets as you want.} When I finally finished it had me download a PDF – which took me a while to figure out as well because I was printing on 4×6 sheets and PDFs default to 8.5×11.  {Here’s a sample of one sheet of the labels}:

{download all 24 labels} – do NOT use this image, it won’t line up correctly

So long story short, if you decide you’d like to print these babies, download the PDF, and then go to File –> Page Setup –> Paper Size –> 4×6 Borderless {if you don’t see this option, make sure you have your specific printer selected and it’s not on “any printer”} Then you can proceed with the regular printing process {I just put the label sheets in my photo tray.} This might be different or easier on your computer, but on mine the Page Setup and the Print options are completely separate and that’s why I couldn’t find the paper size after hitting print! Also, I have quite a bit of spices, but if you don’t see some you have or want to just use your own font, feel free to just use the blank template image above however you wish {but please don’t redistribute or claim any modifications as your own!}

And here’s a little sneak peak of my completed spice rack – I can’t wait to share this with you guys tomorrow!!

Kate

Kate

Kate is a proud mama to some pretty amazing kiddos and wife to the best husband a girl could ask for! She considers herself blessed to be able to stay home with the kids, and is just starting to get into the world of homeschooling. In her "spare-time" she enjoys sharing many of the projects, stories, gluten-free recipes that are a part of their every day lives!