Monday, August 1, 2011

Organizing Pantry & Spice Goods

Lately on Pinterest their has been many photos of people showing off their organized pantries. Many are going back to storing dry good in glass jars and many are cuttting out nice vinyl labels using a cricut or other type of vinyl cutter. Some are even buying these fancy labels off Etsy. Well... I have found a cheaper label option from a company called C.S. Household Products (aka Labeleze). They sell their labels through Amazon. They have several sets that can be bought in different lettering colors.

The first set is called...
35 Kitchen Labels and come in black, red and green lettering and here are the 35 label names included... (letters on labels are about 5/8" high)

beans, bran, bread crumbs, brown sugar, cereal, chips, coconut, coffee, cookies, crackers, dried fruit, elbows, flour (2), lentils, noodles, nuts, oats, pasta, peas, popcorn, pretzels, raisins, rice (2), salt, shells, snacks, spaghetti, sugar, sweets, tea, walnuts, whole wheat, ziti

The second set is called...
87 Spice Labels and come in black, red and green lettering and here are the 87 label names included... (letters on labels are about 1/4" high)

achiote seeds, adobo, allspice, anise, arrowroot, baking soda, basil, bay leaves, bbq seasoning, bouquet garni, cajun, caraway, cardamom, cayenne, celery, celery seed, chervil, chicory, chili, chilies, chives, chutney, cilantro, cinnamon, cinnamon sticks, cinnamon sugar, cloves, whole cloves, coriander, cornstarch, cream of tartar, cumin, curry, dill seed, dill weed, fennel, fenugreek, fines herbes, five spice, garlic, garlic powder, garlic salt, ginger, ginger root, horseradish, italian seasoning, lemon peel, lemon pepper, mace, marjoram, meat tenderizer, mint, msg, mushrooms, mustard, mustard seed, nutmeg, onion, onion powder, onion salt, orange peel, oregano, paprika, parsley, pepper, peppercorns, pickling spices, poppy seed, poultry seasoning, red pepper, rosemary, saffron, sage, salt, savory, sea salt, seasoned salt, sesame seed, shallots, sorrel, star anise, tarragon, thyme, thyme leaves, turmeric, vanilla, white pepper.

The third set is called...
48 Round Spice Labels and come in black and white lettering and here are the 48 label names included: (round labels are 1 3/8" diameter and the lettering is about 1/4" high)

allspice, basil, bay leaves, black pepper, caraway seeds, cardamom, cayenne, celery seed, chilies, chives, cinnamon, cinnamon sticks, ground cloves, whole cloves, corianer, cumin, curry, dill seed, dill weed, dry mustard, fennel, five spice powder, garlic powder, ginger, grill seasoning, herbes de provence, lemon peel, mace, marjoram, mint, nutmeg, oregano, paprika, parsley, peppercorns, pickling spice, poppy seeds, poultry seasoning, rosemary, saffron, sage, sesame seeds, star anise, tarragon, thyme, turmeric, vanilla bean, white pepper.

The above labels can also be bought from here.

Amazon also carries the following label sets...

84 Self Adhesive Workshop Labels (screws, nails, etc)

R.S.V.P. 96-Piece Spice Label Set

more Spice Label sets on Amazon

I plan to start putting my dry goods into mason jars (I have a ton of them) because I buy many things now in bulk from our local Amish supply store.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

DIY Sunburst Mirror (s)

Sunburst Mirrors are really hot these days.
I have been finding many DIYer's who are making them.
I even made one myself...

My Sunburst Mirror has a 12 diameter beveled edge mirror in the center (10" across) and the whole thing is 33" across.
Here is a list of DIYer's who have made some form of a Sunburst or Starburst Mirror. (most of these DIYer's have included instructions on how to make one)

I can't believe how many different ones are out there and that I had this many bookmarked. (If you come across one I don't have listed then please post a comment with the link)

Our Humble Abowed (I followed these instructions to make my own)
Addicted 2 Decorating (Mirror #1)
Addicted 2 Decorating (Mirror #2)
Ashley's Thrifty Living (metal ruler mirror) and other mirrors from the same website
Crazy Wonderful (Westerman Fam)
Isabella & Max Rooms
Dollar Store Crafts
Frugal Decor Mom
Hi Sugarplum
Little Brick Ranch
Sparkle Pants Girl
Home by Sunset
Crafty Nest (mirror revamp)
Crafty Nest (Mirror #2)
Project Pretty Blog
Crafty Sisters
Just Pleased as Punch
Thrifty and Chic


Unframed Round Mirrors with a beveled edge can be found at Hobby Lobby (in store and online) In the store they are near the candle decor stuff.

Also check Walmart or Target in store and online for round mirror (s) or circle mirror (s). They sometimes carry framed round or circle mirrors.

Paint Stirrers or Paint Sticks are typically known as Paint Paddles in the industry here in the USA. So if your searching for a source also search for Paint Paddles. eBay is one place to look as I have found suppliers who regularly sell new and unmarked one in lots of 100.

Quik Pod Extendable Handheld Tripod

Amazon also carries them.